We all know how traditional casting works. The studio big wigs chase the actors who can pull in a big fan base. Or, in some cases, the ACTOR calls all the shots. Think Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Robert DeNiro, Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry and others on the RARE list of in-demand “A” List Talent who can do what the hell they want! In particular, those actors who also have their own production company (Will, Robert, Tyler, etc.) , they can do any big budget movie for any studio and also produce their own.
I would LOVE to start a new trend in casting, sort of like a Reality TV Show, where the FANS can pick the ACTORS to play in the final production. Think: So You Think You Can Dance, we watch the Auditions for the first part of the season and the final dance competition at the end. By the way, bravo to Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp this season’s Queen & King of SYTYCD! Was rooting for Eliana all the way! My favorite dance this season was their ballet duo.
Any-who, wouldn’t it be cool to dream about having the Vampire Dancer Saga as a DRAMEDY where the fans call in and vote on dancers, actors and actresses who want to participate? The first part of the season would be the acting and dancing auditions and the last part would be the actual Dance Decades from the book.
That would be totally WIN-WIN! The fans get a chance to participate by voting. And I would say let the fans also be a part of the show via Skype! New and veteran actors, actresses and choreographers would have a chance at open casting! No more Hollywood politics or old favorites. Let some new blood get a chance! Also this would give DANCERS of all ages and dance backgrounds a chance to audition. I would not have any age, race, size, restrictions at all. Everyone can play, as the book it not just for teens or kids – it has characters of all ages, shapes & sizes.
The perfect show runner for this would be Miss TRIPLE T herself, Debbie Allen. She would be in charge, as Nigel is in charge of So You Think You can Dance. Debbie and Fox I’m planning to start bugging you about this, LOL!
With that in mind, I would LOVE your thoughts on comments on this idea, I think it would be a great show, one that I would love to watch!
Speaking of Miss Triple T Debs, what out for your part in newest script below. We have 3 new Characters:
- Tobias, I spy David Mann
- Grace, I spy Tamela Mann
- Loie, I spy Sutton Foster
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The Vampire Dancer Saga: Chapter 1 – Dancing makes you Buff! (Script, part 2)
Alright, now that we’ve met our contestants, it’s time to get things started. Each team will use their super powers to go back in time to St. Louis in 1900.
As Butchers& Bakers arrive, they find themselves standing in front of a simple family home.
I remember this place. This is your Uncle Tobias place. I haven’t seen Tobias in years. We have to stop and say hello.
BIG DADDY knocks at the door at GRANNY’s insistence. A man answers the door hesitantly at first, but when he sees GRANNY he smiles and opens her arms to her. They hug and he motions everyone into the house.
What are you all doing here?
TOBIAS wife GRACE comes out of the kitchen.
Tobias, who do you have out here?
When GRACE sees GRANNY she, too, is thrilled. The women embrace.
I don’t know when I’ve last seen you. What are you doing here?
Just passin’ through. Boy, I remember those dresses—how hot they were in the summer weather.
I can’t disagree with you there. I suppose by whatever future you came here from, everyone will be running around with nothing on.
Not exactly. Well, not everyone.
So what can we do for you?
Grace, we’re involved in a little competition.
Extra points for anyone who can show off some kinda dance.
Do you think you can teach us one of the local dances?
No problem. Tobias, why don’t you move some of that furniture out of the way?
Cut to: A group of Glamour and Voodoo dancers stand in the lobby of a building. A banner says “Loie Fuller School of Dance.” They are overwhelming a local person.
You want to learn how to do what?
We want to learn to dance. Can you teach us or not?
And you are certain you’ve had dance experience?
Maybe not the sort of dancing you’re used to, but yes, we have had dance experience.
I suppose I’ve taught worse looking sorts. If you will all come this way, why don’t we try the tango?
Cut to: The stage is set for one of the competitions to begin. We see the Le Monsters taking the stage and beginning their warm-up exercises.
Behind me you see the Le Monsters warming up. They will be the first contestants to strut their stuff in the Vampire Defense Skills competition. Let’s watch as they begin.
From this point TRIPLE T is giving a play-by-play as we watch the action taking place.
And there goes the opening blow. That is a classic move but when it is paired with—and yes, there it is. A classic move goes out dated in one fell swoop. And it looks like the next move is not much better. OH! Did you see that? Old school moves that should just be retired. But it doesn’t stop there as they go in to– No! There they go again. Now this team is the oldest one in the competition and their moves really show it. These skills might have been all the rage 2000 years ago but now they are just old school and campy—these moves are highly unlikely to be effective. If they want to stay in the game they are going to have to get some new blood in there and update those skills. And now for the judges: They have given the Le Monsters a combined score of . . . 3.2.
Here there is a montage of the other teams showing off their Vampire Defense Skills– including a shot of the Braden Hunchbacks bickering amongst themselves and then trying to dispatch a vampire while posing on the stairs– and the judges giving scores of each performance. The montage ends with TRIPLE T’s next speech.
Next up we have the Mutant Weirdoes. They warmed up previously and are ready to begin. And they certainly do come out swinging! . . . Those moves are stylized and precise. . . What a sight to behold. . . Look at how they move together, almost as if they were one. This is what defense skills should look like. . . There is no escaping these guys. . . I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of them. . . . Clean and efficient. These guys have the style that everyone else copies.
And the judges have given the Mutant Weirdoes . . . . 5.0! The Mutant Weirdoes are the winners!
The crowd goes wild. After the applause have died down, RUNO takes the stage.
We have just seen what our contestants can do in the way of vampire defense. Next up, our second competition is best powers in which our contestants have an opportunity to impress us with their most unique skills. A large part of the judging will entail, just how well developed these skills are and their level of command. Our first team up in this round is Turd Blue. As you can see behind me, they are taking the stage now.
It looks like Turd Blue is showing us a fantastic tree offering and. . . wait for it. . . wait for it. . . it would appear to be. . . yes, it is. . . a Dionysus worshipping Maenad! Nice! Really nice! Very impressive work from Team Turd Blue. Now let’s go to the judges.
And the judges are tallying the scores. . . it looks like the judges have given them a 4.8. Not bad at all.
Now let’s go on to our next team.
PELVIS takes the stage and sings “Bad Things.” When he gets to the line “ I want to do real bad things to you,” a chant begins and the crowd goes wild. He and Snooki flirt with each other as he sings.
This is followed by a montage of the other teams displaying their Best Powers. At one point the Spare Track team attempts to transform an audience member with the chant, “Resistance is futile.” The audience member, however, is wearing earphones and listening to some sort of hand held device and does not hear the chant. The chant is a failure and the crowd boos and starts its own chant, “BEAM THEM UP SNOTTY.” After which the Spare Track Team is transported and disappears.
Judges tally the scores. Turd Blue is declared the winner.
Now on to our last competition to determine who will be going on to the semi-finals: The Best Shape Shifter.
A montage ensues of the teams competing for best shape shifter. During the montage the Diary of a Mad Vamp Team shifts into a version of doubles from the Alternate Universe. Then they conger the St. Louis Arch from 1967 and 2067. The 2067 arch is copper instead of green. The crowd goes wild. Diary of a Mad Vamp team gets a 5.0 from the judges.
Alright and now it is time to unveil our winners. Remember those in the top spots will be going on to the semi-finals.
In seventh place we have the Le Monsters! In sixth place is Braden Hunchbacks; in fifth place the Spare Tracks; coming in fourth is the Butchers & Bakers; third place goes to Mutant Weirdoes; In second place we have Turd Blue. And in our top spot, coming in at first place is Diary of a Mad Vamp. Congratulations to everyone!
Mutant Weirdoes take the stage to claim their trophy. ANGELA hold the trophy above her head and shouts exultantly.
Let’s get ready to rumble for our next Vampire Olympic Showdown in St. Louis!
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