Austin theatres – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 05:20:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://acotonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png Austin theatres – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ 32 32 Review: Water by the Spoonful from Different Stages Theater – Arts https://acotonline.org/review-water-by-the-spoonful-from-different-stages-theater-arts/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:51:35 +0000 https://acotonline.org/review-water-by-the-spoonful-from-different-stages-theater-arts/ (Left to right) Stan McDowell, Annie Kim Hedrick, Tonie Knight and Beau Paul in Water by the spoonful (Photo by Steve Rogers Photography) The thing that immediately catches your eye during the moving production of Different Stages by Quiara Alegría Hudes Water by the spoonful – that is, after realizing the play won the 2012 […]]]>

(Left to right) Stan McDowell, Annie Kim Hedrick, Tonie Knight and Beau Paul in Water by the spoonful (Photo by Steve Rogers Photography)

The thing that immediately catches your eye during the moving production of Different Stages by Quiara Alegría Hudes Water by the spoonful – that is, after realizing the play won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama – is its musicality. Trained as a composer and known for writing the book that drives the Tony Award-winning musical In the heightsHudes’ words ring out like lyrics, scenes change pitch and tempo seamlessly, and the script calls for the dissonant strings of the late jazz great John Coltrane to play in the background, serving as a metaphor for people’s disheveled lives. who populate this game.

Spoonfu waterI is the second part of Hudes’ Elliot trilogy (preceded by Elliot, A Soldier’s Runaway and followed by The happiest song plays last) and begins with the death of the beloved matriarch, Ginny. He then traces her effect on those she left behind: her nephew Elliot, an emotionally and physically wounded Iraq War veteran (Jonathan Castillo) whom Ginny raised from childhood; his daughter, Yazmin (Alejandra Bucio), who is an assistant music teacher; and her sister Odessa (Tonie Knight), a former crack addict and Elliot’s biological mother.

Odessa runs an online support group for recovering drug addicts, where she uses the pseudonym Haikumom and distributes tough 17-syllable love to a core group of fellow travelers who go by the usernames Orangutan (Annie Kim Hedrick), Falls & Ladders (Stan McDowell) and Fountainhead (Beau-Paul). It’s a play about regret, relapse and restitution. And it’s about families – the ones we form and the ones we’re born into.

Director Brogan Lozano finds heart and humor in this story while respectfully maintaining the seriousness it needs. And its actors brilliantly capture their characters’ respective forms of fragility and prove uniquely adept at delivering the Pulitzer Prize-worthy poetry found in the script. “I want to catch the sky and break it to pieces” by Yaz, “I’m a baby in a basket on an endless river” by Orangutan and the tender and well-meaning wisdom of Haikumom’s bumper stickers could easily pass for schmaltzy pablum in lesser hands. On opening night, Castillo’s effort to find the right level of intensity in his portrayal of the complicated Elliot was still a work in progress.

While this piece needs little embellishment, Gary Thornsberry’s no-frills stage design in the Vortex’s black box theater space and Amy Lewis’ often late dramatic lighting do little to round out the performance, though the three-level spacing of the member chat room frames the action nicely. With the exception of Nikki Zook’s costumes and the rings and tinkles that make up much of Jeff Miller’s sound design, little creativity or craftsmanship was required to establish a sense of time and place in this production. or create an ethereal appearance for the Iraqi ghost (Michael Costilla) that haunts Elliot’s waking hours. While the design elements are disappointing, they aren’t a deal-breaker considering this game and performance.

Water by the spoonful unfolds as its title suggests – one measured drop at a time. It is only after these drops accumulate that one understands the true meaning of the title and fully appreciates what appears in the script and on stage.


Different theater scenes Water by the spoonful

The Vortex, Mansion 2307
differentstagestheatre.org/tickets
Until December 3
Duration: 2h30.

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Timothée Chalamet praises Zendaya and Florence Pugh in Dune 2 https://acotonline.org/timothee-chalamet-praises-zendaya-and-florence-pugh-in-dune-2/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 23:03:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/timothee-chalamet-praises-zendaya-and-florence-pugh-in-dune-2/ As if the Dunes the cast couldn’t be stacked anymore, the sequel adds big names like Florence Pugh. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved in Dune: part 2 puts in great performances, especially Pugh and Zendaya, as star Timothée Chalamet has nothing but praise for his two co-stars. With the sequel planned to cover the second half of […]]]>

As if the Dunes the cast couldn’t be stacked anymore, the sequel adds big names like Florence Pugh. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved in Dune: part 2 puts in great performances, especially Pugh and Zendaya, as star Timothée Chalamet has nothing but praise for his two co-stars.


With the sequel planned to cover the second half of the novel, Dune: part 2 will focus heavily on Paul’s relationship with the Fremen group and his journey to becoming the legendary Kwisatz Haderach, which ultimately leads to his rebellion against the Emperor. Pre-shooting took place on July 4, 2022 at Brion’s grave in Altivole, Italy, while principal photography began on July 18 in Budapest, Hungary. Dune: part 2 then started filming in Abu Dhabi in November.

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Sit down for an interview for Variety’s bones and all cover, Chalamet boasted of his two Dunes 2 co-stars, sharing how the two have delivered incredible performances so far. “Florence is really special,” Chalamet said. “She’s an amazing actress. She was amazing in ‘Dune’ – really amazing. She brought gravity to the role. And I can’t believe my good fortune at that young age…Taylor Russell in ‘Bones and All’ and Zendaya in ‘Dune.’ And Austin Butler is in that movie too.” He added that Pugh, who joined the cast as Princess Irulan, is now done Dune: part 2.

Timothée Chalemet and Zendaya with bright blue eyes in Dune

For Zendaya, Chalamet said she brings everything she brought to the first film, but more, adding that the two were able to develop their friendship after working together on the first film due to her larger role in Dune: part 2. “She hasn’t finished yet, and that’s amazing,” Chalamet said. “She brings exactly what she brought to the first – which was amazing – but in greater abundance. And she has truly become a sister. I’m so grateful to count her as a partner, sister and friend, and also to share stories of how amazing it is to work with Luca, because we’ve worked with him back to back on very different projects.” Chalamet was referring to that Zendaya got to collaborate with director Luca Guadagnino on the upcoming tennis romantic comedy, Challengers.

All three actors are cementing themselves as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, so it’s no surprise fans are in store for more big performances in Dune: part two. Joining them are Austin Butler, who was chosen as the Harkonnen Feyd-Rautha heir, and Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV. Other additions include Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot and Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli. Some returning cast members include Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban.

Dune: part two will now arrive in theaters on November 3, 2023.

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Source: Variety

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“So this is what candy looks like”: Dwayne Johnson hasn’t eaten candy since 1989. https://acotonline.org/so-this-is-what-candy-looks-like-dwayne-johnson-hasnt-eaten-candy-since-1989/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:29:26 +0000 https://acotonline.org/so-this-is-what-candy-looks-like-dwayne-johnson-hasnt-eaten-candy-since-1989/ Dwayne Johnson is currently causing a worldwide sensation among pop culture lovers. The fame of the already popular former wrestler and WWE actor was catapulted after his inclusion in the DCU. Given his divine physique, Teth Adam’s role was a perfect fit for the San Andreas star. And it seems that the secret of this […]]]>

Dwayne Johnson is currently causing a worldwide sensation among pop culture lovers. The fame of the already popular former wrestler and WWE actor was catapulted after his inclusion in the DCU. Given his divine physique, Teth Adam’s role was a perfect fit for the San Andreas star. And it seems that the secret of this legendary physique is the absence of sweets from his life as revealed by the actor himself.

Dwayne Johnson

Now that Dwayne Johnson is introduced to the world of superheroes, it’s obvious that his streak of success isn’t going to end anytime soon. Moreover, his quality of listening to his fans has also attributed a lot to his career. He found a new level because he didn’t take the time to change the DCU audience dynamic to all the fan requests.

Dwayne Johnson stayed away from candy to maintain his physique

Dwayne Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson is widely known for his fitness

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson is currently known as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. His ripped physique and charismatic aura are loved by all. The star debuted in the 2001 feature film The return of the mummy. Currently, it has been part of various successful franchises such as Jumanji and Fast and Furious and is now also on the DCU train.

According to an interview given by The Rock to Jimmy Fallon in 2016, the Carnage star hadn’t touched a candy until then. This came as a big shock to her fans as her cheat days are as crazy and as popular as her fitness routine. Take a look at the full video:

Appearing in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 50-year-old actor tried candy for the first time after 27 years. According to Jungle Cruise actor, the last time he had candy in 1989 was a Twizzler in a movie theater. Host Jimmy Fallon then lifted The Rock’s head candy ban and presented him with a number of candies ranging from Gummy Worms to Twizzlers.

Knowing candy after so long, Dwayne Johnson hilariously remarked:

“So that’s the taste of candy!” Wow, that’s amazing”

Even after getting used to The Rock’s insane workout routines, fans were baffled by this secret to his legendary physique. But fans were more elated by how hard the star worked to grant one of the DC Fandom’s most requested wishes and bring Henry Cavill back as Krypton’s final son.

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Dwayne Johnson Changed DC’s Hierarchy

The Rock as Black Adam.
The Rock as Black Adam

The Rock made an electrifying debut in the DC world as the Man in Black. The character of Teth Adam has made a brilliant impression among the fans. Fans loved the savagery and style of Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam. But theaters rumbled as one of the most anticipated events finally took place and we spotted by Henry Cavill Man of Steel on screen after a long time.

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Fans have long been tough on their decision to watch a Black Adam vs. Superman fight from day one of the 2022 film’s announcement. Discovery and the efforts of the likes of Johnson and Hiram Garcia, Cavill is back, and this time for a longer tenure than before.

With a sequel to Steel man already announced, Black Adam vs Superman should also be seen shortly. On top of that, the new positions of Peter Safran and James Gunn at the helm of the DCU also hint at a brighter future for the DC Cinematic Universe which has disappointed many in recent years.

black adam is still running in theaters.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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35 of the best alternative cities in the United States for an urban escape https://acotonline.org/35-of-the-best-alternative-cities-in-the-united-states-for-an-urban-escape/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:40:43 +0000 https://acotonline.org/35-of-the-best-alternative-cities-in-the-united-states-for-an-urban-escape/ 7. Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos, New Mexico Why go: Experiencing an authentic New Mexico means learning more about its native history. Fortunately, there are many possibilities to do so. The state is home to 19 Pueblo tribes, each a sovereign nation whose reach once stretched as far as Colorado and Arizona. Today, […]]]>

7. Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos, New Mexico

Why go: Experiencing an authentic New Mexico means learning more about its native history. Fortunately, there are many possibilities to do so. The state is home to 19 Pueblo tribes, each a sovereign nation whose reach once stretched as far as Colorado and Arizona. Today, their influence lives on not only in the old villages away from everyday life, but on every street corner.

Santa Fe, like many cities in the state, is filled with beautiful adobe buildings built in the Puebloan style, which was copied by Spanish settlers. Even the city governors palace, which dates back to the founding of Santa Fe in 1610, was built this way. It has been modified over the years, but remains the oldest European-built public building in the United States and in continuous use. Elsewhere in the city, you’ll see plenty of adobe-style (“faux-dobe”) reconstructions, but the past is everywhere in this small capital of 80,000 people where cultures – Spanish, Mexican, Puebloan – mingle through the food , art, festivals and religion.

This is not to give the impression that Santa Fe exists in a historic bubble. It has a thriving foodie scene (chillies are a culinary genre in their own right here) and an outdoor vibe, with skiing, hiking and rock climbing on offer in the surrounding Sangre de Cristo range. Indeed, at 2,195 m above sea level, the city is the highest state capital in the United States. It was these landscapes that captivated artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived here in her later years. A downtown museum dedicated to his work is to relocate and triple in size, with some chance of opening in 2025. Santa Fe is also a hotbed of Puebloan art, and its 250 galleries have become a mecca for collectors, while the Museum of New Mexico oversees a number of institutions in a city where Native history and folk art often take center stage.

Puebloan influence extends throughout the state. Pueblos (villages) surround the cities of Santa Fe and also Albuquerque, a city whose annual Hot Air Balloon Festival (October) sees hundreds of balloons decorate the sky above the Sandia Mountains. Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center offers a good introduction to local history, but it’s in Taos, further north, that you’ll find the oldest native community. The five-story adobe complexes here, thought to have been completed between AD 1000 and 1450, still look much as they did when the Spaniards first encountered them.

In the 20th century, Taos became a bohemian escape for artists and thinkers. There are some excellent Hispanic art museums in town, while the alien-like Earthships nod to the more ideological aspects of alien life. A fitting end to any visit.

Also see: Ride the Sandia Peak Tramway from Albuquerque, which offers sweeping views of the valley below from a height of 3,165m.

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“Alice in Wonderland” Inspired Electric Shooting Gallery at Corvus Clothing and Curiosities – by Merrell Bergin https://acotonline.org/alice-in-wonderland-inspired-electric-shooting-gallery-at-corvus-clothing-and-curiosities-by-merrell-bergin/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:00:37 +0000 https://acotonline.org/alice-in-wonderland-inspired-electric-shooting-gallery-at-corvus-clothing-and-curiosities-by-merrell-bergin/ Bang in Wonderland! Bang! The Electric Shooting Gallery is now open at 132 F Street in Salida The Queen, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the White Rabbit and others have taken up residence at the back of Corvus clothing and curiosities in Salida and are ready to engage the curious of all ages with a 300 square foot […]]]>

Bang in Wonderland! Bang! The Electric Shooting Gallery is now open at 132 F Street in Salida

The Queen, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the White Rabbit and others have taken up residence at the back of Corvus clothing and curiosities in Salida and are ready to engage the curious of all ages with a 300 square foot electric, glow-in-the-dark “shooting” gallery.

Electric shooting galleries are popping up all over the country, but there’s no need to travel long distances to an expensive theme park or catch up with a traveling carnival, as it’s right in the historic city center of the creative district of Salida.

Set and costume masters Tamar Madrigal and Brandon Blake have completely redone their old escape room, this time creating an arcade-style Alice in Wonderland-themed “electric shooter gallery.”

The meanings and metaphors of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic “Alice in Wonderland” still make one guess what the author may have intended. “Alice” continues to appeal to children and adults alike and is often referenced in pop culture. Madrigal and Blake associated with this commonly used rendition as one of the inspirations for their theatrical arts installation: “Following the White Rabbit means following an unlikely clue and getting in the middle of an extraordinary situation.”

Visitors can enter quarters worth a dollar, pick up a shiny fur-lined “blaster” and experience the bright colors, black light and futuristic sounds of a highly engaging interactive art installation.

As Madrigal explains, you’ll get 15 tries for every dollar to test your skills as you aim your laser beam at one of the clusters of three LED-illuminated, colored lights. Each color is worth different points and to increase the fun, the game is ‘conditional’. In other words, “Some targets open up and reveal other targets or move something else; it depends on where you are aiming and what you are doing. she says.

If your aim is true, you’ll get positive, audible feedback, which reveals further opportunities to increase your score as you try to follow the cleverly designed, electronically animated puppets through their world.

In the wings

As Blake defines the beginning of a single scenario: “Tweedledee hits the ball. It flies across the sky to Tweedledum as the ball, hit back and forth, flashes like another target.

“These targets aren’t static like in many arcade games,” Blake explains. “Our design changes it and makes it harder to hit. The “puppet bunny” in the tree has a target in its hand while it jumps up and down. Here, with no time limit, you can look and see what is going on, then try to map out a strategy”.

Blake noted “there are channels on YouTube dedicated to people looking for weird roadside attractions. This just might be one of them.

“We’re hoping some people will be drawn to Salida just to do the circuit,” Blake said. “It’s a small way to wave a flag and have one more reason for people to come and visit.”

The couple invite visitors to come often to work on your personal best score or challenge your friends for bragging rights, one-on-one. Participants aren’t working against the clock, so it’s all about being in the moment and enjoying a bit of fantasy. It can be a great way to spend time after school, on Fridays or while waiting for a table at Amicas.

For the older gamer, Wonderland Bang! Bang! is a chance to leave the real world behind and “reset” after a long day at work. (According to Madrigal, during their soft launch, people between the ages of seven and 50 seemed very excited about the new attraction.) It can also be a spur of the moment; hiding to seek shelter from a wind or rainstorm at the end of the day or simply to see what’s new in the store.

Animatronics™ in Salida?

Animatronics is a form of robotic animation created by Walt Disney Imagineering years ago for shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and later developed and used by other companies.

Corvus’ animated “robot puppets” are part of a computer-server driven system. Blake and Madrigal bought the “guts of the system” from owner Daniel Zepeda of Electronic Shooting Galleries LLC, now in Morelia, Mexico. The couple then used their theatrical background to make it unique and more sophisticated than the company’s pre-packaged systems could offer.

There are currently 16 sensor-driven targets with more to come. The “flowers” of the set are directed by an automaton to make them move as Blake intended. The gallery covers nearly 300 square feet, with a rich depth of field, created by multiple visual and theatrical artifices. While seeing it in person is the best way to appreciate the latest stage creations, there are a few nods to past traditions.

visual illusions

Blake explains how visual illusions help deceive the eye: “In early Victorian theatres, puppet theatres, as well as in vaudeville and early opera productions, people used steeply angled stages, multiple platforms , layers and stairs to give the illusion of depth in a narrow box.

“An example is how to create the movement of waves in the ocean. By moving wavy vertical banners in opposite directions, your mind ‘sees’ it as waves, pulling you in. In our gallery, in addition to moving the backdrops, we also use different dimensional scales and visual patterns to create the illusion of close-up vs distance.And of course, good lighting is essential.

Another local artist helped inspire the concept of the creatures based on character sketches. Using repurposed fibers and materials, Madrigal added chewed fiber and finished the characters’ personalities using his experience as a costume designer.

About Corvus Clothing and Curiosities

For nearly seven years, Corvus Clothing and Curiosities has provided a unique experience at 132 F Street in Salida. Blending retail, costume design and a theater background is what makes Corvus unique.

Owners Tamar Madrigal and Brandon Blake said they want to branch out and complement the already well-served local market for children’s toys. With “off the wall” gags and quirky stuff aimed at an older demographic, both locals and visitors, high schoolers (and even their parents), there’s something for everyone.

Tamar Madrigal attended Texas Tech acting school and she and Brandon Blake worked in the Art Deco style Georgetown Palace Theater near Austin, Texas. Madrigal has made costumes and props for musical productions and children’s theater. Blake designed and produced the visual graphics and stage design for the theatre.

Krampus tries to ensnare “naughty” adults in addition to his usual young targets at Corvus Clothing and Curiosities in 2019. Courtesy Photo

Corvus offers a wide variety of locally designed and produced t-shirts, tank tops and hoodies, drawing inspiration from Tamar Madrigal’s theater training and Brandon Blake’s quirky sense of humour. Graphics and slogans are often ironic, satirical and generally thought-provoking, unlike those found in typical gift shops in tourist towns.

Masks, games and novelties are also available. Halloween is a major seasonal event, as is the annual holiday visit of Santa’s polar opposite “Krampus”.

Upcoming attraction: “Krampus” makes its annual visit on Black Friday, November 25

Half goat and half demon, Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in parts of Europe, including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and northern Italy, including South Tyrol and the province of Trento.

During the Christmas season, Krampus punishes naughty children, acting as a sort of alter ego of Saint Nicholas, who traditionally rewards well-behaved children with gifts.

Krampus is scheduled to appear in Corvus this year on “Black Friday”, November 25th.

Featured Image: “Alice in Wonderland Bang! Pan! gallery inside Corvus Clothing and Curiosities, 132 F Street in Salida. Photo and video by Brandon Blake.

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AMC will create giant “Zoom Rooms” in American cinemas https://acotonline.org/amc-will-create-giant-zoom-rooms-in-american-cinemas/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 16:58:33 +0000 https://acotonline.org/amc-will-create-giant-zoom-rooms-in-american-cinemas/ article FILE – People walk past the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square on March 9, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) LEAWOOD, Kan. – Zoom comes to one big screen near you. AMC Theaters is partnering with Zoom to turn select AMC locations across the United States into “Zoom […]]]>

FILE – People walk past the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square on March 9, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Zoom comes to one big screen near you.

AMC Theaters is partnering with Zoom to turn select AMC locations across the United States into “Zoom Rooms”, the companies announced on Monday. Rooms will launch in up to 17 major US markets “sometime in 2023”.

Zoom Rooms will be available in three-hour blocks, which businesses can book in multiple theaters simultaneously to host “all hands” meetings or other virtual events in multiple markets.

Typical auditorium sizes should range between 75 and 150 seats, depending on the theater. Food and beverages, possible movie screenings and concierge-style meeting services will also be available for an additional fee, the companies said.

“AMC has an abundance of attractive theaters in downtown locations in town after town after town, each with ample seating capacity, especially during the daytime on weekdays when most meetings are held,” said Adam Aron, chairman and CEO of AMC Theatres. in a report. “Zoom Rooms at AMC expands our reach as we can now participate in the multi-billion corporate and other meetings market as well.”

The partnership with Zoom is the latest decision made by AMC following the global pandemic. AMC Retail Investors helped save the company from possible bankruptcy when COVID-19 restrictions forced movie theaters to close and the company then created a special stock dividend, called “APE”, as a reward.

AMC also plans to roll out a microwaveable version of his popcorn in shops. More recently, the company announced an offer “Tuesdays at reduced prices”where members of its rewards program can see movies for just $5 through the end of January 2023.

This story was reported from Cincinnati.

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“Meet Me In The Bathroom”, “Banshees” at the specialized box office – Deadline https://acotonline.org/meet-me-in-the-bathroom-banshees-at-the-specialized-box-office-deadline/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 20:34:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/meet-me-in-the-bathroom-banshees-at-the-specialized-box-office-deadline/ Rock documentary Meet me in the bathroom grossed $85,683 in four locations for a first-week per-screen average of $21,421, a milestone for the independent distributor. Two of the four screenings were single-night, sold-out events at The Fonda in Los Angeles and Webster Hall in New York (live performances by The Moldy Peaches, Adam Green, Wah […]]]>

Rock documentary Meet me in the bathroom grossed $85,683 in four locations for a first-week per-screen average of $21,421, a milestone for the independent distributor. Two of the four screenings were single-night, sold-out events at The Fonda in Los Angeles and Webster Hall in New York (live performances by The Moldy Peaches, Adam Green, Wah Together)

Utopia had originally expected a lower number, but said a fanbase of New York’s early 2000s indie rock scene flocked to the IFC Center and the American Cinematheque’s Los Feliz 3 (with just three shows) for sold-out theatrical screenings throughout the weekend. It plans a national expansion of over 150 screens on 8/11, with sold-out sales and additional shows expected in Austin, Akron, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, San Antonio, Seattle and others. markets.

Specialty film openings are hard to compare and rarely apples to apples, with Q&As to many sold-out audiences and live music an even bigger draw. That said, whatever works. A handful of recent music documentaries and concert films stood out this year in every way.

Utopia also expanded Ali Abbas’ strategy holy spider on four screens in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, grossing $20,385 for a PSA of $5,096 and a run-up of $41,206. The film, which Utopia picked up amid stiff competition at Cannes, opened at the IFC Center last week.

Fox Searchlight The Banshees of Inisherin expanded across North America into 45 new markets in week three for a gross of $2 million, putting it at no. 7 in the United States box office — with a per-screen average of $2,235. The film written and directed by Martin McDonagh has exceeded $3 million in cumulative revenue.

Distributor Searchlight Pictures cited the momentum in Canada as well as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Austin. Strong new markets include Salt Lake City, Nashville (the Belcourt), Dallas, Raleigh, Washington DC and Sacramento.

The film, which won Best Screenplay for McDonagh and Best Actor for Colin Farrell at Venice, opened Oct. 21 in Los Angeles and New York with one of the highest screen averages for the fall. at $45,250. It’s still certified 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and plans to add a few more rooms next weekend. It could cede screens on November 18, when Searchlight opens the horror thriller starring Ralph Fiennes-Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult. The menu.

Other plugins: Focusing characteristics’ armageddon time moved to 1,006 theaters nationwide for an estimated weekend gross of $810,000, PSA of $802, and current national runup of $902,000. The film written and directed by James Gray received a 2022 Gotham Award nomination for Best Screenplay last week.

Expansion – if, how, how much, and how fast – is the biggest conundrum facing specialty distribution today. There has certainly been a spark at the box office for indie films. The big challenge, as weekend numbers often show, is stoking it when adding rooms.

At Chinonye Chukwu Until from UAR grew to 2,136 races in week four for a weekend gross of $1.87M, down 32%, for a PSA of $878 and a cumulative of $6.58M. It still has strong exit wounds and positive word of mouth.

Todd Field’s Tar from Focus Features played in 1,090 theaters in week five for an estimated weekend of $670,000 (-35%) and a PSA of $664. The accumulation amounts to 3.7 million dollars. It is certified fresh with 92% on RT.

Roadside attractions’ Call Jane starring Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Banks, grossed $60,000 in week two on 437 screens for a PSA of $138 and a cumulative $471,324. It opened directly to over 1,000 screens.

Noting: of SS Rajamouli RRR grossed $10,920 in a single IMAX weekend showing at New York’s AMC Lincoln Square, by far the theater’s biggest hit for the day. Filmmaker Mary Herron led a Q&A after the show. The re-release is entering its sixth month with a cumulative $245,186 to date. Next, screenings at the AMC Metreon IMAX in SF, the Music Box Theater in Chicago, and the Aero Theater in Los Angeles.

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Bellevue Little Theater’s “Meet Me in St. Louis”, a family show about families https://acotonline.org/bellevue-little-theaters-meet-me-in-st-louis-a-family-show-about-families/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/bellevue-little-theaters-meet-me-in-st-louis-a-family-show-about-families/ Another spectacle graces the stage of the Bellevue Little Theatre. “Meet Me in St. Louis,” a play, will premiere Saturday. According to a BLT press release, the “heartwarming” and family-friendly show is about a Missouri family preparing to open the 1904 World’s Fair in their hometown. “Anything that can go wrong for them goes wrong,” […]]]>

Another spectacle graces the stage of the Bellevue Little Theatre.

“Meet Me in St. Louis,” a play, will premiere Saturday.

According to a BLT press release, the “heartwarming” and family-friendly show is about a Missouri family preparing to open the 1904 World’s Fair in their hometown.

“Anything that can go wrong for them goes wrong,” said director Jackson Newman.






Bellevue Little Theater will debut “Meet Me in St. Louis,” a play, on Friday. Behind: Charity Williams and Sara Schiedies. Front: Amy Wagner and Sydni Schleidt.


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It’s a show about families for families. This warm and comedic show is a great way to start the holiday season, he said.

This production is the theater’s second show in its 54th season. It runs on weekends until November 20. Sessions are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

The Olde Towne Theater is located at 203 W. Mission Ave.

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Reservations, which are mandatory, can be made online at blt.simpletix.com. Season ticket holders should instead reserve their tickets by contacting 402-413-8945 or info@theblt.org. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students with school ID.

Newman is the director and the stage manager is JoAnn Goodhew. Joey Lorincz is the set designer and lighting designer, Rebecca M. Krause is in charge of dressing and props, Todd Uhrmacher is the costume designer and Francisco Franco is the sound designer.

The cast consists of Alicia Amedee, Sarah Dighans, Francisco Franco, Austin Hizer, Chris Latta, Meg Latta, Jayde Orellana, Dannika Rees, Sara Scheidies, Thomas Sheridan, Sydni Schleidt, Amy Wagner, Randy Wallace, Charity Williams and Lyric Wise .

The group includes people from many different age groups and backgrounds, Newman said.

“Seeing them work together has been great,” Newman said. “Each person brings a unique perspective to this time period, its characters, and the process.”

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Comedian Joe Gatto’s NIGHT OF COMEDY Tour is coming to Vegas in January https://acotonline.org/comedian-joe-gattos-night-of-comedy-tour-is-coming-to-vegas-in-january/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:34:39 +0000 https://acotonline.org/comedian-joe-gattos-night-of-comedy-tour-is-coming-to-vegas-in-january/ As part of his upcoming Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy Tour, acclaimed television personality, comedian and producer Joe Gatto has announced a one-night-only performance at The Theater at Virgin Las Vegas Hotelswhich is part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, November […]]]>

As part of his upcoming Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy Tour, acclaimed television personality, comedian and producer Joe Gatto has announced a one-night-only performance at The Theater at Virgin Las Vegas Hotelswhich is part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, November 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT on AXS.com.

Best known for the comedy improv show Impractical Jokers and The Misery Index, Gatto is a founding member of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe who toured with a live comedy show to perform to sold-out crowds around the world in arenas like Madison Square Garden in New York City and the O2 Arena in London. Gatto is one half of the “Two Cool Moms” podcast and has appeared on This Past Weekend with Theo Von, What A Joke with Papa and Fortune and Life is Short with Justin Long. Continuing his national stand-up comedy tour, the Staten Island native will bring a night of unique laughs to the theater stage.

The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is proud to offer extensive VIP service including open bar packages, private fast-track entry, dedicated hosts, merchandise delivery, personalized swag, and access to luxury suites and VIP lounges to its guests for an unparalleled live entertainment experience. To find out more about the venue’s VIP service or to book, please email TheTheaterVIP@aegpresents.com.

For more information on this performance or for news from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, visit www.virginhotelslv.com. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is proud to offer free parking.

About AEG presents

Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a global leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating on four continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to art, creativity and community. Its flagship festivals and multi-day music events – which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest and Firefly – continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes worldwide tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney and Katy Perry, in addition to – through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as Goldenvoice, Messina Touring Group, Concerts West, The Bowery Presents, PromoWest Productions, Marshall Arts, Madison House Presents and Zero Mile Presents – creating and growing an unparalleled infrastructure for the development of artists and the reach of the public. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com.

About Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is a reinvented and redesigned casino resort. The property is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and received the AAA Four Diamond Award in its first year of operation. The integrated resort blends a passion for food and drink with music and culture and includes three hotel towers totaling more than 1,500 rooms and suites; the 60,000 square foot Mohegan Casino Las Vegas, operated by Mohegan; a five-acre desert pool oasis featuring Elia Beach Club and a multifunctional event lawn; a 4,600-seat capacity live music and entertainment theater operated by AEG Presents; 24 Oxford showroom with capacity for 650 guests; Skybox, an immersive sports viewing venue and an exclusive portfolio of twelve food and drink venues, including Todd English’s Olives, Kris Yenbamroong’s Night + Market, the legendary Nobu, Michael Morton and David Morton’s ONE Steakhouse, restaurateur’s Kassi Beach House Nick Mathers, Casa Calavera by global hospitality company TAO Group, the famous Afters Ice Cream, Pizza Forte by the Ferraro family and signature restaurants and bars from Virgin Hotels including The Kitchen at Commons Club, The Bar at Commons Club, The Shag Room and Funny Library Coffee Shop. The property is owned by JC Hospitality, LLC, in partnership with Juniper Capital Partners, Virgin Group, LiUNA, Fengate Asset Management, Dream and Orlando Development. The Off-Strip Playground is located at 4455 Paradise Road. For more information, visit www.virginhotelslv.com.

About Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels is a luxury lifestyle hotel brand that combines heartfelt service and a personalized hotel experience inspired by the innovation and intelligent disruption that Sir Richard Branson’s global Virgin Group has pioneered for more than 50 years. Each property blends a passion for food and drink with music, design and culture, fusing with the local landscape and providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for travelers and locals alike. The current portfolio includes five hotels – Virgin Hotels Chicago, Virgin Hotels Dallas and Virgin Hotels Nashville, all voted Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Ten Readers’ Choice Awards of 2021, and new hotels Virgin Hotels New Orleans and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas . Locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and New York are set to debut in 2022, followed by Miami in 2025. Additionally, Virgin Hotels continues to explore hotel, conversions and development from scratch in Boston, Los Angeles, Austin, Philadelphia, Seattle, London, etc.

About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 115 unique hotels and resorts in nearly 30 countries and territories. Curio Collection properties provide guests with authentic, curated experiences through distinctively local offerings and premium amenities, while offering the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty program. Live a positive stay at Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at newsroom.hilton.com/curioand follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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4 shootings in Minneapolis leave 1 dead and 6 injured https://acotonline.org/4-shootings-in-minneapolis-leave-1-dead-and-6-injured/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 17:40:28 +0000 https://acotonline.org/4-shootings-in-minneapolis-leave-1-dead-and-6-injured/ Minneapolis, Minnesota (News KROC-AM) – Four shootings in less than 12 hours in Minneapolis left one dead and half a dozen others injured. The fatal shooting, which was the 72nd homicide in Minneapolis this year, was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday night at a south Minneapolis residence. A press release from the Minneapolis Police Department […]]]>

Minneapolis, Minnesota (News KROC-AM) – Four shootings in less than 12 hours in Minneapolis left one dead and half a dozen others injured.

The fatal shooting, which was the 72nd homicide in Minneapolis this year, was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday night at a south Minneapolis residence. A press release from the Minneapolis Police Department says an altercation between two men “escalated into gunfire” and resulted in the death of one of the men.

The first shooting was reported around 3 p.m. Friday outside a business on East Lake Street near the interchange with Highway 55. MNCRIME.com says a man, woman and teenage boy suffered fatal injuries in what was described as a drive-by shooting.

Another man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting around 9 p.m. MNCRIME.com said the shooting may have taken place during a carjacking.

Minneapolis police then responded shortly before 1:30 a.m. in downtown Minneapolis where two teenagers with gunshot wounds were found near the Minneapolis Central Library and just one block from the Minneapolis Fourth Police Station. MNCRIME.com reported that their injuries were not life-threatening and occurred when gunfire erupted during a physical altercation.

Last I heard, no one had been arrested for any of the shootings.

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