award winning – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://acotonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png award winning – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ 32 32 ‘Tootsie’ opens Tuesday at Bass Concert Hall https://acotonline.org/tootsie-opens-tuesday-at-bass-concert-hall/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/tootsie-opens-tuesday-at-bass-concert-hall/ When people think of the movie “Tootsie,” they remember an uncomfortable Dustin Hoffman in a sparkly red sequined dress. The film, released in theaters in 1982, was built around counterpoints: social commentary with farce, seriousness with absurdity, while making some important observations on sexism. Flash before 40 years. Society has come a long way in […]]]>

When people think of the movie “Tootsie,” they remember an uncomfortable Dustin Hoffman in a sparkly red sequined dress. The film, released in theaters in 1982, was built around counterpoints: social commentary with farce, seriousness with absurdity, while making some important observations on sexism.

Flash before 40 years. Society has come a long way in its treatment of women and marginalized populations, but inequalities persist. Likewise, they’re properly roasted in the updated Broadway musical “Tootsie.”

“It’s very current,” said Jared David Michael Grant, who plays Jeff Slater, originally portrayed in Bill Murray’s film. “We were lucky to work with the original author, so even now it’s reworked.”

“Tootsie’s” director Dave Solomon worked directly with original screenwriter Robert Horn to bring the production to the stage and into the future.

“The female characters have a stronger voice in the story than in the film,” Grant said. “And in some of the scenes dealing with Michael in female outfits, we worked with that to not make fun of trans people, who are actually real women.”

The Michael Grant is referring to is main character Michael Dorsey. Dorsey, played by Drew Becker, is an actor. He is lively, handsome, talented and incapable of landing a role.

Her answer: dress in drag and audition for roles traditionally meant for women.

Grant as Jeff Slater acts as the angel on Dorsey’s shoulder, enlightening his friend (and simultaneously, the audience) on all the (and hilarious) ways it could go wrong.

“It’s always fun to hear the audience reaction,” Grant said. “I am a good friend. Very forward with my feelings and open with Michael.

The musical features an original score and lyrics by Tony award-winning composer David Yazbek. Grant, who made his theatrical debut singing in church, is said to have one of the biggest songs of the entire show.

“It’s a fun song,” Grant said. “The lyrics are really smart.”

Grant also pointed out how “Tootsie” presents a mirror of real life in a humorous way. “My parents saw what a ham I was at a young age,” he said. “I did sports, but that wasn’t it. My aunt will tell a story of how in the middle of a football game I started doing Michael Jackson moves.

Grant found his way to the stage, where he said he could be the truest version of himself.

“I feel like a lot of people sometimes pretend to be someone they’re not,” he said. “Not as much as Michael Dorsey, but we wear an invisible mask. This show is about trusting people. You don’t have to be someone you’re not.

“Tootsie” takes time to examine this theme while remaining fast, upbeat and lighthearted. After several shutdowns and restarts during the pandemic, Grant — and many who have found a home in the performing arts — have expressed their gratitude for finally returning to the stage.

“During the whole quarantine situation, it was nice to take a break to re-examine myself and why I chose to do theater: Do I still love this and all?” said Grant. “And I do. Coming back was like, Wow, I really like that.

Grant said he was especially grateful to return with a musical. “This show is a constant laugh,” he said. “Really developed characters, but also gut laughs. From your heart. From your stomach. Wear a diaper just in case. It will be a wonderful thing to see.

Texas Performing Arts presents Broadway In Austin’s “Tootsie,” the Broadway musical’s first nationwide tour, Feb. 22-27, Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin.

Tickets start at $35 and are available at texasperformingarts.org and BroadwayinAustin.com, by phone at (512) 477-1444, or at the Texas Performing Arts box office in Bass Concert Hall. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin. groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com

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SC GLOBAL MEDIA INKS AGREES WITH LAEMMELE THEATERS FOR THE RELEASE OF A FILM FOR THE FAMILY – A TAIL OF GENIUS https://acotonline.org/sc-global-media-inks-agrees-with-laemmele-theaters-for-the-release-of-a-film-for-the-family-a-tail-of-genius/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/sc-global-media-inks-agrees-with-laemmele-theaters-for-the-release-of-a-film-for-the-family-a-tail-of-genius/ Tail of a Genie – Movie Logo FUN AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE PLANNED FOR OPENING WEEKEND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — SC Global Media’s Tons of Fun Productions has teamed up with Laemmle Theaters to release the family feature, A Genie’s Tail. The film will premiere at Laemmle Monica in Santa Monica on […]]]>

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — SC Global Media’s Tons of Fun Productions has teamed up with Laemmle Theaters to release the family feature, A Genie’s Tail. The film will premiere at Laemmle Monica in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 19, with screenings at 11 a.m. through a series of weekend matinees. Opening weekend screenings include festive red carpet receptions on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, featuring giveaways for the public, talent Q&As, prizes for the kids, and more. For ticket information.

The A Genie’s Tail family isn’t typical screening fare for the Southern California-based independent theater chain Laemmele Theatres. Laemmele Theaters chairman Greg Laemmle acknowledged that older moviegoers have been cautious returning to theaters following Covid-19 precautions. In response, Laemmle considered an audience eager to return to a big-screen experience; parents eager to bring normalcy back to “family fun” activities.

The story of A Genie’s Tail follows a trio of siblings and their pup who dig up a genie’s lamp, which houses two noisy genie brothers, Joe and Moe. Thanks to a magical misadventure, genius Moe grants his master’s birthday wish by becoming a talking dog as an adult – with an impressive repertoire of tricks up his furry sleeve. The genius dog’s attempts to grant his new master’s wishes and reunite with his brother, along with the interference of a few would-be bullies, lead to comical blunders before the very happy ending.

A Genie’s Tail stars include hero, the border collie who captivated audiences and Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent; the hilarious Kevin and John Farley, brothers of the late Chris Farley; America’s Got Talent alumnus Merrick Hanna, Laura Marano (Disney’s Austin & Ally), Riley Jackson (Grace and Frankie), Brady Bond (Macgyver), Hunter Payton Mendoza (Raven’s Home), Liam Kelman and Nick Fisher (Dolittle, Puppy Dog Pals). A surprise cast is actor, social media superstar and currently undefeated professional boxer Jake Paul, as the lovable and scene-stealing Wendell, a goofy magician who can’t quite pull off his tricks. Paul is no stranger to family content. He was a series regular and a fan favorite on Disney’s hit show Bizaardvark, which continues to air worldwide.

The Laemmle Theater Chain is following the National Association of Theater Owners’ CinemaSafe protocols, as well as orders from the Los Angeles County Health Department, including mandatory masks for all patrons and employees, reserved seating dabbing left and right seating between ticket groups, regularly changed premium MERV-14 AC filters, increased fan speeds, improved auditorium cleaning and more.

SC Global Media producers Shauna Shapiro Jackson and David A. Jackson produce and distribute hit family favorites. Executive producers of Flight 29 Down for NBC with Discovery Kids, their series also launched Cartoon Network’s Boomerang channel in Latin America. Their live-action children’s series The Wannabes premiered on Starz Family and was HBO Family Latin America’s number one show. The credits include several animated series, including Ape Escape for NickToons with Frederator Studios (Fairly Odd Parents). A Genie’s Tale was also produced by Elisa Eliot (We’re Alive); and directed by award-winning Brent Huff (Chasing Beauty, It’s A Rockabilly World!)

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Come back ‘from Disney, Imax back in specialty cinemas – Deadline https://acotonline.org/come-back-from-disney-imax-back-in-specialty-cinemas-deadline/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 23:23:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/come-back-from-disney-imax-back-in-specialty-cinemas-deadline/ that of Peter Jackson The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert returns to Imax after a single-day screening last Sunday – the 52nd anniversary of the band’s iconic 1969 gig. audio and visuals about as close to band membership as you can get on the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile […]]]>

that of Peter Jackson The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert returns to Imax after a single-day screening last Sunday – the 52nd anniversary of the band’s iconic 1969 gig. audio and visuals about as close to band membership as you can get on the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row. Disney and Imax are showing it again on February 9 in 75 to 80 locations, then on 200 screens from February 11 through the weekend.

(The concert is also included in its entirety in Jackson’s six-part documentary series The Beatles: Come back, which hit Disney+ last fall. Click on the video above to play an exclusive clip.)

The film is part of a trio of music documentaries including New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization and Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché in theaters this weekend. Also opening, Renate Reinsve, winner of Best Actress at Cannes, in The worst person in the worldNorway’s Oscar-shortlisted submission for Best International Feature Film, and Cohen Media Group’s Break the bread — his first film of 2022 under new head of distribution and marketing Justin DiPietro, formerly of IFC Films and Netflix. It is also XYX Films’ first release as a distributor with Ghosts of the Ozarks.

“Oscar voting is officially off, the Super Bowl is next weekend, and you can find a hole,” DiPietro said.. “The idea is to open up New York and LA and then deploy [Breaking Bread] at five or six major markets and around 35 the following weekend at Landmark cinemas [owned by Cohen Media Group founder-CEO Charles Cohen] and some of the best art houses. Cohen Media is committing to the theater (no day or date) and is addressing an older demo that has been the slowest to return to theaters. “We need theater to work with,” DiPeitro said. “We were expecting that to be an option.”

As Omicron declines, right? “That’s certainly the hope,” he said, though he and others note that the normal playbook was thrown out the window. DiPietro draws a film every month to six weeks, including that of Fernando León de Aranoa The good boss with Javier Bardem (Spanish international feature shortlisted for the Oscars) and Israeli submission to the Oscars (and Cannes selection) Whether it’s morning by Eran Kolirin. (At Break the breadCMG acquisitions manager Bob Aaronson got in touch with director Beth Elise Hawk through a personal referral and screened the film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.)

(Note: Alamo Drafthouse, the hip movie theater restaurant chain popular with the young indie crowd, announced plans on Thursday to open seven new movie theaters between this year and next — good news for a specialty market that has lost some good pitches due to the pandemic. )

Back to Music: Cinelife Entertainment Presents Alternative Engagement New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization. This unusual concert documentary, a mix of comedy, poetry, literature and music, was directed by Andrew Moscato and is performed by Murray alongside world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler, Mira Wang on violin and Vanessa Perez on piano . The film captures the final European leg of a world tour held at the 2,000-year-old Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens in 2018. It premiered in Cannes alongside a live performance by Murray et al. It opened on more than 150 screens this week and will run on another 167 from today until February 28 with one show per night.

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché opened Feb. 2 with sold-out screenings at more than a dozen locations, according to distributor Utopia. So the award-winning tribute to the punk rock icon, narrated by Ruth Negga and originally scheduled for one night only, has encores booked through the end of February, including a week-long tour of Los Angeles at Lumiere Music Hall (and a sold-out, live performance at Zebulon) plus additional weekends in San Francisco, Denver, Long Beach, Austin, Dallas, Seattle-Tacoma, Akron and Baltimore.

The film debuted at the Glasgow Film Festival with a North American premiere at SXSW. Co-written and co-directed by the singer’s daughter, Celeste Bell, it traces the story of Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, known by her stage name Poly Styrene, who fronted the band X-Ray Spex in the 1970s. , becoming the first woman of color to front a successful rock band in the UK.

The worst person in the world by Joachim Trier, presented by Neon, opens in New York (Angelika Film Center, Walter Reade Theater) and Los Angeles (The Grove, The Landmark in West LA). The decorated film follows a woman’s search for love and meaning in the modern world. Told fluidly over 12 chapters, it has a breakout performance from Reinsve as Julie, a vivacious 30-something from Oslo who embarks on relationships with two very different men (Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in a search for happiness and identity. It has a 99% review rating and an 84% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Deadline’s review here calls it “a sharp, poignant look at how the so-called best years pass by so quickly you barely realize it.” Neon plans to expand to 15 major markets on February 11 and around 200 races on February 18.

As indicated above, the CMG Break the bread opens in NY and LA (Quad and Nuart). The documentary, directed, written and produced by Hawk, follows the preparations for a food festival (the 2017 A-Sham Festival in Haifa, Israel) where Arab and Jewish chefs have teamed up to create dishes celebrating the cuisine of a region where geopolitical boundaries are more defined. than culinary. The festival was founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win the Israel Prize Chef, seeking social change through food. A 93% with reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

And XYZ Films Presents Western Horror Ghosts of the Ozarks with Tim Blake Nelson, David Arquette, Angela Bettis, Thomas Hobson, Phil Morris and Tara Perry. Directed by Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long and written by Long, Perry and Sean Anthony Davis, this version of the Southern ghost story centers on a young doctor in post-Civil War Arkansas who is mysteriously summoned into a remote town in the Ozarks to discover the utopian paradise filled with secrets and surrounded by a menacing, unearthly presence. In six theaters including NY/LA and on demand/digital.

James Shapiro, the former Neon exec hired to lead US distribution, says it’s just the beginning; XYZ has 18 films planned.

Dark Star Pictures presents alone with You, a thriller feature debut written and directed by Emily Bennett and Justin Brooks. A young woman painstakingly plots a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend, but their apartment begins to look more like a tomb when voices, shadows and hallucinations reveal a truth she didn’t want to face. With Bennett, Emma Myles, Dora Madison and Barbara Crampton. On four screens — Laemmle Glendale (LA); Film Noir Cinema (NYC/Brooklyn); Coolidge Corner Theater (Boston); The Frida Cinema (Santa Ana) — and on-demand/digital. Produced by Andrew Corkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Theo James (Divergent) under their Untapped banner.

vertical entertainment, Last survivors. The suspense. Directed by Drew Mylrea. Written by Josh Janowicz. With Alicia Silverstone, Stephen Moyer and Drew Van Acker. Troy and his son Jake have lived off the grid for over 20 years. Every day is a fight for survival, with Troy warning his son of the disastrous consequences if he crosses the barriers of the forest utopia they have built. Jake’s chance encounter with a beautiful stranger sees their world crumble in a shocking deluge of secrets and lies.

RLJ Entertainment presents the actor Last Looks by Tim Kirkby, writes Howard Michael Gould. With Charlie Hunnam, Morena Baccarin, Lucy Fry, Dominic Monaghan, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Clancy Brown, with Rupert Friend and Mel Gibson. A disgraced former LAPD superstar is lured from a secluded life of solitude deep in the woods to investigate a murder, battling mobsters, Hollywood executives and kindergarten teachers. Gibson is Alistair Pinch, an eccentric actor who is the prime suspect. In 10 theaters/markets including NY/LA.

Elsewhere in the specialty: Mubi presents the Cannes selection Lingui, The Sacred Bonds by veteran Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. A poor 15-year-old girl seeks an abortion in an African Islamic country where the practice is both taboo and illegal. At 97% on rotten tomatoes. Deadline review here.

From Well Go USA Entertainment, The Long Night. Horror. Directed by Rich Radgsdale, written by Robert Shepp, Mark Young. While searching for parents she never knew, New York City transplant Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) returns to her childhood South with her boyfriend (Nolan Gerard Funk) to investigate a promising lead. Their weekend takes a terrifying turn as a nightmarish cult terrorizes the couple. On seven screens and digital platforms.

Dekanalog presents Aerial doll. Adapted from the manga by Yoshiie Goda with photography by Mark Lee Ping-Bing (love mood). An inflatable doll gives herself a soul and falls in love with a video store salesman. Opens to six screens including New York and LA

cinematographic movement, The whaler boy, a Russian drama written and directed by Philipp Yuryev, about 15, Leshka, who lives in a remote village in the Bering Strait. The coming-of-age story in a male-dominated whaling community is the Russian helmsman’s quirky debut album and won the Venice Days award at last year’s Venice Film Festival. Virtual theater screenings since January 14, opening at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque today.

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Music Theater Works Announces Cast and Creative Team for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES https://acotonline.org/music-theater-works-announces-cast-and-creative-team-for-la-cage-aux-folles/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 02:09:31 +0000 https://acotonline.org/music-theater-works-announces-cast-and-creative-team-for-la-cage-aux-folles/ Music Theater Works has announced the cast of its Tony Award-winning spring production of La Cage Aux Folles, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, directed by production art director Kyle Dougan and music directed by Kyra Leigh with choreography by Christopher Chase Carter. Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, […]]]>

Music Theater Works has announced the cast of its Tony Award-winning spring production of La Cage Aux Folles, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, directed by production art director Kyle Dougan and music directed by Kyra Leigh with choreography by Christopher Chase Carter.

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Cover of a Musical, La Cage Aux Folles is an evening full of laughter. Based on the hit French farce that also inspired West End and international productions and Hollywood’s “The Birdcage,” this Broadway hit has a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy and Kinky Boots) and a score by king of show tunes, Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly! and Mame).

With “RuPaul’s Drag Race” headlining Ginger Minj as “Albin” and costumes by “Project Runway” designer Justin LeBlanc, The Music Theater Works’ rendition of this classic is guaranteed. to be one of the most entertaining productions of the year. The theater will be transformed into the elegant Saint-Tropez de La Cage nightclub with an on-stage bar and surprises at every turn. And when the future in-laws of a non-traditional family come over for a visit, La Cage shines the spotlight on family, love, commitment and dating as the truth comes out in the wildest way.

The cast of La Cage Aux Folles includes Ginger Minj, (her/her. Albin); Jason Richards (he/him/her, George); Christopher Ratliff, (he/his, Jean-Michel); Dane Strange, (he/him/her, Jacob); Thomas E. Squires, (he/his, Dindon/Renaud); Caron Buinis, (she/her, Marie Dindon/Mme. Renaud); Honey West, (she/her/her, understudy Jacqueline/Albin); Anthony Whitaker, (he/his/her, Francis); Darryl D’Angelo Jones, (he/his, Tabarro); Daniel Hurst, (he/her, Chantel); Matthew Weidenbener, (he/her, Hanna); Gabe Kohlbeck, (he/her, Mercedes); Brian Selcik, (he/her, Bitelle), Isaiah Engram, (he/her, Angélique), Jordon Taylor (her/her, Phèdre) and Alicia Berneche, (her/her, Marie Dindon and double Jacquline); Ariel Triunfo (she/her, Anne/Cagelle double) and Riley Vogel (he/him/her, Jean Michel/Cagelle double).

The La Cage Aux Folles production team includes production art director Kyle A. Dougan (he/him/his/them/theirs, director); Kyra Leigh, (her/her, musical director); Christopher Chase Carter, (he/her, choreography); Tommy Novak, (they/them/their, assistant director); Scott Davis, (he/him/her, stage design); Justin LeBlanc, (he/she, costume design); Andrew Meyers, (he/her, lighting design) and Hayley E. Wallenfeldt, (he/she, props design).

The performance schedule for La Cage Aux Folles includes a preview on Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. with press opening on Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m. The duration is currently two hours and 40 minutes including a 15 minute intermission. The show schedule is Wednesday at 1 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $19.50-$106 with Meet and Greet options featuring Ginger Minj and discounted 2022 subscriptions at MusicTheaterWorks.com.

ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of their vaccination status and present photo ID with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an approved vaccine.

Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/ for more information.

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See Smash Broadway Hit ‘HADESTOWN’ at Bass Concert Hall, January 11-16, 2022 https://acotonline.org/see-smash-broadway-hit-hadestown-at-bass-concert-hall-january-11-16-2022/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:11:33 +0000 https://acotonline.org/see-smash-broadway-hit-hadestown-at-bass-concert-hall-january-11-16-2022/ [ad_1] ‘HADESTOWN’, winner of eight Tony Awards 2019® including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Album in Musical Theater, debuted in Austin as part of Texas Performing Arts’ 2021-22 Broadway season in Austin. “HADESTOWN” will play Bass Concert Hall January 11-16, 2022. “HADESTOWN” is the most honored show of the 2018-19 […]]]>


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‘HADESTOWN’, winner of eight Tony Awards 2019® including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Album in Musical Theater, debuted in Austin as part of Texas Performing Arts’ 2021-22 Broadway season in Austin. “HADESTOWN” will play Bass Concert Hall January 11-16, 2022.

“HADESTOWN” is the most honored show of the 2018-19 season on Broadway. In addition to the show’s eight Tony Awards®, he received four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

The acclaimed new musical is from acclaimed singer-songwriter and Tony Award® winner Anais mitchell and developed with an innovative director and Tony Award® winner Rachel Chavkin. “HADESTOWN” marks the first time in more than a decade that a woman has been the solo writer of a musical: writing the music, the lyrics and the book, and it’s the fourth time in history of Broadway that a woman accomplishes this creative feat.

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Producers Mara isaacs, Dale franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom kirdahy jointly said, “Throughout its development, ‘HADESTOWN’ has been deeply influenced by audiences around the world. We are delighted and honored to now share this beautiful story of hope, faith and rebirth – written and performed by two incredibly talented women and hosted by a diverse company of performers – with audiences across North America.

The show originated Mitchell’s independent theater project which toured Vermont, which she then turned into an acclaimed album. With his artistic collaborator Chavkin, “HADESTOWN” was transformed into a new genre-defying musical that mixes modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz to reinvent an ancient tale.

The North American Touring Production of “HADESTOWN” Drama Desk Award stars® candidate Nicolas barasch like Orpheus, Morgan Siobhan Green as Eurydice, Tony Award® winner Levi Kreis like Hermès, Kimberly marable as Perséphone, and Olivier Award® candidate Kevin Morrow like Hades.

The Fates are played by Belén Moyano, Bex Odorisio, and Shea Rennes. Characteristics of the workers’ choir Lindsey Hailes, Chibueze Ihuoma, Will mann, Sydney Parra, and Jamari johnson williams. Swings for touring production include Kimberly Emmanuel, Alex lugo, Eddie Noel Rodriguez, and Nathan Salstone.

After two intertwined love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – “HADESTOWN” invites the public on a hellish journey into the underworld and vice versa. Mitchell’s haunting melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a dynamic ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, “HADESTOWN” offers a deeply resonant and hopeful theatrical experience.

The Grammy® winner “HADESTOWN” The original Broadway Cast recording is now available on Hadestown.com/music. The album is produced by David Lai, Sickafoose and Mitchell on Sing It Again Records.

TICKETS:

Starting at $ 35. Tickets are available on texasperformingarts.org and BroadwayinAustin.com, by phone at (512) 477-1444, or at the Texas Performing Arts box office at Bass Concert Hall. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com

BIOGRAPHIES:

ANAÏS MITCHELL (Music, lyrics and book) is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter whose recordings include the original studio album by Hadestown (2010), Young man in america (2012), Bonny Cavalier Light (2019, as Bonny Light Horseman) and Anais mitchell (2022). She was named to the TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people in 2020 and her first book Working on a song – Hadestown lyrics was published by Plume / Penguin the same year. She is featured on shows around the world and her music is regularly featured on “Best-Of” lists, including NPR, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. Hadestown is Anaïs’s first musical.

RACHEL CHAVKIN (Director) is a Tony Award-winning director, screenwriter and artistic director of the Brooklyn-based TEAM collective. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theater, London) was one of his greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy Natasha, Pierre and the great comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, ART). London: Mission drift (National Theater), American clock (Old Vic). Select New York and regional: Marco Ramirez’s The royal (LCT; Obie Award, Drama Desk and Lortel nominations), Malloy’s Preludes (LCT3), Bess Wohl’s Small mouth sounds (Ars Nova and national tour), those of Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould Lempicka (Williamstown Theater Festival), The Royal family (Guthrie Theater) and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac. His first movie, Call me back, was an official selection of the Venice and Beverly Hills Festivals. 2017 Smithsonian Award for Ingenuity. Proud NYTW Usual suspect and SDC member.

DAVID NEUMANN (Choreographer). Movie: I’m a legend, Marriage story (Noé Baumbach). Choreography: an octoron and Futurity (Representative of Soho); Antipodes (Signature Theater); Underground railroad game (Ars Nova); Hagoromo and Homepage (BAM); The Antipodes (Signature Theater). Collaborator and performer: Laurie Anderson, Big Dance Theater, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Doug Elkins. Director: The lesson of things (NYTW, BAM). Artistic Director, Advanced Beginner Group (PS122, NY Live Arts, The Kitchen, Symphony Space, Abrons Art Center, The Chocolate Factory, The Whitney, Walker Art Center, MASS MoCA). Recipient of the Obie Award 2020, the Chita Rivera Award 2019, three Bessie Awards for dance / performance, Tony nominated for Hadestown, nominated for the Lucille Lortel and Helen Hayes Prize.

HEALTH AND SECURITY:

Texas Performing Arts prioritizes the health and safety of its guests, performers and staff. Changes have been made to sites and protocols developed by University of Texas medical experts in accordance with state laws for public organizations implemented. Health and security plans include improved air circulation and filtration, increased lobby space, contactless ticketing and transactions, increased cleaning and hand sanitizing stations at all sites. Masks are strongly recommended indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Texas Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Presentation Program at the University of Texas at Austin and operates campus venues including the Bass Concert Hall and the McCullough Theater. It is home to the Broadway in Austin series, a curated performing arts program and a host of comedy events and concerts. In calendar year 2019, Bass Concert Hall had the most tickets sold of any theater in Austin, was No. 2 in the state of Texas and No. 22 in the world, according to the publication of the Pollstar industry. Following a nationwide search, Tony Award-winning producer Bob Bursey was named executive director in January 2020.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 15-time Tony-winner theater producer John Gore (owner and CEO), BAA is the leading presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Bad, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Is not too proud, Beautiful Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Bad girls, Red Mill! and Kill a mockingbird. For more information, please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com. Broadway Across America provides production services for Texas Performing Arts. Sales tax exempt in accordance with Section 151.3101 (a) (3) of the Texas Tax Code.

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From award-winning bites to robot servers: 12 restaurants presented in 2021 in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto https://acotonline.org/from-award-winning-bites-to-robot-servers-12-restaurants-presented-in-2021-in-round-rock-pflugerville-and-hutto/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 22:07:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/from-award-winning-bites-to-robot-servers-12-restaurants-presented-in-2021-in-round-rock-pflugerville-and-hutto/ [ad_1] Some restaurants featured this year were Wise Guys – A Chicago Eatery, Texan Cafe & Pie Shop, Recuerdos Tex-Mex, and Springhill Restaurant. (Community impact newspaper staff) Looking to try a new restaurant near you or want to learn more about your favorite places to eat locally? Here is a list of 12 restaurant services […]]]>


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Some restaurants featured this year were Wise Guys – A Chicago Eatery, Texan Cafe & Pie Shop, Recuerdos Tex-Mex, and Springhill Restaurant. (Community impact newspaper staff)

Looking to try a new restaurant near you or want to learn more about your favorite places to eat locally? Here is a list of 12 restaurant services from this year’s Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto monthly editions. Community impact journal. Read our current edition here, and for more information on local restaurants, click here.

At Round Rock, WiseGuys – A Chicago Eatery transports guests to the Windy City with its authentic Chicago dogs and chili cheese dogs, artisanal pizzas and Chicago cheesesteak sandwiches.

Huahuasco Grill Mexican Cuisine in Pflugerville serves southern Mexican flavors and recipes handed down from the owner’s mother. The featured dish is Quesadilla Azteca, a 12-inch handmade corn tortilla topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, sliced ​​jalapenos, avocado, sour cream, queso fresco and the meat of the customer’s choice.

Pustka Family Barbeque, a family owned and operated food truck in downtown Hutto, offers beef brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken as meat options and side dishes such as beans, potato salad. ground, a coleslaw with jalapenos and green apples and a salad of charred corn elots.

Austin restaurant group Z’Tejas has closed its Arboretum restaurant but will open a new Z’Tejas Southwest Grill location in Kyle in late 2022.

At the Rock N Grill Indian restaurant in Round Rock, most of the menu is cooked to order; a magician performs on weekends; and the food is brought to customers by a robot waiter.

Brewpub Pinthouse Pizza has four locations in the Austin area, but its Round Rock restaurant is its location with the bar as the focal point.

Hutto’s downtown Texan Cafe & Pie Shop is a home-style eatery and must-see tourist shop that draws guests from all over Texas for its huge selection of pies and Southern cuisine. The restaurant offers over 50 flavors of pies, and customers’ favorite dish is the Chicken Fried Steak.

Carroll Humphrey’s Springhill Restaurant in Pflugerville still serves the same dishes it has had since opening in 1985: catfish, burgers and chicken.

Recuerdos Tex-Mex in downtown Round Rock is known and loved for its enchiladas and friendly atmosphere. Other popular dishes include carne guisada, fajitas, juegos rancheros, and migas.

In Pflugerville, Taste of Ethiopia serves traditional Ethiopian dishes in a large saucepan placed in a woven basket shared with the whole table. Customers use a kind of thin, spongy bread called injera to pick up food by hand. Most of the dishes are the owner’s family recipes.

Downtown Round Rock’s Slapbox Pizzicheria, a restaurant and raffle house that opened in 2017, features an award-winning menu and signature homemade slices of dough every day.

This regional gastronomic feature showcases Polish restaurant Ziggy’s Kielbasa House in Leander, which offers a menu of sandwiches, meats, pierogies and more.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY arrives at Centennial Concert Hall June 2022 https://acotonline.org/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-arrives-at-centennial-concert-hall-june-2022/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-arrives-at-centennial-concert-hall-june-2022/ Showtime Productions Inc. has announced that Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will perform in Winnipeg at the Centennial Concert hall, June 7-12, 2022. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY goes on sale Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online at centennialconcerthall.com, by phone at 204.949.3999 or in person at the […]]]>

Showtime Productions Inc. has announced that Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will perform in Winnipeg at the Centennial Concert hall, June 7-12, 2022.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY goes on sale Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online at centennialconcerthall.com, by phone at 204.949.3999 or in person at the Centennial Concert Hall box office at 555 Main Street.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous and mysterious factory opens its doors… to a lucky few. This includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs some sweetening. He and four other Golden Ticket winners will embark on a fascinating and life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, amazing inventions, the big glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting spectacle!

The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” plus a raucous, ticklish new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl is directed by Matt Lenz, based on the original national tour direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien. Original music by Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winner Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by the artistic director of the Royal Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre, David Greig, based on original choreography by Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the Warner Bros. from 1971.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl features original set and costume design by five-time Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson, which has been recreated by Christine Peters; lighting design by four-time Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Basil Twist, Drama Desk Award winner, hair design and wigs by Campbell Young Associates/Luc Verschueren and orchestrations by three-time Tony Award winner Doug Besterman.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl is produced by NETworks Presentations.

For more information, visit www.CharlieOnTour.com.

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COME FROM AWAY to return to Winnipeg at Centennial Concert Hall https://acotonline.org/come-from-away-to-return-to-winnipeg-at-centennial-concert-hall/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/come-from-away-to-return-to-winnipeg-at-centennial-concert-hall/ [ad_1] Broadway Across Canada is delighted to announce the Nationwide Tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that has welcomed the world, will return to Winnipeg at the Centennial Concert Hall for a limited engagement of the October 25 to 30. , 2022. COME FROM AWAY […]]]>


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Broadway Across Canada is delighted to announce the Nationwide Tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that has welcomed the world, will return to Winnipeg at the Centennial Concert Hall for a limited engagement of the October 25 to 30. , 2022.

COME FROM AWAY will be available for groups of 10 or more from today. Group buyers can purchase their tickets by email Canada.Groups@BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by calling 1.800.889.8457. Information on single tickets will be published next spring.

COME FROM AWAY features book, music and lyrics by Olivier, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winners and Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, directed by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christophe ashley, musical production by the winner of the Olivier Prize and two times nominated for the Tony Award Kelly devine, and musical supervision by the winner of the Olivier Prize and nominated for the Grammy Awards Ian eisendrath.

COME FROM AWAY Presents Stage Design by Tony Award Winner Beowulf boritt, costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James, two-time Tony Award winning lighting design Howell binkley, sound design by Olivier & Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, orchestrations of the winner of an Olivier Award and nominated for the Grammy & Tony Award August Eriksmoen, and musical arrangements by the winner of the Olivier Prize and nominated at the Grammy Awards Ian eisendrath and casting by Telsey + Company.

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town of Newfoundland that greeted them. Cultures clashed and nerves were on edge, but unease turned to trust, music flew into the night, and gratitude turned into lasting friendships.

On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Winner of “Best Musical” in North America, the hit musical won the Tony Award for “Best Direction in a Musical” (Christophe ashley), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including “Best New Musical”, 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical”, 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical”, 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Prize (North American tour) including “Best production”, 4 Helene hayes Awards (DC) including “exceptional production of a musical”, 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including “Excellence in Producing a Musical”, 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards, including “Outstanding New Musical”, 3 Toronto Theater Critics Awards including “Best New Musical”, 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) including “Outstanding New Musical / Opéra” and “Exceptional Production”, and the 2017 Jon kaplan People’s Choice Award (Toronto).

The original recording of the Grammy-nominated Broadway cast of COME FROM AWAY is available digitally and in stores worldwide. Grammy Award Winner David Lai, and the Grammy nominees Ian eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff & David Hein served as album producers.

The Apple Original Films filmed version of the Tony & Olivier Award-winning hit musical COME FROM AWAY, produced by Hasbro’s entertainment studio eOne, will premiere on Apple TV + on Friday, September 10. COME FROM AWAY, which marks the first Broadway show to air on Apple TV +, is directed by Tony Award winner Christophe ashley, which ran the original Broadway production, and features a member-led ensemble from the Broadway show. COME FROM AWAY’s live performance was filmed in New York at Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in May 2021, where the Broadway production is staged, for an audience including 9/11 survivors and frontline workers; and employed over 200 people, including Broadway team, staff and creative teams.

COME FROM AWAY is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny alhadeff and Sue frost), Jerry frankel, Latitude link, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Steve & Paula reynolds, David Mirvish, Michel rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer ross, Richard winkler, Yonge Street Theaters, Sheridan College, Michael & Ellise Coit, Ronald frankel, Sheri & The Biller, Richard & Sherry Belkin, Marlène & Gary Cohen, Allan Detsky & Rena mendelson, Lauren doll, Barbara H. freitag, Wendy gillespie, Laura Little Theaters, Carl & Jennifer pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, the Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Manufacturing, Gwen Arment/Molly morris & Terry mcnicholas, Maureen & Joel benoliel/ Marjorie & Ron Danz, Pamela cooper/Corey Brunish, Bizar / Square 1 Theater Demos, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Adam blanshay Productions /Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda potter/ Rosemary & Kenneth willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater.

COME FROM AWAY was initially co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater, and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theater in Toronto, CA. COME FROM AWAY (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed as part of the Canadian Music Theater Project, Michel rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was developed at the Goodspeed Musicals New Artist Festival in East Haddam, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle WA also provided development support.

For the latest news, announcements and “behind the scenes” access to all of our upcoming shows, become a Broadway Across Canada fan at www.Facebook.com/BroadwayAcrossCanada, follow us on Twitter @BACtouring and on Instagram @BACtouring. Join the conversation using #BACTouring #BACSub #BACSuperfan.

HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTE: To prioritize the safety of the public, staff, cast and crew, Broadway Across Canada will follow government and public health recommendations and observe enhanced safety protocols to allow reopening at the Centennial Concert Hall. In accordance with the mandates of the Government of Manitoba, Broadway Across Canada and the Centennial Concert Hall will require proof of vaccination for entry to all shows. Customers 12 years and older must now show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Anyone 19 years of age or older must present a government issued photo ID with proof of vaccination.

Masks will be mandatory for 5+ and must be worn at all times, with the exception of eating and drinking in the theater. Please visit the Broadway Across Canada Health and Safety Protocol page at: https://centennialconcerthall.com/Online/.

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra goes beyond the concert hall with new and exciting performances https://acotonline.org/dallas-symphony-orchestra-goes-beyond-the-concert-hall-with-new-and-exciting-performances/ Thu, 04 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/dallas-symphony-orchestra-goes-beyond-the-concert-hall-with-new-and-exciting-performances/ [ad_1] With an array of innovations and initiatives, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) seeks to bring its music to an ever-expanding audience in North Texas. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has strived to continue providing world-class musical performances, achieved through an ingenious combination of limited-seat live performances and social distancing at the Meyerson Symphony […]]]>


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With an array of innovations and initiatives, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) seeks to bring its music to an ever-expanding audience in North Texas. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has strived to continue providing world-class musical performances, achieved through an ingenious combination of limited-seat live performances and social distancing at the Meyerson Symphony Center. , more than 300 open-air chamber concerts in venues from parks to car parks and the inventive use of digital technology.

As the 2021-22 season of the symphony begins, the DSO aims to move beyond the edge of the Meyerson stage, bringing the beauty of its music to a growing number of North Texas residents.

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Robotic cameras in the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.(Sylvia Elzafon)

Next Stage Digital Concert Series

An inventive aspect of the DSO’s 2020-21 season was the Next Stage digital concert series, presented by PNC Bank. The full digital video performance series will continue throughout the upcoming season, which began with the release of the first concert in the Texas Instruments Classical series. Music Director Fabio Luisi conducted the DSO in a presentation of Frederick Converse’s “The Mystic Trumpeter”, Brahms’ First Symphony and Copland’s Organ Symphony, with soloist Bradley Hunter.

Subsequent performances from the classic Texas Instruments series, as well as select concerts from the DSO’s Pops series, presented by Capital One, will be available for individual rental at $ 10 per video or $ 125 for a season pass. . Subscribers and donors will receive free access as part of their support.

“We launched Next Stage during the 2020-21 season to expand the reach of our performances when audience capacity was so limited,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive. In addition to enjoying the rehearsals of our concerts, viewers were able to gain a unique perspective of the concerts and music of the Meyerson stage.

The Next Stage concerts of the season will be available via a new digital platform at watch.dallassymphony.org. In addition to concert videos, this new portal will also host the Green Room Chat series, interviews with DSO performers and a variety of educational materials. The new platform will dramatically improve the user experience, while making it easier to integrate DSO performance into homes and classrooms.

Information and digital tickets for Next Stage performances, discussions, interviews and educational materials are available at dallassymphony.org/nextstage.

Partnership with Bloomberg Television and Toyota

A series of three special DSO concerts will reach families across the United States through a partnership with Bloomberg Television, and these newly recorded performances are presented by Toyota.

The first of these specials will air on November 12, featuring jazz trumpeter and Grammy Award winner Chris Botti performing the two beloved standards, along with new arrangements written especially for him.

Additionally, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic, DSO Music Director Fabio Luisi will conduct Mozart’s iconic and beloved Requiem. With some of the most recognizable and poignant music in the repertoire, the Requiem will be a fitting recognition of the collective loss of the world and a look to the future. The Dallas Symphony Chorus and world-renowned soloists will join the DSO in this moving performance, which airs December 4-6.

The final program of the series is the return of “A Holly Jolly Celebration”, a one-of-a-kind holiday event featuring festive music and a visit from Santa himself. This year, Dallas business, civic and community leaders will take the stage in guest roles, from narrator to conductor to soloist. They include Trammell S. Crow, founder and visionary of EarthX; Chad Houser, Founder, CEO and Executive Chef of Café Momentum; TD Jakes, Founder and Chairman, TD Jakes Foundation; Lynn McBee, civic leader and former chairman of the board of directors of the Dallas Opera and TACA; and Christine Perez, editor-in-chief of D CEO.

The whole family will enjoy this unique holiday celebration that brings the Dallas Symphony Christmas tradition back to the comfort of their home, and this concert begins airing on December 18.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Bloomberg Television and bring world-class artists and DSO artistry to a wider audience,” said Noltemy of DSO. “We are grateful to Toyota for supporting these shows. “

The Bloomberg / Toyota concerts can be watched via Bloomberg’s streaming services available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, and Samsung Smart TV.

Jazz at the Symphony Center during the 2020-21 season.(Sylvia Elzafon)

Jazz at the Symphonic Center

The DSO and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) will host the second season of Jazz at Symphony Center, featuring some of the world’s greatest jazz artists.

This season’s jazz series kicked off on October 21 with a performance featuring violin and vocal virtuoso Regina Carter. With sound that transcends genres, Carter is widely hailed for her mastery of the violin and determination to expand its possibilities. His performances feature many styles of music, from jazz to Latin to country and virtually every musical genre in between. In doing so, she has established herself as a true pioneer of her instrument.

In addition to Carter, other artists will be featured in the current season’s jazz series:

  • The legendary Count Basie Orchestra performing “A Very Swingin ‘Basie Christmas” – December 21
  • Oleta Adams – February 26, 2022
  • Yellow vests – May 22, 2022
  • Kevin Eubanks – June 20, 2022

Jazz at Symphony Center is a critical part of an on-going DSO / TBAAL collaboration that began in the early 1980s, and the current series is curated and presented through the efforts of TBAAL’s founder and artistic director, Curtis King.

“The DSO is delighted to continue this series of presentations with Curtis and TBAAL,” says Noltemy. “Jazz at Symphony Center is a partnership that brings Curtis’ connections and his vast knowledge of the jazz space to the incredible venue Meyerson Stage.”

Supporting his remarks, King adds, “I enjoyed working with Kim, getting to know her and bringing this collaborative partnership to life. We look forward to building on the success of the inaugural season and expanding TBAAL’s presence at the Meyerson and bringing our work to a larger community.

Women in Classical Music Symposium 2019 panelists discuss "Level the playing field."
Panelists at the Women in Classical Music Symposium 2019 discuss ‘Leveling the Rules of the Game’.(Sylvia Elzafon)

Symposium on Women in Classical Music

The DSO will be hosting its third annual Women in Classical Music Symposium from November 7-10, and this year’s gathering is titled “The Future is Female – Inspiring Women in Top Leadership Positions”. This year’s symposium is presented by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Symposium sessions take place at the Meyerson Symphony Center as administrators, educators, musicians and conductors from around the world come together in conversations, panels and focus groups.

The Women in Classical Music Symposium strives to help women reach their full potential professionally, while simultaneously acting as a catalyst for large-scale change in the industry. This year’s symposium roundtables include:

  • State of the industry
  • The Path to Equity: Goals and Strategies for Equal Representation
  • Inspiring the next generation of women leaders
  • The many careers of music
  • Sexual harassment on and off the stage
  • Stay relevant in a digital space

An exceptional panel of panelists

Some of the panelists for this year’s symposium include:

  • DSO Ross Perot Chairman and CEO Kim Noltemy
  • Fabio Luisi, musical director of DSO
  • Michelle Miller Burns, President and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra
  • Simon Woods, President of the League of American Orchestras
  • Kelly Corcoran, Artistic Director and Intersection Conductor
  • Alexa Smith, Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice President for Special Initiatives at the Manhattan School of Music
  • Melia Tourangeau, President and CEO of Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Gillian Friedman Fox, Executive Director of Newport Classical
  • Mona Patel, General Counsel of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Angélica Negrón, DSO Composer in residence
  • Zenetta Drew, Executive Director of the Dallas Black Dance Theater

The 2021 Symposium will also continue its tradition of networking opportunities with the ever popular Coffee-Hour Chats and Speed ​​Dating mentoring sessions. People in all roles in classical music – from orchestral members to soloists at all stages of their careers – are welcome to attend, mingle and meet other industry professionals.

Tribute to Renée Fleming

One of the highlights of this year’s symposium will certainly be the presentation of the annual DSO Award of Excellence to Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, hailed by many as “America’s reigning diva.”

Soprano Renée Fleming is the recipient of the Award of Excellence at this year's Symposium on Women in Classical Music.
Soprano Renée Fleming is the recipient of the Award of Excellence at this year’s Symposium on Women in Classical Music.(Timothy Blanche)

In addition to accepting this award, Ms. Fleming will give a lecture entitled “Music and the Spirit”. She will be joined by local expectations Nimesh Patel, executive director of neurosurgery at Methodist Dallas, and Daniel Tague, assistant professor and chair of music therapy at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, for this presentation. She will also star soloist, with baritone Rod Gilfry, performing “The Brightness of Light” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Put as part of the Texas Instruments Classical series.

“I am delighted to welcome our industry colleagues back to Dallas for a few days of conversation and discussions driven by unique experiences,” said Noltemy. “Now that the world seems to be having a very dark year, it is important for those of us in the classical music world to continue to look ahead and work towards a healthier future for our female colleagues. This year’s symposium will focus on the future women leaders in our field and how we as women can support each other in this revolutionary change.

From humble beginnings to world-class performances

Over 100 years have passed since the DSO’s first small show in 1900, and the organization has now grown and evolved into the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest. With a constant commitment to reaching and inspiring audiences with his distinctive blend of classic programming, he proves to be a cultural citizen of the world and his community.

Visit dallassymphony.org to learn more.

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Music Theater Works announces 2022 season in Illinois https://acotonline.org/music-theater-works-announces-2022-season-in-illinois/ Mon, 01 Nov 2021 20:04:43 +0000 https://acotonline.org/music-theater-works-announces-2022-season-in-illinois/ [ad_1] Music Theater Works announced the 2022 season, opening with “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” by Jerry Herman (March 10, 2022 – April 3, 2022) with Joshua Eads Brown (AKA Ginger Minj) from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, followed by ” DISNEY’S LA PETITE SIRÈNE “(June 2, 2022 – June 22, 2022),” ZORRO: THE MUSICAL “(August 11, 2022 […]]]>


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Music Theater Works announced the 2022 season, opening with “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” by Jerry Herman (March 10, 2022 – April 3, 2022) with Joshua Eads Brown (AKA Ginger Minj) from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, followed by ” DISNEY’S LA PETITE SIRÈNE “(June 2, 2022 – June 22, 2022),” ZORRO: THE MUSICAL “(August 11, 2022 – August 21, 2022),” CAMELOT “(October 30, 2022 – November 13, 2022), and” LE NOL BLANC D ‘Irving Berlin’ (December 15, 2022 – January 1, 2023).

A word from the artistic director of production, Kyle A. Dougan: “Our 2022 season will put us back on the path of expanded programming and more ambitious artistic efforts to provide our audiences with ‘good music’ and ‘great theater’. . I look forward to sharing our exciting season with our community. “

Music Theater Workuvres Presents “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES”

Music Theater Works will present “La Cage Aux Folles” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the North Theater from March 10, 2022 to April 3, 2022.

About the show:

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and recently Best Cover of a Musical, “La Cage Aux Folles” is an evening full of laughs! Based on the hit French farce that also inspired Hollywood’s The Birdcage, this Broadway smash has a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein and a score by the king of the show tunes, Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly! And Mame).

We will transform the theater into the elegant Saint-Tropez nightclub of La Cage, with an on-stage bar and surprises lurking around every turn. And when the future in-laws of a non-traditional family come for a visit, the truth comes out in the wildest ways!

With Joshua Eads Brown (aka Ginger Minj), headliner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and with costumes from Project Runway designer Justin LeBlanc, it’s an event not to be missed!

Music Theater Works presents “DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID”

Music Theater Works will present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at the North Shore Center for The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the North Theater from June 2, 2022 to June 26, 2022.

About the show:

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is a classic and beautiful love story for the whole family. With music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a fascinating book by Doug Wright, this Broadway gem will captivate your heart with its irresistible favorite songs, including “Under the Sea “,” Kiss the Girl “and” Part of Your World “.

From the moment you step into the theater, this immersive production will make you feel like you are part of Ariel’s world. When she disobeys her father, King Triton, and makes a deal with the evil witch Ursula, Ariel believes her dreams have come true. But when the market isn’t what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Fold the Fish, Port the Seagull and Sebastian the Crab to save her true love and restore order under the sea. .

Music Theater Works presents “ZORRO: THE MUSICAL”

Music Theater Works will present “Zorro: The Musical” at the North Shore Center for The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the Center Theater from August 11, 2022 to August 21, 2022.

About the show:

Prepare for extraordinary aerial acrobatics, spectacular swordfights and incredible theater magic as Music Theater Works tells the story of the legendary swordsman and defender of justice in “Zorro: The Musical”.

Zorro has captured the imaginations of millions of people for over a century, in books, films and on television. He now takes the stage in an original and thrilling musical. Don Diego de la Vega, a wealthy caballero, leads a double life as a masked hero entangled in adventure and romance, struggling to protect his people from tyranny and win the love of the beautiful Luisa.

In association with Ensemble Español, this regional premiere is an unforgettable and action-packed experience, with dazzling choreography and a captivating flamenco-based score by international pop sensations, Gipsy Kings!

Music Theater Works presents “CAMELOT”

Music Theater Works will present “Camelot” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the North Theater from October 20, 2022 to November 13, 2022.

About the show:

Join us as we tell the enduring legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot”. Based on TH White’s novel “The Once and Future King,” this four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway classic filled with chivalry, passion, pageantry and betrayal.

Music Theater Works brings this medieval love triangle to the theater stage with a remarkable cast and beloved score that includes timeless songs such as “If Ever I Would Leave You”, “Camelot”, “C’est Moi” and “How to Handle a Woman”.

Follow King Arthur’s most loyal knight, Sir Lancelot, falls in love with the beautiful Queen Guinevere, and together they give in to their passion. Will this betrayal destroy Camelot and everything it stands for? This intimate new production promises to give “Camelot” a new and exciting life!

Music Theater Works presents “Irving Berlin’S WHITE CHRISTMAS”

Music Theater Works will present “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) at the Center Theater from December 15, 2022 to January 1, 2023.

About the show:

Based on the heartwarming classic film, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” is a vacation favorite for the whole family. With a sparkling new book from David Ives and Paul Blake, the musical delight features classic Berlin songs such as “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep is the Ocean” and of course the eternal holiday favorite. , “White Christmas.”

“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” follows WWII veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who have a successful song and dance number. They follow a duo of sisters-in-law singing on their way to a Christmas performance and meet at the Vermont Inn owned by their former Army Commander, General Waverly.

When Bob and Phil find out that the General’s Inn has been having a hard time, they decide to put on a big show to draw in business. But will romance and misunderstandings stop the performance? Join us this holiday season when this classic Christmas story unfolds with unforgettable songs and happy dancing!

TICKET INFORMATION

Ticket prices range from $ 39 to $ 106 and tickets for guests 25 and under are half price.

Box office: (847) 673-6300

Website: https://www.musictheaterworks.com/2022-Season/

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of their immunization status and present their photo ID with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an approved vaccine.

Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/ for more information.

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