musical theater – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 18:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://acotonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png musical theater – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ 32 32 A 20th Anniversary Reimagining – KC STUDIO https://acotonline.org/a-20th-anniversary-reimagining-kc-studio/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/a-20th-anniversary-reimagining-kc-studio/ Performers in the Ruby Room at the Music Theater Heritage, left to right: Ron Lackey, Courtney Germany, Misha Roberts, Nate McClendon, Ayana Tribitt, Kadesh Flow, Douglass Walker and Darrell Mayberry. (photo by Jim Barcus) The new season includes musical theater classics, revisited with creative departures from the norm. With a revised name and expanded focus, […]]]>

Performers in the Ruby Room at the Music Theater Heritage, left to right: Ron Lackey, Courtney Germany, Misha Roberts, Nate McClendon, Ayana Tribitt, Kadesh Flow, Douglass Walker and Darrell Mayberry. (photo by Jim Barcus)


The new season includes musical theater classics, revisited with creative departures from the norm.

With a revised name and expanded focus, the Kansas City theater celebrates its 20th anniversary with a full slate of productions and a new Ruby Room performance space

A good story worth repeating: the company now known as Music Theater Heritage began 20 years ago with a live radio broadcast from a Belger Cartage loading dock in downtown city ​​of Kansas City.

Conceived as a way to promote founder George Harter’s longtime radio show, “A Night on the Town,” the nonprofit theater company grew and established itself as a place to enjoy music from classic Broadway shows. For several years the shows were staged as concerts which included theatrical elements, but were not quite full productions. MTH has withstood the COVID-19 pandemic through perseverance and innovation and has now prepared a season to mark two decades of existence.

“You know, this year is unlike any other for a number of reasons,” said Tim Scott, the company’s executive art director. “First of all, it’s our 20th anniversary. But, of course, you’re also trying to plan for the unexpected because of the coronavirus. »

Like any proud art director, Scott is not above indulging in justified bragging. In a press release late last year, he highlighted the company’s success in battling the pandemic. Let the record show: MTH was the first professional theater to produce a live show in 2021 with its rooftop production of ‘Music of the Night’. Since April last year, MTH has produced 14 live productions and served nearly 500 students through educational initiatives; in 2021, nearly 40,000 spectators saw performances at the Crown Center; and the company started the year with three employees but now has nearly 30.

In addition to presenting a few shows on the roof of the Crown Center, the company has also turned to concerts made for video and made available to the public virtually. Scott, who shot and edited the performances, delivered high-quality reviews that wouldn’t have looked out of place on public television.

In all, the company made 14 live productions in 2021.

“We did ‘Hair’ and ‘Camelot’ through the Delta variation,” Scott said. “With ‘Hair’, half the singers wore masks.”

The new season includes musical theater classics, revisited with creative departures from the norm.

Tim Scott, Executive Artistic Director, Music Theater Heritage (photo by Sophia Napoli)

The season:

“STEVIE: signed, sealed, delivered” is scheduled from March 24 to April 10. The production celebrates the music of Stevie Wonder and will be staged in collaboration with 2 Proud 2 Beg, bandleader Ron Lackey’s Motown ensemble.

“Song and Dance” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rarely produced two-act musical will run May 12-29. Half of the show is told in song, the other half in dance. The arrangements involve a rock band and a cellist. Webber wrote the dance portion of the show for his brother, cellist Julian Webber. It will be a regional first.

“Titanic,” June 16-July 3. The Broadway production of this show, with words and music by Maury Yeston and an accompanying book on the musical by Peter Stone, was a massive physical production with a huge cast and full orchestra. The MTH version of necessity takes a different route with a twist: the music will be performed by a small ensemble on instruments played by musicians on the doomed Titanic – a string quartet and a grand piano.

“Cabaret,” August 11-28. Kander and Ebb’s classic about decadent Berlin and the rise of Nazism before World War II will be staged with cabaret tables and stools arranged closer to the stage than the usual audience seats. “Those seated in this area will have a slightly more immersive experience than those seated in the theater seats,” Scott said.

“Man of La Mancha”, October 6-23. This 1965 musical by composer Mitch Leigh, playwright Dale Wasserman and lyricist Joe Darion is adapted from the classic 17th-century novel “Don Quixote.” Scott said the show will be produced in conjunction with the Kansas City-based Ensemble Ibérica, which performs music from Spain and Portugal. The idea, Scott said, was to adapt the score in a way that gave it a bit more of an authentic Spanish feel.

“A Spectacular Christmas Spectacular”, an original revue and annual tradition at MTH, December 8-23.

“Titanic” and “Cabaret” will be performed at the Grand Theater (formerly the American Heartland Theater). Other productions will be in the traditional MTH space on the third floor of the Crown Center.

Additionally, MTH will be offering what they bill as the Ruby Room Series in a revamped performance space just off the main lobby. The shows focus on artists who made significant contributions to American culture, including Sonny & Cher and other 1960s pop singers: jazz artists Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Louis Prima; Nina Simone, Sam Cook and Otis Redding; the Beatles; beat generation writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac as well as bebop and cool jazz artists; and songwriters Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen.

Although a casual observer might not notice it, the name of the theater company is in its third incarnation. What started life as Musical Theater Heritage became simply MTH. From now on, “musical” has been replaced by simply “music” – Music Theater Heritage. It’s a small change but it involves a broader definition of music.

From radio roots to live performance

George Harter said he formed Musical Theater Heritage primarily to fund his radio show, which originally aired for several years on KXTR and later on Kansas Public Radio. The show eventually aired on a number of stations across the country. He said he and tenor Nathan Granner had approached backers to underwrite the show.

“I formed MTH just to fund the radio show,” Harter said. “When I shopped around for funding, local funders weren’t particularly interested in funding something out of town. So Nathan and I decided we needed a local mission and started a (live) series.

At Belger, the band performed a series of shows – “Carousel” (which marked Tim Scott’s first appearance on an MTH show), “On the Town”, “Brigadoon”, “Guys and Dolls” and “The Fantasticks “, including the others. Eventually, Belger needed the loading dock space to prepare his Belger Arts Center, so Harter began looking for other locations.

Before long, MTH was performing live shows in what was then called the Off Center Theater (a former movie multiplex) on the third floor of the Crown Center. Eventually, Harter said, MTH became the most frequent user of the space, leading Crown Center to offer them a contract as a full-time tenant.

“They gave us a great offer on the rent,” Harter said. Many concert productions have been directed by Sarah Crawford, and some of them have been particularly memorable – an effective all-female direction of “1776” and an engaged performance of “Big River”, the show based on “The Adventures of Huckleberry” by Mark Twain. Finnish.”

Chad Gerlt joined the team early on. He had returned from Los Angeles, where he had moved with the idea of ​​becoming a voice-over artist. “I wanted to do cartoons and video games,” he said. But he got by as a singing waiter at a Macaroni Grill in
Thousand Oaks.

“I missed my family and wanted to buy a house,” Gerlt said. “I could never have bought a house in LA”

Gerlt retired from MTH a few months ago to pursue a career in real estate. But he was proud to be part of the team that grew viewership and made MTH a success. From time to time, Gerlt performed on stage.

“COVID has obviously changed a lot of things,” Gerlt said. “It didn’t kill us, and I promise you it won’t kill us. But it changed the dynamic there.

The radio show was retired in 2015. The rise of online streaming services – Spotify etc. al – made all the music Harter had released over the years instantly available. A few stations across the country continued to air reruns of the show.

These days, Harter directs his energies to the theatrical trips he organizes for fans and bands to travel to New York and see Broadway shows.

But the theater’s original mission, he said, was a direct result of the radio show.

“It was about appreciating American musical theatre,” he said. “People realized that rock-and-roll and jazz were uniquely American art forms, but no one thought of the American songbook and musical theater as an original American art form.”

For more information on the Music Theater Heritage season, visit www.mthkc.org.

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Mitski, Dropkick Murphys, Drama, more https://acotonline.org/mitski-dropkick-murphys-drama-more/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 16:00:23 +0000 https://acotonline.org/mitski-dropkick-murphys-drama-more/ Here are our top picks of live music options in the Austin area from February 24 through March 2. Check venue websites for COVID-19 protocols and any possible pandemic-related postponements or cancellations. Thursday Drama in Mohawk Describing themselves as “happy and sad music handmade in Chicago”, the duo layer the soulful vocals of the Austin […]]]>

Here are our top picks of live music options in the Austin area from February 24 through March 2. Check venue websites for COVID-19 protocols and any possible pandemic-related postponements or cancellations.

Thursday

Drama in Mohawk

Describing themselves as “happy and sad music handmade in Chicago”, the duo layer the soulful vocals of the Austin singer Via Rosa with the expressive dance beats of Na’el Shehade. Together they create easy chillwave vibes that will get your body moving while getting you into your feelings. $20. 7 p.m. mohawkaustin.com. – SSD

Dana Cooper at Cactus Cafe

Originally from Missouri, singer-songwriter Cooper made his solo debut on Elektra in 1973 before moving to Texas and teaming up with Shake Russell for several well-received duet records. A new solo album, “I Can Face the Truth”, was released last week. The Cactus, a historic venue in the University of Texas Student Union Building, had been closed for nearly two years when it quietly reopened recently, with open mics on Tuesdays and occasional performances by local and touring musicians. Free. 7:30 p.m. cactuscafe.org. – PB

Continued: The Foo Fighters lead a lineup of stacked “Austin City Limits” tapings this spring

Friday

‘A Fistful of Tango’ with Montopolis at Esquina Tango

Pianist Justin Sherburn and violinist Leigh Mahoney of Austin’s classical crossover ensemble Montopolis will perform traditional tango arrangements by fellow local musician Glover Gill to accompany “The Toll Gate,” a silent 1920 western, during this unusual event which will also include an introductory tango class. The original film was reinterpreted by comedian Carlos Larotta “in the irreverent style of the Alamo Drafthouse Master Pancake Theater production,” according to the event’s Facebook description. $20. 7 p.m. doors. esquinatango.org. – PB

Saturday

Mitski at ACL Live

In 2019, the 31-year-old singer and master of evocative pop composition spooked her fans by announcing that a performance at Summerstage in New York would be her “last show indefinitely.” To quell the ensuing panic among lovers of her intimate singing, she later took to Twitter to clarify that she was just taking a well-deserved break. Two and a half years later, she has a new album (the last under contract with her label), “Laurel Hell”, which reinforces her ability to weave powerful emotion through breathtaking soundscapes. She will be joined by the Japanese group Chai. 8 p.m. Technically complete. acl-live.com. – SSD

Continued: SXSW Announces Gunna, Young Thug, Shawn Mendes, Kygo For Outdoor Shows At Waterloo Park

Austin Symphony Orchestra presents “West Side Story” at the Long Center

Steven Spielberg’s recent Oscar-nominated remake has revived interest in the classic 20th-century musical theater production that was first adapted for the screen in 1961. The orchestra will show the original film and perform its score iconic live. $19 to $79. 8 p.m. thelongcenter.org. – PB

‘United Vol. 6: A Black History Month Boogie’ at Cheer Up Charlies

After postponing last year’s boogie due to the pandemic, Groove Temple is bringing back its annual Black History Month celebration. While keeping the dance floor hot, the party aims to educate Austin about the black and LGBTQ roots of house music. “We cannot express our excitement about reviving this celebration of darkness, house music culture, women, sisterhood and dance in Austin,” organizers said in a post on Facebook about the event. Houston-based DJ Ms. Melodic will join Chicago-born DJ Shani on the tables. Queen Deelah will be the host. $5. 9 p.m. facebook.com/thegroovetemple. – SSD

Mike Norton Instrument Drive with the Houston Jazz Collective at Antone’s

Norton, a renowned Houston-based booking agent who died in 2016, wanted the guitars he had collected over decades to be donated to young musicians in need. His friend Steve Haas helped make it possible, teaming up with Austin’s Cannonball Instruments and Anthropos Arts to add 20 horns to 20 amps and guitars that will be showcased for Austin-area youth that night. The Houston Jazz Collective, featuring Darrel Lavigne plus Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People, will perform a Mardi Gras-inspired celebratory set. $20. 8 p.m. antonesnightclub.com. – PB

Continued: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Gets ‘First Ever Permanent Residency’ in South Austin

Tuesday

Dropkick Murphys at Stubb

St. Patrick’s Day is still weeks away, but the Murphys will ring in March with their decidedly Celtic take on the punk music that has made them a favorite in their native Massachusetts and beyond for more than 25 years. The group released their 10th album, “Turn Up That Dial”, in 2021. $39.50-$45. 5:30 p.m. doors. stubbsaustin.com. – PB

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Skylight Music Theater: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me regional premiere postponed for a week due to groundbreaking covid-19 cases https://acotonline.org/skylight-music-theater-ernest-shackleton-loves-me-regional-premiere-postponed-for-a-week-due-to-groundbreaking-covid-19-cases/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:17:01 +0000 https://acotonline.org/skylight-music-theater-ernest-shackleton-loves-me-regional-premiere-postponed-for-a-week-due-to-groundbreaking-covid-19-cases/ Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (January 7, 2022) – The Skylight Music Theater has announced a week-long postponement of the regional premiere of Ernest Shackleton loves me due to positive cases of COVID-19 among the fully vaccinated society. The musical will now run from Friday January 21 to Sunday February 6, 2022. The show was previously scheduled for […]]]>

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (January 7, 2022) – The Skylight Music Theater has announced a week-long postponement of the regional premiere of Ernest Shackleton loves me due to positive cases of COVID-19 among the fully vaccinated society. The musical will now run from Friday January 21 to Sunday February 6, 2022. The show was previously scheduled for performances from January 14 to 30.

Customers with tickets for canceled performances from January 14 to 20 will receive an email with information on how to exchange or refund the tickets.

Ernest Shackleton loves me is a highly inventive off-Broadway musical that travels across continents and time in an unlikely and enchanting love story and won the Best New Musical at the 2017 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards. This romantic and epic adventure connects a struggling modern-day bachelor / violinist; and Ernest Shackleton, an intrepid Antarctic explorer playing the banjo of the early 1900s. Digital projections of actual images from Shackleton’s expeditions are incorporated into the multimedia set design.

Ernest Shackleton loves me is written by Joe DiPietro, (winner of the Tony Award for Memphis), with lyrics by Val Vigoda and music by Brendan Milburn. Jill Anna Ponasik will lead. The musical director is Eric Svejcar. Matt Daniels as Ernest Shackleton and Janice Martin as Kat will make their Skylight debuts.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Ernest Shackleton loves me takes place January 21 – February 6, 2022 at the beautiful Cabot Theater at the Broadway Theater Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third District. Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity musical theater company. Safety requirements are in effect, including indoor masks and proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test.

To purchase tickets or to exchange / refund tickets for canceled performances, contact the Broadway Theater Center box office. Call (414) 291-7800, visit 158 ​​N. Broadway, Monday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. or send an email [email protected].

· Please advise the ticket office if accessible seating is required or if customers will have a wheelchair or walker.

· The opening hours of the ticket office are Mondays. – Sat. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ticket office is also open two hours before performances.

Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, please contact the box office (414) 291-7800 or [email protected].

For ADA purposes, please contact the box office (414) 291-7800 or [email protected].

Skylight offers a risk-free guarantee to exchange, credit or refund tickets for any canceled performances.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Preview of the skylight. In-depth discussions with directors and special guests take place an hour before Wednesday and Sunday performances.

ASL performance. Ernest Shackleton loves me will be performed in American Sign Language on Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for this show, send an email [email protected] or call the Skylight Music Theater box office at (414) 291-7800. Mention the ASL performance for the seats in the appropriate section. ASL performance support provided by UPAF Connect.

For more information visit www.skylightmusictheater.org, send email [email protected] or call him

Ticket office at (414) 291-7800.

LUMINOUS BAR AND BISTROT

The Skylight Bar & Bistro is open two hours before show time and offers a pre-theater menu from Sabrosa. Conveniently located on the second floor of the Broadway Theater Center, reservations are available online here or at https://sabrosa.cafe or call 773-485-9975.

CAR PARK

Purchase $ 5 parking vouchers at the Broadway Theater Center box office to use in the Historic Third Ward parking garage at 212 N. Milwaukee Street (one block east and one block north). Vouchers are valid between 5:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. for evening performances. Matinee vouchers are valid from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Not valid for Wednesday mornings. The sale of vouchers ends 30 minutes before the time of the show. Advance purchase recommended so that vouchers can be mailed with tickets. No refund.

A parking meter is available in the street (free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays).

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Skylight Music Theater has joined with other performing arts organizations in Milwaukee in demanding proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of performance for all members of the public aged 12 and over. Additionally, Skylight requires the public to be masked indoors at all times, regardless of immunization status. For up-to-date information, please visit www.skylightmusictheater.org/health.

ABOUT SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATER

The Skylight Music Theater is proud to be a founding member of the United Performing Arts Fund.

Founded in 1959, Skylight is the professional musical theater company Equity of Milwaukee and the state’s largest employer of Wisconsin actors. Skylight produces the full spectrum of musical theater, from hit Broadway musicals to reimagined operas, and from thrilling world premieres to contemporary Broadway hits. Skylight’s main home is the Cabot Theater in the Broadway Theater Center, which was built by Skylight in Milwaukee’s Third Historic District in 1992. Considered one of Milwaukee’s finest theaters, the Cabot Theater is based on the design of an 18eFrench opera house of the century. With only 350 seats, it offers the public a breathtaking view of the action on stage. Skylight Music Theater marks its 62nd season in 2021-2022.

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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.

LEARN MORE:

www.hadestown.com/tour

www.facebook.com/hadestownofficial

www.twitter.com/hadestown

www.instagram.com/hadestown


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Vote for the BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards 2021; Skylight Music Theater’s BEING EARNEST tops Best Streaming Musical https://acotonline.org/vote-for-the-broadwayworld-milwaukee-wi-awards-2021-skylight-music-theaters-being-earnest-tops-best-streaming-musical/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 20:53:02 +0000 https://acotonline.org/vote-for-the-broadwayworld-milwaukee-wi-awards-2021-skylight-music-theaters-being-earnest-tops-best-streaming-musical/ [ad_1] Our readers have defined the nominees and voting is now open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions that had their first performance between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. Check out the current leaderboard below! Voting is now open until December 31st! The winners will be […]]]>


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Our readers have defined the nominees and voting is now open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions that had their first performance between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

Check out the current leaderboard below!

Voting is now open until December 31st! The winners will be announced in January.

Streaming productions are eligible this year in categories designated as such. This year, BroadwayWorld also allows audiences to vote on which theaters they are most eager to return to and which productions they are most eager to see.

Be sure to make sure your favorite theaters, stars and shows get the recognition they deserve!

The BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are the biggest theater audience awards, attended by more than 100 cities from around the world.

Who will win? Vote before December 31!

Here is the current rankings for Milwaukee, WI:

Best direction of a flow
Coltyn Giltner – SHE KILLS MONSTERS – First stage 33%

Andrea Ewald – THE REVOLUTIONISTS – Lake Country Playhouse 28%
Michael Unger – TO BE SERIOUS – Shylight Musical Theater 12%

Better Editing of a Stream
Coltyn Giltner – SHE KILLS MONSTERS – First stage 41%
Michael Unger – TO BE SERIOUS – Skylight Music Tgeatre 22%
Tyler Milliron – TO BE SERIOUS – Skylight Musical Theater 9%

Best Performer in a Streaming Musical
Kevin james sievert – FORGOTTEN VOICES – 2021 26%
Joey Chelius – TO BE SERIOUS – Skylight Musical Theater 26%
Rae Elizabeth Par̩ РIN THE CLOUD: VIRTUAL MUSIC РMilwaukee Opera Theater 14%

Best Performer in a Streaming Game
Madison Nowak – THE REVOLUTIONISTS – Lake Country Playhouse 27%
Maggie Stubbs – SHE KILLS MONSTERS – First stage 26%
Maya Thomure – SHE KILLS MONSTERS – First stage 16%

Best Streaming Musical
TO BE SERIOUS – Skylight Music Theater Milwaukee 48%
FORGOTTEN VOICES – Skylight Musical Theater 18%
SKYLIGHT SINGS – A HOLIDAY CINCERT – Skylight musical theater 11%

Best streaming playback
SHE KILLS MONSTERS – First stage 44%
TO BE SERIOUS – Horizon 27%
THE ADVENTURES OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS – First stage 8%

Best Supporting Performer in a Streaming Musical
Kevin James Sievert – FORGOTTEN VOICES – Skylight Musical Theater 26%
Karen Estrada – TO BE SERIOUS – Skylight Musical Theater 23%
Stephanie Staszak – TO BE SERIOUS – Skylight Musical Theater 20%

Best Supporting Performer in a Streaming Game
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Bringing theater to everyone – News https://acotonline.org/bringing-theater-to-everyone-news/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 15:47:03 +0000 https://acotonline.org/bringing-theater-to-everyone-news/ [ad_1] About five years ago, the Clarence Brown Theater at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville embarked on an effort to scale up its community engagement activities with underserved communities and families, including veterans, youth, the deaf and hard of hearing, the homeless and individuals on the autism spectrum. “Theater is about community,” said Tom […]]]>


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About five years ago, the Clarence Brown Theater at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville embarked on an effort to scale up its community engagement activities with underserved communities and families, including veterans, youth, the deaf and hard of hearing, the homeless and individuals on the autism spectrum.

“Theater is about community,” said Tom Cervone, CEO of CBT. “Throughout our history, community has been our driving force and we continue to expand our thoughtful engagement with the greater Knoxville area each year. “

A recent performance of A Christmas Carol included Deaf Night at the Theater, a barrier-free experience for members of the hard of hearing and deaf community. The CBT offers an experience for select performances throughout the season, with performers at the box office, concession stand and opening positions, and up to four performers signing on during the show.

“We had 55 children and families present,” said Cervone. “It was a tremendous success.”

On December 18, it will provide a text display captioned with the words and sounds of the performance. Three years ago, the CBT became the first professional theater in Tennessee to offer in-house open captioning.

“A $ 10,000 grant from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists allowed us to buy the equipment and pay for the training to use it,” Cervone said, “so we could create the captioning. internally. Our goal is to break down barriers and make theater more accessible to everyone.

CBT initiatives flow naturally from its tradition of innovative thinking and design, discovery, problem solving, mentoring, collaboration and community development.

“It was the spirit of volunteerism that Clarence Brown (1910) brought to his career as a Hollywood director and ensured that it was instilled in the theater that bears his name,” said Cervone. “Mr. Brown wanted UT theater students to learn from the professionals who come to work and perform at CBT. Additionally, students learn valuable lessons by connecting with different parts of the community and even showcasing their craft. to middle and high school students.

The performers serve at the Night of the Deaf at the Theater.

The theater’s awareness initiatives are varied:

Military and veteran discount

As a member of Blue Star Theaters, the CBT welcomes U.S. military personnel and veterans, spouses and children with discounted tickets to all productions.

“Pay what you can” preview Wednesday

To help make theater accessible to everyone, at all income levels, CBT offers an evening for each production where people can attend for whatever price they choose.

Penny4Arts

In partnership with the Arts and Culture Alliance, CBT participates in the Penny4Arts program, providing every child in County Knox with a ticket to select shows for a dime when accompanied by an adult. The adult ticket is offered at a 10 percent discount. These performances help promote the creativity and artistic enrichment of children in the local community.

Night of faith, hope and love

During pre-pandemic periods of A Christmas Carol, the CBT partnered with the Helen Ross McNabb Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley of Tennessee, Agape Outreach Home and the Autism Society of East Tennessee to provide a free night of theater, complete with cookies and hot chocolate .

Family party

In an initiative currently awaiting a pandemic, the CBT has partnered with the Centro Hispano, the Knoxville Area Urban League and the YWCA to offer families the option to reunite for dinner before a dedicated CBT performance. “The idea was to bring back that feeling of a family meal,” said Amanda Middleton, CBT’s external relations and community development manager.

A $ 10 ticket included a buffet dinner and a few words from a designer or production staff member. “It was available to everyone who attended as a family unit, regardless of their definition family unit“, noted Cervone.

School and youth programs

The CBT offers reduced rates to school groups attending morning performances of age-appropriate plays, including A Christmas Carol. In spring 2022 The curious incident of the dog during the night, about an autistic boy, will be offered to high school students, and She kills monsters, about a woman who lost her parents and younger sister in a car crash, will be available to senior high school and middle school students.

As part of their student outreach, Middleton and CBT Director of Grants and Outreach Hana Sherman attends career fairs at local schools including Austin-East Magnet High School, Karns Middle School, Sarah Moore Greene Elementary and Vine Middle Magnet School. “We show the career paths you can take in theater,” Middleton said.

In a long-standing summer tradition, CBT offers high school students two weeks of intensive musical theater training from faculty and graduate students under the direction of distinguished musical theater lecturer Terry Alford.

Another summer program, Shakespeare in Shades, held at the Vine Middle Magnet School in partnership with Community Schools and Knox County Schools, was launched in 2016 and has been offered every year, with the exception of a pandemic break in 2020.

Undergraduate and MFA theater students serve as teachers in the program, which is designed to ease the transition to college by building confidence and increasing reading skills. Students mix theater games with adapted Shakespearean texts as they prepare and stage a performance. In 2020, participants interpreted shortened versions of The Storm, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s dream.

“By engaging and exposing young people to live theater,” said Middleton, “we hope to inspire and build the next generation of theatergoers, patrons and actors.”

Participants in Shakespeare in Shades experienced increased confidence and better reading fluency upon entering college.

Support for local school and community programs
CBT also supports local theater companies and performing arts programs in area schools. Led by Professor Kenton Yeager, director of the Department of Theater’s undergraduate program and its Masters of Fine Arts program in theater lighting, the lighting and set design students put their expertise to work to tackle business challenges. complex lighting.

They helped the dance department at Austin-East Magnet High School, the theater department at Bearden High School, the River & Rail Theater Company, the Flying Anvil Theater, the North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville, the Oak Ridge Playhouse, Pellissippi State Community College, and West High School.

A high school theater called and asked for effects they could use in Annie takes your gun“Yeager said,” and we helped him. Sometimes that includes accessing and upgrading outdated lighting systems.

The CBT also donates used sets to high school theater departments and local theater troupes. All of the Candid, which had many complex elements, was 90 percent recycled.

“Diversity and inclusion in all its forms is part of our mission statement,” said Sherman. “Whether we’re presenting performances to those who are often excluded, introducing children and youth to theater, or supporting local performing arts programs, the Clarence Brown Theater strives to bring theater to life. the widest possible community.

CONTACT:

Brooks Clark (nclark5@utk.edu, 865-974-5471)

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Utah Arts Review »Blog Archive» The Pioneer Theater ” Elf ‘Offers A Comedic Sugar Rush To Spend The Holidays https://acotonline.org/utah-arts-review-blog-archive-the-pioneer-theater-elf-offers-a-comedic-sugar-rush-to-spend-the-holidays/ Sat, 04 Dec 2021 22:16:36 +0000 https://acotonline.org/utah-arts-review-blog-archive-the-pioneer-theater-elf-offers-a-comedic-sugar-rush-to-spend-the-holidays/ [ad_1] Max Chernin and Antoinette Comer star in Elf at Pioneer Theater Company. Photo: PTC Are you feeling a little down on the joys of Christmas after another year of pandemic and conflict? Then Pioneer Theater Company‘s Elf the Musical could be the show for you. Adapted from the 2003 film Will Ferrell by Thomas […]]]>


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Max Chernin and Antoinette Comer star in Elf at Pioneer Theater Company. Photo: PTC

Are you feeling a little down on the joys of Christmas after another year of pandemic and conflict? Then Pioneer Theater Company‘s Elf the Musical could be the show for you.

Adapted from the 2003 film Will Ferrell by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin (book), Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics), Elf manages to balance a contemporary sensibility with the catchy energy of classical musical theater song and dance. Pioneer’s eye-catching production, which kicked off on Friday, is supported by a strong and enthusiastic cast.

Located in a current alternative where TikTok exists but the coronavirus pandemic apparently does not exist, Elf is the story of Buddy, a 30-year-old man who faces the heartbreaking news that the elves who raised him are not his biological family. Buddy travels to New York to reunite with his father and rekindle the Christmas spirit that animates Santa’s sleigh.

His new family and new colleagues are bewildered at first, but it doesn’t take long before his wide-eyed charm wins over them – and the audience -.

The score includes a dozen original songs, most of them catchy and upbeat. The action slows down briefly in the middle of each act, first when Buddy’s mother-in-law and brother find out that the gifts they want most don’t come from a store, and then when his new girlfriend wonders. how she got involved with this wacky man. Otherwise, it’s “SparkleJollyTwinkleJingley” all the time, with an energetic dance break around every corner.

Max Chernin lives completely in the title role. It’s a bundle of sweetness and comedic verve wrapped in gold and green, with a voice that easily meets the demands of the score and a humanity that keeps Buddy from getting cloying.

Antoinette Comer plays Jovie, the department store elf who is at first puzzled by Buddy but ends up forming a romantic relationship with him. Comer makes the entire arc believable, and his “Never Fall in Love (with an Elf)” soars.

Two supporting actors almost stole the show.

Carlita Victoria is utterly irresistible as Secretary Deb with a playful streak and firecracker energy that rivals that of Buddy. And as Buddy’s half-brother, Utah teen Grant Westcott is a triple threat: dancing like a pro, singing with superb technique, and convincingly portraying the transformation of a rolling eyed teenager. to the biggest fan of Santa Claus. (Westcott alternates with Austin Flamm.)

Christopher Gurr makes a similar transition from icy disapproval to fatherly warmth as Buddy’s father, Walter Hobbs. Mary Fanning Driggs as Emily, Walter’s harassed but kind wife; Howard Kaye, comedic swagger as publishing mogul, Mr. Greenway; and David Baida, scoring laughs with his wide-eyed panic as Macy’s manager, also impresses.

Under the direction of Alan Muraoka and choreographer Rommy Sandhu, the mass distribution sings and dances brilliantly. KL Alberts’ costume design and James Kronzer’s snow globe set offer a plethora of visual gags. The sad-sack Saint Nicks choir line in “Nobody Cares About Santa”, alone is worth the price of admission.

As entertaining as it is, the pace is bumpy, an issue that stems from the show’s book rather than the performances or any shift in direction from opening night.

For example, Jason Simon’s Sardonic Santa Claus is so deliciously funny that he might not record that his opening monologue is longer than it should be. The quiet start makes the frenetic display that followed in Santa’s Shop seem all the more rushed.

And while you might be surprised at how much time has passed when you reach the end of this sugar sleigh ride, two and a half hours may be too long for a show aimed at kids of all ages.

Elf runs through December 18 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theater; 801-581-6961 or Pioneertheatre.org

Photo: PTC

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Major in musical theater performance receives 2021 grant from the Presser Foundation https://acotonline.org/major-in-musical-theater-performance-receives-2021-grant-from-the-presser-foundation/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 19:13:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/major-in-musical-theater-performance-receives-2021-grant-from-the-presser-foundation/ [ad_1] November 24, 2021 Anna Sera, a Bachelor of Music student in Musical Theater at Arizona State University, recently received the 2021 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award. The monetary award encourages and supports a music student’s education that exemplifies academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship. The recipient, selected by the Faculty of Music, is known as Presser […]]]>


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November 24, 2021

Anna Sera, a Bachelor of Music student in Musical Theater at Arizona State University, recently received the 2021 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.

The monetary award encourages and supports a music student’s education that exemplifies academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship. The recipient, selected by the Faculty of Music, is known as Presser Scholar. Sera said the $ 4,000 prize would be used for her educational expenses and a creative project.

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Sera started performing in musical theater at the age of 9. She said her love of musical theater began when her family went to New York City for a friend’s birthday and she attended her first Broadway show, “Mary Poppins”.

“I was totally in love with the show and sang the songs the whole time,” Sera said. “I used the song ‘Anything Can Happen If You Let It’ from the production for the first dozen auditions I can remember.”

Sera, a mezzo-soprano, has been studying voice for almost 12 years and is currently studying with Stephanie Weiss, an assistant professor in the School of Music, Dance and Drama. She is active in the ASU Musical Theater and Opera program as a performer, is a student at Barrett, The Honors College, and helps in the Musical Theater and Opera Costume Shop.

She said her grandmother always liked her voice and encouraged her to sing at family gatherings. As Sera became more and more interested in musical theater, her mother organized private lessons. In high school, she moved from singing exclusively in musical theater to singing in classical music.

“Anna can do anything with her voice – she can sing both musical theater and pop songs, sing classical music and can make you cry when she sings a particularly touching ballad,” Weiss said. “She is a wonderful and versatile singer and actress who has many interests that inform her art, from theater to world cultures to film.”

Sera said musical theater and voice were her favorites as well, and she credits singing to one of the reasons she fell in love with musical theater.

“Musical theater has changed the way I view singing,” Sera said. “I don’t want to sing anymore just because it’s pretty. I want to hear a story, and it’s something I can apply in my classical singing, musical theater, and pop / rock singing. Almost everything I play has a story, message, or something that needs to be explored. I think the need to communicate and share an emotional experience with an audience is more important than just singing beautifully. ”

In addition to singing and performing, Sera said she had always had a passion for costumes and started taking fashion classes at ASU. In her freshman year, she worked in the musical theater and opera costume shop with Sharon Jones, costume shop supervisor, who taught her how to sew.

“I think the costumes take your performance to the next level,” Sera said. “Something about putting on the costume for a specific period and character makes me feel completely immersed.”

Weiss said: “Anna has an incredible intuitive sense for drama and emotion, which stems from her genuine interest in people and culture. Her immersion in different cultures feeds her meticulous character studies and makes her an intelligent and engaging performer, as well as a screenwriter and director.

In the spring of 2021, Sera wrote, directed and produced her second one-act play, “Murder Mystery”, as part of the Music Theater and Opera’s “Claiming Our Space” original works evening and was able to use pieces by the wardrobe of the musical theater to disguise its actors.

“It was a completely new experience for me and a lot more work than I expected,” Sera said. “Shooting objects that match the period and character as well as the size of individuals is a surprisingly tedious task, but ultimately rewarding when you see them on stage and know they look exactly as they should. . ”

Sera will also earn a minor in dance and plans to continue playing musical theater after graduation.

“I love performing, but I’m also passionate about writing and expanding the canon of musical theater,” Sera said. “I want to bring more female stories to life on stage as a performer and by writing my own new characters. One of my biggest dreams is to host the Tony Awards.

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Things to do: Live music, theater and Congolese culture | Arts & Theater https://acotonline.org/things-to-do-live-music-theater-and-congolese-culture-arts-theater/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/things-to-do-live-music-theater-and-congolese-culture-arts-theater/ [ad_1] A quick guide to upcoming artistic and cultural events around Missoula. Margi Cates at Ten Spoon Singer Margi Cates and multi-instrumentalist Nick Barr will bring their talents to the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. Music starts at 6 p.m., the tasting room is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coverage is $ 5, […]]]>


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A quick guide to upcoming artistic and cultural events around Missoula.

Margi Cates at Ten Spoon

Singer Margi Cates and multi-instrumentalist Nick Barr will bring their talents to the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. Music starts at 6 p.m., the tasting room is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coverage is $ 5, children are free. Check out the Ten Spoon Facebook page for more information.

Jon Cleary and the absolute monster gentlemen

The Bitterroot Performing Arts series brings together New Orleans pianist Jon Cleary and his monstrously big band. Show time is 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Hamilton High School Gymnasium. Go to Bitterrootperformingarts.org for tickets and more information.

Congolese art, music and dance

Congolese refugees who now live in Missoula will share their culture, including art, poetry, music and dance, at the ZACC Show Room this Friday courtesy of Soft Landing Missoula. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7 a.m. Tickets are $ 15, available at the showroom. zootownarts.org. Masks are mandatory when you are not drinking a drink.

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Dana Gallery “Holiday Show” open day

The gallery, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is opening “Deck the Walls,” a holiday show that showcases its lineup of artists. The open day is Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Contributors are Ben Bloch, Reid Christie, Dudley Dana, Wesley James Drake, Kira Fercho, Lori McNee, David Mensing, Caleb Meyer, Anna Moore, Robbie Moore, Robert Moore, Parvin, Clay Pape, Janet Sullivan, Scott Switzer, Jeff Walker , Garth Williams and R. David Wilson, in addition to acclaimed Montana artist Kevin Red Star and Thom Ross of Santa Fe, NM

Rocky Mountain String Orchestra

The Rocky Mountain String Orchestra performs this week without a guest soloist for “Simply Strings,” but they have guests – “Rising Stars” from the University of Montana (plus a high school student). They will perform with Benjamin Britten’s “Simple Symphony”. You will also hear “Appalachia Spring” by Mark O’Connor and “String Sextet” by Antonin Dvorak arranged for orchestra. The show is at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Montana Music Recital Hall. Tickets cost $ 10 for students, $ 25 for those aged 65 and over, and $ 30 for the general public, available at griztix.com. Masks are mandatory inside.

Thomas Meagher of Port Polson players play

The Port Polson Players present an original work by Neal Lewing on a famous figure from Montana.

“No Coward’s Epitaph” is a musical based on the life of Thomas Meagher, an Irishman who became Montana’s first acting territorial governor.

It is performed at the Port Polson Theater from November 18-21, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with mornings on Sundays at 2 p.m.

Short live pieces and dance (in person) at UM

The student actors and dancers will return to the stage for a live audience at the Montana Theater for the first time since the pandemic.

“Fabled: A Youthful Celebration of Musical Theater and Dance” is unusual, however, comprising seven short pieces of musical and dance theater in an 85-minute performance. All are family-friendly and many draw on familiar stories that will appeal to children and adults alike in “fractured fairy tales.”

The School of Drama and Dance is testing a new “choose what you pay” model this year where you can select the amount you choose. Buy in advance on umt.edu/griztix.com. The show is also “sensory,” according to a press release from UM. It takes place in the theater of the PAR / TV Center on campus.

Hours are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 with mornings at 2 p.m. Nov. 21.

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Musical theater for children! with Bethany Dellapolla – Dan’s Papers https://acotonline.org/musical-theater-for-children-with-bethany-dellapolla-dans-papers/ Sat, 06 Nov 2021 10:32:04 +0000 https://acotonline.org/musical-theater-for-children-with-bethany-dellapolla-dans-papers/ [ad_1] In this workshop-style musical theater class, students will work with teacher artist Bethany Dellapolla to learn a selection of musical scenes and numbers from the hit Broadway musical! Students will work on acting, singing and dancing skills which will end with a special presentation for family and friends at the end of the camp. […]]]>


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In this workshop-style musical theater class, students will work with teacher artist Bethany Dellapolla to learn a selection of musical scenes and numbers from the hit Broadway musical! Students will work on acting, singing and dancing skills which will end with a special presentation for family and friends at the end of the camp.

Bethany is an actress, teacher, director and choreographer based in New York and Long Island. She received her BA in Theatrical Performance from SUNY New Paltz, where she was named one of the outstanding graduates in her class. She also graduated (with distinction) from LIU with her Masters in Childhood Education and holds teaching certifications in Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education and Theater Education.

Teaching and practice credits include: Broadway Dance Center, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Bay Street Theater, TADA! Youth Theater, Pierson Middle-High School, Gateway Playhouse and NexGen Youth Theater, its own New York-based youth theater company (www.nexgenyouththeater.com). She has had the chance to direct and / or choreograph numerous shows for children and adults, such as The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Anything Goes, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan Jr., The Boyfriend, Really Rosie, Willy Wonka, Shrek, 13, Fame! and The World Goes’ Round. As an actress, Bethany has starred in everything from independent film to radio and theater.

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