BWW Interviews: Trista Dollison in SISTER ACT: Singing with Great Joy!
(6/29/2015) - Every night for the next three weeks Trista Dollison dons a nun's habit and lights up the stage of Brunswick's Maine State Music Theatre with her sassy, soulful, exuberant portrayal of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act - the cabaret singer who teaches the joy of music to a sleepy convent of Philadelphia nuns. It's a part she seems born to play and one which reflects her overall love of singing.
'It's a great role, hands down!' she enthuses in the last days of rehearsal before the June 25th opening. 'I had seen the show on Broadway twice and auditioned more than twice, so I am delighted to be here doing it now. It is one of those shows that rides on your back. She has such great songs and is in every scene. She is such a fierce and fabulous character! I love the fact that she starts off in a selfish world and evolves into being the hope for these sisters, and the sisters become the hope for her. The journey within the show is so beautiful: she realizes she is helping the nuns, and they realize they are helping her. She awakens something that is lost in the convent - a passion and joy.'
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 Season
(6/26/2015) - The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will celebrate the closing of its 4th season on the road on Sunday, June 28. Inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET played over 60 cities in the last year from Anchorage and Oklahoma City to St. Louis and Buffalo, and will conclude at Vienna, VA's beautiful outdoor venue, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
BWW Reviews: Catch PIPPIN Flying At The Hippodrome
(6/26/2015) - PIPPIN does what musical theatre ought to do: hooks you with a great opening number, gives you characters to love and hate, treats your senses with song, dance, costuming, sets and lights and offers fresh perspective on a timeless theme.
STAGE TUBE: Watch a Fun New Commercial for the DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS UK Tour
(6/25/2015) - The Ambassador Theatre Group and Jerry Mitchell Productions present the national tour of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS stars Michael Praed as Lawrence, Noel Sullivan as Freddy and Carley Stenson as Christine. Mark Benton guest stars as Andre until Saturday 5 September 2015. From Tuesday 8 September 2015 Gary Wilmot will star as Andre. Click below to watch a brand-new commercial for the show!
Photo Flash: NYMF Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell
(6/25/2015) - Executive Director and Producer of NYMF, Dan Markley, rang the NASDAQ opening bell today with the cast and creatives behind five of this year's productions -- Acappella, What Do Critics Know?, Songs for the Fallen, Pope! An Epic Musical, and Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera. Scroll down for photos!