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Director Beki Baker, Jeffrey Ellis and Kristi Mason

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Beki Baker, Shannon McMinn Hoppe and Robyn Berg Photo

Beki Baker, Shannon McMinn Hoppe and Robyn Berg

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Shannon McMinn Hoppe, Beki Baker, Robyn Berg and Bonnie Keen Photo

Shannon McMinn Hoppe, Beki Baker, Robyn Berg and Bonnie Keen

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Beki Baker News

BWW Review: Lipscomb University Theatre's MAMMA MIA Is Exactly What's Needed Onstage  Photo BWW Review: Lipscomb University Theatre's MAMMA MIA Is Exactly What's Needed Onstage Now
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 6, 2021

In October 2001, Mamma Mia! opened on Broadway, just weeks after the horrific events of 9/11, and most pundits had little inkling that the show – a jukebox musical comprised of ABBA hits and the story of a young girl trying to divine the identity of her father from among three of her mother’s suitors some 21 years earlier – would go on to become the ninth longest running musical in the history of the New York theatrical enclave. But Mamma Mia! was exactly what the theater-going public needed in the aftermath of an epoch-shattering and historic event: an enormously entertaining, fast-paced show set to an eminently hummable, danceable score of songs that could whisk them away to another time and place.

Getting to Know...Studio Tenn Artistic Director PATRICK CASSIDY Photo Getting to Know...Studio Tenn Artistic Director PATRICK CASSIDY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2021

Though hard to believe it may be, Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy and his wife Melissa Hurley Cassidy have been Tennesseans for well over a year now – he took the reins at Studio Tenn, the Franklin-based professional theater company that has gained critical acclaim and national notoriety during its existence for its unique blend of musicals and original plays – but only now, as theater re-emerges from the dark days of a pandemic-related shutdown, have we managed to get the peripatetic Mr. Cassidy to take time out from his hectic schedule to answer our questions and give BroadwayWorld readers a chance to get to know him better.

BWW Review: Hatty Ryan King's Star Shines Brightly in Lipscomb's BRIGHT STAR Photo BWW Review: Hatty Ryan King's Star Shines Brightly in Lipscomb's BRIGHT STAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2019

There is something about Hatty Ryan King a?" the young woman playing Alice Murphy in Lipscomb University Theatre's superb production of Bright Star (the recent Broadway musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) now onstage at Collins Alumni Auditorium through November 10 a?" that sets her apart from her peers, that makes her seem destined for greatness and which ensures that every role she takes on is elevated by her unerring instincts, her palpable presence and her inestimable talent.

Where Are They Now? It's Opening Night in Dallas for EMILY FAITH and Lily & Joan Thea Photo Where Are They Now? It's Opening Night in Dallas for EMILY FAITH and Lily & Joan Theater Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 26, 2019

Celebrating an opening night is always exciting, if exhausting, nerve-wracking and exhilarating, but when it's the very first production of a new theater company you've co-founded, odds are it's even more so. Just ask Emily Faith who is directing the premiere production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Dallas-based Lily & Joan theater company she co-founded in 2018 with Erika Larsen.

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 26, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 26, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 26, 2018

Here's hoping you had a splendid Thanksgiving holiday weekend and that you're settling in for another action-packed season of events and shows to make Christmas 2018 sparkle even more! Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 26, 2018, to help you plot your course through the end of the year...

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 12, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 12, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap, including a whole slew of holiday favorites, for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 12, 2018, to help you plot your course through next February...

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 5, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 5, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 5, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 5, 2018, to help you plot your course through the end of the year...

Lipscomb University Theatre Unveils 2018-19 Season with TARTUFFE, GODSPELL and more Photo Lipscomb University Theatre Unveils 2018-19 Season with TARTUFFE, GODSPELL and more
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 2, 2018

Lipscomb University Theatre has only just announced its 2018-19 season and Beki Baker, chair of the Lipscomb University theatre department, says student response already has shown “an overwhelming amount of excitement.”

Evelyn O'Neal Brush Directs ON THE VERGE For Lipscomb University Theatre Photo Evelyn O'Neal Brush Directs ON THE VERGE For Lipscomb University Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 2, 2018

Lipscomb University Theatre kicks off its spring semester this February with Eric Overmyer's On the Verge, running February 16-25 in Shamblin Theatre.

BWW Review: Lipscomb University's SHE LOVES ME Has So Much to Love About It Photo BWW Review: Lipscomb University's SHE LOVES ME Has So Much to Love About It
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 6, 2017

Based on Hungarian playwright Miklos Lazlo's Parfumerie (which has also served as the inspiration for the movies The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Ole Summertime and You've Got Mail), She Loves Me is, for most musical theater aficionados, one of those infrequently-produced theatrical gems venerated by fans with much-played cast albums in their collections and beloved by audiences lucky enough to actually see the show onstage.

Beki Baker Videos

STAGE TUBE: THE PAJAMA GAME from Lipscomb University Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2012

Lipscomb University Theatre presents the trailer for its upcoming production of Pajama Game. Beki Baker directs and 2011 First Night Award-winning Justin Boccitto will choreograph as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre brings the Richard Adler-Jerry Ross Tony Award-winning musical The Pajama Game to the stage of Collins Alumni Auditorium November 1-4.