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TheatreFIRST Presents BALIKBAYAN BOX This Month Photo TheatreFIRST Presents BALIKBAYAN BOX This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

TheatreFIRST will present Balikbayan Box, a new play by Bay Area wunderkind Jeffery Lo that asks “how many ways can you define love?” Joseph, a Filipino-American chef agrees to an arranged marriage with Bethany, a Filipina teacher immigrating to America. From day one, these two strangers are forced to create a world together as they grapple with the realities buried in their fiction. Balikbayan Box, both a comic and devastating tribute to the Filipino diaspora, will leave you pondering the very essence of human connection.

Ginger Thatcher Will Be on the Faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.'s Summer Intensive Photo Ginger Thatcher Will Be on the Faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.'s Summer Intensive
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

GINGER THATCHER will be on the faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.’s Summer Intensive which will be taking place from June 13-17, 2022 in Jackson, Tennessee. Ms. Thatcher will be teaching musical theater, jazz, and modern dance classes for the participants in this year’s Summer Intensive.

Tickets For David Sedaris Go On Sale at State Theatre Friday, May 6 At 10 A.M. Photo Tickets For David Sedaris Go On Sale at State Theatre Friday, May 6 At 10 A.M.
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced NPR humorist David Sedaris returns by popular demand on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today's most observant writers addressing the human condition.

James Hindman's WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU ! To Be Presented At The International Dublin G Photo James Hindman's WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU ! To Be Presented At The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, May 9-1
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022

After opening to rave reviews and a sold out run at New Jersey Rep. WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU!, by award-winning playwright and actor, James Hindman (Popcorn Falls), is moving to The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival from May 9 - 14.

Washington Stage Guild to Present MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN Photo Washington Stage Guild to Present MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

The Washington Stage Guild will conclude its 2021-2022 season with Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by D.W. Gregory. The play, which had its world premiere at The Contemporary American Theatre Festival in 2018, takes place in the Stalinist Soviet Union, where a man’s inability to forget those whom the government has “erased” becomes increasingly problematic for him and his family.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes to Connecticut Repertory Theatre Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes to Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2021-22 season with Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken. Based on the classic Roger Corman film, with screenplay by Charles Griffith. Directed by Vince Tycer. Music Direction by Tom McDonough. Choreography by Rebekah Santiago. Performances are slated Thursday April 22 through May 1st. 

Former National Theatre President Donn B. Murphy Has Passed Away Photo Former National Theatre President Donn B. Murphy Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

Donn B. Murphy, PhD, former president and executive director of the National Theatre in Washington, DC for 35 years, and Georgetown University Professor Emeritus, passed away peacefully at his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL on April 3, announced his spouse and life partner of 49 years, US Army Col. H. Jones 'Jon' Carrow, Ret.

Christina Sajous, Wesley Taylor & More to Star in CO-FOUNDERS at Joe's Pub Photo Christina Sajous, Wesley Taylor & More to Star in CO-FOUNDERS at Joe's Pub
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

TheatreC & Rhyme Combinator announced today the complete cast for CO-FOUNDERS, a new hip hop musical about the two most unlikely partners in Silicon Valley, that will have a one-night-only concert on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).

Live Arts to Present Central Virginia Premiere Of THE CHILDREN By Lucy Kirkwood Photo Live Arts to Present Central Virginia Premiere Of THE CHILDREN By Lucy Kirkwood
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

The 2021/22 reIGNITE Live Arts Season continues with Lucy Kirkwood's provocative and chilling eco-thriller THE CHILDREN. After postponing production during the truncated 2019/20 Season, Live Arts is tremendously excited to share THE CHILDREN with Charlottesville audiences in a Central Virginia premiere.

Society for the Performing Arts Presents Author David Sedaris Photo Society for the Performing Arts Presents Author David Sedaris
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

Society for the Performing Arts presents Houston-favorite, David Sedaris on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 7:30 PM in the Brown Theater in Wortham Center. Delightful, hilarious, and creatively prolific, Sedaris is a force in the modern zeitgeist, daring to laugh off life's quirky complications while exploring both shared and singularly unique experiences.

Drama Department Videos

VIDEO: ALADDIN Tour Celebrates 1,001 Performances with an Emotional Onstage Surprise  VideoVIDEO: ALADDIN Tour Celebrates 1,001 Performances with an Emotional Onstage Surprise for North Carolina Drama Teacher
by Alan Henry - Sep 20, 2019

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which was adapted from the animated Disney film and the centuries-old folktales including a?oeOne Thousand and One Nights,a?? celebrated performance 1,001 on Wednesday, September 18 in Charlotte, NC at The Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, where the hit Broadway musical is playing through Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT VideoVideo: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

BWW Interview: Jonathan Cable of JERSEY BOYS at Robinson Performance Hall VideoBWW Interview: Jonathan Cable of JERSEY BOYS at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - Oct 8, 2018

From small town Indiana to National tour with Jersey Boys. Jonathan Cable is having a dream of a year!

VIDEO: FROZEN's Patti Murin Warms Up with a 'Summer Nights' Duet! VideoVIDEO: FROZEN's Patti Murin Warms Up with a 'Summer Nights' Duet!
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2018

Leading lady Patti Murin recently stopped by the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, where she of course chatted all things Frozen and even joined the entire morning show crew for a special performance.  Watch below as they take on 'Summer Nights' from Grease!

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Anna & Glinda & Lysistrata & More! FROZEN's Patti Murin VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: Anna & Glinda & Lysistrata & More! FROZEN's Patti Murin Reflects on the Roles That Made Her Career
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 8, 2018

'I keep saying that I forgot that I know how to act, as opposed to making faces and appropriate gestures... It's a fairytale, sure. But it's a story that has to be told in a clear and concise way. [Michael Grandage] was the first person to tell me, 'You have to make it truthful. Don't just do things.' So Anna is rooted very deeply in truth.'

VIDEO: Watch Melody Herzfeld Accept the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award VideoVIDEO: Watch Melody Herzfeld Accept the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award
by Macon Prickett - Jun 10, 2018

Melody Herzfeld of Parkland, Florida, a drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, accepts the Excellence in Theatre Education Award during the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 2018 Tony Awards ceremony.

VIDEO: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES VideoVIDEO: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley breaks new ground in 2017 by adding a second holiday show to its season, The Santaland Diaries at the intimate 180-seat Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills. Written by David Sedaris, this rollicking one-man cure for an overdose of holiday hype will have a limited three-week run. Sedaris' international career as a memoirist took off when he recounted his short tenure at Macy's as Crumpet the Elf in an essay which he read on NPR's 'Morning Edition' in 1992. Adapted by Joe Mantello, this unique yuletide hit shares the experience of an ill-equipped elf forced to confront child meltdowns, overbearing parents, and complacent Santas. Directed by Jeffrey Lo and starring Max Tachis as David/Crumpet, The Santaland Diaries will be presented December 5 - 23, 2017 (opening nights: December 7-8) at Lohman Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. For tickets ($20-$45) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Jersey Boys' Quinn VanAntwerp Latest Vlog FROM CALIFORNIA BOY TO JERSEY BOY
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2014

UCI Alum Quinn VanAntwerp sits down with one his mentors from the UC Irvine Drama Department, Daniel Gary Busby! Quinn is also no stranger to SCFTA, having taken part in a master class here growing up.