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Theater Latte Da Announces 2021-2022 Season, Celebrating Re-imagined Classics and Imp Photo Theater Latte Da Announces 2021-2022 Season, Celebrating Re-imagined Classics and Impactful New Work
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021

The lineup includes a re-opening concert PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, the return of the Latt√© Da original docu-musical ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914, the return of Peter Rothstein‚Äôs award-winning staging of Puccini's beloved opera LA BOH√ąME, the area premiere of JELLY‚ÄôS LAST JAM, the world premiere musical adaptation of TWELVE ANGRY MEN, and the company‚Äôs annual NEXT FESTIVAL.

Beck Center for the Arts Announces 2021-22 Youth Theater Season Photo Beck Center for the Arts Announces 2021-22 Youth Theater Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021

Beck Center for the Arts' 2021-2022 Youth Theater Season is filled with entertaining and exciting titles perfect for the entire family. The season starts with a modern, original parody of the cult classic sci-fi comedy Little Shop of Horrors by Russ Stich titled Little Tech Shop of Horrors: When Good Science Goes Bad. 

Melissa Errico and Edmund Bagnell Join Provincetown's Crown & Anchor 2021 Summer Line Photo Melissa Errico and Edmund Bagnell Join Provincetown's Crown & Anchor 2021 Summer Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show Happy Days Are Here Again, directed by and co-written with Michael Schiralli, to the Crown & Anchor’s P-Town lineup for a summer-long run this season from July 6 - August 31.

La Porte Little Theatre Will Reopen With HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ON STAGE! This Summer Photo La Porte Little Theatre Will Reopen With HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ON STAGE! This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021

La Porte Little Theatre will¬†reopen with ‚ÄúHigh School Musical On Stage!‚ÄĚ this summer. Performances will run July 23-25 and 30, and Aug. 1. The musical will feature a cast of 30 actors at the historic theatre at 218 A St.¬†

American Lyric Theater Presents FROM ERASED TO SELF-EMPOWERED: CELEBRATING BIPOC OPER Photo American Lyric Theater Presents FROM ERASED TO SELF-EMPOWERED: CELEBRATING BIPOC OPERA COMPOSERS AND LIBRETTISTS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 1, 2021

From April 6-10, American Lyric Theater (ALT) presents FROM ERASED TO SELF-EMPOWERED: CELEBRATING BIPOC OPERA COMPOSERS AND LIBRETTISTS, a three-part online seminar and roundtable, culminating in a free virtual concert performance April 10th at 7:30 pm et. The program is open to composers, librettists, educators and the general public. Advance registration is required.

PREMIERES Announces Licensing Rights Available for INNER VOICES Catalogue of One-Act  Photo PREMIERES Announces Licensing Rights Available for INNER VOICES Catalogue of One-Act Solo Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021

PREMIERES has announced that it will be making live production and streaming production rights available for selected works of its biennial INNER VOICES series. Premiere’s catalogue of solo one-act musicals includes: A THOUSAND WORDS COME TO MIND, ALICE UNWRAPPED, BORROWED DUST, FARHAD OR THE SECRET OF BEING and more.

Centenary Stage Company Announces Cast and Creative Team for World Premiere of TURNIN Photo Centenary Stage Company Announces Cast and Creative Team for World Premiere of TURNING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021

Centenary Stage Company has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Darrah Cloud’s Turning.  Performances run February 25 through March 7 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave Hackettstown NJ.

VIDEO: Playwright David Simpatico Launches New Zoom Play, CARPE DENIM Photo VIDEO: Playwright David Simpatico Launches New Zoom Play, CARPE DENIM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021

Summer, 2020: Covid-19. Climate Change. George Floyd's murder sparks protests, riots, police brutality. Black Lives Matter demand justice. And three copy writers scramble frantically for a new advertising campaign for their biggest client, American Jeans..

Howl Playwrights To Showcase Lisa Kimball's SPIN THE DONKEY Just In Time For Election Photo Howl Playwrights To Showcase Lisa Kimball's SPIN THE DONKEY Just In Time For Election Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

Howl Playwrights is a theater group dedicated to nurturing and empowering the development of new works by emerging playwrights. The play development group meets once a week (now virtually!). Normally, the group met in Rhinebeck, NY.

Howl Playwrights To Showcase Louisa Vilardi's Zoom Plays: LOVE IN LOCKDOWN Photo Howl Playwrights To Showcase Louisa Vilardi's Zoom Plays: LOVE IN LOCKDOWN
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 28, 2020

Howl Playwrights is a theater group dedicated to nurturing and empowering the development of new works by emerging playwrights. The play development group meets once a week (now virtually!). Normally, the group met in Rhinebeck, NY. This group, facilitated and supervised by David Simpatico and Darrah Cloud, originated in 2013 at Half Moon Theatre and now independently stands as a play development group dedicated to cultivating new works.

Howl Playwrights Continues 'First Thursdays' Series Virtually With Laugh-IN! Photo Howl Playwrights Continues 'First Thursdays' Series Virtually With Laugh-IN!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2020

Howl Playwrights is a theater group dedicated to nurturing and empowering the development of new works by emerging playwrights. The play development group meets once a week (now virtually!). Normally, the group met in Rhinebeck, NY. This group, facilitated and supervised by David Simpatico and Darrah Cloud, originated in 2013 at Half Moon Theatre and now independently stands as a play development group dedicated to cultivating new works.

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Announces 2020/2021 Theatre Season With SISTER ACT a Photo Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Announces 2020/2021 Theatre Season With SISTER ACT and More
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2020

August 7th, 2020 kicks off Elm Street Cultural Arts Village's bold new season for 2020 and 2021 - A Season of Character. Associate Artistic Director Siobhan Brumbelow discusses how the productions reflect the season theme: a?oeCharacter is a reflection of who we are, both individually and demonstratively.

Centenary Stage Company Moves TURNING World Premiere And Women Playwrights Series To  Photo Centenary Stage Company Moves TURNING World Premiere And Women Playwrights Series To November
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 6, 2020

Centenary Stage Company Announces Cast For The World Premiere Of Darrah Cloud's TUR Photo Centenary Stage Company Announces Cast For The World Premiere Of Darrah Cloud's TURNING
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 13, 2020

Centenary Stage Company announces its cast for the upcoming world premiere of Darrah Cloud's Turning running March 26 through April 5 in the Edith Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.

OPERA America Announces 2020 Mentorship Program For Women Photo OPERA America Announces 2020 Mentorship Program For Women
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 13, 2020

OPERA America is pleased to announce the three pairs of protégés and mentors selected for the organization's Mentorship Program for Women, now in its third year. The Mentorship Program for Women provides a unique opportunity for promising opera company administrators to be paired with established industry leaders who can help them identify barriers to advancement and develop plans for professional growth. 

Howl Playwrights Launches 'First Thursdays' Series With Margie Castleman's SQUIRREL Photo Howl Playwrights Launches 'First Thursdays' Series With Margie Castleman's SQUIRREL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020

Howl Playwrights is a theater group dedicated to nurturing and empowering the development of new works by emerging playwrights. The play development group meets once a week in Rhinebeck, NY. This group, facilitated and supervised by David Simpatico and Darrah Cloud, originated in 2013 at Half Moon Theatre and now independently stands as a play development group dedicated to cultivating new works.

Main Stage Theatre Named At Kirkwood Performing Arts Center Photo Main Stage Theatre Named At Kirkwood Performing Arts Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 3, 2020

STAGES St. Louis and the City of Kirkwood are thrilled to announce the naming of the Main Stage Theatre at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (PAC). Thanks to a very generous gift from Don and Nancy Ross, the theatre will be named The Ross Family Theatre.

The Dramatists Guild Of America's 'Librettists Initiative' Premieres 'Credit The Libr Photo The Dramatists Guild Of America's 'Librettists Initiative' Premieres 'Credit The Librettist' Film At Opera America's New Works Forum
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2020

The Dramatists Guild Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative premieres the short film a?oeCredit the Librettist: Conversations with Today's Opera Makersa?? at Opera America's New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.

The Dramatists Guild of America's 'Librettists Initiative' to be Featured at Opera Am Photo The Dramatists Guild of America's 'Librettists Initiative' to be Featured at Opera America's New Works Forum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

Opera America will feature a public discussion with The Dramatists Guild's Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative at their New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.

Ringwald Stages HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Photo Ringwald Stages HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2019

Ferndale's The Ringwald Theatre kicks off its 13th Season a bit earlier than usual with Disney's High School Musical. Starting performances August 23rd will allow folks of all ages the chance to soak up some high school fun before classes actually start in September! 

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