Opera Company of Middlebury 16th Season includes Massenet's CENDRILLONOpera Company of Middlebury 16th Season includes Massenet's CENDRILLON
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

There have been many versions on the Cinderella story over the years, with everyone from Rossini to Walt Disney creating their own version of the tale.  A rarely heard take on Cinderella is by French composer Jules Massenet.  His Cendrillon, which debuted in 1899, will be presented by Opera Company of Middlebury from May 31-June 8 at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater. (more...)

Tina Friml Returns to Her Home Town in VERMONT COMEDY ALL-STARSTina Friml Returns to Her Home Town in VERMONT COMEDY ALL-STARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Tina Friml grew up in Middlebury, and though her parents were involved in local theater she never considered herself a performer - until she took a class in stand-up comedy.  Two-and-a-half years later, she's been voted Vermont's Funniest Comedian. (more...)

Douglas Anderson to Teach A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL at Town HallDouglas Anderson to Teach A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Broadway musical is America's greatest contribution to the arts. It's a glorious, jazzy, star-studded and surprisingly turbulent history, one that remains largely unknown even to people who love musicals.  (more...)

Blue Mountain Gallery To Host Reception For New Show From Painter Douglas AndersonBlue Mountain Gallery To Host Reception For New Show From Painter Douglas Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

 The Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to announce Red Trees and Walking Mountains, an exhibition of new paintings by Douglas Anderson. In his 6th showing at the Blue Mountain, Anderson continues to explore ink as a medium for painting. Taking to heart Hans Hoffman's idea that an artist should always have nature in mind, Anderson continually works around and through the quintessential motifs of nature, figure and landscapes.  (more...)

MAKE MUSIC WINTER In New York City To Feature 16 Participatory Musical Parades Across The CityMAKE MUSIC WINTER In New York City To Feature 16 Participatory Musical Parades Across The City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration featuring 16 participatory musical parades across New York City that bring communities together, returns on Friday, Dec. 21 from 12pm to 8pm. (more...)

Make Music Winter Announces Updated Schedule For Its New York City CelebrationMake Music Winter Announces Updated Schedule For Its New York City Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration held each Dec. 21 and featuring 15 participatory musical parades across New York City that bring communities together, today announced its updated schedule of events. The all-day musical celebration on the winter solstice brings out New Yorkers of all ages and musical ability to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas and other public spaces across the five boroughs. Make Music Winter, which launched in NYC in 2011 and is expanding nationwide with 30 U.S. cities participating, is the cold-weather counterpart to Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on June 21, the summer solstice. (more...)

Make Music Winter Announces Updated ScheduleMake Music Winter Announces Updated Schedule
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration held each Dec. 21 and featuring 15 participatory musical parades across New York City that bring communities together, today announced its updated schedule of events. The all-day musical celebration on the winter solstice brings out New Yorkers of all ages and musical ability to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas and other public spaces across the five boroughs. Make Music Winter, which launched in NYC in 2011 and is expanding nationwide with 30 U.S. cities participating, is the cold-weather counterpart to Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on June 21, the summer solstice. (more...)

Make Music Winter Returns To NYC With Live Music In All 5 BoroughsMake Music Winter Returns To NYC With Live Music In All 5 Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration featuring 12 participatory musical parades across New York City on the winter solstice, returns this year on Friday, Dec. 21. The all-day musical celebration on the shortest day of the year brings New Yorkers of all styles, ages and skill levels together to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas and other public spaces citywide. Make Music Winter, which launched in NYC eight years ago and this year is expanding nationwide with more than 20 U.S. cities participating, is the cold-weather counterpart to Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on June 21, the summer solstice. (more...)

George Hearn to Present ANIMAL TALES at Town Hall TheaterGeorge Hearn to Present ANIMAL TALES at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

George Hearn, one of the biggest stars of the Broadway musical, is our neighbor.  Having won Tony awards for his performances in La Cage aux Folles and Sunset Boulevard, and an Emmy for playing the title role in Sweeney Todd opposite Angela Lansbury, he now lives with his family outside of Essex, New York. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards; Just One Week Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards; FENCES Leads Best Play!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards; FENCES Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Review: Phase Eight Theater Company Presents JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAINBWW Review: Phase Eight Theater Company Presents JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN
by Heather Vollman - Oct 3, 2017

This past weekend, Phase Eight produced Stephen Adly Guirgis' JESUS HOPPED THE A-TRAIN, a chillingly honest look at the strikingly different lives of Angel and Lucius, two New York City men incarcerated on Riker's Island. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Uplifts a Weary City at Players By The SeaBWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Uplifts a Weary City at Players By The Sea
by Heather Vollman - Sep 17, 2017

I laughed more than I have in weeks, escaping the reality of my own personal tragedies, and judging by the uncontrollable laughter, clapping, and singing along that surrounded me in the audience, one thing is clear: this revue is exactly what you need right now, Jacksonville. Featuring 39 classi (more...)

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre DirectorDouglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts announced last week that Joe Kemper has been named the theatre department's new Musical Theatre Director. He assumes his new role in mid-August.  (more...)

BWW Previews: THE CALL at The 5 & DimeBWW Previews: THE CALL at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - Aug 9, 2017

THE CALL examines the racial barriers, cultural assumptions, and emotional complexities of growing a family through the scope of a white family who pursues the adoption of a child from Africa. With a growing reputation for producing shows that provoke contemplation and conversation, you don't want to miss this meaningful work. (more...)

BWW Review: Jacksonville's Youth Rumble in WEST SIDE STORY at SMTE
by Heather Vollman - Jul 22, 2017

For 12 years running, the FSCJ Artist series and the Wilson Center for the Arts has produced an Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience. This year brings WEST SIDE STORY, a mammothly essential piece of work to all musical theatre lovers. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, WEST SIDE STORY is often heralded as a top 5 work of theatre. The show runs through July 30th, and tickets are available here. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 16, 2017

'BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Gimme, gimme! THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens at Theatre Jacksonville
by Heather Vollman - Jun 12, 2017

With wide eyes and big dreams, Millie Dillmount leaves behind her small town of Salina, Kansas to pursue a life of riches and fame in New York City. Like most of us, it takes Millie mere moments in the Big Apple to learn her goals may be a little harder to come by than she had originally thought. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, a comedic musical in two acts is full of fun choreography, toe-tapping songs, and larger-than-life characters. (more...)

BWW Feature: AN EVENING OF SONG with The 5 & Dime LIVE at BABS Lab
by Heather Vollman - May 31, 2017

The 5 & Dime held an evening of song at BABS Lab in Riverside Friday and Saturday night. Some of Jacksonville's finest took the stage in a themed 'Miscast' Cabaret, and I was there to speak with the cast and audience members post-performance. (more...)

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