BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Holiday Tradition of A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to a Fitting CloseBWW Review: Nashville Rep's Holiday Tradition of A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to a Fitting Close
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018

When the final curtain falls on A Christmas Story at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre on December 22, the cast and crew of Nashville Repertory Theatre's production will pack up all the leg lamps and all the tinsel, Gary Hoff's gorgeous set will go into mothballs, the costumes will be stored away with the rest of the company's vast collection and a ten-year-old Nashville holiday tradition will come to an end. (more...)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Cease Operations After 38 SeasonsSanta Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Cease Operations After 38 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to shutter the venerable ensemble permanently. The decision follows a Board vote in April to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization's prospects. The Chamber Orchestra presented its final concert of the 2016-17 season on May 16 at the Lobero Theatre. (more...)

L'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CDL'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

L'Ermitage Foundation, will present Cello Teacher Ruslan Biryukov and his Cello Student Nathan Le, in the World Premiere Performance of their new CD titled, CELLO PINNACLE, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, at the intersection of I 405, in Bel Air, CA  90049. (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner AuditoriumVladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

It's Opening Day for Nashville Children's Theatre's GOODNIGHT MOONIt's Opening Day for Nashville Children's Theatre's GOODNIGHT MOON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 13, 2017

Opening day is here: Everybody's favorite bedtime book is magically transformed into an imaginative, unforgettable theatrical experience as Goodnight Moon takes the stage at Nashville Children's Theatre April 13 through May 14. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Spring is Here...Dance Into The Theater This WeekendCritic's Choice: Spring is Here...Dance Into The Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing? Well, Mr. Lorenz Hart, personally, we are too damn busy with creating the magic of live theater: We're directing a show (Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? opens next week - April 20 - at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, thank you very much) and trying to make it out to see as much theater in Nashville as possible before old age takes its toll - it's tough out there for a theater critic! (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Always Magical A CHRISTMAS STORYBWW Review: Nashville Rep's Always Magical A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 30, 2016

Some grand holiday traditions are exactly what is needed in these turbulent times and nothing is more pleasing than the 2016 version of Nashville Repertory Theatre's live stage version of A Christmas Story, the theatrical treatment of the movie of the same name that somehow captures all the memories and nostalgia, all the laughter and mayhem of the holiday season. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's All-Star Cast Shines in NOISES OFFBWW Review: Nashville Rep's All-Star Cast Shines in NOISES OFF
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 17, 2016

There comes a moment in Act Two (or maybe it's Act One - on second thought, maybe it's the second Act One, although it could be the third…) of Michael Frayn's Noises Off, now onstage at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre, in which Martha Wilkinson comes onstage, hits her mark, cuts her eyes at another actor and with perfect timing reaches out to touch his arm, her expressive face showing every word the audience needs to hear, eliciting guffaws and applause as her reward. (more...)

Amernet String Quartet to Perform Inaugural PIX 'N MUSIC Concert at National Opera CenterAmernet String Quartet to Perform Inaugural PIX 'N MUSIC Concert at National Opera Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Amernet String Quartet will be in concert today, September 13 at 8:30 PM at National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avnue, between 28th and 29th Streets in Manhattan, performing the inaugural Pix 'N Music concert, presented by Chamber Players International and Jeffrey James Arts Consulting. (more...)

Frederic Chiu Sets Solo Piano Series PerformanceFrederic Chiu Sets Solo Piano Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

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Amernet String Quartet to Perform Inaugural PIX 'N MUSIC Concert at National Opera CenterAmernet String Quartet to Perform Inaugural PIX 'N MUSIC Concert at National Opera Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Amernet String Quartet will be in concert on Tuesday, September 13 at 8:30 PM at National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avnue, between 28th and 29th Streets in Manhattan, performing the inaugural Pix 'N Music concert, presented by Chamber Players International and Jeffrey James Arts Consulting. (more...)

Frederic Chiu Sets Solo Piano Series PerformanceFrederic Chiu Sets Solo Piano Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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5@5 at DiMenna Presents Frederic Chiu in CLASSICAL SMACKDOWN 9/105@5 at DiMenna Presents Frederic Chiu in CLASSICAL SMACKDOWN 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series presents Frederic Chiu in Classical Smackdown - J.S. Bach vs. Philip Glass, a concert on Saturday, September 10 at 5:00 PM, as the eighth program of their 2016 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Jazz-Age Triumph CHICAGOBWW Review: Nashville Rep's Jazz-Age Triumph CHICAGO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2016

Chicago is one of my favorite cities on the planet, so it goes that Chicago, the Tony Award- and Oscar-winning musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is also one of my favorite stage musicals. Brash, sassy, laugh-out-loud funny at one moment, and heart-tuggingly and sweetly sentimental at the next - with a musical score that's memorable and pitch-perfect in the skillful way it tells the story of wannabe vaudeville superstars Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly - Chicago has been a part of the musical theater vernacular for almost 40 years. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/22/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/22/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 22, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's GOOD MONSTERSBWW Review: Nashville Rep's GOOD MONSTERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 14, 2016

Make no mistake: Nate Eppler is far too good a playwright to remain Nashville theater's best-kept secret for much longer. If you need further proof of his brilliance (a word I don't use to describe people very often), even after witnessing it first-hand in his earlier plays - like the noirish Rear Widow, the imaginative Larries or the compelling Long Way Down - then get yourself as quickly as humanly possible down to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre and allow yourself to be immersed in his latest work of stage wizardry: the challenging, enlightening and provocative Good Monsters. (more...)

Nashville Rep's GOOD MONSTERS Premiere Begins Peformances TodayNashville Rep's GOOD MONSTERS Premiere Begins Peformances Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre stages the world premiere of GOOD MONSTERS, a psychological drama centering on an off-duty police officer involved in the shooting of an unarmed teen. GOOD MONSTERS begins its run today, February 13 in Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The production will play its final performance on February 27. (more...)

The Friday 5: GOOD MONSTERS' Nate EpplerThe Friday 5: GOOD MONSTERS' Nate Eppler
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 12, 2016

Nate Eppler is, arguably, the best playwright now pursuing his art in Nashville - and with his latest work, Good Monsters, opening tomorrow night at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre, he finds himself squarely back in the spotlight. It is, after all, the world premiere production of his newest, perhaps most controversial and provocative, play. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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