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BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features 
VOODOO MACBETH Photo BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features VOODOO MACBETH
by Herbert Paine - Jun 12, 2021

A bold and refreshing initiative by USC School of Cinematic Arts claims the title of Welles’s legendary stage production, VOODOO MACBETH, for a full-length film that chronicles the making of the staging. The film is scheduled for showing at the Sedona International Film Festival (June 12th-20th).

Duke Energy Center and African American Cultural Festival Announce Partnership and Vi Photo Duke Energy Center and African American Cultural Festival Announce Partnership and Virtual Black History Month Program
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 12, 2021

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County (AACF) announce their new annual partnership which will feature four co-produced events. The events will focus on bringing the community together while honoring African American culture and heritage.

Vevo Presents Jadakiss Live Performance Of ME Photo Vevo Presents Jadakiss Live Performance Of ME
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 7, 2019

Vevo announces Jadakiss as the next artist in their Ctrl series with performances of 'ME' premiering today. 

Hall Memorial School Drama Presents DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Photo Hall Memorial School Drama Presents DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2018

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, 'Disney's The Little Mermaid' is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including 'Under the Sea,' 'Kiss the Girl' and 'Part of Your World.'

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Serves Up Nostalgia with a Smile
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Mar 11, 2017

For those wishing to take a trip back to a simpler era, Biddeford City Theater's production of Pump Boys & Dinettes serves up a wistful, warm slice of nostalgia together with a foot-tapping country musical score that is guaranteed to leave the audience smiling and singing along. The 1980s juke box musical written by members of the band of the same name (John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann) is set in a small North Carolina town on Highway 57 where four men who work at a gas station and two waitresses who run the adjacent Double Cupp Diner tell stories and jam on guitars, piano, bass, and kitchen utensils. The tunes are vintage country rock, filled with humor, heartache, a longing for the adventures of the road, and the flavors of small town southern life. Anchored by the show's remarkable music director, Kevin Smith, on piano, the seven-person cast sings, dances, and plays their heart out.

Downhome Musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to City Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Pump Boys And Dinettes a down-home musical full of country fun opens at City Theater in Biddeford March 10th. Welcome to the Double Cupp Diner, way down on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna, where the pie is fresh, and the waitresses are like the coffee - hot! The boys from the gas station next door play a high-octane blend of country and bluegrass packed with entertaining toe-tappers about life, love, and good times. Come on in and let good American folk music melt your troubles away with a generous serving of great music and foot-stomping fun.

Downhome Musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to City Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Pump Boys And Dinettes a down-home musical full of country fun opens at City Theater in Biddeford March 10th. Welcome to the Double Cupp Diner, way down on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna, where the pie is fresh, and the waitresses are like the coffee - hot! The boys from the gas station next door play a high-octane blend of country and bluegrass packed with entertaining toe-tappers about life, love, and good times. Come on in and let good American folk music melt your troubles away with a generous serving of great music and foot-stomping fun.

Downhome Musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to City Theater
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2017

Pump Boys And Dinettes a down-home musical full of country fun opens at City Theater in Biddeford March 10th. Welcome to the Double Cupp Diner, way down on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna, where the pie is fresh, and the waitresses are like the coffee - hot! The boys from the gas station next door play a high-octane blend of country and bluegrass packed with entertaining toe-tappers about life, love, and good times. Come on in and let good American folk music melt your troubles away with a generous serving of great music and foot-stomping fun.

Tiffany Mann, Kyle Taylor Parker, & David Rowen Lead JOYFUL, JOYFUL Remake for Social Change
by Robert Diamond - Nov 13, 2016

David Rowen, producer of YouTube series davidrowen/creative, assembled a diverse group of Broadway/theatre performers to remake and put a spin on the classic gospel medley, 'Joyful, Joyful,' from the Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill film, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. The video is the creative element of a larger project to promote positive social change, and to raise awareness and charity for Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy, which is a program that connects at-risk youth and law enforcement to build trust and understanding between the two groups.

SEUSSICAL Opens 1/30 at Gallery Players
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 11, 2016

Gallery Players continues its 49th season with the Seussical, the fantastic family musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.  Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On The Island and Ragtime)  have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite characters, with a rich and dazzling score to create an almost entirely sung-through show that transforms the theatre into the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, the invisible world of the Whos, and beyond.  Seussical will be helmed by Barrie Gelles, with musical direction by Trevor M. Pierce.  Opening night will be January 30th at 7:30PM.         

BWW Review: SUNNY THOMPSON Sparkles Brightly as MARILYN MONROE
by Don Grigware - Oct 19, 2015

Come an hour early to the El Portal Theatre and take a peak inside the lovely small Marilyn Monroe Theatre lobby, adjacent to the Mainstage and peruse the myriad of photos adorning the walls. They represent a delicious collection of candids of the iconic star. Then proceed on in to the Mainstage playing area for the 8 o'clock show ... you will gasp when Sunny Thompson comes on stage in character as MM. You first see her naked on a bed wrapped in silk sheets ...in live photographic implosions as the camera clicks away. The likeness will astound you.  

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES Ignites Portland Players' Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Sep 29, 2014

Portland Players takes an adventurous step in opening its season with a grand production of the beloved Boubil-Schonberg classic, LES MISERABLES. Assembling a large cast and mounting an impressive staging, this eighty-six year-old company delivers a performance of passion and heart, if not perfection. And yet the flaws which emerge - sometimes the result of direction or casting, but mostly by-products of the limitations of the theatre space - cannot dim the impact of the performance.

BROTHERS IN EXILE and TOMMY AND FRANK Top 2014 La Costa Film Festival's Sports Category
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The La Costa Film Festival (LCFF) announced today the winners of the 2014 festival. The La Costa Film Festival opened on September 18, 2014 with Frank Vs. God, starring Henry Cusick and Ever Carradine at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

Windham Theatre Guild Now Accepting Additions to Adult Broadway Chorus 2014
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 23, 2013

It's that time of the year when the Windham Theatre Guild Broadway Chorus is gearing up for another terrific concert. This year four terrific Broadway shows that span 70 years of Broadway excellence have been chosen. Rodgers and Hart's 'Babes In Arms' , Irving Berlin's classic 'Annie Get Your Gun', 'Sweet Charity' and the magnificent songs of Elton John and Tim Rice from 'The Lion King' .

The Public Theatre Opens THE LAST ROMANCE, 5/3
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 23, 2013

Is it ever too late to find love? The answer is a resounding 'no' in The Last Romance, the heartwarming romantic comedy about the thrill and complications of love in the later years, now playing at The Public Theatre May 3 -12.

BWW Reviews: THE MOUSETRAP at Village Still Keeps 'Em Guessing
by Jay Irwin - Jan 19, 2013

To think that a murder mystery that's been around for 60 years such as “The Mousetrap', currently playing at Village Theatre, could still be fresh. I mean, everyone knows who the killer is by now, right? Nope. I for one couldn't remember and from the gasps in the audience many others couldn't either. But then that's part of the enduring quality of this Agatha Christie classic, it still keeps you guessing. And the Village production is so full of fun, rich characters and, of course, red herrings that it amounts to a thoroughly enjoyable night out.

BWW Reviews: El Portal Heats Up with Marilyn Forever Blonde
by Don Grigware - Aug 6, 2012

An uncanny incarnation! A perfect replica! Such have been the reviews worldwide for Sunny Thompson in her remarkable performance as Marilyn Monroe in Greg Thompson's Marilyn Forever Blonde, which played the El Portal Mainstage last weekend to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death. The play has gone cross country, even to London, to great acclaim and awards. Thompson has been unanimously praised for her razor sharp recreation. Not only does she look, walk, talk and sing - a better singer than MM - like Marilyn, but she somehow manages to inhabit her thoroughly and channel her emotional fragility to the letter.

Jeremiah W. Birkett, Jenny Jules Lead Arena's RUINED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2011

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting and the creative team for Ruined, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Arena Stage Project Resident Lynn Nottage.

TSC's ROMEO AND JULIET Opens 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, returns to its outdoor roots with its multi-stage production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens this spring.

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres - April 2011 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Mar 30, 2011

While the cherry blossoms are blooming - over 30 productions will be taking root on DC area stages in April. So come visit the Nation's Capital and see a show or two or more. There's something playing for everyone.

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