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BWW Review: THE CHRISTMAS REVELS: A Long Tradition of Community Forged Through Music Photo BWW Review: THE CHRISTMAS REVELS: A Long Tradition of Community Forged Through Music
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 19, 2019

From what I can tell, THE CHRISTMAS REVELS is one of those much-loved traditions that people look forward to revisiting year after year, like a performance of THE NUTCRACKER or A CHRISTMAS CAROL, or taking the kids to see Santa Claus. However, unlike those other holiday seasonal shows, the REVELS is billed as a celebration of the winter solstice, and it not only allows, but encourages (requires?) the audience to participate in a number of singalongs throughout the program. This year marks the 49th annual REVELS, but it was my first experience, which caused me to wonder what took me so long. Each year features a different cultural theme and this year's journey takes us back to the 1930s, to Dust Bowl-era America.

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THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer F Photo THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.

Stellar Scholars' World Class David Reinstein Has Arranged His Anthem for Israel for  Photo Stellar Scholars' World Class David Reinstein Has Arranged His Anthem for Israel for Strings, French Horns, Guitar, and Violins in a Fortissimo Performance
by Robert Diamond - Apr 2, 2018

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival Photo Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org.

Stellar Scholars World Class David Reinstein Has Arranged His Anthem for Israel for S Photo Stellar Scholars World Class David Reinstein Has Arranged His Anthem for Israel for Strings, French Horns, Guitar, and Violins in a Fortissimo Performance
by Robert Diamond - Mar 29, 2018

Stellar Scholars David Reinstein has polished his musical masterwork, Anthem for Israel Live Read StoryTube on YouTube for a concert performance. New York City's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall as well as Detroit's audiences at Orchestra Hall are in for a night to remember. Lauds Stellar Scholars President Ashley Sword said: "We could not be prouder of David. Anyone who has listened to his StoryTube lively KLICK KLOCK on YouTube live read with my presentation is in for an absolute treat! David has pulled out all the stops in its world class debut. His Anthem for Israel is a superlative tribute for Israel which we and our celebrity and regular loyal Scholar listeners hope sincerely will become the country's 51st star on our Grand Old Flag as George M. Cohan would call it! David will step on stage and flourish his baton for strings (with first violinist Harry Hovaksimian), french horns, guitar, piano and drums for audiences at New York City's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and Detroit's own Orchestra Hall; they are in for an absolute treat." Music is just one of the several gifts Stellar Scholars relishes in showcasing, which includes the very popular Country Music stylings of Dee-troit's Paul Lubanski and Johnny Johnson as well as multi-talented Catherine Grimshaw. "Plus our now-famous, exclusive StoryTube live reads on YouTube which are driving our sister sites Stellar Romance and Saints and Scholars to doubling our eagerly anticipated page visits on YouTube in an astounding ten months!" said Ashley. Moreover, the Stellar Scholars has their Wild Golf (Wilderness Golf) Bettie Page Charity Open for Breast Cancer Survivors coming next month. "And I'd better mention our two new Stellar Novellas! I guess we've earned that nickname Women and Men of Wonder and we have our much appreciated following and YouTube to thank for that," said Ashley.

Stellar Scholars Wonder Woman Ashley Sword Promoted to President; Darlene House to Vi Photo Stellar Scholars Wonder Woman Ashley Sword Promoted to President; Darlene House to Vice-President
by Robert Diamond - Mar 16, 2018

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble's HAIL, HAIL, CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Ber Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble's HAIL, HAIL, CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, written by L. Maceo Ferris a senior member of the Black Ensemble Theater's BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 17 - April 1, 2018. The press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

Black Ensemble Theatre presents HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Berry Photo Black Ensemble Theatre presents HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, written by L. Maceo Ferris a senior member of the Black Ensemble Theater's BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 17 - April 1, 2018. The press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

Black Ensemble Theater Announces Casting for HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A TRIBUTE TO CHUCK BER Photo Black Ensemble Theater Announces Casting for HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A TRIBUTE TO CHUCK BERRY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 25, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, written by L. Maceo Ferris a senior member of the Black Ensemble Theater's BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 17 April 1, 2018. The press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

Stellar Scholars: Beautiful Stories, Beautiful Pictures, and 'Down Home' Country Musi Photo Stellar Scholars: Beautiful Stories, Beautiful Pictures, and 'Down Home' Country Music
by Robert Diamond - Sep 24, 2017

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer F Photo THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.

Love Versus Baseball: A Game of Balls and Strikes; Stellar Scholars Ask 'True Love: Romance or Baseball?'
by Robert Diamond - Jul 5, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta to Bring Kurt Weill's Anti-War JOHNNY JOHNSON to Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 - July 9, playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.

Chicago Folks Operetta to Bring Kurt Weill's Anti-War JOHNNY JOHNSON to Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 - July 9, playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 

Chicago Folks Operetta Announces Chicago Premiere of Anti-War Operetta JOHNNY JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 - July 9, playng at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 

Chicago Folks Operetta Announces 'War and remembrance' Season
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 17, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO)¬†is proud to announce its 2017 season titled ‚ÄúWar and Remembrance.‚ÄĚ Commemorating the 100th¬†Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, the season includes the fully staged Chicago premiere of¬†Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta¬†Johnny Johnson,¬†June 24 ‚Äď July 9,¬†‚ÄúKurt Weill and Paul Green: The Story Behind Johnny Johnson,‚Ä̬†a lecture with performances featuring¬†Weill Scholar Tim Carter,¬†May 24¬†and the CFO premiere of a concert¬† called¬†Operetta and The Great War,¬†June 28 and 29. All performances take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Specific details for each event are listed below. Tickets are on sale and available at¬†www.chicagofolksoperetta.org.¬†¬†(773) 327-5252

Christine Melton will be Singing Sweetly at New Harlem Besame
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2017

Christine Melton will be singing sweetly from The Great American Songbook with Pianist, Richard Clements, Malik Mclaurine - Bass, Camille Gainer-Jones - Drums at New Harlem Besame

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