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THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Comes to the 4th Wall Theatre Photo THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Comes to the 4th Wall Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

4th Wall Theatre Company will present the Houston Premiere production of the recent Broadway smash hit, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell.

BWW Review: ACOUSTIC ROOSTER'S BARNYARD BOOGIE:  STARRING INDIGO BLUME at Family Thea Photo BWW Review: ACOUSTIC ROOSTER'S BARNYARD BOOGIE: STARRING INDIGO BLUME at Family Theater/Kennedy Center
by Mary Lincer - Nov 22, 2021

Kwame Alexander's 2010 picture book for the age 5-8 set, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band, secretly serves as Jazz 101 for children the way Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Britten's Young People's Guide to the Orchestra introduce them to musical instruments. Alexander's book, with characters such as Mules Davis and Duck Ellington, not only brims with puns, it explicates jazz and packs its own gem of a glossary. His 2011 title, Indigo Blume and the Garden City, introduces his spunky 9 year old heroine who teaches an urban neighborhood to go green and make our garden grow. In 2020, Alexander blended some of the characters from both books to help children realize that the show must go on even when you're a little scared of getting up in front of groups and also that your parents love you. No. Matter. What The books are joys, but Alexander's and Mary Rand Hess' 2021 mashup of them into this 70 minute musical production, in the Family Theater of the Kennedy Center through November 28, has flaws. Let's get them over with so that the good news can follow.

BWW Review: ACOUSTIC ROOSTER'S BARNYARD BOOGIE:  STARRING INDIGO BLUME at Family Thea Photo BWW Review: ACOUSTIC ROOSTER'S BARNYARD BOOGIE: STARRING INDIGO BLUME at Family Theater/Kennedy Center
by Mary Lincer - Nov 21, 2021

Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume

Kwame Alexander's ACOUSTIC ROOSTER Hits The Stage At The Kennedy Center This Month Photo Kwame Alexander's ACOUSTIC ROOSTER Hits The Stage At The Kennedy Center This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the full cast and creative team for Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume, a Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere that inspired the recent book of the same title.

Tama Gucci Shares New Track 'Challenge' From Upcoming EP Photo Tama Gucci Shares New Track 'Challenge' From Upcoming EP
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2021

Musician, vocalist, and electronic composer Tama Gucci has announced details of his third EP, Almost Blue, due November 9th. Listen to the EP's lead single, 'Challenge', now!

Gulfshore Opera Presents WORLD OF LLOYD WEBBER Photo Gulfshore Opera Presents WORLD OF LLOYD WEBBER
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2021

Gulfshore Opera has announced World of Lloyd Webber, a concert where opera meets Broadway. Performances run January 29-February 4.

Education:  Scott Evan Davis & Laurel Harris To Offer Youth-Oriented Performance Work Photo Education: Scott Evan Davis & Laurel Harris To Offer Youth-Oriented Performance Workshop I AM
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2020

An eight-week workshop is taking registrants for teenage actors looking to learn from two of the industry's most respected!

Strand Theater & Two Strikes Announce BROWN SUGAR BAKE-OFF: A BLACK WOMXN VIRTUAL PLA Photo Strand Theater & Two Strikes Announce BROWN SUGAR BAKE-OFF: A BLACK WOMXN VIRTUAL PLAY FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020

Two women-centric theaters in Baltimore have joined forces for a new festival that celebrates Black womxn voices. Strand Theater Company and the new Two Strikes Theatre Collective announce the ten plays that will be produced in the inaugural Brown Sugar Bake-Off: A Black Womxn Virtual Play Festival.

Children's Theatre Company Presents CORDUROY and LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET Photo Children's Theatre Company Presents CORDUROY and LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

Children's Theatre Company will present two digital productions this fall that were critically acclaimed from past seasons-Corduroy running October 12 through 24, 2020 and Last Stop on Market Street running November 9 through 21, 2020.

Performance Added for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Main Street Theater Photo Performance Added for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Main Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020

Main Street Theater (MST) is presenting the timely classic, The Diary of Anne Frank based on the iconic book. a?oeThere were over a dozen Anti-Semitic violent incidents in the month of December alone,a?? notes Vivienne M. St. John, MST Theater for Youth Artistic Director and director of the production. a?oeIt is now more important than ever to educate people about the dangers of history repeating itself. The Diary of Anne Frank is so impactful because it speaks to young people who will be the voice of our future and adults who have the power to create change immediately. Anne, while enduring unbearable abuse, spoke of love and hope for the future. By producing Anne Frank, we hope to instill a desire for others to be courageous, speak out and stand up against discrimination and hate.a?? The production will run Sundays, January 26, February 9 & 16 at 2:30pm and February 9 at 7:00pm at MST's Midtown location, 3400 Main St. in Matchbox4. All tickets are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com. Tickets are $16 - $26.

The Catastrophic Theatre Presents FEFU AND HER FRIENDS By Maria Irene Fornes Photo The Catastrophic Theatre Presents FEFU AND HER FRIENDS By Maria Irene Fornes
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2020

The Catastrophic Theatre is proud to produce Fefu and Her Friends, a signature work of feminist theatre by a giant of the avant-garde, Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Julia Oppenheim Traber. Over the years, The Catastrophic Theatre (and its predecessor Infernal Bridegroom Productions) have produced Fornes's The Danube and MUD, to much critical acclaim. Fefu and Her Friends runs February 14 a?" March 8 at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH).

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to Main Street Theater Photo THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to Main Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2020

Main Street Theater (MST) is presenting the timely classic, The Diary of Anne Frank based on the iconic book. a?oeThere were over a dozen Anti-Semitic violent incidents in the month of December alone,a?? notes Vivienne M. St. John, MST Theater for Youth Artistic Director and director of the production. a?oeIt is now more important than ever to educate people about the dangers of history repeating itself. The Diary of Anne Frank is so impactful because it speaks to young people who will be the voice of our future and adults who have the power to create change immediately. Anne, while enduring unbearable abuse, spoke of love and hope for the future. By producing Anne Frank, we hope to instill a desire for others to be courageous, speak out and stand up against discrimination and hate.a?? The production will run Sundays, January 26, February 9 & 16 at 2:30pm and February 9 at 7:00pm at MST's Midtown location, 3400 Main St. in Matchbox4. All tickets are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com. Tickets are $16 - $26.

Main Street Theater Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Photo Main Street Theater Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020

Main Street Theater (MST) is presenting the timely classic, The Diary of Anne Frank based on the iconic book. 'There were over a dozen Anti-Semitic violent incidents in the month of December alone,' notes Vivienne M. St. John, MST Theater for Youth Artistic Director and director of the production.

BWW Review: BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Storms Through CATASTROPHIC THEATRE Photo BWW Review: BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Storms Through CATASTROPHIC THEATRE
by Suzanne Tidwell - Dec 4, 2019

Claire Barron's edgy comedy/drama centers on a small, slightly dysfunctional family and their problems, the biggest of which is a massive storm system moving relentlessly their way.

City Of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs Presents LOITERING IS DELIGHTFUL Photo City Of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs Presents LOITERING IS DELIGHTFUL
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF) are pleased to present Loitering is delightful,an exhibition that brings together ten Los Angeles artists to explore the joyful possibilities of slowing down.

Tamarie Cooper Directs The Catastrophic Theatre's Season Opener, TRAGEDY, A TRAGEDY Photo Tamarie Cooper Directs The Catastrophic Theatre's Season Opener, TRAGEDY, A TRAGEDY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 4, 2019

Tamarie Cooper Directs The Catastrophic Theatre's Season Opener, TRAGEDY, A TRAGEDY 

Visión Latino Theatre Company And Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Announce IN THE HE Photo Visión Latino Theatre Company And Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Announce IN THE HEIGHTS Cast And Creatives
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2019

Visión Latino Theatre Company and Jedlicka Performing Arts Center (JPAC) have partnered to bring the hit Musical In The Heights to their upcoming season. Both companies decided to partner to bring this important story of family, struggle, celebration, and perseverance to the community of Cicero and Chicagoland. Performances of In The Heights will be held at JPAC (3801 S Central Ave.)

BWW Review: Necessity and Realism Prevail Along with Enchantment in LOVE'S LABOUR'S L Photo BWW Review: Necessity and Realism Prevail Along with Enchantment in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 1, 2019

Berowne gloomily foresees: 'Necessity will make us all forsworn Three thousand times within this three year's space.' And by 'necessity' we can be sure he means not simply the logistical necessity of dealing with women but what we might call Jurassic Park Necessity: Life finds a way. As Shakespeare himself wrote in a similar context: 'The world must be peopled.' And for peopling, you need relations between the sexes.

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Photo Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2019

The beloved Peanuts gang is back at Main Street Theater (MST)!  The popular musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the classic comic strip by Charles Schulz, is celebrating its 51st anniversary.  

BWW Review: TOAST Goes Against the Grain at the Catastrophic Theatre Photo BWW Review: TOAST Goes Against the Grain at the Catastrophic Theatre
by Pnina Topham - Apr 16, 2019

The world premiere of Brian Jucha's TOAST at the Catastrophic Theatre is a theatrical experience unlike any other. This deeply layered, highly surrealist adventure draws audiences through realms of reality, and varied states of consciousness, with a mashup of vignettes featuring current events, scenes from the movie Alien, stories about love, and a parade of flamingos. It reveals and revels in themes of loss, betrayal, love, and the meaning of life. TOAST is hilarious, absurd, mesmerizing, and not-to-be-missed.

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