BWW Review: After 10 Years, Nashville Ballet's NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER Dazzles and DelightsBWW Review: After 10 Years, Nashville Ballet's NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER Dazzles and Delights
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 4, 2018

As difficult as it may be to comprehend, Nashville's Nutcracker - Paul Vasterling's beautiful and evocative holiday gift to his adopted hometown - first debuted in 2008 and its return in 2018 only enhances the already stellar reputation of Nashville Ballet as the city's leading arts entity and adds more luster to the glittering resume of its artistic director, who this season celebrates his 20th anniversary leading the company. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet Brings SEVEN DEADLY SINS To Life at TPACBWW Review: Nashville Ballet Brings SEVEN DEADLY SINS To Life at TPAC
by Cillea Houghton - Oct 23, 2018

Always finding unique ways to tell the stories of the world, the Nashville Ballet offered the SEVEN DEADLY SINS for the second year in a row, artistically exploring the darkest depths of our souls. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Compact HAIRSPRAY A Rousing Winner at OC's Chance Theater
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 27, 2015

Bravo to Chance Theater for taking on this mainstream hit and making it actually feel like a fresh, awesome little indie. Now playing through August 9, the latest offering from Orange County's bold, award-winning regional theater company is their own 'intimate' theater re-staging of HAIRSPRAY, the 2002 hit Tony Award-winning musical comedy. The results? Quite simply a more compact production that is an absolutely undeniable, all-around rousing winner. Under the direction of Kari Hayter, the celebratory production's immersive, semi-theater-in-the-round minimalist approach actually thrusts the show's outstanding music and comedy out front, wonderfully blanketing the audience in the show's pro-integration, pro-acceptance storyline about a rotund young lady with big hair and big dreams who sets off to change the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- HAIRSPRAY at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Hairspray will run through August 9 on the main stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Check out BroadwayWorld's photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS, Opening Tonight at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Chance Theater will present the third show of its 16th Anniversary Season -- the groundbreaking 21st century musical, IN THE HEIGHTS. Written by Pulitzer Finalists Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, the musical will feature direction by Chance Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreography by resident artist Kelly Todd and music direction by Robyn Wallace. IN THE HEIGHTS opens tonight, July 11, and continues through August 3 at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Begins Tonight at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Chance Theater will present the third show of its 16th Anniversary Season -- the groundbreaking 21st century musical, In The Heights. Written by Pulitzer Finalists Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, with direction by Chance Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreography by resident artist Kelly Todd and music direction by Robyn Wallace. In The Heights will preview from tonight, July 3 through 10, regular performances will begin July 11 and continue through August 3 at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS to Begin July 3 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Chance Theater will present the third show of its 16th Anniversary Season -- the groundbreaking 21st century musical, In The Heights. Written by Pulitzer Finalists Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, with direction by Chance Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreography by resident artist Kelly Todd and music direction by Robyn Wallace. In The Heights will preview from July 3 through 10, regular performances will begin July 11 and continue through August 3 at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Puts on Powerhouse Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by Robert Barossi - Apr 4, 2014

When Anne Frank wrote in her diary, she was not just expressing her honest and true feelings about her daily observations and experiences. She was recording for posterity a harrowing tale of how a group of people tried against all odds to survive one of the most terrible times in history. Anne's family and friends hid in an attic for just over two years while the Nazis occupied the Netherlands. While living in constant fear of being discovered and captured, Anne and the others did all they could to attempt a normal existence and hold on to some semblance of optimism and hope. Ocean State Theatre Company's production perfectly creates those moments of hope while at the same time truthfully revealing how these people's resilience and courage were tested every day. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick will present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, The Diary of Anne Frank from tonight, March 26 - April 13. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Opens 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick will present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, The Diary of Anne Frank from March 26 - April 13. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALMOST, MAINE Will Charm Your Thermal Socks Off.
by Caroline Sposto - Jan 6, 2014

'You're in unorganized territory . . .It's not an actual town, technically . . . .See, to be in a town you gotta get organized . . . .' The New York Post aptly described 'Almost, Maine' as 'The Twilight Zone meets Thornton Wilder.' (more...)

ALMOST, MAINE Set for TheatreWorks' POTS@TheWorks Series, 1/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

On a cold winter's night in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine, it seems everyone is busy falling in and out of love. The mysteries of the human heart are explored in vignettes where the characters respond to the joys and woes of romance in unexpected ways. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ocean State Theatre Company's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Starring Alyssa Gorgone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit which brought new life to the historic Theatre By The Sea for the past five years, is currently presenting their first summer production in their new state-of-the-Art Theatre in Warwick - the all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy, Legally Blonde The Musical, which opened on July 10, 2013. We've got the first production shots by Mark Turek below! (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit which brought new life to the historic Theatre By The Sea for the past five years, is proud to present their first summer production in their new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick - the all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy, Legally Blonde The Musical, which opens tonight, July 10, 2013. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL to Open 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit which brought new life to the historic Theatre By The Sea for the past five years, is proud to present their first summer production in their new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick - the all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy, Legally Blonde The Musical, which opens on July 10, 2013. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Host 2013 Jimmy Awards Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) is pleased to announce that 62 finalists selected from tens of thousands of students will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, scholarships and other honors at an event on Broadway to be hosted by the Tony Award-nominated stars of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Santino Fontana (the Prince). The fifth annual performance showcase featuring dynamic ensemble and solo performances exclusively from the musical theater cannon will take place on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St). (more...)

CINDERELLA's Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Host 2013 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) previously announced that 62 finalists selected from tens of thousands of students will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, scholarships and other honors at an event on Broadway to be hosted by the Tony Award-nominated stars of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Santino Fontana (the Prince). The fifth annual performance showcase featuring dynamic ensemble and solo performances exclusively from the musical theater cannon will take place tonight, July 1, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St). (more...)

CINDERELLA's Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Host 2013 Jimmy Awards; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) is pleased to announce that 62 finalists selected from tens of thousands of students will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, scholarships and other honors at an event on Broadway to be hosted by the Tony Award-nominated stars of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Santino Fontana (the Prince). The fifth annual performance showcase featuring dynamic ensemble and solo performances exclusively from the musical theater cannon will take place on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St). (more...)