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Review: Dizzying Night at the Met with Grigorian's Splendiferous BUTTERFLY in House Debut
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 28, 2024

Those of us who keep an eye on the comings and goings of singers at major opera houses around the world, have known that Friday’s debutant, Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, was going to be one to watch. And it was. No worries about whether her voice would translate from Europe’s smaller houses to the Met’s enormous hall: Grigorian may have been singing Puccini’s Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly this time around, but she’s a well-schooled Lady Macbeth and Turandot as well, bringing a notably large voice with her. She survived the Met’s notoriously short rehearsal time for revivals (particularly for the second cast of the season). Lastly, she even made it through the final curveball, when tenor Jonathan Tetelman became ill and standby Chad Shelton had to take over as Pinkerton; he did well considering the circumstances, but he was no match for her.

Untitled Theater Company No. 61's EXAGOGE Begins Tonight at La MaMa
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2024

The world premiere of Untitled Theater Company No. 61's Exagoge begins tonight at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street in New York City.

THE TIGER'S APPRENTICE Arrives on Digital May 14th & on DVD May 28th
by Josh Sharpe - Apr 15, 2024

Based on the popular children’s book series by Laurence Yep, The Tiger's Apprentice is an authentic coming-of-age tale with mystical characters, laugh-out-loud comedy, and pulse-pounding action.  The film features vibrant animation and a star-studded voice cast including Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Bowen Yang, Greta Lee, Brandon Soo Hoo, and more.

La MaMa to Present World Premiere of Untitled Theater Company No. 61's EXAGOGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2024

La MaMa will present the world premiere of Untitled Theater Company No. 61’s Exagoge. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

La MaMa Will Present World Premiere of Untitled Theater Company No. 61's EXAGOGE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2024

La MaMa will present the world premiere of Untitled Theater Company No. 61's Exagoge, with original music by Avner Finberg, script and libretto by Edward Einhorn, directed by Einhorn.

VIDEO: Meet the Cratchits from Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 17, 2023

Meet the family bringing all of the holiday cheer to A CHRISTMAS CAROL in this video from the Alliance Theatre below!

Shell Daze Music Festival Announces 2024 Lineup
by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2023

Shell Daze Music Festival returns to Overton Park Shell in midtown Memphis April 19-20, 2024 with a funk-filled lineup led by JJ Grey & Mofro and Oteil & Friends ft. Steve Kimock, Jason Crosby, Johnny Kimock, Tom Guarna, and Lamar Williams Jr.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Return to the Alliance Theatre This Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2023

Performances begin this week for Alliance Theatre’s annual holiday production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, returning to The Coca-Cola Stage November 11 – December 24, 2023.

HOUSE OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE III Extended At Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2023

House of the Exquisite Corpse III has been extended through November 4 at Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage. Don't miss out on this unique and elevated horror experience. Get all the details here.

Rough House Theater Relocates HOUSE OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE III To Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2023

Get ready for a spine-chilling experience as Rough House Theater brings House Of The Exquisite Corpse III to Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Space. Dive into the world of immersive puppetry and horror starting Friday the 13th. Don't miss out on Chicago's only puppet haunted house.

LA MAMA PUPPET FESTIVAL to Present Four World Premieres & More in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

Explore the La MaMa Puppet Festival's thrilling lineup of four world-premiere shows. Experience the innovative and captivating puppetry performances as talented artists take the stage. Don't miss your chance to witness the latest creations in this exciting event.

La MaMa Announces 62nd Season And Expansion Of RADICAL ACCESS INITIATIVE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2023

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club announces its 62nd Season and its RADICAL ACCESS INITITATIVE (RAI), an expansion of La MaMa's local and global network that increases outreach to new artists and audiences beyond the four walls of La MaMa's three theatres and new Community Arts Space.

Activist Opera Company, White Snake Projects, Presents World Premiere of MONKEY: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2023

Celebrated for creating diverse, timely and relevant opera, activist opera company White Snake Projects (WSP) and its founder Cerise Lim Jacobs today announced the upcoming world premiere of MONKEY: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable on the Robert J. Orchard Stage at Boston's Emerson Paramount Center.

Chicago Puppet Artists Will Present a Mini-Festival Next Month
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2023

Ten incredible Chicago artists who have spent the past eight months creating new, original puppet theater shows while in residence at the Chicago Puppet Lab, will present a mini-festival of their works in progress, June 1-11 in the Chopin Theatre Basement, 1543 W. Division St. in Wicker Park. 

Chicago Puppet Fest to Present Living Room Tour Benefit Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2023

Hot on the heels of the 5th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, its largest and most successful ever, the Chicago Puppet Fest is pulling strings again this spring, dangling two delightful opportunities for Chicago audiences to enjoy the art and craft of contemporary puppetry.

Japan Society To Host Play Reading I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND YOU, BUT... On March 13
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2023

As part of its current Performing Arts Season, Fall 2022—Spring 2023, Japan Society presents a staged reading of I'm Trying to Understand You, But… by Japanese playwright Yuri Yamada, led by NYC-based director NJ Agwuna, taking place Monday, March 13 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society.

Japan Society Presents AKUTAGAWA Puppet Theater, February 23-25
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2023

AKUTAGAWA is a stage portrait of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, father of the modern Japanese short novel and best known for In a Grove, the basis of Akira Kurosawa's landmark 1950 film Rashomon.  

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, the largest of its kind in North America, returning January 18-29, 2023, at venues large and small throughout the city.

Review: Change Your Life Overnight in 3 Easy Steps!�"A Christmas Carol at The Alliance
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - Dec 11, 2022

The Alliance Theatre's annual production of the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted by David H. Bell and directed by Leora Morris, runs on the Coca-Cola Stage until December 24, 2022. Described as 'one of Atlanta's most treasured holiday traditions,' this production is Alliance’s 34th. It is also a remount of last year's reimagined staging, design, and performance features 'stunning new costumes, beautiful live music, exciting puppetry, and a reconceived set design.' It's easy to say Alliance's A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a holiday gift in itself. The story is a timeless reminder of what a little kindness, generosity, and gratitude can do to not only change your own life, but also your community that surrounds you.

MANUEL CINEMA'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play at Writers Theatre This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022

Writers Theatre will continue its 2022/23 Season with Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol, a Manual Cinema production adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, devised by Manual Cinema with additional writing by Nate Marshall. Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol will be presented November 29 – December 24, 2022.

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