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Review: SISTER ACT at Theatre Memphis
by Kevin Shaw - Aug 24, 2023


What did our critic think of SISTER ACT at Theatre Memphis? For those of an older generation, did you ever look back at sitcoms from the 1970’s and wish they were set to music? Did you ever wish Fred Sanford (from “Sanford and Son”) or Squiggy (from “Laverne and Shirley) broke out into song to better share their deeper wants and desires?

Review: MARY POPPINS at Theatre Memphis
by Kevin Shaw - Jun 14, 2023


What did our critic think of MARY POPPINS at Theatre Memphis? MARY POPPINS didn’t open this past weekend at Theatre Memphis. In fact, DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS didn’t open this past weekend. Nope. What opened to cheers and much hoopla was DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS. Yep.

FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER to Have Pittsburgh Premiere in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2022


The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, City Theatre Company, and DEMASKUS Theater Collective will co-present the story of voting-rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in the Pittsburgh premiere of FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Cheryl L. West.

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Theatre Memphis
by Kevin Shaw - Jun 8, 2022


What did our critic think of Ragtime at Theatre Memphis? RAGTIME is a gargantuan production. It's epic in scope and expectations. Any community theatre attempting to find a way to match the scale and scope of Broadway or a national tour is in dangerous waters.

IN REAL LIFE Will Be Performed By Opera Memphis This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2021


Opera Memphis has announced performances of In Real Life, a collection of operatic monologues for soprano, baritone, and chamber ensemble by composer Robert Paterson and librettist David Cote. Performances will be held on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at the Clark Opera Memphis Center (6745 Wolf River Blvd) at 8pm.

Cumberland Valley School Of Music To Host Annual Gala Showcase Concert Virtually
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020


Cumberland Valley School of Music will host its 31st Annual Gala Showcase Concert via live stream from Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM. This annual concert will feature musical selections from students and staff that follow this years theme “Connections.”

Growing With Music Becomes Branch Of CVSM
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2020


Cumberland Valley School of Music expanded into Greencastle and acquired Growing with Music, 42 Center Square, Greencastle, PA. This location will serve as an extension of CVSM which is located on the campus of Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. 

'Dimension and Translucency in Encaustic and Cold Wax' Opens in Gallery 110 North of the Plymouth Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2020


a?oeDimension and Translucency in Encaustic and Cold Waxa?? opens in Gallery 110 North of the Plymouth Arts Center on Friday, August 14, 2020. A public reception will be held from 5pm to 7pm inside the Plymouth Arts Center and in the courtyard where several of the artists will be demonstrating their artform.

KINKY BOOTS Opens At The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center January 23
by Carol Kassie - Jan 16, 2020


Kinky Boots, The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center and Broadway Palm's third production of their inaugural season, will open on January 23rd. The multiple award-winning musical will run through February 9th. 

Winners Announced For 2019 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards
by Alan Henry - Jan 14, 2020


Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019


There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards Update: HAIRSPRAY - Theatre Memphis Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019


There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Memphis Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019


It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

The Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Opens At The LPAC December 5
by Carol Kassie - Nov 25, 2019


Once, the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will open at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) on December 5th and run through December 22nd. The musical is based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, which was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová.  (The multiple award-winning Once has also won Grammy and Olivier awards.)

BWW Previews: ONCE at Community Arts Center-Williamsport
by Rich Mehrenberg - Oct 21, 2019


ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when an intriguing young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance

Cast Announced For The National Tour Of ONCE Opening At Broadway Palm
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2019


Once, the musical that broke new ground on Broadway, will begin rehearsals in Fort Myers on August 6, 2019.  Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. The musical is based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglova.

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2018


The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, is presenting Colman Domingo's Dot under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (American Son currently on Broadway starring Kerry Washington, A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson's Fences) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse ('Black Mirror,' Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne') as Dotty. The production began previews on October 20th, opened on October 25th and will run through November 18th at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Scroll down for full coverage of the evening's festivities.

BWW Review: Theatre Raleigh's ONCE is Simply Grand
by Lauren Van Hemert - Sep 10, 2018


From the outset, it is clear, that Theatre Raleigh's production of ONCE is not going to be a typical theatrical experience, but a completely immersive one. Based on the 2007 movie of the same name, ONCE is a story about a Guy and a Girl who come together through their love of music. From the get-go, a band of players greets the audience with music and merriment, transporting the occupants of The Kennedy Theatre from Downtown Raleigh to smack dab in the middle of Dublin's North Strand. And that talented band of players it turns out makes up the brilliant ensemble cast, led by Jack Boice, Megan Ort, and Tracy Thomas. They sing, dance, act, and play multiple instruments, as do the two leads, played by David Toole and Morgan Parpan.

ONCE Comes To The Kennedy Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2018


Guy meets girl in the smash-hit award-winning musical. On the streets of Dublin, and Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolve into a powerful but complicate love story. Once runs September 5 - 16 at the Kennedy Theatre in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

VIDEO: Regional Premiere of ONCE Now Playing at Playhouse on the Square!
by Leah Windahl - Feb 2, 2018


The Regional Premiere of ONCE opened at Playhouse on the Square on January 19th, and will continue to run through February 11th.

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