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Abyssinia - 2005 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the novel "Marked by Fire" by Joyce Carol Thomas

Born during a terrifying tornado, Abyssinia is given the gift of song and a healing spirit to inspire her entire community in early 19th century Oklahoma.

Goodspeed Opera House


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(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021
Children's Theatre Company¬†announced today that single tickets are now available for its live, in-person 2021 ‚Äď 2022 Season, which includes five inspiring productions that will enthrall and delight audiences of all ages.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 26, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 5 in the college category.
by Tori Hartshorn - Sep 18, 2018
Acclaimed Los Angeles drummer and producer¬†Te'Amir¬†released his latest single,¬†‚ÄúBlue Nile‚ÄĚ, today, after the track premiered yesterday via¬†LA Record, announcing his sophomore EP of 2018,Abyssinia Rise, will arrive¬†October 19¬†on¬†Tru Thoughts¬†‚Ästwatch the teaser video.¬† To celebrate, Te'Amir will perform tonight at the¬†Destination Out¬†party at the¬†FreeHand Hotel¬†in downtown Los Angeles, 8pm-11pm [details here].¬†¬†Abyssinia Rise¬†follows the July release of the¬†Abyssinia¬†EP which gained recognition from tastemakers such as Jeremy Sole (KCRW) and Garth Trinidad (KCRW), producer and DJ Carlos Ni√Īo, Mochilla, Red Bull Music Academy Radio and Okayplayer.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 11, 2018
Shapes: Mountains is the latest in Tru Thoughts' series of label compilations put together by A&R, label co-founder and renowned DJ Robert Luis. After 19 years of independently releasing music, the Shapes LPs continue to encompass the best of the Brighton-based label's wide-ranging and international roster. Featuring the finest of Tru Thoughts' classic cuts, recent releases and inspired remixes, Shapes: Mounatins is out on digital and limited edition transparent green vinyl (with full 32 track download card) on October 12, 2018.  
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 3, 2019
Wow! When two brothers from East Africa dream their childhood dreams they imagine an Abyssinian circus. The Tesfamarian brothers, Bichu and Bibi, magical, marvelous circus arrives at the Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company (CTC) by way of Ethiopian culture, a country previously titled Abyssinia. In a traveling production performed worldwide, CTC Artistic Director Peter C. Ambrosius arranged for Circus Abyssinia: Ethopian Dreams to dazzle the Twin Cities. Created and produced by the two Tesamarian brothers, the circus also collaborates with Writer Cal MC Crystal and Choreographer Kate Smith to transfix the audience on the amazing 19 member cast.
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 19, 2018
Acclaimed Los Angeles drummer and producer¬†Te'Amir¬†released his second EP of 2018,¬†Abyssinia Rise, today on¬†Tru Thoughts.¬†¬†Abyssinia Rise¬†follows the July release of the¬†Abyssinia¬†EP which gained recognition from tastemakers such as Jeremy Sole (KCRW) and Garth Trinidad (KCRW), producer and DJ Carlos Ni√Īo, Mochilla, Red Bull Music Academy Radio and Okayplayer.¬† In advance of today's release,¬†Stamp The Wax¬†premiered the track¬†‚ÄúSalam‚Ä̬†‚Ästlisten + share.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2018
This holiday season, experience the magical journey of two Ethiopian brothers, Bibi and Bichu, who realize a lifelong wish to run away with the circus. In Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams, two young boys discover a world of wonder, full of dreamers like them: agile tumblers who ricochet around the stage, elastic contortionists who twist into unfathomable shapes, and expert jugglers who exchange an endless array of objects. Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams weaves together heart-stopping stunts with the irresistible rhythms of Ethiopian music and song to create a family-friendly spectacle of infectious joy and effervescent energy! The all-Ethiopian troupe vaults onto the New Victory stage this holiday season from November 30 - December 30, 2018.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2021
Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play, Clyde's, officially begins previews tonight, November 3, at Second Stage's Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. Meet the cast bringing this new play to Broadway below!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2021
The UK's biggest multi-arts festival for performers aged between 5 and 26 has unveiled a new identity today. The International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF), which has brought talent from all over the world to London each summer since it began in 2009, will now be known as FUSE International festival.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 15, 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, Tru Thoughts 2018 (out December 3) is the latest edition of the Tru Thoughts annual label compilation series. Curated by A&R, co-owner and respected DJ, Robert Luis, the digital album celebrates the best of the Brighton-based label's wide-ranging and international releases from this year. Featuring the finest of Tru Thoughts' classic artists, new signings and inspired remixes, this compilation highlights a diverse selection of sounds from R&B and future soul through to reggae, electronic, jazz, and grime.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
Underbelly Festival today announces the cast for the brand-new show from the incredible 15-strong Abyssinia group, Circus Abyssinia: Tulu which opens at Earl's Court on May 24th. Following their acclaimed production of Ethiopian Dreams, Circus Abyssinia returns with the exhilarating London premiere of their second production Tulu. 
by Marina Kennedy - May 4, 2019
Tesfa Ethiopia is a non profit organization committed to helping students in Ethiopia secure basic school supplies. Many of these students walk up to an hour to go to school and they do not have access to pens, pencils, uniforms, and other essential supplies. The nonprofit is organizing Charlotte's first Ethiopian Cultural Event in order to raise funds for these students. The event will have a free outdoor area with food and activities for families. The inside of the event requires a $10 ticket purchase and will have music, activities, and an exhibit on Ethiopia. The festival will take place at Midwood International and Cultural Center located at 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28205. It is open to the public starting at 12PM and ending at 6PM. In the outdoor area there will be a bounce house and other fun activities for kids. There will also be authentic Ethiopian food available for purchase along with cotton candy and funnel cakes. Inside the auditorium there is an exhibit about Ethiopia along with a DJ that will play Ethiopian music. There will also be performances by students including a play and fashion show. The event is sponsored by Sindu Trucking, Kumon, Enat Ethiopian Restaraunt, Carolinas Group, Abyssinia Soccer Team, Abugida Cafe, Kera Market, Amhara Association of America, Carolinas Realty Group, Nile Grocery, and Our Bridge for kids. Special thanks to MV Law for supporting the organization in becoming an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th.
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021
Adrienne shared a lot of laughs as she heard stories from Derrick Cobey's Broadway journey! In this episode, we talk about Derrick's frustrating journey with agents, his Broadway premiere in The Scottsboro Boys and his love of regional theatre. 
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
A host of talented artists from across the UK and around the world will come together in Kingston this summer for the first ever FUSE International festival. The festival replaces the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) which has taken place each summer since 2009. Over 50 events across film, music, theatre, visual arts and more will take place over the ten days of the new festival which is curated and presented by charity Creative Youth. 
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
Today, 25th May, the incredible 15-strong Abyssinia group, Circus Abyssinia is hurling into London's Underbelly Festival in Earls Court tonight with the production running until 18th June 2022. Following their acclaimed production of Ethiopian Dreams, Circus Abyssinia is returning with the exhilarating London premiere of their second production Tulu. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
The Brighton Fringe line-up is presenting almost 80 international collaborations from over 25 countries! Brighton Fringe has worked to ensure that the most weird, wild and wonderful shows from around the world still have a home at England’s largest arts festival.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the¬†comedy/drama about mid-life crises and aging parents,¬†‚ÄúDot,‚ÄĚ written by Colman Domingo,¬†star of AMC‚Äôs ‚ÄúFear the Walking Dead,‚Ä̬†and directed by Q. Smith, on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The live performance will be captured on film for on-demand streaming, from Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20. Script in Hand playreadings offer intimate storytelling as professional actors bring the words to life without sets or costumes.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022
Underbelly has today announced their dazzling programme of events for their Underbelly Festival this Summer which promises to be a feast of top-quality live entertainment, amazing outdoor bars and premium street food. Underbelly Festival's summer events are running at Earls Court, on the former Earls Court 2 Exhibition Centre site, from 5th May ‚Äď 16th July and at Cavendish Square from 28th April ‚Äď 31st July.¬†
by Barry Lenny - Mar 13, 2019
On Day 2, Circus Abyssinia burst onto Stage 2 with an explosion of energy.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
On Sunday, June 26, the seventh-annual Foodaroo festival comes to Middlebury's Historic Marble Works District overlooking the falls. Presented by Middlebury Underground (MUD), Foodaroo is a family-friendly festival that celebrates Vermont's culinary artisans and beverage makers, with an emphasis on Addison and Chittenden County vendors and farms.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2021
Learn about the full lineup which includes circus, music, comedy, drag, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 25, 2019
Who really holds the power in a world where the witches are now the hunters ... and the predators are now the prey?
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021
Full season subscriptions renewals, upgrades, and new full season subscriptions are on sale now online or by phone.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021
Children's Theatre Company is celebrating the excitement, power, and joy of live theatre with its 2021 - 2022 Season, which includes five inspiring productions that will enthrall and delight audiences of all ages.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking new works with inspiring new musical Passing Through, based on the book Walking to Listen by Andrew Frosthoefel.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 21, 2018
The New Victory Theater, dedicated to bringing high quality international productions to New York kids and families, announces its 2018-2019 season. From September 28, 2018, through June 9, 2019, the New Victory 2018-2019 Season will include nine U.S. Premieres among its 16 productions of theater, circus, dance, puppetry and music from nine different countries around the world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
The New Victory Theater announced their 2022-23 season, featuring nine exciting shows including Cookin’, the explosive percussion show that has toured the world, running in October, and Circus Abyssinia: Tulu, a showcase of the incredible athleticism and artistry of Ethiopian circus, which will run during the holiday season. See the schedule!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022
Children's Theatre Company will welcome back Circus Abyssinia, the internationally acclaimed Ethiopian circus that delighted audiences in 2019, with their brand-new show, Tulu. Running September 13 through October 23, 2022, this dazzling performance is inspired by the story of Ethiopian icon Derartu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022
The multi-award-winning cinch presents Latitude returns to the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, from 21st July - 24th July 2022.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 1, 2022
June signals the start of a fantastic summer of theatre in London. From Amy Adam's West End debut to a sequel to Ibsen, to a revival of one of Matthew Bourne's most exciting works, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022
Underbelly makes a triumphant post-pandemic return to its spiritual home at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with 10 incredible shows spanning circus, cabaret, comedy, variety and more. Spanning two dazzling venues - The Lafayette and The Beauty ‚Äď as well as a charming bar, Underbelly's Circus Hub provides the perfect antidote from the madness of the Mile with a raft of shows to dazzle, delight and inspire, including:
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2022
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announced today that because of visa challenges due to COVID-19 and the civil war in Ethiopia, CTC has had to postpone the return of the beloved Circus Abyssinia's new show Tulu, originally scheduled to run January 18-February 13, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the global 2019 - 2020 Season, including two CTC commissioned works, two international presentations, surprising reimagined classic fairy tales, and exciting musicals. This season will feature a wide range of productions that will engage conversations and create memories. Earlier in January, CTC announced that Rajane Katurah (former CTC Performing Apprentice) has accepted the position of Company Member, joining Autumn Ness, Dean Holt, Reed Sigmund, and Gerald Drake for the 2019 - 2020 Season.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2020
Lyric Stage will celebrate Black History Month with ABYSSINIA February 14-16, 2020, continuing its Wonder Women of Season 27. 
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 26, 2018
When one thinks of Ethiopian imports, coffee and extraordinary runners might grace the top of the list but circus artists aren't usually associated with the sovereign African nation. However, with Circus Abyssinia - an all-Ethiopian contemporary circus company, the brainchild and heart project of a pair of brothers, Mehari 'Bibi' Tesfamariam and Binyam 'Bichu' Tesfamariam, who are both talented jugglers and global arts entrepreneurs - the world might start to see Ethiopia in a different light. The siblings' journey to fulfill their dreams reads more like a fairytale or Cinderella story, where the heroes persevere and make magic happen with their unshakable willpower and determination, though not despite many struggles and frustrations on their way to fulfilling their dreams.
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 11, 2018
Acclaimed Los Angeles drummer and producer Te'Amir [pronounced Taah-mer] ties together his 2018 two-part EP series of beat driven and soulful explorations Abyssinia & Abyssinia Rise, together inspired by his Ethiopian heritage, for release as one vinyl full-length LP, January 25 on Tru Thoughts. The release is imprinted with his research into the Ethiopian Golden Era, Ethiopiques, traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean music, and offers a beatific interpretation that takes the listener on a journey through the soundscapes of the Abyssinian Empire.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022
On Friday, August 19, Town Hall Theater presents the next installment of its World Music + Wine series, outdoors at Lincoln Peak Vineyard. This monthly outdoor world music showcase features global sounds, award-winning local wine, and food that showcases international flavors.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2020
Today Underbelly has launched a fundraiser to support artists who were due to appear at Underbelly Fringe 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the Super Showcase performance of OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP the #1 New York Times best-selling children's book about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu . The musical features book and lyrics by Michelle Elliott and music and lyrics by Danny Larsen. Stanley Mathis is the Director/ Choreographer and Costume Designer.
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 21, 2019
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is announce the presentation of Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams, running September 17 through October 20, 2019. This new circus was created by brothers Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam in 2017, who have been circus performers for over two decades.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022
Single tickets are now on sale for Children‚Äôs Theatre Company's 2022 ‚Äď 2023 Season featuring the world premiere of An American Tail the Musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award-winning playwright Itamar Moses (The Bands Visit) with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler (Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical, The Secret of My Success).
by Julie Musbach - Aug 10, 2018
VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the Super Showcase performance of OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP the #1 New York Times best-selling children's book about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu . The musical features book and lyrics by Michelle Elliott and music and lyrics by Danny Larsen. Stanley Mathis is the Director/ Choreographer and Costume Designer.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the world - premiere production of TONI STONE, by Lydia R. Diamond, starring Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba ( " Orange Is the New Black, " Godspell, The Wiz ) as " Toni Stone, " directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2018
Today (4 April) marks 250 years since Philip Astley staged the first ever circus in Waterloo. This Friday (6 April) mere yards from the site where one of the world's most exciting global artforms was born, Underbelly Festival will launch its 10th year on the Southbank with its biggest circus programme ever, including four headline shows from four different countries across four continents.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Children‚Äôs Theatre Company announced their 2022 ‚Äď 2023 Season featuring the world premiere of¬†An American Tail the Musical¬†written by Tony Award-winning playwright¬†Itamar Moses¬†with music and lyrics by¬†Michael Mahler¬†and¬†Alan Schmuckler,¬†based on the hit award-winning animated film by¬†Universal Pictures¬†and¬†Amblin Entertainment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021
Now, for 2021, England’s largest arts festival is back with the most exciting and unusual cabaret, circus and comedy, dance, drama and drag! In the spirit of invention that has always inspired the Fringe, this year will be a hybrid festival with a mixture of live and digital shows.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2018
Astonishing acrobats, bewildering contortionists and world famous jugglers from the highly acclaimed Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams got the 10th anniversary Underbelly Festival off to a spectacular start with a very special performance on the Southbank, just yards from the location at which Philip Astley's first ever circus took place 250 years ago this month.