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The 33rd Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival Begins

The 33rd Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival Begins
... and a Lamb, will be developed as part of the 2010 Bay Area Playwrights Festival. “This play came in a rush. A rush for me is two months. Most plays for me take nine months to a year to complete—I’m that slow…” said Yussef. “I had for a while been wanting to write an all out politically inflected comedy. My other pieces of late had been somewhat dour, so I was looking to have fun. I’m not sure why I thought wading into the Palestinian/ Israeli imbroglio might be...
July 9th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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Walk the Red Carpet at The Arizona Biltmore

Walk the Red Carpet at The Arizona Biltmore
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May 24th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
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Fierstein Shines in Fiddler on the Roof

Fierstein Shines in Fiddler on the Roof
... – Limited metered street parking and area paid garage parking is available. Images -  The Tony® Award-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF plays April 13 through May 9 at The National Theatre, staring Broadway’s Harvey Fierstein as Tevye. For tickets and information, visit www.nationaltheatre.org. Top – Harvey Fierstein (Tevye) and the Company of Fiddler on the Roof. Bottom, Harvey Fierstein (Tevye) and Susan Cella (Golde). Images courtesy of National Theatre – © 2009, Joan...
April 28th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Broadway, featuredarticle, plays, The Arts, theater

Wolf Trap for Great Summer Music

Wolf Trap for Great Summer Music
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to select upcoming plays, music and dance performances at Wolf Trap just outside of Washington DC. As usual, the schedule includes everything from the National Symphony Orchestra to Harry Connick, Jr. and Jackson Browne. My favorite location to see and hear a show is sitting on the lawn relaxing on a blanket with a picnic and a nice bottle of wine.  But some people prefer to avoid the need to arrive early, and the infamous rush to secure a blanket...
April 27th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, music, plays, summer, Wolf-Trap

Murderous Barber Sweeney Todd Slices into DC

Murderous Barber Sweeney Todd Slices into DC
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February 18th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Harvey Fierstein in Fiddler on the Roof

Harvey Fierstein in Fiddler on the Roof
... street parking and area paid garage parking is available. Images – Flickr – violin, Harvey Fierstein Tags: featuredarticle, musicals, plays, The Arts ...
February 4th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Shakespeare Comes to Sydney with Outdoor Shows

Shakespeare Comes to Sydney with Outdoor Shows
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January 4th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Classic Greek Myth Gets Updated

A Classic Greek Myth Gets Updated
... and The Ladies) is a razor-sharp modern adaptation of the classic Greek tale. Helen Hayes Award winner Holly Twyford (Arcadia, Romeo and Juliet) plays Electra and Hayes-nominated Jay Sullivan (The History Boys, Rock ‘N’ Roll) will be playing the role of Orestes.  The story by Euripides dates back to 408 B.C.  In the original version, at the finale, the god Apollo intervenes before more blood is shed, saving all involved, yet in this retelling, the playwright may take the story in a completely...
December 21st, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Chicago’s Holiday Plays and Musicals

Chicago’s Holiday Plays and Musicals
... is a night at the Nutcracker – the fairy tale-like ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. While the Nutcracker is one of the more popular plays at the holidays, it isn’t the only one that will get you in the Christmas spirit. Other holiday-inspired plays worth seeing include: A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. (map it), Chicago, through December 31. Charles Dickens’ classic story with ghosts, music, dancing and Scrooge’s discovery of friendship, love and kindness....
November 30th, 2009 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
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Oliver! – Dickens Classic Comes to Auckland

Oliver! – Dickens Classic Comes to Auckland
... rave reviews so get your tickets now and see what the New Zealand production has to offer! Image source: fotographix.ca@flickr.com Tags: oliver, plays, skycity, theatre ...
October 28th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Of Mice & Men Kicks Off the Keegan’s 12th Season

Of Mice & Men Kicks Off the Keegan’s 12th Season
... is available, along with paid area garage parking. Images – Flickr – bunny,  Production image – courtesy of Keegan Theatre. Tags: plays, The Arts ...
October 20th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Classic 1930s Melodrama – Night Must Fall

A Classic 1930s Melodrama – Night Must Fall
... murderer and manipulator as another thinks she knows the truth, regardless of her attraction for him. Rosemary Prinz, (“As the World Turns”) plays the role of Mrs. Bramson and is adorable as the loveable yet crotchety lady of the house.  Tim Getman effectively plays Dan with a believably wide range of emotions. And Anne Stone is marvelous delivering comic relief as the tough-talking kitchen maid.   Once again, the stage and scenery at the Olney Theatre is magnificent, transporting you inside...
October 19th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Take in some shows at the Fringe Festival

... such as the interior of a van.  It’s always loads of fun and there will  be a variety of productions to choose from. Granville Island plays host to over 459 shows during the 12 day festival.  This is the Fringe’s 25th anniversary.  Tickets range from $10 – $12.  Check out The Vancouver Fringe for a list of the many shows and various venues.  Everything from “The Accident” a wild and crazy play about two brothers and their tempestuous relationship; “Nggrfg”...
September 11th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Legendary Monkey Trial Lawyer Clarence Darrow at The Olney Theatre

In a one-man show at the Olney Theatre in Olney, Maryland, Paul Morrella plays attorney Clarence Darrow in A Passion for Justice: An Encounter with Clarence Darrow.  Morrella effectively transforms himself into the passionate defender of justice, civil rights, murderers and lost causes. His eloquence as the nations first true celebrity lawyer was said to bring juries and even judges to tears. And usually Darrow won the case, but at times, his efforts only resulted in stinging defeats. Using Darrow’s...
August 19th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: clarence Darrow, law, Olney, Olney theatre, plays, The Arts

Shakespeare on the Beach

This summer be sure and take in one of the excellent Shakespeare plays presented at Bard on the Beach My friend and I saw an outstanding performance of “Othello” this week on the main stage.  I’m looking forward to catching at least a couple more of the Bard’s productions. This year Bard on the Beach is celebrating it’s 20th year of success, the first being in 1983 with the Vancouver Shakespeare Festival.  Christopher Gaze was one of the numerous local actors who...
July 18th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, Family Friendly, parks, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, plays, Shakespeare, The Arts

Baltimore’s Legendary Hippodrome Theatre

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June 23rd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Arcadia – British Humor at its Absolute Best

... Delaney, and Cody Nickell. Photos by Carol Pratt.   ______________________________________________________ Tags: Arcadia, Folger Theatre, plays, The Arts, Tom Stoppard, Washington DC ...
June 6th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arcadia, Folger Theatre, plays, The Arts, Tom Stoppard, Washington DC

Chicago – The Musical — A Thumbs Up Review

... “J. Peterman” on the television show Seinfeld and later by competing on Dancing with the Stars, as well as playing King Arthur in Spamalot, plays an excellent Billy Flynn. His smooth radio commercial voice-over delivery and excellent timing made him a show highlight. Together they nailed one of the play’s classic scenes (“We Both Reached for the Gun”).  At Roxie’s press conference, Flynn has Roxie on his lap in a highly animated ventriloquist act with him dictating his...
April 6th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chicago, Chicago - The Musical, National Theatre, plays, The Arts

Is He Dead? by Mark Twain

... 11 to March 8. _________________________________________________ Tags: Mark Twain, Maryland, Onley, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, plays, The Arts ...
February 10th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Heavens are Hung in Black as Abe Lincoln Contemplates Emancipation

... courtesy of Ford’s Theatre, cartoon – public domain. ___________________________________________ Tags: fords-theatre, Lincoln, People, plays, The Arts, threter ...
February 9th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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