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Re: “Fringe takes over three Charlotte neighborhoods

yeah,who is biff?

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Posted by Colby Davis on 10/10/2013 at 1:03 AM

Re: “Fringe takes over three Charlotte neighborhoods

And Your contribution Biff?

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Posted by Chris O'Neill on 10/07/2013 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Fringe takes over three Charlotte neighborhoods

Calling this a 'Fringe Theater and New Play Festival" is well, a joke. How about a "handful of previously performed in town plays and several dozen people that are brave enough to call themselves comedians Festival? Awful and embarassing when compared to actual, real and legit Fringe Festivals.

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Posted by Biff Leveridge on 10/05/2013 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Charlotte Book Fair expands perspectives on literacy

My friends in the Charlotte NC area, check out the The Second Annual Charlotte Book Fair @ The Wadsworth Estate on Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Posted by Troy Johnson on 10/03/2013 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Theater review: Recent Tragic Events

Great show. Glad to see some new blood onstage. Next step: Now retire that old red Leather Couch. Its been in way too many CAST productions.

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Posted by Lettie Dingel on 09/20/2013 at 5:12 PM

Re: “In the streets: Brass Connection

I feel that they are not loyal people. I know for a fact that the steal others intruments and either play them or sell them. They break into people's cars and damage their personal belongings. They have been doing this for a while and this is not fair to those who use their instruments for good purposes. They should not have the privilage to play down town at all. They sound horrible and they are getting people's money instead of making an honest living. I know that once of the members has been arrested twice. They should not be downtown at anytime playing anything. Its sad to know that people work everyday and for those to steal them and play like they are innocent. I agree with the individual who wrote the review above. We can do with out them. They have this ignorant attitude like they are band members of Earth Wind and Fire or apart of the Gap band or something. They need a permit to be on these streets or something. They are terrible. And the band mangaer has many Alias.. whoa... smh.. too shady to post his real name. We all know who he is. oh well.. you have the man to answer to on judgement day for your actions.****PLEASE WATCH YOUR CARS*****

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Posted by Songtress Butterfly on 09/12/2013 at 10:20 AM

Re: “An intimate look at touring with The Lion King

All of us in Wichita Kansas miss every one of you. Even us "lurkers". Stay safe and I know how it can be. Very well put.

Posted by Pincushion Soamc on 08/30/2013 at 4:01 AM

Re: “Macbeth: West Side Scotland

Haven't seen this one, BUT - For anyone who has been a part of one, yes - Macbeth is an extraordinarily difficult production to put up, that's truth # 1. Truth # 2 : I've been reading this shitrag since 1990, and I can tell you: this critic has NEVER liked any true, faithful version of the Scottish play presented in Charlotte. I think he liked the thumb puppet one. No mention of the fight choreography, either? Odd, given the content of the play.

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Posted by Yer Blues on 08/23/2013 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Macbeth: West Side Scotland

It's been my experience with Collaborative Arts/Charlotte Shakespeare is that they always nail the Comedies, and they are quite good, if not top-notch productions. The tragedies they put up are, well.. Weak. Uninspired, lackluster, shortsighted, a tad arrogant - and presented without any introspection or wonder whatsoever. They always seem to have a fine group onstage, but when it comes to the heavier stuff - Wilkinson just doesn't bring the goods.

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Posted by Mike Jones on 08/23/2013 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Macbeth: West Side Scotland

I'm sorry Mr. Tannenbaum, I dont know what play you watched but I have to respectfully disagree with your comment about certain aspects of Macbeth. While I agree with alot of what you said about the overall production I have to disagree with your views on Mr. Casper as Macbeth. It's obvious you have had no formal actor training or Shakespearean training. Mr. Casper's take on the Scottish king was original, unpredictable and full of humanity. His and Gretchin Mcgintys performance were the sole stand outs of the entire evening. Just because and actor screams his lines doesn't mean it's filled with emotion. Take an acting class and you might learn this.

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Posted by john smith on 08/22/2013 at 11:42 PM

Re: “No one has a ball at I Love Lucy

Once again, the comments from Charlotteans show the lack of cultural maturity in this city as they watch the travelling drivel instead of embracing the local genius of native Charlotte Theatre. Carry on Perry!!!

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Posted by Lamar Wilson on 08/19/2013 at 11:37 PM

Re: “No one has a ball at I Love Lucy

Whoever wrote this review doesn't know his Lucy. Lucille Ball did not have a "husky"voice when she filmed I Love Lucy. It was only in her later years that her voice changed from smoking. If you are a Lucy fan you will love the show.

Posted by lucyfan1 on 08/19/2013 at 9:15 AM

Re: “No one has a ball at I Love Lucy

Dear Mr. Tannenbaum,
After reading the audience reviews on the "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" Facebook and the thousands of glowing reviews on TicketMaster, it seems the ONLY one that "Didn't have a Ball" at this show WAS YOU! The producers and writers clearly did their research on what fans of the 1950s and the old "I Love Lucy" show want to enjoy... and enjoy it they did!

What Charlotte theater-goers are saying about "I Love Lucy® Live On Stage!"

"The show was FANTASTIC! It was like watching the real show being taped back in the 50's."

"I laughed the entire time. If I closed my eyes I would've thought I was watching I Love Lucy."

"My husband and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it! It couldn't have been better!"

"Had such a blast tonight. We really felt like we were at the I Love Lucy show and Desilou playhouse. BEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR!"

...and so on, and so on.

Posted by Donna Flagg Walton on 08/12/2013 at 4:00 AM

Re: “No one has a ball at I Love Lucy

Dear Donna Flagg Walton: Perry wasn't the only one to hate the show. I found it to be a heinous piece of pandering drivel; the lowest common denominator of 'entertainment'. I wonder, Donna, what was the last piece of local theater you've seen, and did you support it and laud it as much as this traveling piece of 'let's make money' stage decoration? I'm not always in agreement with Perry, but this time he's spot on.

Posted by PartoftheRapture on 08/12/2013 at 4:00 AM

Re: “Giant robots — and their collectors — to invade Charlotte

I've been a fan since the beginning back in 1984, I can not wait.

Posted by Jason Barrett Morgan on 08/08/2013 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Giant robots — and their collectors — to invade Charlotte

Crowemag Toys will be there!

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Posted by Larry Matthew Crowe on 08/08/2013 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Summertime on Broadway

You must have seen a different 'Pippin' than we did. I would definitely not give the overhyped 'Kinky Boots' a better rating. Patina Miller and her gang of circus fiends did far more for the Broadway scene in their tiny little theatre than all of these other shows put together. I've never had so many random NYers approach me after any play to ask about it and rave over it. The dancing is there, the Fosse is definitely there, and the circus elements elevate that theme of 'how far would you go?' etc.; they don't detract. There wasn't a single performer that wasn't on the mark. Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin, Charlotte d'Amboise, and yes, the great Terry Mann were a brilliant ensemble.
Mr. Mann, by the way, got his start in 'Barnum' and he has that background before he took Broadway by storm. The juggling and whatnot were not new tricks, but an old dog coming full circle.

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Posted by Whisper on 08/07/2013 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Brian Eno lyrically merges music and art — and brings it to the Carolinas

Eno is over, he stopped being interesting in the lates 70's there are far more interesting people working now like Paul Armlehn or Amon Tobin

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Posted by Anita on 07/25/2013 at 3:53 PM

Re: “The rest is silence: R.I.P. Alan Poindexter

Sorry for this loss....

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Posted by Ryan John Wisniewski on 07/25/2013 at 3:49 PM

Re: “The rest is silence: R.I.P. Alan Poindexter

Thank you for this wonderful retrospective and celebration of Alan's work. Every single day of my life, whether working in theater or in event management or in any capacity whatsoever, I use skills taught to me by Alan Poindexter. He found me when I had the barest knowledge of what stagemanagement meant, he claimed me as his student, and he poured all his knowledge into me. How to do what was needed to make his vision appear live on stage. How to stand my ground between two (or more) points of conflict. How to juggle a thousand details and never let one drop.

I will miss Alan because he was a friend and because he is gone much too soon. However, he will live on in everything I do. I always tell people that the best training I received for ANY career came to me via my training in stagemanagement and Alan was my only mentor, my only teacher in that.

May his memory be for a blessing.

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Posted by Erin Countryman on 07/18/2013 at 3:16 PM

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