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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.
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
Sorry for this loss....
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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Hey Chris- you forgot Hamlet!
Once Again, we get left off the List!!!!
It's all things to all people. A prototype of the sci-fi genre? An object of parody? A scare story of science run rampant? A myth of mankind's betrayal by its Creator? For Mary Shelley, monsters are made, not born, and Victor's obsessive denial of death and flight from his handiwork spring from very deep roots in our present moment. Shakespeare Carolina offers a new vision of Shelley's classic novel, with a trio of actors, poetry, and a startling world of sound and image.
Opens June 12th at The Duke Energy Theatre, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte, NC, 28202
Ticket Online at www.carolinatix.org
What would happen if the Woodstock festival and the Montreaux Folk festival got into a fight?!
Hilarity would ensue, that’s what!!
Imagine, a world in which outdoor art festivals, along with their communities of “interesting” folk, are the WORLD. Some of these communities are of the “plugged-in” variety, while some are still digging upon being “acoustic and natural”. Many times, these differences in taste keep the folks of this world from playing well with each other.
Our production takes place in the festival community of Ephesus (“acoustic and natural”). Egeon, a merchant from Syracuse community (“plugged-in”) has been arrested by Duke Solinus, Ephesus’ festival Ranger, for illegally vending Syracusan wares within Ephesus. The penalty for this crime is DEATH!! Fortunately, Duke grants Egeon or short stay of execution, being moved by a plea so beautiful in its description of lost love and two sets of separated twins.
Yes … you guessed it .. the Comedy of Errors ensue upon the arrival of Antipholous and Dromio of Syracuse into Ephesus. They are instantly mistaken for the Antipholous and Dromio of Ephesus. These errors do not bode well for Antipholous of Ephesus’ wife and sister-in-law, but they are hilarious for the audience. And, of course, all issues are resolved in the end … and lost love is restored!!!
Shakespeare Carolina will present The Comedy of Errors July 12-22 at the Winthrop University Amphitheater. The atmosphere will be that of an outdoor festival, including buskers, street performers/vendors, and possibly some juggling and magic. The presentation will be non-traditional with the entire vicinity of the amphitheatre being valid ‘playing space’—even the audience areas!!
The cast includes heralded Shakespeare Carolina vets: Katie Bearden, Nathan Rouse, Norman Burt, Ted Patterson, Amanda Liles, Megan York, and Manu Barbe. Newcomers to the fold will be: Heather Bucsh, Harold Skinner, Melissa Frierson, Loren Mixon, and Sara Sopko. David Hensley, our resident video imagery god, moves on stage to take on the role of Antipholous of Ephesus.
So come on out to the Fest! Be a part of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS!!!
The worst thing to happen to downtown Charlotte. I normally encourage and support street performers. But this group has a habit of being outside any venue I attend (Blumenthal, Knight Theater, Spirit Square, etc.) waiting for patrons to exit. They are so loud and in my face, they destroy any mood I might have coming out of a performance. It shows no respect for the attendees. If I come downtown to hear or see a great show, I don't want my reflection shattered by a bunch of loud, over the top, ego-driven musicians with no regard to their potential audience. If I ran a venue, I would have them removed from the front if performances were scheduled that evening. They could be anywhere downtown and be loud enough that everyone would know where they are if inclined to go listen to them.
To the two who wrote these comments, you obviously did not see this play. I saw it twice and I have to say that the actor who portrayed Bette Davis WAS Bette Davis. You keep calling him a drag queen. This is an actor portraying a role. This is NOT a Drag Queen. A Drag Queen could never create the performance that he did. I would get out and see the performance and not comment on a photo that you see in the paper.
That drag queen looks more like Carol Channing's grandmother than Bette Davis EVER looked- even after her stroke. I think that talented drag queens could pull this schtick out of the mire, unfortunately all CLT has to offer is a bunch of tranny pageant queens trying to look real (an artform?). Oh, and Roxy Morecox. However, I don't see Bette as a Baritone.
The drag queen plays are getting old. So is the 18th production of the Vagina Monologues in the last 10 years, plus at least 14 Shakespeare plays every season. You wanna know why theatre is dying? This is why. Get with it, Charlotte.
Although Yoko is the late John Lennon's widow, I don't believe she's all seeing and all knowing about what John would or would not like. This is one of those times.
Imagine an entire world living in peace… John saw the beauty and inherent good in humanity. I tried to do his legacy justice and channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/12… along with some pictures showing how I created it. See John holding the Universe in his hand and spreading his message. When you stop by, let me know how his words and music have affected your life and creativity!
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Ah, so I guess having two people talking at the same time isn't the same thing!
FYI, the production of this play that I directed in 2001 had no lines cut. It was not a "pocket edition" but the entire play as written by Albee. I would never tamper with a great platwright's work. Candace Sorensen
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