Monday, August 31, 2009

Ostrander Winners

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:48 AM

There was a packed house at Memphis Botanic Gardens for the 26th Annual Ostrander Awards hosted by Sister Myotis Crenshaw.

Click on for a full list of the winners, Ostrander night musical performances, and a look back at some of the best productions of the season.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Buggin': A video review of "Cicada" at TheatreWorks

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hostess with the Mostest: Three Questions with Ostrander Awards host Sister Myotis

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Sister Myotis
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The Ostrander awards are a notoriously pagan affair that brings the entire Memphis theater community together for the purposes of drinking strong beverages and fornication. This Sunday's ceremony may be a bit less wicked than usual though thanks to the presence of the event's host Sister Myotis, who is gearing up for her Off Broadway debut next summer.

We asked Sister how she came to be associated with such a secular affair. Here's what she had to say.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bee Plus: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" makes the grade

Posted By on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 9:56 PM

Walter Finn & Rachel Sheinkin's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, currently on stage at Playhouse on the Square, is 90-minutes of no frills fun.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Seeing Voices

Posted By on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Voices of the South opens a new play by Jerre Dye later this month. Here's a sweet little peek at what's in store.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Invest in "Memphis." The Orpheum gives locals a sneak peek at a not-yet-opened Broadway musical.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM

fc76/1249499420-memphismusical.jpgOn Monday evening Orpheum CEO Pat Halloran reminded an audience he'd recently plied with free booze and finger food that investors lucky enough to back Andrew Lloyd Webber's first shows were all probably driving Maseratis today. Halloran's line earned a chuckle or two at an investor-recruiting party the Orpheum hosted for playwright Joe DiPietro, Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan, and the creative team behind Memphis, a new musical slated to open on Broadway this fall. But the Orpheum exec's fantasies about fast cars and the glamorous lifestyles of Broadway investors didn't capture the audience's imagination nearly so much as the talent on display at the event. Here's a clip of Bryan playing two songs with the stars of Memphis and an intro by DiPietro.

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