J&K Self rising Cabaret is back on stage tonight as are Pippin, Jersey Boys and Trouble in Mind. Germantown Community Theater is closed as is Theatre Memphis. Opera Memphis' production of Orpheus at the Clark Opera Memphis Center is closed.
You know the old saying, "The show must go on?" Apparently that's not the case and considering how Memphians respond to ice and snow that's probably a good thing.
From Opera Memphis:
Due to inclement weather, Opera Memphis’ Friday January 29 performance of ORPHEUS has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 31 at 3:00 pm. More information is available at operamemphis.org.
From Theatre Memphis:
Tonight's Forbidden Broadway performance cancelled due to inclement weather.
All tickets for the January 29 performance will be valid for January 30 at 8 pm or January 31 at 2 pm.
If you purchased tickets and are not able to attend either of those performances, we will issue a voucher for any other show in our 2009 - 2010 season. Go to www.theatrememphis.org to see the great shows left to enjoy.
From The Orpheum:
The Friday, January 29th performance of Jersey Boys at the Orpheum has been cancelled due to severe weather in accordance with local government authorities.
No refunds will be given, but tickets will be exchanged for a later performance of Jersey Boys based on availability. Exchanges must be made by Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5:00 pm. Jersey Boys is scheduled to run at the Orpheum through Sunday, Feb. 14.
I just got word that there are literally only a handful of tickets left for the Friday and Saturday night performances of the J&K Self-Rising Cabaret. I've not been able to see this installment but am familiar enough with the duo's other projects not to be surprised. Anyway, just a heads up If you were thinking about going you might want to accelerate the decision making process.
The cast of Pippin finally moved into Playhouse on the Square's new theater facility on Friday, only a week before opening night. Everybody is working around the clock to learn how to use all the new tools and new toys. Here's a brief clip of Lindsey Roberts—a former Peter Pan—testing out the theater's flying rig. Short but sweet.
There's lots of good stuff going on this weekend. Orpheus is opening at the Clark Opera Memphis Center. Trouble in Mind is the last official show to open in Circuit Playhouse before it becomes the Evergreen Theatre, and Visiting Mr. Green is onstage at Germantown Community Theatre. OR, If you're in the mood for something completely fabulous you might want to drop by Theatre South for Jenny Odle Madden and Kim Justis Eikner's J&K Self Rising Cabaret.
Closing this weekend at TheatreWorks: Jayne Amelia Larson's one woman show Driving the Saudis, a funny and fierce look back at a time when Larson was employed as an American driver for the Saudi royal family. Here's a video to give you a taste of what it's all about.
Orpheus opens at Opera Memphis on Friday, January 22 and the cast and crew wants to celebrate the first full length opera ever performed at OM's East Memphis headquarters by turning the whole show into one gigantic TOGA PARTY! To help audiences get ready for this event Intermission Impossible asked Sona Amroyan, Opera Memphis' costume designer, if she'd show us the easiest way to make a toga. She agreed and also shared her secrets for making some simple but cool Greek Goddess dresses too.
Opera Memphis is hosting a second toga party on Saturday, January 30
If that's not enough to boggle the mind guess who shows up to perform a little gospel number?
KIm Justis and Jenny Odle Madden are two funny actors who are very funny together and now they're back with yet another installment of the J & K Self-Rising Cabaret. It's a show with everything including "Sweet Home Alabama." Have a peek...
Last Saturday (1/9/10) Playhouse on the Square invited every actor, director, designer and office slave who's ever worked there to a party in the theater's extraordinary new facility. Here's what it looked like.
And here's Playhouse stalwart Dave Landis reflecting on lessons he learned as an intern.