And those winners are David Lowes and Elizabeth Van Tassel. The winners should be receiving an email with the details but can call 521-9000 for any additional information. The Flyer's closed for the holiday weekend but we'll be back bright and early Monday morning.
Sure, it's not quite Thanksgiving yet, but some people like to plan ahead. And lovers who love Shakespeare may want to go ahead and mark their calendars.
Additional details here.
Dreamgirls opens at the Orpheum on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Intermission Impossible is giving away a pair of tickets to that first night's performance. Entering is easy. Just click right here and do what Survey Monkey says. I'll announce the winner Wednesday.
You can't win if you don't play. And speaking of winners, check me out. My Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for best individual blog came in the mail today. I'm number two! (but you knew that already, didn't you).
The good news is that I've been able to restore a handful of recent videos but it looks like the rest—dating back to February, 2010— are gone for good. Still, if anybody has downloaded videos from this blog at anytime over the last nine months please let me know so I can make a copy. Even though most of the shows covered have long since closed I'd like for the archive to be as complete as possible.
I'm not counting on getting many videos back this way because I doubt that very many people download what they can easily access. But it never hurts to ask. The support over the last 24-hours has been really eye-opening. Losing 9-months of work was pretty painful but all the emails, tweets and Facebook messages have been incredible. Thanks a million.
Lindsey Roberts talks about flying, her long run as Peter Pan, and returning to the role after a three-year break.
Peter Pan is at Playhouse on the Square November 19-December 23
Hey folks, as you know I've been trying to develop Intermission Impossible as a multimedia experience and have been very happy with my ability to take you to shows and behind the scenes. This morning more than 100 of the videos I've created for this site vanished from Youtube with no notice. No explanation. The error message says "removed by user" but that's obviously not the case. So if you click on a vid and get the same message, SORRY! Hopefully the problem will fix itself but I'm not holding my breath.
Here's the model.
And here's a short interview with the designer.
I didn't shoot enough of either the show, or the talk back session afterward, to assemble a very compelling video. Hopefully this will at least give everybody at a taste of Voices of the South's WIld Legacy.
The editors of Travel and Leisure magazine will want to check out this video of what ugly stupid Memphians do over their crime-ridden weekends.
Thanks to Adam Hohenberg for this video of Harlan T. Bobo playing with Memphis' Opus One chamber orchestra at the Hi-Tone.
Every Playback experience is unique as several abstract performances are developed on the spot in response to stories shared by audience members. It's like public therapy or an exorcism and can be screwball one moment and uncomfortably confessional the next. Friday night's performance was all of that and began with this fun little ode to civic frustration.
There's almost no theater experience more uncomfortable than waiting in the dead silent dark for performers who've missed their cues. That happened too many times during the Friday afternoon lunch box performance of Wade in the Water. Even that couldn't diminish the impact of some extraordinary vocal performances by children and adults in the cast.
If you're pathetic and can only make to one show this weekend why not make it Tartuffe? This is one of the great political satires, all wrapped up in a giddy, Comedia-inspired sex-farce. The Hattiloo's mostly fine production starts slow and is a little ragged at the corners but when it hits it hits hard. You really don't want to miss Jonathan Underwood's fresh, super funny take on Moliere's nasty man of the cloth. Trust me.
The Big Red Curtain: Tartuffe
Voices of the South is previewing Gloria Baxter's newest narrative Wild Legacy at the Evergreen Theatre, You can read about Baxter's big Arctic adventure here.
Also of interest: Tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday) Playback Memphis is performing at TheatreSouth in First Congo Church in Cooper Young. Playback is a participatory event mixing storytelling with improv. They do a pretty good job of explaining what they do right here.
Wade in the Water, a gospel music revue compiled by playwright and professor Levi Frazier opens at Southwest Tennessee Community College on Thursday, Nov. 11. The piece, which was originally created for the National Civil Rights museum, runs through Sunday. Admission is free.
Thursday and Saturday's performances are at 8 p.m. Friday at noon, Sunday at 3 p.m.