I would like to know why Janie Paris' name never shows up on this list. One of the most gifted actresses in Memphis for many years, and never even a nomination. This is a glaring omission in my opinion.
I always have a "got robbed" list, and will post it in a week or so.
Hope more will engage in the "Not even Nominated" discussion with utmost politeness, of course.
Congratulations to all the nominees. No, I didn't see all the shows, but there are always some enigmas. Noticed that directors for Proof and Music Man were not nominated but the shows were nominated for Best Production. FYI, didn't see either, but just noticed. I did see "RED" and thought both actors were outstanding, but only the lead got nominated. Stuff happens, huh?
A story that's so needed to be told.
It's always very moving to read your entries, Elaine. I think you are making a real difference and doing it with grace and caring. thank you for the things you are doing and for who you are. peace, Michele
What a gift Elaine Blanchard is to the city of Memphis, along with Friends for Life and these brave individuals who are finding courage to share their stories.
He is a happy guy. Easy to understand why people like him.
You know, as noble as I believe it is to make fun of this idiot, I also can't help the feeling that we are giving him what he wants. He is probably one of the most famous b-listers in the political world. Isn't it time we just stop feeding the beast?
Oops... I thought Friday Night Freakshow was the link to the Stacey Campfield musical. I mean, the teaser/headline seemed logical...
Come out and see this show!
you'll love it! lots of laughs and tons of fun!
Oops. Sorry, someone helpfully emailed me the link. And yes, I'm in town then and am hoping to drop in.
sorry, chris. you posted sound bites from the wrong show. 'casey stampield, the musical' is all together different! no tourists from ohio in this one! wanna write it right? come see the show.
Surely there is a bit part for the pride of TN-HR 95, the Rat, in this production!!
I met Dorothy in 1982 when we were cast as mother and daughter in the Circuit Playhouse production of The Women. She had a scene with the child playing my daughter just before I entered. I would stand off stage listening to that scene. So good. She was a wonderful actress. We became friends during that play. I left Memphis in 1984 but remember her performance in Cabaret at POTS opposite Alan Mullikin. After returning to Memphis in 2000, we renewed our friendship. I saw her in Marriage to an Older Woman for which she a regional competition best actress award. Mornings at Seven, Killing Louise and she played my mother again in New Moon Theatre's production of Footfalls. And we saw many productions together. Dear friend, always. I will miss her very much.
Dorothy and I first worked together when were in the same play, in the same room but at different times: Plaza Suite in 1972 or thereabouts. She immediately became my friend, as she did with everyone she ever worked with. She appeared in the first play I directed on the Main Stage (now the Lohrey Stage) at Theatre Memphis--The Heiress in 1986, and in several more recent others, such as GCT's Cemetery Club and TM's Morning's at Seven . I never had to give her the same note twice. After Steve and I moved, we continued to stay in occasional touch. I missed her then and I miss her now.
Dorothy was a lovely, lovely lady with an impish wit and grace to spare! Always a pleasure on stage, and always a treasure off.
Fine actress and even finer human being.
Dorothy was the dearest person and the most generous of actresses on stage and off. I viewed Dot as a mentor and had the good fortune of sharing the stage with her several times over the years; like countless others, I basked in her warmth, love, and support. A deeply, profoundly beautiful woman of boundless energy, she lived life to the fullest and probably never made an enemy. I will miss her terribly and will always, always love her.
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