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Comment Archives: Stories: Theater

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

Yep. AMH is a trooper. But so is Irene. Hope she makes a speedy recovery.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 03/14/2016 at 9:36 PM

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

Oh that's good to know! It is what we were thinking had happened. In that case, she was fantastic!!!!

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Posted by suesark on 03/14/2016 at 4:11 PM

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

Thanks John. Was about to make the same note.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 03/14/2016 at 8:52 AM

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

Ann Marie Hall filled in Saturday and Sunday for a cast member who became ill at the last minute. They threw her into a costume and would push her on stage when she had a line. Ann Marie is a formidable local actress who while reading her cards on Saturday had about memorized the role by the Sunday matinee. It wasn't the ideal situation but she saved us from having to cancel all of the performances this last weekend...and gave a pretty impressive showing in spite of the situation. Live Theatre!

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Posted by John M Hemphill on 03/14/2016 at 8:27 AM

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

Saw it last night and the actress playing Lady Bird read all of her lines from notes she carried around with her. I am wondering if she got called in at the last minute or what went wrong there. It was distracting, but if she got that last minute call, it's understandable.

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Posted by Suesark on 03/13/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

Have to offer a dissenting opinion. Saw it tonight (Sat. 3/12) and it wasn't boring at all. The audience was responsive -- lots of laughs in this show, believe it or not -- so I wasn't the only one who thought so. Not saying Mr. Davis is "wrong", just that my mileage varied. Or the show came together in the last couple of days. I thought it was terrifically entertaining, and it's so, so timely. If American political history interests you at all, you should see this.

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Posted by Alan Stewart on 03/12/2016 at 11:51 PM

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

I've always wanted to see the Kentucky Cycle. Six hour shows don't get produced all that often.

Posted by Chris Davis on 03/10/2016 at 3:11 PM

Re: “"All the Way" Comes Up Short at Playhouse on the Square

Haven't seen or read this play, but I did read Schenkhen's "Kentucky Cycle", a very long play that reads better than it plays--yet it won the Pulitzer.

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Posted by mayfield on 03/10/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “George Dudley Stars as LBJ in "All the Way" at Playhouse on the Square

He is a fine actor....and such a gentleman. I met him in Guys and Dolls in 2003 where he played Big Jule. The stress anchoring a show like All The Way must be tremendous and yet he never lets you see him sweat. He is self deprecating and humble...and watching his performance grow over the last month has been awe inspiring. I can't say enough good things about the actor and the man.

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Posted by John M Hemphill on 03/04/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “George Dudley Stars as LBJ in "All the Way" at Playhouse on the Square

One of the best performances locally, ever. Maybe the best. Sweeney Todd's the only thing he's done that I haven't loved.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 03/03/2016 at 6:09 PM

Re: “George Dudley Stars as LBJ in "All the Way" at Playhouse on the Square

I'm a big fan of George Dudley. That Mice and Men performance...amazing.

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Posted by kell.christie on 03/03/2016 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Love Changes Everything: Opera Memphis Presents Kallen Esperian in Concert

The Met's performing company consists of a large symphony-sized orchestra, a chorus, children's choir, and many supporting and leading solo singers.http://www.allticketonline.com/Metropolitan-Opera

Posted by Noor Khondokar on 02/25/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Hattiloo Theatre to Expand.

The usual PR puff piece but some mention of the impact on Overton Square parking, and on Iris and the Second Line, would have been nice (especially with the privatization of part of the public street of Monroe for the exclusive use of residents).

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Posted by ALJ2 on 02/11/2016 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Love Changes Everything: Opera Memphis Presents Kallen Esperian in Concert

So happy for you......remember our day's in Mr. Mark's choir....I'm sure I was doing a lot more talking than singing! LOL Warm wishes, Theresa Troesken (Krueger)

Posted by Theresa Krueger on 02/09/2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Love Changes Everything: Opera Memphis Presents Kallen Esperian in Concert

I had the privilege of singing with Kallen in our high school choir. She was amazing back then. I believe she was also in my 3rd grade class with Mrs. Connibear.

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Posted by Derek Rauchenberger on 02/09/2016 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Love Changes Everything: Opera Memphis Presents Kallen Esperian in Concert

I was living in Fayetteville,AR at the time, surrounded by some pretty impressive artists when I heard that Kallen Esperian, a young voice from Memphis, had won the regional competition. My reaction was oh wow, what is going on across the state/river? Never thought I would become a Memphian and a devotee. Love you Kallen, wish we were going to be in town for Valentine's Day for Love Changes Everything.

Posted by Paula Barnes on 02/08/2016 at 10:53 PM

Re: “On stage: Byhalia, Mississippi and The Brothers Size.

I am so pleased that audiences for original work have significantly increased. I do hope this trend continues.

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Posted by mayfield on 01/20/2016 at 9:14 AM
Posted by Judith Johnson on 12/23/2015 at 3:38 AM

Re: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Playhouse on the Square

Not sure, now that you mention it.

Posted by Chris Davis on 12/21/2015 at 12:49 PM

Re: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Playhouse on the Square

What ever happened to Kevin Shaw?

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Posted by mayfield on 12/21/2015 at 10:10 AM

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