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!
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.
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.
I've always wanted to see the Kentucky Cycle. Six hour shows don't get produced all that often.
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.
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.
One of the best performances locally, ever. Maybe the best. Sweeney Todd's the only thing he's done that I haven't loved.
I'm a big fan of George Dudley. That Mice and Men performance...amazing.
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
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).
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)
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.
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.
I am so pleased that audiences for original work have significantly increased. I do hope this trend continues.
Not sure, now that you mention it.
What ever happened to Kevin Shaw?
I enjoyed the mother/daughter relationship, it was the best part of the play.
This was one of the worst plays I have seen in recent memory. The actors stumbled over their lines a few times, the writing was incoherent and I was fighting not to fall asleep.
So glad you are reviewing new, original work. Writers can learn from such reviews as these.
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