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Comment Archives: Stories: Theater

Re: “Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

@Cwabs "Yet" --- give it time. Dreamworks in the meantime.

Posted by Chris Davis on 02/23/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

That's right John. 2003 Ostrander-winner, but it was the opener in 2002.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 02/23/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

I think 42nd Street was 2002. Season Opener.

Posted by John M Hemphill on 02/23/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

Shrek isn't yet a Disney property.

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Posted by fancycwabs on 02/23/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

I must be cast as Flo....I already have the voice for it!

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Posted by mejjep on 02/23/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

Oh, I think it can accomplish its goals with a mix-gendered cast, and at least one juror is implicated as foreign, right? (I've seen the film more recently than anything). But there's a lot of "these people" and I get what you're saying. There may be something to it.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 02/22/2017 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

The whole "12 Angry People Other than White American Men" thing has always bugged me. The play was written for 12 angry white American men. In today's climate, that's what's going to give it the power to affect people. To leave them with a bad taste in their mouths. To affect change.

Yes, we have angry white American women. But right now, it's the men we need to be staring at, and this play is the perfect periscope.

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Posted by Michele Somers Cullen on 02/22/2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Living Colors: "Other People's Happiness" is a Well Made Play

Ms. Heath's lighting design is sublime indeed. Though subtle, I think the sound, by Carter McHaan, is excellent as well.

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Posted by Gordon Ginsberg on 01/21/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Living Colors: "Other People's Happiness" is a Well Made Play

I think so to. It needs to find some distinguishing characteristics still. But the foundation is good-- tried and true.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 01/13/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Living Colors: "Other People's Happiness" is a Well Made Play

Saw last weekend Saturday and while a little passive in some spots I found this to be a very moving and relatable play. Bravo to all involved!!

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Posted by Gloria h on 01/13/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Under Construction: An Early Peek at Ballet Memphis' Midtown Dance Palace

Anyone know how many employees and other staff will be here on a daily basis? How many others are expected to come for lessons, recitals, etc. a day? And how many parking spaces will there be upon completion of the building and site? Those who work in and frequent Overton Square are a bit curious.

Posted by ALJ2 on 12/04/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Where Do All The Frankie Vallis Come From? Frankie Camp, That's Where.

Right? I'm a bit of an audiophile and record collector and always enjoy this show. It really succeeds where so many jukebox/pop/rock musicals just don't. Couldn't make press night this go-round due to conflicts. Hated it.

Posted by Chris Davis on 10/28/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Where Do All The Frankie Vallis Come From? Frankie Camp, That's Where.

Boston and Orlando have music communities? I had no idea. Frankie camps? I had no idea. I've seen this stage production before - on Broadway the year it won the Tony for Best Musical and a couple of years later in Las Vegas. But the music is fun and I'll see it again at the Orpheum on Saturday.

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 10/27/2016 at 6:52 PM

Re: “The Details: The Devil's Music is an intimate night with the ghost of Bessie Smith

She was one amazing woman and I'm looking forward to meeting her in the new world. 😊

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Posted by Carole on 09/15/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Q&A with Adrienne Barbeau

Mark, she looks great, but no.

Posted by Nick R on 09/03/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Q&A with Adrienne Barbeau

Damn she looks better now than she did 35yrs ago! Badass tough woman.

Posted by Mark Winchester on 09/03/2016 at 2:36 AM

Re: “Disgraced Sets A Course for Conflict

I loved the production. Still thinking about weeks later. I agree that Shaleen's character has a disturbing journey. I need to read the script...just thinking if the playwright could have developed that character more, though I truly admired the brevity and tautness of the story.

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Posted by mayfield on 08/29/2016 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Disgraced Sets A Course for Conflict

Shaleen's character really has one of the most interesting and disturbing journeys, I think.

Posted by irenecrist on 08/27/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Disgraced Sets A Course for Conflict

Merits its own sub-thread really, and I regret not working him into the review.

Posted by Chris Davis on 08/25/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Disgraced Sets A Course for Conflict

The other character, Abe, nephew to Amir, is played by Shaleen Cholera. His is a most interesting journey.

Posted by irenecrist on 08/25/2016 at 10:35 AM

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