Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Wicked Ticket Lottery

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 4:03 PM

54e2/1246397385-wicked.jpgSo you can't get tickets to Wicked on the night you want to go? You're not alone. The show, which is docked at the Orpheum through July 12, is a near sell out. But don't despair, there's still hope. The Orpheum is holding daily day-of-performance lotteries for a limited number of $25-dollar orchestra seats.

So how do you win? Every day, 2½ hours prior to curtain, show up to the Orpheum Theatre's box office and have your names placed in a lottery drum. Winners will be drawn and announced 2-hours before showtime. You must be present to win and winners should be prepared to pay for their tickets in cash.

Memorial Event Scheduled for Laurie Cook McIntosh

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:56 PM

2a92/1246391577-1245245289-laurie.jpgPlayhouse on the Square wants Memphis' theater community to come together and celebrate the life of Laurie Cook McIntosh on Monday, July 13th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. McIntosh, a professional fundraiser, and award-winning performer passed away on Monday, June 15, after a two decade struggle with cancer.

The memorial will be held at Playhouse on the Square. Beverages will be available 30-minutes before, during, and for 30-minutes after the event.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dishing: "The Little Dog Laughed" Asks and Tells at Circuit Playhouse

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:52 PM

The Little Dog Laughed is, as anyone who ever chanted a certain nursery rhyme might imagine, a story about laughter, sport, the moon, and dishes running away with spoons. It tells the story of Mitchell (John Moore), a hot but somewhat air-headed film actor on the cusp of stardom. If only he can hide his slight case of homosexuality long enough to play a gay man on the big screen, he'll be on easy street.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Memphis Headed for Broadway

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:13 PM

It's official. Memphis, the rock and soul musical loosely based on the life of Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips will be opening at the Schubert Theatre sometime in the fall of 2009. Memphis is a collaborative effort between Bon Jovi composer and keyboard player David Bryan and Joe DiPietro the author of Over the River and Through the Woods, and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Knock 'Em Dead: "Curtains" Kills at Theatre Memphis

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Curtains, the last musical collaboration between John Kander and Fred Ebb is supposed to be a bubbly backstage comedy/romance/murder mystery. Theatre Memphis' stylish mounting of the show manages to be at least two of those things.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Laurie Cook McIntosh Dies

Memphis says goodbye to an inspired and inspiring performer

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 7:51 AM

Thou'lt come no
more, never, never, never, never, never!
—Shakespeare's King Lear

2c42/1245245289-laurie.jpgLaurie Cook McIntosh took her final curtain call on Monday, June 15. The great actor (who was also a great fundraiser for organizations like LeBonheur Children’s Medical Hospital and Planned Parenthood) was 56 years old. She had been battling cancer for nearly 23 years.

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