Saturday, January 30, 2010

No Show: Part II

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 5:18 PM

J&K Self rising Cabaret is back on stage tonight as are Pippin, Jersey Boys and Trouble in Mind. Germantown Community Theater is closed as is Theatre Memphis. Opera Memphis' production of Orpheus at the Clark Opera Memphis Center is closed.

Friday, January 29, 2010

No Show: Jersey Boys, Forbidden Broadway, Opera Memphis cancel shows

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 2:09 PM

You know the old saying, "The show must go on?" Apparently that's not the case and considering how Memphians respond to ice and snow that's probably a good thing.

From Opera Memphis:

Due to inclement weather, Opera Memphis’ Friday January 29 performance of ORPHEUS has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 31 at 3:00 pm. More information is available at

From Theatre Memphis:

Tonight's Forbidden Broadway performance cancelled due to inclement weather.
All tickets for the January 29 performance will be valid for January 30 at 8 pm or January 31 at 2 pm.

If you purchased tickets and are not able to attend either of those performances, we will issue a voucher for any other show in our 2009 - 2010 season. Go to to see the great shows left to enjoy.

From The Orpheum:

The Friday, January 29th performance of Jersey Boys at the Orpheum has been cancelled due to severe weather in accordance with local government authorities.

No refunds will be given, but tickets will be exchanged for a later performance of Jersey Boys based on availability. Exchanges must be made by Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5:00 pm. Jersey Boys is scheduled to run at the Orpheum through Sunday, Feb. 14.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An Intermission Impossible video about "Pippin" and the all new Playhouse on the Square

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Part I

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Get 'Em While They're Hot: The Self Rising Cabaret is selling out

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:38 PM

I just got word that there are literally only a handful of tickets left for the Friday and Saturday night performances of the J&K Self-Rising Cabaret. I've not been able to see this installment but am familiar enough with the duo's other projects not to be surprised. Anyway, just a heads up If you were thinking about going you might want to accelerate the decision making process.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Up in the Air: Lindsey Roberts is flying at Playhouse on the Square

Posted By on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 8:55 PM

The cast of Pippin finally moved into Playhouse on the Square's new theater facility on Friday, only a week before opening night. Everybody is working around the clock to learn how to use all the new tools and new toys. Here's a brief clip of Lindsey Roberts—a former Peter Pan—testing out the theater's flying rig. Short but sweet.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Will Call: Tips & Tidbits for the Theatrically Inclined

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM

There's lots of good stuff going on this weekend. Orpheus is opening at the Clark Opera Memphis Center. Trouble in Mind is the last official show to open in Circuit Playhouse before it becomes the Evergreen Theatre, and Visiting Mr. Green is onstage at Germantown Community Theatre. OR, If you're in the mood for something completely fabulous you might want to drop by Theatre South for Jenny Odle Madden and Kim Justis Eikner's J&K Self Rising Cabaret.

Closing this weekend at TheatreWorks: Jayne Amelia Larson's one woman show Driving the Saudis, a funny and fierce look back at a time when Larson was employed as an American driver for the Saudi royal family. Here's a video to give you a taste of what it's all about.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Learn to make a toga with Opera Memphis costume designer Sona Amroyan

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:54 PM

Orpheus opens at Opera Memphis on Friday, January 22 and the cast and crew wants to celebrate the first full length opera ever performed at OM's East Memphis headquarters by turning the whole show into one gigantic TOGA PARTY! To help audiences get ready for this event Intermission Impossible asked Sona Amroyan, Opera Memphis' costume designer, if she'd show us the easiest way to make a toga. She agreed and also shared her secrets for making some simple but cool Greek Goddess dresses too.

Opera Memphis is hosting a second toga party on Saturday, January 30

Monday, January 18, 2010

Obama: The Musical

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Yes, it's real. And yes that's a picture of a German actress playing Sarah Palin in Hope—The Obama Musical which is currently wowing audiences in Frankfurt. Personally, I think the people who vote for the Tony Awards should follow in the footsteps of the Nobel committee and give this thoughtful and charismatic new show a golden statuette for best musical because it seems like it might possibly have the potential to do a good job on Broadway someday. Maybe.

If that's not enough to boggle the mind guess who shows up to perform a little gospel number?

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Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM

KIm Justis and Jenny Odle Madden are two funny actors who are very funny together and now they're back with yet another installment of the J & K Self-Rising Cabaret. It's a show with everything including "Sweet Home Alabama." Have a peek...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Scenes from "Willie & Esther" at the Hattiloo Theater through January 24.

Posted By on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Scenes from a Party: A show with everything including sweet transvestites

Posted By on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Last Saturday (1/9/10) Playhouse on the Square invited every actor, director, designer and office slave who's ever worked there to a party in the theater's extraordinary new facility. Here's what it looked like.

And here's Playhouse stalwart Dave Landis reflecting on lessons he learned as an intern.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oopsie: Some things that didn't make my top 100 list.

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Blow out your candles Laura...
  • Blow out your candles Laura...
I've been getting lots of feedback on the top 100 list and many excellent suggestions for things I should have included but didn't. Here's a taste...

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