Wednesday, November 24, 2010

And I Am Telling You: We've got winners in our Dreamgirls ticket giveaway.

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM

And those winners are David Lowes and Elizabeth Van Tassel. The winners should be receiving an email with the details but can call 521-9000 for any additional information. The Flyer's closed for the holiday weekend but we'll be back bright and early Monday morning.

Something for Lovers: The Tennessee Shakespeare Company has Valentine's Day covered

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Sure, it's not quite Thanksgiving yet, but some people like to plan ahead. And lovers who love Shakespeare may want to go ahead and mark their calendars.


Additional details here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

And I Am Telling You: We're giving away a pair of Dreamgirls tickets

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Dreamgirls opens at the Orpheum on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Intermission Impossible is giving away a pair of tickets to that first night's performance. Entering is easy. Just click right here and do what Survey Monkey says. I'll announce the winner Wednesday.

You can't win if you don't play. And speaking of winners, check me out. My Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for best individual blog came in the mail today. I'm number two! (but you knew that already, didn't you).

Chris Davis, Intermission Impossible blogger, winner
  • Chris Davis, Intermission Impossible blogger, winner

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Posted By on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 9:58 AM

The good news is that I've been able to restore a handful of recent videos but it looks like the rest—dating back to February, 2010— are gone for good. Still, if anybody has downloaded videos from this blog at anytime over the last nine months please let me know so I can make a copy. Even though most of the shows covered have long since closed I'd like for the archive to be as complete as possible.

I'm not counting on getting many videos back this way because I doubt that very many people download what they can easily access. But it never hurts to ask. The support over the last 24-hours has been really eye-opening. Losing 9-months of work was pretty painful but all the emails, tweets and Facebook messages have been incredible. Thanks a million.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

First Flight: Lindsey Roberts and the cast of Peter Pan test out the new rigging

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Lindsey Roberts talks about flying, her long run as Peter Pan, and returning to the role after a three-year break.

Peter Pan is at Playhouse on the Square November 19-December 23

Tragedy: The mystery of the missing videos

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Hey folks, as you know I've been trying to develop Intermission Impossible as a multimedia experience and have been very happy with my ability to take you to shows and behind the scenes. This morning more than 100 of the videos I've created for this site vanished from Youtube with no notice. No explanation. The error message says "removed by user" but that's obviously not the case. So if you click on a vid and get the same message, SORRY! Hopefully the problem will fix itself but I'm not holding my breath.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Inspecting Carol: Theatre Memphis is putting Scrooge on a new set

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Here's the model.

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Memphis
  • design by Christopher McCollum
  • A Christmas Carol at Theatre Memphis

And here's a short interview with the designer.

Scenes from Wild Legacy

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 1:41 PM

I didn't shoot enough of either the show, or the talk back session afterward, to assemble a very compelling video. Hopefully this will at least give everybody at a taste of Voices of the South's WIld Legacy.

Magnum Opus: Harlan T. Bobo and Opus One make beautiful music

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM

The editors of Travel and Leisure magazine will want to check out this video of what ugly stupid Memphians do over their crime-ridden weekends.

Thanks to Adam Hohenberg for this video of Harlan T. Bobo playing with Memphis' Opus One chamber orchestra at the Hi-Tone.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Playback Memphis vs Consolidation

Posted By on Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 11:34 PM

I've christened this micro-performance by Playback Memphis The Passion of the Consolidation Supporter. Enjoy.

Every Playback experience is unique as several abstract performances are developed on the spot in response to stories shared by audience members. It's like public therapy or an exorcism and can be screwball one moment and uncomfortably confessional the next. Friday night's performance was all of that and began with this fun little ode to civic frustration.

Highlights: Wade in the Water

Posted By on Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM

There's almost no theater experience more uncomfortable than waiting in the dead silent dark for performers who've missed their cues. That happened too many times during the Friday afternoon lunch box performance of Wade in the Water. Even that couldn't diminish the impact of some extraordinary vocal performances by children and adults in the cast.

Some Highlights...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Will Call: Tips and tidbits for the theatrically inclined

Posted By on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 4:08 PM

If you're pathetic and can only make to one show this weekend why not make it Tartuffe? This is one of the great political satires, all wrapped up in a giddy, Comedia-inspired sex-farce. The Hattiloo's mostly fine production starts slow and is a little ragged at the corners but when it hits it hits hard. You really don't want to miss Jonathan Underwood's fresh, super funny take on Moliere's nasty man of the cloth. Trust me.

The Big Red Curtain: Tartuffe

Shakespeare fans may wish to visit the U of M for a Stephen Hancock-directed production of Comedy of Errors. Seems like the U of M's got a nice little theme working this season, eh?

Wild Legacy
  • Wild Legacy

Voices of the South is previewing Gloria Baxter's newest narrative Wild Legacy at the Evergreen Theatre, You can read about Baxter's big Arctic adventure here.

Also of interest: Tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday) Playback Memphis is performing at TheatreSouth in First Congo Church in Cooper Young. Playback is a participatory event mixing storytelling with improv. They do a pretty good job of explaining what they do right here.

Miserable for 25 Years: Les Miserables fans can watch the anniversary concert at Malco's Paradiso

Posted By on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 9:29 AM


On Wednesday, Nov 17 Malco's Paradiso will host the simulcast of a 25th anniversary concert for Les Miserables.

Details here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Big Red Curtain: Levi Frazier tells us about a free gospel event at Southwest Tennessee Community College

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Wade in the Water, a gospel music revue compiled by playwright and professor Levi Frazier opens at Southwest Tennessee Community College on Thursday, Nov. 11. The piece, which was originally created for the National Civil Rights museum, runs through Sunday. Admission is free.

Thursday and Saturday's performances are at 8 p.m. Friday at noon, Sunday at 3 p.m.

Wild on the Radio: Memphis Playwright Gloria Baxter on Alaska Public Radio

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Gloria Baxter
  • Gloria Baxter
Voices of the South opens Gloria Baxter's narrative play Wild Legacy this weekend at The Evergreen Theatre. Baxter whose play is partially constructed from excerpts of Mardie Murie's book Two in the Far North, was recently invited to join a discussion about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Alaska Public Radio. And here's that discussion.

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