Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yoga for actors

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Courtney Oliver
  • Courtney Oliver
Okay, this sounds fun. Playhouse on the Square's Courtner Oliver is teaching a special yoga class designed to address the specific needs of performers. Here's the press release:

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Opera Memphis Names Ned Canty as its General Director

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Ned Canty
  • Ned Canty

The national search is over and Ned Canty has been hired as the new General Director for Opera Memphis. Canty replaces Michael Ching who retired from the position earlier this year.

Canty has directed for the New York City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass Opera and Santa Fe Opera. His work had been described by the New York Times as having "a startling combination of sensitivity and panache."

A scene from Tosca as directed by Ned Canty

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christopher McCollum Reinvents A Christmas Carol

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Directors who've tried to change A Christmas Carol at Theatre Memphis have never fared well. Nevertheless, after 32 years of repairing and reusing the same basic set, Christopher McCollum was asked to go back to the drawing board and give the show a whole new look. Here's what Theatre Memphis' resident designer had to say about working with director Jason Spitzer and the challenge of reinventing a holiday favorite.

Cheap Tickets: A Groupon for Theatre Memphis

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 8:01 AM

I just got a note alerting me to the fact that today's deal is four tickets to Theatre Memphis for $50. Not too shabby.


The offer is good for two more days.

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