Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Theater Roundup for Humbugs: Part Two

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Tired of the same old Christmas shows? Here are some options.

For starters, how about a progressive Christmas dance concert benefiting Project: Motion and the Woodruff-Fontaine House? Rebecca Cochran and Louisa Koeppel have assembled an evening of site-specific dance that includes a modern twists on The Nutcracker and unique dances inspired by rooms in the sprawling victorian home. Choreographers include Wayne M. Smith, Erin Walter, Louisa Koeppel and Bethany Wells.

Here's a clip from Pro: Mo's last "House Happening." 
 

If that's not enough spin on the holidays, you may want to visit TheatreSouth at First Congregational Church to take in a performance of a show called Holiday Spin starring Sister Myotis, the unchallenged queen of Memphis evangelistainment.

Sister Myotis visits Dave Brown during the Holiday Food Drive Our good Sister is determined to win the war on Christmas. The weapon of choice is a game show (of sorts) called Holiday Spin.

The partially scripted, partially improved format, originally developed by Scott Ferguson, will randomly change from night to night, determined by a spinning wheel of fortune and audience whim. So, what will it be then? Christmas karaoke, a good story, or a ridiculous contest? It's up to you. And fate. And a cast that includes Todd Berry, Ashley Bugg Brown, Jon Castro, Kell Christie, David Couter, Sandy Kozik, Joshua Payne, and Steve Swift.

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Also opening next week: Bluff City Tri-Arts Theatre Company is opening First Site, a new work by local playwright Ruby O'Gray, about a holiday gift with unexpected results. To find out what happens when Bible School students enter their teacher's name on a dating website you'll just have to drop by TheatreWorks.  O'Gray describes her play as "traditional" with a refreshingly atypical holiday message: Young folk should stay out of grown folk's business!

For details about Sister Myotis' Holiday Spin click here. 

To find out more about Project:  Motion's House Happening click here. 

For First Site times and tickets this is your click. 

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