Month: June 2016

Review of Calendar Girls at Park Square Theatre

Quote of the Day: from the play Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. John Clarke wrote the following words in a letter before he died of Leukemia.  Chris: A while ago I asked John Clarke to give us a talk here at Knapely WI. Annie asked me to read it to you here tonight, and this is what he wrote: “The flowers of Yorkshire are like the women of Yorkshire. Every stage of their growth has its own beauty, but the last phase is always the most glorious. Then very quickly they all go to seed.” [laughter] Chris: “Which makes it...

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Review of South Pacific at The Guthrie

Quote of the Day: from the conversation in Roger’s and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, after Nurse Nellie admits her prejudice is the reason she won’t marry Emile, the Frenchman ex-pat whose first wife was Polynesian. Lt. Cable has been lamenting that he can’t marry Liat, a native Island girl, because she won’t be accepted by his friends and family back home in Pennsylvania. Emile de Becque: What makes her talk like that – you and she? I do not believe it is born in you! I do not believe it! Lt. Cable: It’s not born in you – it happens after...

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Life is like Improv

Quote of the Day: Life is like Improv. Said by one of my theatre workshop students, age 13. I teach youth theatre workshops in the Brainerd lakes area of Minnesota. I had two classes last week, elementary students in the morning, and a middle school group in the afternoon. I work with them on skills, cooperation, and developing their characters. We write the story together. A pattern happens during every class. During the school year, I do the classes on Thursdays (Theatre Thursdays). The first day is exciting, filled with nerves, and moments of awkward silence. We’re all getting to know...

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Review of Broadway Songbook at The Ordway

Quote of the Day: Songs like ‘New York, New York,’ and ‘All that Jazz’ have always been with us, or so it seems. James Rocco, performer, writer, and M.C. of The Ordway’s Broadway Songbook series. Last night, we heard the fabulous and exciting songs by composers John Kander and Fred Ebb, a dynamite duo. They gave us shows like Zorba, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Chicago, and New York, New York. The extraordinarily talented cast in the Ordway’s review gave us the songs with spirit, soul, and sizzle. Their performance was as sultry and hot as yesterday’s early summer weather. It was worth the drive...

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The Changelings by TTT Theater, and Why We Love Theater

The Quote of the Day comes from the Question in the Program for Ten Thousand Things Theater: Why do you do theater? Kimberly Richardson, who plays three characters in their latest new play, The Changelings by Kira Obolensky, says, “I love live performance. In real life, I’m pretty shy. But performing I feel directly and creatively connected to the audience. It’s a rare and beautiful way to be with people.”  For me, while I’m experiencing live theater, I have this strange and wonderful phenomenon of being both truly present, in the moment, and yet remembering events, places and people, as...

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