Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Langford and Work and Plays, Oh My!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Sticking my head above water for a few minutes.  Work has been very busy these last two weeks, and most of my contact with the outside world has consisted of reading tweets from the Langford trial.  Can you believe Larry didn’t testify?  I’m sure his attorneys did everything short of duct-taping him to the chair to keep him off the witness stand.

Great trial coverage at the Birmingham Weekly, archiblog, WBHM, and of course real-time updates on Twitter @BhamWeekly and @JohnArchibald.

I’ll be back soon, and Del is around.  Our family is in theatre mode right now, so look forward to updates on Schoolhouse Rock Jr.A Christmas Story and A South City Christmas.

What are you up to these days?  Let us know in the comments.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Opens Tonight!

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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Red Mountain Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” runs for three weeks, Thursday through Sunday, at the Virginia Samford Theatre. It’s a great show with an excellent cast and crew. Come out and see 16YOD as a hairy Ishmaelite on stilts!

Click HERE for more information.

Shadowlands

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

15YOD and I headed to Trussville this evening for Park Players‘ production of Shadowlands. The cast, headed by Jesse Bates as C. S. Lewis and Sheila Snoddy as Joy Gresham, gave strong performances throughout (several of them in multiple roles). Creative staging and lighting allowed us to travel from Jack Lewis’ home in Oxford to Joy’s hospital room and even to Greece with minimal sets. We cried.  A lot.  One word review: powerful.

Shadowlands runs through Saturday, July 19, at Deerfoot Community Bible Church (July 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 PM; July 13 at 2:30 PM). Tickets are $15 for adults, with children 16 and under admitted free. Given the exploration of love, serious illness, loss, and grief — and a really funny discussion of theoretical fornication that opens the show — I wouldn’t recommend this show for young children, but my teenager appreciated it. Don’t miss it, and be sure to take plenty of tissues.

Kudos to director Clay Boyce and the cast and crew. Well done!

Rising Stars

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

If you’re looking for a fun (and affordable) activity this evening, head to Canterbury United Methodist Church at 7 pm for The World Goes ‘Round, presented by members of the CenterStage Rising Stars ensemble. This group of eight very talented young people puts on a great show, and even more impressive, they have done it with five days’ rehearsal. And you can see them perform for a $5 donation. Don’t miss this chance to see the future of theatre in Birmingham and beyond!

The Music Man on Good Day Alabama

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

If you’re an early riser (or if you want to set your DVR/VCR), check out some of The Music Man cast on Good Day Alabama tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. We’ll be featured throughout the show, which runs from 6:00 to 9:00 AM on Fox 6 in Birmingham.

We have four shows remaining: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM at Virginia Samford Theatre.

The Music Man Review

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

The Birmingham News theatre critic gives The Music Man four out of five stars. Well done, cast and crew!

The Music Man Opens Tonight

Friday, June 6th, 2008

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Since I’m too tired to think clearly about current events, I’ll flog my show instead. The Music Man opens tonight. There will be three performances this weekend and four next weekend. It’s a fun, family-friendly show. Lots of kids and teens in the cast, great dancing, lively music. Come travel to River City with us.

If you’d like tickets, click here for more information.

The Picture You’ve All Been Waiting For…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Here’s my Pick-a-Little hat for The Music Man.

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I realize you can’t actually see the hat under there, but it will be firmly secured to my head on Friday night. The show runs June 6-15 (Friday through Sunday the first weekend; Thursday through Sunday the second weekend). It’s a silly, fluffy show full of fun and familiar music and great dancing. If you’d like tickets, click here.

Del, I’m guessing this hat would not be suitable for a funeral. :)