In the few short years that he has been Chair of the theatre department at Lipscomb University, Mike Fernandez has radically changed the Nashville theatre scene, not only through the department's own outstanding productions but also by sponsoring the Black Bird Theatre Company - a recent addition to Nashville's professional theatre community
Sacred Stages LLC presents The Edge of Everyday, which explores our fear of change and ultimately, our acceptance of the dichotomies of Life. "The Edge" is where our resistance, our reluctance to embrace the diversity of life, meets with the inevitability of change in all the corners of our lives.
New York, NY – August 7, 2014 – Stage and screen star Betty Buckley comes to Joe's Pub at The Public for a run of live shows, October 7, 9-11, to celebrate her latest album Ghostlight, out on September 16 on Palmetto Records. Buckley will perform new music from the record,
True story # 1: 1950. Johnny Cash has just been signed to a record label and he needs some performance couture, so he goes to his friend Manuel and commissions five suits. Manuel has a stock of back fabric. He creates five suits. Cash say's "They're all black." "Yes,' says Manuel, "and they're each one of a kind." The next time Cash ordered suits, there was no discussion about color. Johnny Cash becomes known as the "Man in Black".
CHEMICALLY ALTERED, TELLY LEUNG PRODUCTIONS and YELLOW SOUND LABEL have announced the release of the soundtrack to GRIND: THE MOVIE, the short musical film. The five new songs performed by Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop feature music by Derek Gregor and lyrics by Selda Sahin. The digital exclusive, which will be available on iTunes and other online outlets on Tuesday, August 26
Bayside! The Musical! – the hilarious unauthorized parody of the wholesome Saturday morning show "Saved by the Bell" – has joined forces with the iconic humor brand National Lampoon to expand their New York performance calendar. Starting on August 27,
In the 19th century, before folks started calling us Music City, Nashville was known as "The Athens of the South" because of it's outstanding educational institutions - with Vanderbilt University at the top of that list.
Today, in addition to it's academic contributions, Vanderbilt is a major player on the
Celebrity gossip and scandals are constantly in the news these days, but it wasn't always so. In the 1950s, a publisher by the name of Robert Harrison started up a magazine called Confidential, which is the precursor to current-day outlets like TMZ and Gawker. His story serves as the inspiration for Mr. Confidential, an engaging yet unevenly crafted New York Musical Theatre Festival
LOUIS ST. LOUIS will open his "Still Comin' In Thru The Kitchen" a raise-the-roof concert that will return him to his earliest showbiz roots when he was conducting on Broadway while moonlighting at Manhattan's hottest cabarets where he packed 'em in nightly.
There are some clever bits and fun songs in WikiMusical, part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. However, the show's premise can't really support a two-act musical structure, and becomes more tiresome than amusing.
Featuring book and lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi and Blake J. Harris, with music by Trent Jeffords,
Mary Harris Jones – a.k.a. Mother Jones – was called "the most dangerous woman in America" for her efforts in labor organizing. Cheryl E. Kemeny's new musical, Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade, is a fitting tribute to this historical figure's fighting spirit. The New York Musical Theatre Festival entry wears its pro-union politics on its sleeve, but that's not a bad thing, at all.
Wearing a skimpy black dress and fishnet stockings, Alexis Fishman commands the stage with a seductive sensuality and fiercely independent outlook in Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star), part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Fishman portrays Erika Stern, a Jewish cabaret entertainer at the crucial moment in 1933 Germany when the Nazis came to power.
Bayonets of Angst is the musical theatre equivalent of Comedy Central's Drunk History. Presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the tuner by Rick Kunzi, Justin Zeppa, and Adam Barnosky tells the story of the Civil War from a skewed perspective. However, the narrators here aren't drunk (well, some of them might be). Instead, they're the last remaining survivors of that military conflict,
Fall is just around the corner and pretty soon Nashville's university theatre departments will be back in action. Since I arrived here i 1999, Belmont University has lead the way on this front by proudly putting it's young actors and theatre artists on the front line where most universities put the football team. Belmont's Department of Theatre
The Gig is a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this tuner from Douglas J. Cohen features smartly sophisticated lyrics and a jazzy musical theatre score.
Set in the summer of 1975, the show tells the story of a group of amateur jazz musicians who decide to live their dream
Disney's animated hit Frozen drew inspiration from the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Snow Queen, but drastically altered the plot. Those looking for something much closer to the original will find it in the new musical The Snow Queen by Kirsten Brandt, Rick Lombardo, and Haddon Kime, currently performing as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. But despite a stylishly designed production,