musical theater – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 23:05:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nkfan.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png musical theater – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ 32 32 Green Room: Sweeney Todd on tour, hot tickets https://nkfan.net/green-room-sweeney-todd-on-tour-hot-tickets/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 23:36:38 +0000 https://nkfan.net/green-room-sweeney-todd-on-tour-hot-tickets/ national tour for Sweeney Todd The State Opera South Australia will return Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for a tour along the east coast of Australia in 2023 after receiving $570,000 in RISE funding from the federal government. “This production is special,” says State Opera Artistic Director Stuart Maunder of Stephen Sondheim’s […]]]>

national tour for Sweeney Todd

The State Opera South Australia will return Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for a tour along the east coast of Australia in 2023 after receiving $570,000 in RISE funding from the federal government.

“This production is special,” says State Opera Artistic Director Stuart Maunder of Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller. “Sweeney Todd is without a doubt the most powerful, dramatic and theatrical horror tale ever set to music.

“It is also a fitting tribute to mark the passing of Stephen Sondheim late last year to show this glorious production to more people. Stephen was a musical theater legend, and with Sweeney Todd he created a scary delicious; dark, sinister…and exciting story that directors like me are lucky enough to work with.

Funding for the tour was secured through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund, which the federal government established to help arts businesses reactivate after the pandemic. The production will visit locations across New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the ACT.

Read our State Opera review Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street of the May 2021 Adelaide season here.

Shows are now selling out at full capacity

The state government’s announcement of increased theater capacity as part of the latest easing of COVID restrictions has allowed arts companies and venues to offer additional tickets for on-demand shows during and after the peak festival season.

With venues now operating at full capacity, Adelaide Festival has freed up more seats for Dorian Gray’s photoBangarra Dance Theater Wudjang: not the pastand the dance and drum show manifestoamong others.

The Adelaide Festival Center has also announced that it will release more tickets for the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Variety Gala on March 25, which had previously sold out at 75 per cent capacity. The gala is presented this year before the Cabaret Festival in June, with additional seats now available for early-streaming events, including the festival’s artistic director Tina Arena’s signature show. Songs my mother taught me.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival executive producer Alex Sinclair welcomed the increased capacity at the theatre.

“This is heartening news for our audiences, our artists and the arts in South Australia and a vote of confidence in the future of our industry, which like many others has been deeply impacted by COVID,” said Sinclair said. “We are thrilled to be one of the first festivals in the state to be able to operate at 100% audience capacity and know that the release of more tickets to our previously sold-out Variety Gala will be picked up by our loyal Cabaret Fans. .”

The full line-up of the Cabaret Festival will be launched at the Variety Gala, hosted this year by Australian comedian Paul McDermott.

Breaking Ground apps are now open

South Australian visual artists from regional regions are now invited to apply for Country Arts SA’s 2023 Breaking Ground Award.

Since its launch in 2012, the prize has offered visual artists a valuable opportunity to broaden their professional experience and develop their practice.

The Breaking Ground winning artist will receive $10,000 over the next year to support the development of a body of work for a solo exhibition. This exhibition will be held in an Adelaide CBD gallery as part of the SALA 2023 festival. A mentorship opportunity, valued at $5,000, is also available as part of the award.

The 2021 winner, artist Adnyamathanha and Luritja Juanella McKenzie (featured in this SALIFE article) described the award as a life-changing opportunity that allowed him to explore his identity and artistic practice as a First Nations visual artist.

Breaking Ground is a collaboration between Country Arts SA and SALA. Nominations close at midnight May 18 and the winner will be announced at the SALA launch and awards night in July 2022. More information is available on the Country Arts SA website.

ActNow Theater Bids Farewell to Executive Director

Rhen Soggee.

South Australia’s ActNow Theater has announced that executive director and co-CEO Rhen Soggee will step down from his role to focus on the next stage of his career.

Soggee has been part of the ActNow team since 2018, previously fulfilling the roles of Managing Director and International Producer. Under their leadership, ActNow has been able to implement an ambitious program throughout the pandemic, maintaining continued financial support and strengthening relationships with other organizations.

“ActNow has given me an incredible space in which to grow and generate meaningful opportunities that support a more representative and relevant South Australian arts industry,” says Soggee. “As I prepare to hand over the reins, I know I couldn’t leave the business in better hands.”

The recruitment process for a new Managing Director and Co-CEO will begin soon.

Green Room is a regular column for InReview, providing fast-paced news for those interested or involved in South Australian arts and culture. Contact us by writing to us at editorial@solsticemedia.com.au

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A TIME TO REVIVE proves that sometimes blind dates are magical at The Green Room 42 https://nkfan.net/a-time-to-revive-proves-that-sometimes-blind-dates-are-magical-at-the-green-room-42/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 18:02:52 +0000 https://nkfan.net/a-time-to-revive-proves-that-sometimes-blind-dates-are-magical-at-the-green-room-42/ Darius Anthony Harper Wouldn’t it be cool if a composer wrote a custom song for you? Cabaret artists live for these tunes that tap into their true essence and express exactly who they are as artists. This is the premise and the goal of MUSE MATCH, a concert of unpublished works for the benefit of […]]]>
Darius Anthony Harper

Wouldn’t it be cool if a composer wrote a custom song for you? Cabaret artists live for these tunes that tap into their true essence and express exactly who they are as artists. This is the premise and the goal of MUSE MATCH, a concert of unpublished works for the benefit of The Musical Theater Factory. The event’s founder, Bill Coyne, described it as a “blind date of musical theater”. Cabaret artists are paired with a composer or a team of composers. They answer a series of in-depth questions about what they believe in and what’s important to them as people, and voila! a custom song.

MUSE MATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE, as the title suggests is the 13th night of such songs since 2014. Last night’s show at Green Room 42 is indeed a revival, Muse Match’s first concert since almost 3 years. To date, the event has brought together 300 performers and songwriters and produced over 200 new songs. All proceeds benefit The Musical Theater Factory, which incubates new works of musical theater and strives to promote inclusiveness from all walks of life. Last night’s collection of story songs was generally comedy-oriented.

BWW Review: MUSE MATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE Proves Blind Dates Are Sometimes Magical at The Green Room 42
Jean-Georges

Johann George kicked off the evening with Julia Riew’s “Nothing Special”, a 50s bop song about an extraordinary romance between ordinary people. Jenna Pastuszek followed up with Spencer Robelen’s “Bicoastal is the Way,” a gospel-flavored rock track about Pusturszeck’s burgeoning two-coast career and the challenges that success presents. Chad Burris sang a very funny Billy Reece tune on his night out at the one and only gay bar in “Alma, Arkansas.” The moral of the song was that joy is where you find it. Daniel Maté wrote an ironic song for Donna Viviano called “Life Hack”. The interior monologue is about a woman who slowly falls in love with her date, who, as it happens, has also hacked her phone. Noir/espionage imagery is ripe for good satire.

BWW Review: MUSE MATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE Proves Blind Dates Are Sometimes Magical at The Green Room 42
Kevin Michael Murphy

Kevin Michael Murphy raised OCD to hysterical levels in Rachael Covey’s “Goodnight,” delivering a series of insomnia-inspired cerebral rants to his very sleepy partner. The overactive brain theme was picked up by Kendyl Ito, who delivered a bravura performance, singing “Anger Issues” by Kit Goldstein Grant. Paul Fujimoto’s “Hello, Tomorrow” was a wonderfully introspective read by Kim Onah. The song was a tender anthem about the importance of hope and looking to the future. Jackey Good gave us a welcome soprano moment with Eli Cohen’s “Home,” a song about a life spent on the road and an appreciation for all that’s truly important. Lexi Lawson gave us a different take on domesticity in “Why, Oh Why?” by Dylan MarcAurele. It’s a comical look at every mother’s experience during that short developmental period when every toddler seems to have a death wish.

BWW Review: MUSE MATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE Proves Blind Dates Are Sometimes Magical at The Green Room 42
Kendil Ito
BWW Review: MUSE MATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE Proves Blind Dates Are Sometimes Magical at The Green Room 42
Jacky Good

My favorite track of the night was David Alan Thornton’s “Ootu,” an otherworldly rock fantasy that wouldn’t have sounded out of place in Tina Turner’s mouth. Darius Anthony Harper brought exactly that level of energy. John-Andrew Morrison found the fun side of dating Grindr in Amanda D’Archangelis and Sami Horneff’s “Communicate,” as he attempts to arrange a date with a stud who doesn’t speak English. Rachel Parker brought equality to the fore in Peter Saxe’s inspirational song ‘Time For Us’. Ms. Parker has a beautiful voice and is a natural storyteller. The concert finale was a workout for the multi-talented Seth Eliser. Singing the song he wrote with James Michel Lambert and Natalie Kramer, “Right on Time,” he started on piano, moved on to guitar, and finished on drums. Impressive, indeed.

BWW Review: MUSE MATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE Proves Blind Dates Are Sometimes Magical at The Green Room 42
Rachel Parker

The quality of songwriting in MUSE MATCH XIII was consistently high. And each artist took up the challenge to deliver. In my opinion, this is exactly where the cabaret should be heading. While I love all of The Great American Songbook’s artist retrospectives, there’s nothing more exciting than being there for the birth of a new work. Kudos to Bill Coyne and The Musical Theater Factory for adding thirteen new tracks to this Songbook last night.

BWW Review: MUSE MATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE Proves Blind Dates Are Sometimes Magical at The Green Room 42
Seth Eliser

For more information or to donate to The Musical Theater Factory, visit mtf.nyc. For more great shows at The Green Room 42, visit greenfignyc.com.

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Nicholas Kaminski brings an exciting new voice to The Green Room 42 https://nkfan.net/nicholas-kaminski-brings-an-exciting-new-voice-to-the-green-room-42/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 01:03:50 +0000 https://nkfan.net/nicholas-kaminski-brings-an-exciting-new-voice-to-the-green-room-42/ Decades ago, in the 1950s and 1960s, there were clubs and resorts that specialized in producing musical revues for their guests. It was a place where young performers like Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley honed their skills before coming to conquer Broadway and a place where young writers like Bock & Harnick and Kander & […]]]>

Decades ago, in the 1950s and 1960s, there were clubs and resorts that specialized in producing musical revues for their guests. It was a place where young performers like Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley honed their skills before coming to conquer Broadway and a place where young writers like Bock & Harnick and Kander & Ebb honed their craft focusing on what was called once the “specialty”. Equipment.”

Nicholas Kaminski, whose eponymous show opened Saturday at Green Room 42, is a new writer who would have felt completely at home in hill stations where smart, topical songs were created at a blistering pace. I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Kaminski sing his songs individually at Michael McAssey’s “Open Mac” in Pangea. They are always something fresh and unexpected. Seeing an entire evening of his work was something I looked forward to. I am happy to report that it did not disappoint. Along with his friends, Staci Jo Johnson, Rachel Phalen, Jada Valenciaga, Bart Shatto, Kelsey Kaufman, Lauren Ranahan, and Aaron Remy, he delivered over a dozen well-crafted story songs that herald the arrival of a new very individual musical theater voice. . Mr. Kaminski has a knack for catchy melodies and ironic, self-deprecating lyrics that have the elegance of Bock & Harnick combined with the debauchery of William Finn.BWW review: Nicholas Kaminski brings exciting new voice to The Green Room 42

Not all gems, but about half a dozen that really sparkle and shine. It started with two songs from discontinued musicals based on movies. “Cast Me, I’m Homeless” from a Soap dish musical and “The Dread Pirate Roberts” from a princess bride musical captures both the off-center quality of their satirical source material. It featured several songs from a musical based on the rise and fall of “Polka King” Jan Lewan (who was in attendance.) Aaron Ramey and Kaminski concocted a plan in a song called “Big Famous”. Staci Jo Johnson savored every double, triple and quadruple meaning in “Mama Like Kielbasa.” Remy and Johnson struck a chord in “I Propose.” The highlight of the section, and indeed of the entire evening, was “Serious Music“, a really well-crafted character monologue.BWW review: Nicholas Kaminski brings exciting new voice to The Green Room 42

He delighted in two songs written specifically for use in open mics. Lauren Ranahan brought incredible millennial energy to “Saved by the Taco Bell” and Kelsey Kaufman gave “Straight Man Song” a genre twist. The final section of the concert was devoted to works from Kaminski’s first musical Starborn: A Disco Odyssey, which was kicked off by Jada Valenciaga’s bold and wonderful performance of “I’m Back.” It was an intense homage to glam rock space operas. Special mention should also be made of Rachel Phelan’s very touching rendition of “A Safe Place to Land”.BWW review: Nicholas Kaminski brings exciting new voice to The Green Room 42BWW review: Nicholas Kaminski brings exciting new voice to The Green Room 42

Kaminski and all the performers were backed by a wonderful band consisting of musical director, Emily Cohn, bassist, Will Blakey, and drummer, Daniel Silverstein. Kudos to the director, Allison Sheff, for giving the show some good bones and moving things along quickly. Nicholas Kaminski performs some of the same material this Saturday at 5 p.m. on Don’t Tell Mama. It’s well worth your time to experience this exciting new writing voice before you have to pay Broadway prices.

To learn more about Nicholas Kaminski, visit his website, kaminskimusic.com, or follow him @njkamins on Instagram. For tickets to her show at Don’t Tell Mama, go to donttellmamanyc.com. For more information on upcoming artists at The Green Room 42, check out greenfignyc.com.

BWW review: Nicholas Kaminski brings exciting new voice to The Green Room 42

BWW review: Nicholas Kaminski brings exciting new voice to The Green Room 42

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The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will present a brand new outdoor Princeton Festival https://nkfan.net/the-princeton-symphony-orchestra-will-present-a-brand-new-outdoor-princeton-festival/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 20:38:45 +0000 https://nkfan.net/the-princeton-symphony-orchestra-will-present-a-brand-new-outdoor-princeton-festival/ NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 01/26/2022 (PRINCETON, NJ) — The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) promises to deliver a brand new princeton party From June 10 to 25, 2022 with a coherent campus plan, community cooperation and exciting artists. A group of opera singers are set to embody the comic characters of […]]]>
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originally published: 01/26/2022

(PRINCETON, NJ) — The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) promises to deliver a brand new princeton party From June 10 to 25, 2022 with a coherent campus plan, community cooperation and exciting artists. A group of opera singers are set to embody the comic characters of Scalia/Ginsburg by Derrick Wang and The Impresario by WA Mozart, as well as the opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten. Concerts featuring top artists such as Storm Large, the Signum Quartet and baroque ensemble The Sebastians guarantee several evenings of top-notch live music covering a variety of genres past and present.

After months of behind-the-scenes planning following the PSO’s merger with the Princeton Festival last summer, musical director Edward T. Cone Rossen Milanov outlines the combined organization’s visionary plans for the Festival. He says, “Building on the unique 17-year history of the Princeton Festival, we embark on a new vision of a summer festival filled with wonderful performances in a unique summer setting. We welcome our audience with a wide range of exciting events ranging from orchestral and chamber music performances, fully staged operas, popular entertainment, jazz and baroque music to events designed to be enjoyed by all. family. I’ve always dreamed of PSO having a summer presence and look forward to connecting in new and exciting ways with our diverse community.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will present a brand new outdoor Princeton Festival

Rossen Milanov, Marc Uys and Gregory J-Geehern

The disposition – The Princeton Festival moves outdoors with a massive, state-of-the-art, clear-span tent to be built on the grounds of Morven Museum and Garden. The performance structure is large enough to encompass onstage action and an orchestra pit, dressing rooms and other backstage areas, plus convertible seating plans designed to make every event a new experience for the audience . Lectures and receptions will be held at the Museum’s Stockton Education Center, and the gardens and lawns will be available for picnics and other outdoor activities, adding to the festival atmosphere.

Morven Museum & Garden Executive Director Jill Barry is delighted to see the grounds of Morven transformed to support the arts. She says: “Throughout the pandemic we have learned about music and Morven are natural partners. The Festival will elevate summer concerts to new heights. With so many different performances in the historical setting, it will be an unprecedented experience for music lovers.

It takes a community – Reinventing the 17-year-old Princeton Festival on such a spectacular scale requires careful planning and cooperation. Working behind the scenes with community leaders is the Executive Director Marc Uys and festival director Gregory J. Geehern. Mr. Uys says, “We continue to meet with community leaders and influencers to explain our vision for the 2022 Princeton Festival. We have received so much positive feedback from everyone. This confirms all that we seek to accomplish on behalf of the City of Princeton and those who appreciate the live performing arts.

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The PSO recognizes that the 2022 Princeton Festival will be particularly different from years past thanks to the encouragement and assistance of Mayor Mark Freda of the Municipality of Princeton, the cooperation of the Morven Museum & Garden and the support of the Board of Directors of the PSO and its Festival Advisory Board. Advice.

“It’s really exciting,” says Mayor Freda, “to see how the Princeton Festival, through the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, has been adapted into an outdoor event for 2022. Audiences will be able to enjoy this series of multi-day events on the grounds of the Morven Museum & Garden and experience Princeton.This is a great opportunity for fans of the Princeton Festival, fans of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and for our business community .

Preparations for the Princeton Festival are underway. Mr. Geehern said, “We rely on the business community to help us make the Festival a success through sponsorships and program announcements, and we hope that local residents will show their support by attending the Festival in June. !

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will present a brand new outdoor Princeton Festival

Go on stage – As Music Director, Rossen Milanov oversees the Princeton Festival’s innovative programming, a development resulting from the Festival’s merger with the PSO. He is responsible for engaging Storm Large, which opens the festival with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the acclaimed Signum Quartet, which will present a two-night cycle of Franz Schubert’s late string quartets, and New York-based baroque group The Sebastians . Mr. Milanov has also recruited artists from the opera scene, ready to play roles in Derrick Wang’s double program. Scalia/Ginsburg and Mozart The impresario as well as that of Britten Albert Herring. Pop concerts with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra are planned and club-type evenings with jazz shows and cabaret evenings, with a VIP lounge.

Additional information and a schedule of events will be released in early spring to coincide with ticket sales. Check the PSO’s Princeton Festival website for details on princetonsymphony.org/festival.

Programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.


History of the Princeton Festival – Founded in 2004, the Princeton Festival (TPF) has established a solid reputation as a multi-faceted summer performing arts festival attracting people from across the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. . TPF has a reputation for artistic excellence, increasing the number and variety of its offerings, and serving a multiracial, multiethnic and intergenerational audience of up to 8,000 people.

TPF has grown from five events in 2005 to over 22 performances in 2019 in over ten genres, as well as numerous free educational and community enrichment offerings located in a variety of venues. TPF promotes lifelong learning in the arts, from children to the elderly, through performance opportunities for children and young people in the piano competition, opera workshops and musical theater for all age groups, and opportunities for emerging young professionals to perform. roles in opera and musicals. TPF has longstanding partnerships with four public libraries and local churches to deliver its free educational lecture series to a large and diverse community.


Health and security – The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is closely monitoring and adhering to the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 requirements. Concert attendees will receive information regarding security procedures, entry, seating directions, and more. before the selected show(s).


Accessibility – The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is committed to ensuring that all programs are accessible to everyone, working with venues to provide the necessary services. Contact ADA Coordinator Kitanya Khateri with questions about available services at kkhateri@princetonsymphony.org or 609 497-0020. Note: Some services require at least two weeks notice to arrange.


the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s premier music organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterpieces, innovative music by living composers and a vast network of educational programs offered free of charge to students in the region. Led by Edward T. Cone’s Music Director, Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pop and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that complement the concert experience. Its flagship summer program, the Princeton Festival, brings an array of performing arts and artists to Princeton for several weeks in June. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces large-scale, impactful educational programs in partnership with schools and local arts organizations that result in students attending a live orchestral performance. The PSO receives tremendous support from the Princeton community and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, consistently earning the NJSCA’s highest honor. Recognition for residencies and engaging concerts came from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PSO’s commitment to new music was recognized with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. The only independent, professional orchestra to call Princeton home, the PSO performs in the historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

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Ali Ewoldt, Telly Leung and more sing Janet Noh songs at NEW WRITERS AT 54 https://nkfan.net/ali-ewoldt-telly-leung-and-more-sing-janet-noh-songs-at-new-writers-at-54/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 04:31:38 +0000 https://nkfan.net/ali-ewoldt-telly-leung-and-more-sing-janet-noh-songs-at-new-writers-at-54/ Broadway’s Janet Noh (Rocktopia and Mack and Mabel in New York City Center Encores!) A graduate of Yale (BA) and NYU-Tisch (MFA) and nationally award-winning classical pianist (winner of the National Chopin PNW Piano Competition), Janet quit her career as a trader and investment banking analyst. on Wall Street and hasn’t looked back. because. Award-winning […]]]>

Broadway’s Janet Noh (Rocktopia and Mack and Mabel in New York City Center Encores!)

A graduate of Yale (BA) and NYU-Tisch (MFA) and nationally award-winning classical pianist (winner of the National Chopin PNW Piano Competition), Janet quit her career as a trader and investment banking analyst. on Wall Street and hasn’t looked back. because. Award-winning emerging Broadway composer / lyricist and record industry singer, Janet has been a featured soloist at Lincoln Center, New York City Center, Signature Theater, and her original works have been performed and produced in many venues across New York City. York (120+ watch and count!).

She is a songwriter and teacher at Lincoln Center Theater, a guest artist at several New York universities, and a former student of the BARS hip hop workshop at the Public Theater, where she has created and performed hip hop pieces in collaboration with members of Hamilton CBO.

You won’t want to miss this evening of exhilarating and uplifting music from Janet Noh. Songs From My Unwrite “Musical” will introduce you to an evolved and eclectic soundtrack of soulful R&B songs, cutting edge musical theater, enjoyable melodies and its latest experience combining classical piano and hip hop flair is guaranteed.

Learn more at www.JanetNohMusic.com.

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Russian folk ensemble arrives at Marco | News https://nkfan.net/russian-folk-ensemble-arrives-at-marco-news/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/russian-folk-ensemble-arrives-at-marco-news/ Don’t miss this show for all ages! On January 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., the Marco Island United Church will present the Golden Gates Dancers to you as part of their 2022 concert series. Members of the Golden Gates Dancers in traditional Russian folk dresses. I recently met UCMI Music Committee members Chris Moore, Susan […]]]>


Don’t miss this show for all ages! On January 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., the Marco Island United Church will present the Golden Gates Dancers to you as part of their 2022 concert series.






Members of the Golden Gates Dancers in traditional Russian folk dresses.


I recently met UCMI Music Committee members Chris Moore, Susan Smith and Kevin Hennessy, and they are very excited about the Golden Gates Dancers.

Chris Moore, the cult and choir accompanist, recently moved to Marco from Ohio, where he served as director of the Arts Council for 40 years. While in Ohio, he met Vitaliy Bezrodnov and his ensemble of the Golden Gates Dancers in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Since 2003, Vitaliy has coordinated the Golden Gates Dancers with funding from the Rotary Children’s Fund. Vitaliy is a professional musician and the leader of the trio “Moscow Nights” which performs Russian folk music performed on classical Russian instruments.






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Dancers in colorful and richly embroidered folk dresses.




Golden Gates brings together talented young dancers and folk musicians from Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia and more to present their traditional culture and history in the United States. Participants are highly qualified and selected from public schools, cultural art centers, music schools, colleges and dance academies.

According to Moore, it’s like going to a folk festival. The music is very rhythmic and there is audience participation, especially with the children. Russian musicians usually invite children to come and play the instruments.

Susan Smith, congregation member and music committee member, added that music and dance are universal languages ​​- you don’t need to speak Russian to enjoy Russian folk music and dance to its faster pace. . Russian dances are energetic and cheerful with lots of quick knee bends and high jumps – you can’t help but join in their stomping energy. These young Russian folk dancers are storytellers who share their cultural stories and connect with audiences around the world.






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UCMI Music Committee Members: Chris Moore (seated) Susan Smith and Kevin Hennessy. The musical director, Hannah Mary Perry, is missing.


Golden Gates will offer an hour of traditional Russian folk songs featuring colorful and richly embroidered Russian folk dresses.

Russian folk songs are a living story of the Russian people – children fell asleep in them; got married while dancing with them; and they were buried there.

They have exotic musical instruments, but the most common is the Russian accordion or bayan. The balalaika is a triangular wooden instrument with a fretted neck and three strings.

One of the reasons to travel to Russia is to participate in one of its many amazing folk and music festivals. This time the Russian Folk Festival comes to Marco in the magnificent acoustic sanctuary of the United Church of Marco Island.






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Musical trio, Moscow Nights, presented here with classic Russian folk musical instruments; the accordion (Bayan); a double bass balalaika and a soprano balalaika.


A 15-member ensemble of the Golden Gates Dancers will perform and according to Kevin Hennessy they will be staying with host families during their visit to Marco.

The best part: Entrance is free for children under 13. It’s a perfect family-friendly cultural extravaganza that will take you to an authentic Russian folk festival of Old Russia thanks to the musical accompaniment of the versatile Moscow Nights trio.

Tickets cost $ 20 per person and are available at: ucmarco.org/concerts.

Upcoming cultural events at Marco Island United Church:

Concert of the philharmonic community of Naples






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Jumping and rhythmic music are characteristic of Russian folk dance and music.


February 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Radu Paponiu, conductor and Jessie Goebel, solo viola performing Telemann’s delicious Viola Concerto. On the program, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, one of his most popular works.

February 25, 2022 at 7.30 pm. Naples Philharmonic Chorus – Radu Paponiu, conductor, Jeff Faux, interim conductor, Suzanne Kirton, principal flute take center stage to perform the virtuoso Hungarian Pastoral Fantasie by Doppler. Tickets cost $ 35 and are available on ArtistNaples.org.

Naples opera

March 6, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. A memorable program of beloved opera arias and operatic ensembles including “La Bohème”, “La Traviata” and “Don Giovanni”, as well as selections of operettas such as “The Pirates of Penzance” and gems from musical theater favorites like “My Beautiful Lady.” Tickets are available at ucmarco.org/.

Ladies’ Choir Concert

March 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Spirit Of The Gulf, a group of women barbers, will perform songs from many styles of music, all in a rich four-part and a cappella harmony. It will be an offer of goodwill.


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The Wick Theater presents Gypsy https://nkfan.net/the-wick-theater-presents-gypsy/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 13:01:20 +0000 https://nkfan.net/the-wick-theater-presents-gypsy/ The Wick Theater presents the “Mother of All Musicals”, Gypsy! “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” at the Wick Theater in Boca Raton. Created by a triumvirate of theater giants, Gypsy is considered by many critics to be the greatest musical of all time! The groundbreaking show, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne […]]]>

The Wick Theater presents the “Mother of All Musicals”, Gypsy!

“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” at the Wick Theater in Boca Raton. Created by a triumvirate of theater giants, Gypsy is considered by many critics to be the greatest musical of all time! The groundbreaking show, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, made its Broadway debut in 1959 and became an instant classic. Loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous strip artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical focuses on her mother, Rose, whose character has become synonymous with show business‘s ultimate mom-manager. The show will run from January 6 to February 6, 2022, with mornings at 2 pm and evening performances at 7:30 pm Tickets are $ 85 to $ 95, available at www.thewick.org or by calling the box office at 561-995-2333.

“This is the quintessential American musical with an incredible roster of classic songs including ‘Together Wherever We Go’, ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘All I Need Is the Girl’ and ‘Rose’s Turn,’ said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer “But beyond the music, the show is a powerfully dramatic production, and the role of Rose is one of the greatest theater characters of all time.”

The role of “Mama” Rose is fiercely coveted and has been played by icons such as Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Patti LuPone. At The Wick, three-time Carbonell nominee Laura Hodos stars as the single mom who channels all of her frustrated ambition to make her two daughters famous. Hodos has previously been seen at The Wick as Mona Kent in Dames at Sea and as the main character in the hit The Drowsy Chaperone. Florida audiences will recognize four-time Carbonell Award nominee Matthew Korinko as Herbie and Melissa Whitworth as Louise. Returning to directing is Broadway’s Norb Joerder, who has directed over a dozen shows at The Wick, including The Music Man, Crazy for You, 42nd Street and many more.

During Gypsy’s run, Tavern at The Wick will offer a gourmet pre-show menu, curated by celebrity chef William Walden. Menu options are available on the website and reservations can be made by calling 561-995-2333.

About the wick:

With over 50 live productions, The Wick Theater attracts esteemed musical theater professionals and hosts stars from film, television, Broadway and beyond, including Cindy Williams, Leslie Uggams, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams, Sally Struthers and two former Miss Americas – Susan Powell and Kellye Cash (to name a few). These productions have not only been commercial hits, regularly selling their series, but also critical hits with dozens of nominations and wins at the Carbonell and Broadway World Awards. Managed by self-taught entrepreneur Marilynn Wick, The Wick is also home to Tavern at the Wick, a chic fine-dining restaurant in the style of New York’s famous Tavern on the Green. Visit the website to see the menu for this show.

The Wick Theater is located at 7901 N. Federal Highway. Boca Raton, Florida 33487

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The AMTA Cabaret Creation Course is taking registrations now! https://nkfan.net/the-amta-cabaret-creation-course-is-taking-registrations-now/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:28:50 +0000 https://nkfan.net/the-amta-cabaret-creation-course-is-taking-registrations-now/ Australian Academy of Musical Theater offer workshops, short courses and mentoring to prospective musical theater students of all ages and skill levels. Founded and directed by Queen van de Zandt, the company operates from its headquarters in Melbourne, but has recently pivoted to also offer some online courses. Queen van de Zandt Queenie is no […]]]>

Australian Academy of Musical Theater offer workshops, short courses and mentoring to prospective musical theater students of all ages and skill levels. Founded and directed by Queen van de Zandt, the company operates from its headquarters in Melbourne, but has recently pivoted to also offer some online courses.

Queen van de Zandt

Queenie is no stranger to the scene. One of Australia’s most beloved performers, she has worked extensively in theater, film, musical theater and cabaret making her an incredible wealth of industry knowledge – and AMTA is how Queenie gives back. “I have always been passionate about transmitting knowledge and sharing skills,” she says. “At the start of my career, I met so many talented and generous artists who helped me get my foot in the door and develop myself as a performer. I made the decision on the spot that I would be like them – and that I would always help those who came after me, as they did ”.

AMTA is the perfect answer to this, hosting numerous classes and courses with pillars of the theater industry at the helm. Opportunities include weekly musical theater masterclasses, audition bootcamps, creative coaching, and currently they are taking registrations for their Creation of cabaret lessons.

The Cabaret Creation Course takes place over a 12 week period and can be taken online or at the AMTA Studio in Melbourne. Artists will learn to write, produce and present their own cabaret show, whether musical, comedy, burlesque, drag, circus or any other form of cabaret. Even if you don’t have an original concept in mind, Queenie and the incredible range of tutors will help you create your perfect show, ready to go to festivals and venues!

The Cabaret Creation Course is based on another course organized by AMTA called Cabaret Winter Workshop, which had its first incarnation in 2014 and 2015 at the Hayes Theater in Sydney. However, other than the Cabaret Winter Workshop, Queenie says in her research she hasn’t found anything like this class in Australia or the world, which makes it incredibly unique. While the course was born out of the need to pivot during COVID, the move to holding the online course in 2021 and again in 2022 has proven to be hugely beneficial, not only allowing cabaret performers from across the country to participate. , but the ability to pair them with an array of professionals who may not have been able to make it into the program due to the Melbourne-based course.

“It can be very difficult to have access to great teachers when you don’t live in a big city. Putting together a group of great teachers can also be difficult when living and touring across the country. Because the course is held online, we were able to give emerging and mid-career cabaret performers, no matter where they live, access to the best cabaret practitioners in Australia! This makes the course incredibly distinctive and it’s a very happy byproduct of COVID that we now realize these things are possible. “

The formidable lineup includes international cabaret queen Trevor Ashley, burlesque legend Maude Davey and transgender diva Mama Alto, as well as artistic directors from Australia’s top cabaret festivals like Ali McGregor (formerly of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Alison St Ledger (QLD Cabaret Festival), Michael Griffiths (Perth Cabaret Festival) and David Read (Melbourne Cabaret Festival). The course covers many crucial areas of cabaret development, such as writing, directing, design and musical direction. guardians. Another thing that makes the course unique is that participants also learn about the ‘back home’ events of a show, such as how to apply for funding and grants, social media and advertising, the ins and outs of international tours and how to market and launch your show.

Queenie explains:

“Sure, developing a great idea into a show is the starting point, but if you don’t know how to pitch your show and pitch it to the right people, it will never have a greater life. Cabaret is a unique art form in that in order to do it you need skills in writing, performance, and production. The course is therefore divided into these 3 sections. At the same time, we are focusing on access for participants to the ‘gatekeepers’ who decide what is scheduled and where. This course isn’t just about teaching people how to ‘put on a show’, it’s also about giving them access to people who can schedule their work, so the work we see on our cabaret stages is diverse too. than Australia, and truly reflects the stories, ideas and talents of the artists who live here ”.

Because of this philosophy, when selecting the tutors who will deliver the course’s 16 specialist masterclasses, Queenie emphasized how important it is to have a wide range of diversity-oriented artists at all levels. Emphasis is placed on the presence of female artists, tutors from BIPOC and various genres, as well as tutors involved in the different styles and genres of cabaret.

As cabaret is about storytelling, and often the stories of the individual artist, Queenie felt it was crucial that tutors could encourage performers to discuss their lived experiences. “The course is open to artists from anywhere and from all genres of performing arts. – singers, circus, comedians, burlesque, drag – all will find themselves reflected in the diversity of tutors,” says Queenie. “And because diversity and accessibility are important to us at AMTA, we will seek and encourage artist registrations in regional areas, as well as POC, LGBTIQ + artists and artists of various body and age to register. We also invite artists who are having financial difficulties to contact us, as we offer a number of grants to people in difficult financial situations. ”

So if you’ve got a story or an idea that’s germinating, or you’ve always wanted to like the song says, come to the cabaret, Check out AMTA’s Cabaret Creation Course and be part of the next generation of diverse, innovative and exciting cabaret artists to make their voices heard.


For more details and to register for the Cabaret Creation Course, please visit the AMTA website.

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January 4 to 10, 2022 https://nkfan.net/january-4-to-10-2022/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/january-4-to-10-2022/ [ad_1] An ‘explosive’ comedy legend plays Delray, Almodovar’s acclaimed new film opens in Boca and Beatles drummer Al Di Meola tours the universe. Plus, Wick’s “Gypsy” and more in the coming week. WEDNESDAY Bradley Theodore What: “Bradley Theodore: Artist in Residence” and “Formes + Figures” Where: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm […]]]>


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An ‘explosive’ comedy legend plays Delray, Almodovar’s acclaimed new film opens in Boca and Beatles drummer Al Di Meola tours the universe. Plus, Wick’s “Gypsy” and more in the coming week.

WEDNESDAY

Bradley Theodore

What: “Bradley Theodore: Artist in Residence” and “Formes + Figures”

Where: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $ 7 to $ 15

Contact: 561 / 832-5328, ansg.org

Invoking both the vibrant mysticism of Day of the Dead imagery and the brutal street art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York painter Bradley Theodore creates motley and intrepid works that reinvent sacred portraits – from British royalty to religious icons – as crews of skeletons, blurring the lines between their inner and outer forms. Her high-intensity, vibrant pastels have evoked figures from George Washington to Muhammad Ali to Karl Lagerfeld, and her celebrity collectors include Bryan Cranston and Salma Hayek. He will bring his work to Ann Norton for this unique residency, alongside the open-air “Forms + Figures” exhibition, featuring the dynamic work of sculptors Patrick Hurst, Julian Wild, Tarik Currimbhoy and Jason Myers.

THURSDAY

What: Jimmie “JJ” Walker

Where: Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $ 30

Contact: 561 / 450-6357, artsgarage.org

In 1974, up-and-coming comedian Jimmie Walker had the talent and fortune to land the role of JJ in CBS’s “Good Times,” a role that would enshrine Walker – and his iconic slogan, “Dyn-O-Mite” – in the history of pop culture. While this remains his most famous part, Walker has continued to be a staple on screens large and small for almost 40 years, and more recently he has returned to his roots and his passion, stand-up comedy. up. Baptized Time Magazine’s ‘Comedian of the Decade’ for the 1970s, and once employing future headliners David Letterman and Jay Leno as joke writers, Walker brought his talent to small and mid-sized clubs like Arts Garage, which launched its new “The Art of Laughter” “monthly comedy series this Thursday.

FRIDAY

What: Opening night of “Gypsy”

Where: The Wick Theater, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 95

Contact: 561 / 995-2333, thewick.org

One of the crowning glory of her folk art form, “Gypsy” riffs on the memoir of actual strip artist Gypsy Lee and her bossy stage mom, Rose (played by Laura Hodos, above), one of the titanic roles of musical theater. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and an exceptionally believable (for a musical) book by Arthur Laurents, the result is one of the most dramatic and complex musicals of its time, or from all eras, with standards from “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” to “Let Me Entertain You” to the kitsch classic “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.” As often as “Gypsy” is produced, it still isn’t a horse. battle tired, because it always gives new perspectives on human psychology.Production runs until February 13.

What: Opening night of “Parallel mothers”

Where: Living Room Theaters at FAU, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton

When: Show pending hours

Cost: $ 10.50

Contact: 561 / 549-2600, fau.livingroomtheaters.com

Once the disobedient child terrible of world cinema, Spaniard Pedro Almodovar has embraced the wisdom and maturity of age in late career wonders such as ‘Pain and Glory’ of 2019 and now the elegant ‘Parallel Mothers’ , whose emotions swell with threads. close-ups imbued with the flavors and textures of contemporary Madrid. Penelope Cruz plays Janis Martinez, a lifestyle photographer whose adventure with a forensic anthropologist leads to an unexpected pregnancy and shared motherhood with another future single mother, teenage Ana (Milena Smit). After their births, the women separate, until fate intervenes. What at first glance looks like a garden variety soap opera – babies were swapped at birth in the incubator, made months after the fact – is just one facet of Almodovar’s meditation on genealogy and parenthood, about separation and closure, about facing the worst of our history. As Janis and the father of her child struggle to unearth the burial grounds of family members who disappeared under Franco’s rule, these themes spill over into generations of characters, arguing that there is a need to fight. with the ghosts of the past to move forward. “Parallel Mothers” runs until at least January 13.

SUNDAY

What: Al Di Meola

Where: The Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 33 to $ 43

Contact: 954 / 462-0222, browardcenter.org

The god of the guitar Al Di Meola is the first to admit that he was not born with a gold plectrum between his child figures. His rise to the roster of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists in jazz and rock came after an eight- to 10-hour-a-day monastic studies program during his high school summers in Bergenfield, New Jersey. The work has paid off in the form of some 38 releases since 1976, not to mention his previous tenure with Chick Corea and jazz fusion pioneers Return to Forever. Known for his complex rhythmic syncope and seemingly effortless lyrical precision, Di Meola has joined legends from Pavarotti to Paul Simon, and recently returned to his formative musical love, The Beatles, in the 2020s. Across the universe, whose exhilarating covers further explore the possibilities of the Lennon / McCartney corpus.


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‘Willkommen’: London Revival of Cabaret, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley, opens December 12 https://nkfan.net/willkommen-london-revival-of-cabaret-starring-eddie-redmayne-and-jessie-buckley-opens-december-12/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 05:09:45 +0000 https://nkfan.net/willkommen-london-revival-of-cabaret-starring-eddie-redmayne-and-jessie-buckley-opens-december-12/ [ad_1] The Rebecca Frecknall-directed production of the 1966 Broadway musical, Tony Winner Cabaret officially opens December 12 at the Kit Kat Club in London (the refurbished Playhouse Theater) with Oscar winner Tony and Olivier Eddie Redmayne as master of ceremonies with stage and screen favorite Jessie Buckley in the role of Sally Bowles. Previews began […]]]>


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The Rebecca Frecknall-directed production of the 1966 Broadway musical, Tony Winner Cabaret officially opens December 12 at the Kit Kat Club in London (the refurbished Playhouse Theater) with Oscar winner Tony and Olivier Eddie Redmayne as master of ceremonies with stage and screen favorite Jessie Buckley in the role of Sally Bowles. Previews began on November 15.

The cast also includes Omari Douglas as Cliff Bradshaw, Liza Sadovy as Fraulein Schneider, Elliot Levey as Herr Schultz, Stewart Clarke as Ernst Ludwig and Anna-Jane Casey as Fraulein. Kost with Josh Andrews, Emily Benjamin, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Emma Louise Jones, Ela Lisondra, Theo Maddix, Chris O’Mara, Daniel Perry, Andre Refig, Christopher Tendai, Bethany Terry, Lillie-Pearl Wildman and Sophie Maria Wojna.

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Omari Douglas and Jessie Buckley in Cabaret

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The London production also includes a new addition: a prologue company of nine actors, dancers and musicians, which welcomes audiences to the club world upon their arrival at the theater. The Prologue Company consists of Gabriela Bendetti, Rachel Benson, Laura Braid, Julian Capolei, Hollie Cassar, Celine Fortenbacher-Popławska, Samantha Ho, Andrew Linnie and Sally Swanson with an original score composed by Angus MacRae.

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Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff.

The creative team includes set and costume designer Tom Scutt, choreographer Julia Cheng, music director Jennifer Whyte, lighting designer Isabella Byrd and sound designer Nick Lidster. The cast is by Stuart Burt, with Jordan Fein as associate director.

Redmayne won a Tony and an Olivier Award in 2010 for his work in the John Logan play Red. Five years later he would win an Oscar for The theory of everything; he was also nominated the following year for Danish girl. He’s no stranger to the role of master of ceremonies, having taken on the role made famous by Joel Gray in an Edinburgh Fringe production in 2001.

Buckley, a star of the musical theater competition series I would do anything, returns to the UK scene after starring in A little night music. She recently starred in the filmed presentation of the National Theater of Romeo and Juliet. Her additional screen credits include Wild rose, i’m thinking of ending things, and Judy.

Cabaret is produced by Ambassador Theater Group Productions and Underbelly. Visit KitKat.club for more information and tickets.

(Updated December 12, 2021)

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