All Stories Tagged 'Christmas' (9)

Oh, Christmas Tree...

Last Saturday afternoon, during the sunny interregnum between the rain and the snow, my neighbor Ivan banged hard on my front door and stomped on the floorboards of my front porch. (There was no emergency, this just what you do when you have a deaf neighbor with a propensity for turning off the world…

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 14, 2015 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Presents

   The favorite musical for many of my friends — including some here at Popejoy Hall — soon comes to the movie screen. Les Misérables makes its motion picture debut…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 21, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments

A Holiday Tradition

     If two performers meet on Christmas Day — or New Year’s Eve or Thanksgiving — one will certainly ask “Where’s your show tonight?” People in show biz work a lot of holidays.…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 23, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hope

     My friend Elizabeth told me she was trying out for Anything Goes. Landmark Musicals holds its auditions…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 16, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Can Do

    Last week, I had to find a kid’s choir for the upcoming David Benoit show, A Charlie Brown…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 2, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Local Flavors

   The final session of the arts marketing conference let out at noon. We were on our own for lunch in Louisville before we scattered back to the many corners of the country from whence we'd come. I could have chosen any one of a…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on November 18, 2011 at 6:15am — No Comments

Christmas Magic

A few years ago in Los Angeles, Chevy Chase saw the same production of A Christmas Carol (above) that we had last night in Popejoy Hall. After the show,…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 24, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Limited Engagement?

I recently heard that one orchestra had their tuba player — who had little to play in a particular piece — tweet messages to audience members during the concert. That's one example of the new buzzword for the performing arts: engagement.



With smart phone constantly on, our new arts consumer (we’ll call him/her Chris, for unisex reasons) goes out into the world with at least two guises: Chris the Consumer and Chris the Reporter. Chris the… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on November 26, 2010 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

The Artistic Producer?

The stock character of the Broadway producer probably has a cigar, a large belly and as much appreciation of art as my dog. Yes?



It’s not true, at least not always. Many producers are part of the artistic team and, in a few cases, are part of the artistic impetus.



Scott Sanders, who produced The Color Purple for Broadway fell in love with the book, secured the rights to adapt it to… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on October 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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