All Stories Tagged 'Popejoy' (109)

How Blue Is Blue?

   Some in Albuquerque assume that Popejoy Hall only brings in shows that are family friendly. Yes, we brought in The Lion King and …

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 31, 2013 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

Great Storytellers All

   On the first Monday in May, I gave a talk at the Aux Dog Theatre to half a hundred people who had an interest in Jersey…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 16, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Just the Facts?

   We received a complaint the other day. That’s not news. When you present shows to the public, someone is certain to complain about something.

   This complaint accused us…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 1, 2013 at 3:17pm — 3 Comments

Theater Dreams

   This morning, I had the honor to take Dreamgirls cast member Aubrey Poo (pronounced Poh-oh) to four radio stations for…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on February 15, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Authenticity

   I was at Hair We Are on Central getting a trim from Roda when she asked me what I thought of Beyoncé’s acting performance  — rather than singing performance — at the Obama Inauguration. By now, it’s well…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on February 11, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

Something's Coming

   Brian Herrera — former UNM professor, New Mexico native and local theater’s favorite intellectual (even though he’s now at Princeton) — published an article in …

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Added by Terry S. Davis on January 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No 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

Together

   Randy Cohen from Americans for the Arts was in Albuquerque two weeks ago and described an evening he'd had to the Albuquerque Economic Forum. He said he noticed a show that he wanted to attend and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Radio on Stage

In the last days of Fall 2001, I was among several fledgling writers led by the late, great Digby Wolfe creating a radio show that was recorded before a live audience. Called “Green Chile Stew,” it was an hour-long…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on November 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Growing and Growing

   As we prepare to open our 46th season this Sunday, I’m packing up my office. With the Capitol Steps on their way in this Sunday, I’m on my way out this Tuesday. I’m…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on November 2, 2012 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

Now

   Stand in a semi-circle. On cue, stomp your right foot, then clap your hands, then thrust your right hand in the air while speaking a letter of the alphabet, clap your hands again, then stomp your left foot. Then the person…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 26, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments

Light

   Outside, a million people streamed through the streets in revolt. Inside, a million thoughts swirled through my head.

   On May Day, 2006, protestors across the…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 19, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

Changing the Picture

   On February 4th, we started selling tickets to Disney’s The Lion King to the general public. Within days, we heard people tell us they thought the show was sold out.…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 12, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

The Jungle in There

   The Broadway cast of Disney’s The Lion King has it easier than their counterparts on the road if for no other reason than they don’t have to learn a new theater every few…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 5, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

The Contract

   I started working for…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on September 28, 2012 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Out of Its Shell

   The first time I came to Popejoy Hall after moving here in 1980, I couldn’t find it.

   This was before…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on September 21, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Making a Positive Contribution

   When in Seattle a few weeks ago, I reconnected with two former Albuquerqueans, Patti Cohenour and Michael Blum. Patti, of course, has starred on Broadway and many other stages. Michael was a stalwart of Albuquerque theater for 25 years before moving…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on September 14, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Emptier Stage

“Whoa.” said Tara Miller, one of our head electricians. “That’s gone.”

The “that” she was referring to was a semi-permanent piece of scaffolding we have backstage to…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on September 7, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Comfort Zone

   What does it take for you to get comfortable with a play?

   Do you want the sets and costumes to look realistic, or are you okay with shapes and colors to…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on August 31, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Counting Tiles

   Our business is show business. Sometimes it’s about the show. Right now it’s about the business.

   I’m crafting sales projections for the coming season in Popejoy Hall. These are our…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on August 17, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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