All Stories Tagged 'musicals' (22)

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

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

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

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

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

1984 Again

   Rewind to 1984.

   Early that spring, I felt like pretty hot stuff. I was working for Rick Johnson & Company on the Paramount Pictures account. We were one of…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on August 10, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

... Never a Vacation ...

   I wish I had been a better student.

   I attended Eisenhower College for my bachelor’s degree. Don’t bother looking for it. It no longer exists. Its syllabus…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 6, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Doing What You Love

   Q Smith started her Wednesday early, especially for an actress. She was up by 7 to get ready for her first full day in Albuquerque.

   She was transported to the…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 22, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Never Give Up

   “It only takes one person to encourage others and inspire them,” wrote eighth grader Leidy M. She was summing up her study of the novel Les Misérables under student teacher Mari Hawes. Leidy might well have been commenting on her teacher instead of…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Reading Frenzy

   “There are times when I catch in the silence the sigh of a faraway song

   And it sings of a world that I long to see

   Out of reach,…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Auditions [Gulp]

   I kept getting the emails: Landmark Musicals was holding auditions for 1776 this weekend. Hm. I hadn’t performed in 13 years. The idea was intriguing.…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Casting

     Sometimes casting is the hardest part of the job.

     There’s a show opening locally in a couple of weeks and they have a major part they’re still trying to cast. They’ll get it…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on January 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Building Commitment

     Tom Popejoy attended symphony concerts in Carnegie Hall with President Franklin Roosevelt and fell in love with the music. He loved it so much, his son said, that Tom Popejoy, Jr., never wants to hear Carmen again, his father played…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on January 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Heed the Warning

If you want to save your friends money and grief, please share this blog with them.

Since we at Popejoy Hall began bringing shows like Wicked, Les Misérables and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on November 4, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

It's an Art

Art is not supposed to be comfortable. It doesn’t exist to reaffirm our every belief.

Artists challenge. They poke and prod at the nature of our existence. They examine human inequities and disturb our viewpoints.

Even when the art was not necessarily meant to challenge, it can. Michaelangelo’s statue…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on August 5, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Theater at 11

For her 11th birthday, in 1998, I gave my Capricorn daughter, Nina, a summertime gift: tickets for her first Broadway show, The Lion King, in July. She had practically memorized the animated movie…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 29, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Team Spirit

Richard Adler, composer for Damn Yankees, wrote about the first audience that show ever had — an afternoon run-through for other people in show…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 22, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Get Up and Dance!

Stephen Douglass sits out the dance with Gwen Verdon in the original production of Damn Yankees. Peter Stackpole/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

 

Janet Eilber, artistic director of the…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Watch the Hair

About 20 years ago, I wrote a play for Mystery Cafe called "Guns and Poses." The show required an actor to cross-dress as the female cabaret singer, Bella.

The Sunday before we opened the show at La Posada (now Hotel Andaluz) where…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 15, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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