All Stories Tagged 'theater' (56)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paloma as Public Philosophy? De(a)finitely!

 

Love doesn’t need an audience or even a dress rehearsal, but sometimes it helps. Last night I sat through a dress rehearsal of Anna Garcia-Romero’s fabuloso play Paloma, which is…

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Added by Barelas Babe on August 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

No Music Boxes

   Three weeks ago, The Kingston Trio traveled through town between dates. They graciously agreed to stop for an interview. We set them up on our stage with the main curtain as a backdrop and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 27, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

Making Room

   I’ve been thinking a lot about spaces lately. My thoughts are, as far as I can tell, random, unconnected. If you find a theme, let me know.

   • When you walk into a theater before a…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 13, 2012 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

... 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

Aha!

   On Tuesday night, I spoke for a few people over at Bookworks about Mary Poppins. I had been invited to give a talk about the differences between the book, the movie and the musical. The…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 8, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Thinking Ahead

   A couple of weeks ago, Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, was in town to talk about the contributions performing arts make to a local economy and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 18, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Truly Madly Deeply

   Digby Wolfe taught me a lesson the very first time I met him. I was taking a playwriting class each semester in UNM’s Theatre…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 11, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Supporting Roles

   Lenore Chiarello Gibson of Rio Rancho might have a small role in Say Goodnight Gracie when it comes to Popejoy Sunday afternoon. Then again, she might…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 4, 2012 at 5:30am — No 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

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