On Stage this week
Published 5/16/2013 at 2:26 p.m. 0 comments
Stage review: Playhouse's 'Saigon' works in softer focus
Published 5/16/2013 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
There’s more than one way to stage a hugely popular musical. Sure, Broadway may provide a convenient blueprint. But regional theater audiences should expect more than cheap imitation. They should want a show that is more personal. Or “local,” if ...
Concert review: Memphis Repertory Orchestra shines in final performance of season
Published 5/12/2013 at 6:02 p.m. 0 comments
It’s tempting to say that the Memphis Repertory Orchestra, with its free concerts, offers the best classical music value around town. But the Eroica Ensemble also offers terrific performances gratis, which prevents either organization making the claim.
Dance review: Ballet Memphis performers soar in 'Taking Flight'
Updated 5/13/2013 at 12:03 a.m. 0 comments
A dusky sliver of moon and the beaming planet Jupiter hovered over the shoulders of Ballet Memphis dancers as they bounded across the Peabody hotel rooftop Saturday night. Celestial objects made a fitting backdrop for “Taking Flight,” a three-act concert ...
'Rock of Ages' provides joyous elixir for fans burned out by live-music events
Updated 5/11/2013 at 11:17 p.m. 0 comments
On a recent lamentable weekend, I spent three days wallowing in mud while getting soaked to the bone and frozen by arctic winds just to hear a lot of unfamiliar music played far too loudly and with very little sense ...
Concert Review: IRIS and Kahane boost Beethoven's brilliance in Germantown performance
Updated 5/6/2013 at 12:03 a.m. 0 comments
Beethoven was rolling over and over Saturday night.
Stage Review: 'Brighton Beach' a pleasant evening of theater with few challenges
Published 5/3/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 1 comment
Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” wheezes onto the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis, bringing with it all the playwright’s pedestrian sentimentality that captures, as Dorothy Parker might say, the range of humanity from A to B.
Concert Review: Seasoned chamber trio spices up classics, contemporary tunes
Published 5/1/2013 at 11:45 a.m. 0 comments
Concerts International ended its 41st season with the first-rate Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Piano Trio’s masterful performance of a variety of works.
Stage Review: Actor brings insight to complicated character in 'Native Son'
Published 4/18/2013 at 6:33 p.m. 0 comments
To understand the rage of Bigger Thomas, the central figure in Richard Wright’s classic novel “Native Son,” one first has to understand his environment.
Review: Performance is Memphis Symphony Orchestra's feel-good event of season
Updated 4/15/2013 at 12:17 a.m. 0 comments
The remarkable program of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra this weekend might be called the MSO’s feel-good event of the season.
Boy triplets a sensation at top Cuba ballet school
Published 4/13/2013 at 12:27 p.m. 0 comments
HAVANA (AP) — Visitors to the elite feeder school for Cuba's renowned National Ballet might be forgiven for thinking they're suddenly seeing triple.
Stage Review: "Springloaded" jumps with power, beauty
Published 4/12/2013 at 3:24 p.m. 0 comments
"Springloaded" jumps with power, beauty
Theater review: "Threads" great gift to local stage
Published 4/11/2013 at 8:46 p.m. 0 comments
Voices of the South, one of the few local theater companies regularly producing original work, owes much to the voices in Jerre Dye’s head.
On Stage This Week
Published 4/11/2013 at 8:43 p.m. 0 comments
Live stage events happening this week
Theater review: Superlatives for "Hamlet"
Published 4/11/2013 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s thrilling production of “Hamlet” blends inventiveness with an attention to detail that makes it memorable.
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