Shakespeare's 'Shrew' gets modern update, Jazz Age setting at Dixon
Published 04/17/2014 at 3 p.m.
There’s this thing about William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” The play known for spirited jousting between two willful lovers seems to have run afoul of contemporary views.
American Idol couple transitions from screen to stage in re-booted Joseph
Published 04/16/2014 at 4:27 p.m.
There’s an irrepressible enthusiasm that bubbles over when Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo talk about their latest project. The two are starring in the touring production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” coming Tuesday to the Orpheum. They’re not ...
Stage Review: 'Grace' elevated by impressive acting, sharp writing
Published 04/14/2014 at 6:20 p.m.
There are some unusual approaches in "Grace" at Circuit Playhouse. The shocking opening scene is also the final scene, but played in reverse.
Concert Review: Virtuoso Bell makes even the so-so sound splendid in Germantown
Published 04/13/2014 at 5:15 p.m.
Whenever Joshua Bell performs, his status as one of the globe’s top fiddlers is further secured.
'Peter Pan' production by Ballet Memphis soars - in more ways than one
Published 04/12/2014 at 6:14 p.m.
The sumptuous production of “Peter Pan” by Ballet Memphis is a beautiful experience on many levels.
'Disappearing Ink' turns newspapers into art at University of Memphis
Published 04/10/2014 at 11:56 a.m.
Artist John Salvest had this thought: “I have 20 years worth of the Jonesboro Sun boxed up in my studio and I had wanted to do a project involving making those newspapers look like a big flock of birds.”
Review: Ensemble crackles in Next Stage's "Submission"
Published 04/09/2014 at 6 p.m.
"The Submission," with savvy direction by Jerry Chipman, brings a shattering story of deceit, pretension and prejudice to Next Stage at Theatre Memphis.
Dancers take to the air in Ballet Memphis' audacious 'Peter Pan'
Published 04/09/2014 at 10:28 a.m.
If you have kids — or ever were a kid — there’s a good chance you’ve seen a stage version of “Peter Pan.” But as familiar as the story is, there will be a Neverland like you’ve not experienced before ...
Review: 'Brilliance all around' at Midtown Opera Festival
Published 04/07/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
The ambitious Midtown Opera Festival got underway with Friday night's "Ghosts of Crosstown," suffused with a robust Memphis sensibility and a knockout event in so many ways.
Actress takes chance on raw, intimidating role in Theatre Memphis' 'The Submission'
Published 04/02/2014 at 4:20 p.m.
For actress Jessica Johnson, who has done much of her previous acting at Hattiloo Theatre, 'The Submission' is a chance to take on a role with a very raw side. And that’s a bit intimidating.
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