Monthly Archives: March 2012

UCLan Music Theatre’s ‘bare: a pop opera’: Coming of Age at U of Central Lancashire

UCLan Music Theatre, at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, U.K., in is an ever evolving performance based degree program that teaches skills in voice work, acting and movement and also Musical Theatre writing and development. Each academic year their students work on an already established piece of Musical Theatre, this year featuring Damon… Read more »

Jason Robert Brown & Marsha Norman’s THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Scores Regional Premiere in Birmingham!

The regional premiere of THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN, a new collaboration with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, will open the 65th anniversary season of Birmingham Children’s Theatre in October. E.B. White’s classic novel is now a brilliant symphonic concert experience for the whole family. THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN, like all of White’s novels, concerns… Read more »

Atlanta’s Tri-Cities High School’s THE COLOR PURPLE Makes History

East Point, Georgia’s Tri-Cities High School production of the musical THE COLOR PURPLE is making history as the first amateur production of the Broadway show. The long-awaited release of the epic story’s musical incarnation opened at the Fulton County School’s Viola Turner Theater March 22nd and continues through March 30th in an eight performance run… Read more »

The TRW 2012 Video Smackdown is Underway!

For the first time ever, Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) will award a high school theatre department, community or youth-theater, five-thousand dollars ($5,000.) All you have to do is submit a video depicting your cast performing the opening number “Ready or Not” from the hottest new high school musical CHANGING MINDS.  You can use as much… Read more »

Musical Sleuthing with St. Matthew’s United Methodist Musical Theater Troupe’s CURTAINS

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church of Bowie, Maryland is set to open CURTAINS tomorrow night (March 16, 2012), continuing an impressive fifteen year history of producing two major musicals annually. Founded 1996, the St. Matthew’s Musical Theatre Troupe is a nonprofit organization dedicated to amateur musical theater production and performance for the benefit of its… Read more »

LA TIMES RAVE!!! Musical ‘The Color Purple’ at Celebration is a Certified HIT!

The L.A. Times just-in rave review of the Celebration Theatre’s triumphant production of THE COLOR PURPLE gives unabashed praise to every facet of the show, now open through May 26th. Times theatre reviewer Charlotte Stoudt writes, “Above all, this exuberant COLOR PURPLE creates an opportunity to count blessings — including 99-seat theaters that take on… Read more »