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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Theater

Re: “The seventh president gets the musical parody treatment in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Street Theatre Company

Ha - me too, but not from the play. It inspired me to go read up on AJ some more. Of course everyone knows about the trail of tears and impregnating slaves, but I wanted to go see how much of the other stuff is accurate.

Posted by Bryan Pieper on 03/21/2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “The seventh president gets the musical parody treatment in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Street Theatre Company

after seeing BBAJ I learned more about AJ than I did in (Metro public) school

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nashville native on 03/20/2014 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Eddie George revisits the Bard in Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Othello

Completely enjoyed the production. I must agree, the stage was truly Iago's and at the end Emilla's.

Posted by Mark Cantrell on 02/01/2014 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Eddie George revisits the Bard in Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Othello

This headline is SO Awesome!!
Running Back for Moor

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kevin Warrington on 01/16/2014 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Keeton Theatre's White Christmas and Studio Tenn's A Christmas Carol provide worthy holiday fare

It hardly seems news that the classic White Christmas is a corny show with contrivances, what did you expect, Bruce Norris? The condescending tone here is the mark of a pseudo-sophisticate.

Posted by Jonathan on 12/19/2013 at 7:47 AM

Re: “A phone-sex operator turns her personal stories into three nights of performances

I just got done reading your article, and really enjoyed it, thank you. Here is a really fun book and audio that just came out about a real full time phone sex operator that wrote a book called: “Pillow Talk: A Glimpse Into the Calls to a Phone Sex Operator”. You can also find this at fun2readybooks-com

Posted by Harry Jesper on 12/07/2013 at 12:32 PM

Re: “After 60 years, Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain Tonight! still has lessons for us

Great Article for an Incredible artist.

FOUR Emmys is amazing - but FIVE - the number Mr. Holbrook has actually won is one better.

All told, he had garnered a lucky THIRTEEN Primetime Emmy nominations.

He took home FIVE golden statues for:

Outstanding Performance - Informational "Portrait of America: Alaska" (1989)
Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - "Sandburg's Lincoln" (1976)
Actor of the Year - Special - "Pueblo ABC Theater" (1974)
Best Lead Actor - Drama - "Pueblo ABC Theater" (1974)
Outstanding Continued Performance - Actor "The Senator: The Bold Ones" (1971)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Shirley Steve on 09/05/2013 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Modernity doesn't bode well for the Bard in Shakespeare in the Park's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Have to disagree with you about Midsummer Nights Dream. Yes, there were problems with the voice amplification in parts, but the production itself was refreshing and well-done. The larger issue is the band shell itself. Nashville needs to replace it with a true outdoor band shell facility - one that incorporates a sloped seating area to reinforce the sound.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by intrepid on 08/30/2013 at 10:07 AM

Re: “A musical about budding sexual curiosity makes for darkly compelling entertainment at Street Theatre

just a quick word about the R rating: the rating is more to let people know that there is some serious adult content in the show, but it isn't as strictly enforced as it would be in a movie theatre. like martin mentioned, the show is about kids after all...and my 17 year old loved it. if you have a 16 year old or even a mature 15 year old who is familiar with some of the conventions of theater, then i'd say bring them. the nudity is brief, tasteful, and can be easily ignored.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mainstreet on 05/16/2013 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Women's Theater Project focuses attention on Lisa Loomer's Distracted

God, her work is abysmal. What a mess.

Posted by SRC on 04/05/2013 at 2:37 AM

Re: “Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Macbeth is a compelling spectacle, but style sometimes overshadows substance

Loved the venue! Loved the play! Intimate and spectacular!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kimberly Ann McDonald on 01/18/2013 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Macbeth is a compelling spectacle, but style sometimes overshadows substance

I have to disagree to a degree. Nashville is not London, New York, or any other theatre town. Not knocking it because I love my city. But to keep people's attention and "wow" them, it takes more than Shakespeare's words to do that. Unless you want 20 people in the audience, that is what it takes. I have been doing theatre for almost 25 years, (Shakespeare shows for 15), and I see people paying more attention to their cell phones that the hard work being done on the stage. It is truly sad, but that is the time we live in.

These theatre companies need butts in the seats, and the folks who see the show need to tell their friends how "awesome" it is so they can pay for the production. If it comes down to pleasing a critic and the artistic few, or making money by pleasing the general population, I go with the general pop. Actors do not act to make friends happy, and this is not about selling out.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Vikinglord on 01/18/2013 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Macbeth is a compelling spectacle, but style sometimes overshadows substance

I agree with alot of Brady's reviews lately. It is true that Nashville productions rely heavily on spectacle rather than on substance. It is almost as though directors ignore the strength of a script either because they are lazy to find the story or because they would rather emphasize their own egos. If a story is well told, there doesn't need to be much pomp and circumstance.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Nashville on 01/18/2013 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Macbeth is a compelling spectacle, but style sometimes overshadows substance

It seems unfair to critique the show on what you wish you had seen. Job as a critic is to review what is there.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rosalind on 01/17/2013 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Circle Players and TSU team up for first local mounting of The Color Purple, with strong results

HELD OVER BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!

Circle Players' production of THE COLOR PURPLE will run this weekend, November 9-11, 2012 at the Tennessee State University Performing Arts Center Cox - Lewis

**Wear a PURPLE shirt or dress for Friday Night's Performance on November 9, 2012, and see the show for only 12.00. This price only available at the door!!!!!**

$18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors (60+)
TSU Students - $5
TSU Faculty/Staff - $10 (Must have valid ID and one per ID)

Friday and Saturday night performances at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

Group discounts available by calling (615)-332-7529 or email boxoffice@circleplayers.net. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Circle Players website at www.circleplayers.net

Posted by LaToya Gardner on 11/08/2012 at 8:08 AM

Re: “NCT stages a full-length Sherlock Holmes adaptation aimed at adults, too — with fabulous results

When one is reviewing a broadway MUSICAL it is completely ignorant of one to compare it to its movie equivalent. To provide your critique of the script and score, not only is above your pay grade, but also shows your consummate ignorance and inadequate reviewing abilitiy. As a professional performer with BROADWAY credentials, my opinion easily outweighs your obvious incompetent journalistic/ reviewing ability. Taylor Tracy is one of the most talented young performers to recently grace the Nashville stage. Her vocal technique, acting, and dancing abilities are the picture of a triple threat performer. As for the rest of your article of bantering, uneducated, opinions, there are 20 other performers on the stage, all of which you disregarded. Before you suffer the world another one of your "reviews," learn to review what the performers bring to the stage and not what YOU think they should. To anyone reading this review, the Keeton Theatre has struck gold with a brilliant musical that is full of life and bursting with talent. Martin Brady, learn how to do your job.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2012 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Stage musical version of Jerry Lewis' masterwork The Nutty Professor is wholesomely charming, though not without its shortcomings

I agree with the comments above. I'm a very tough (amateur) critic and I really loved the show. The Step Out of Your Shell number received major applause the night I saw it (the very 1st preview). I couldn't stop smiling through the whole show - loved it.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Patrick Flanakin on 08/09/2012 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Stage musical version of Jerry Lewis' masterwork The Nutty Professor is wholesomely charming, though not without its shortcomings

I saw the first three previews of the show and respectfully beg to differ with your comment that Buddy Love was not sleazy enough. Buddy is Kelp's idea of what he would like to be and that is everything he's not. Good looking, attractive to women, confident, a performer and a show-stopper. Where is it written that he had to be ultra sleazy? I think the way Michael plays him is great as is.

"Step Out of Your Shell" is not filler; it is a show stopper performed magnificently by Klea and Michael and the audience stood up all three times I was there. I'm not an expert, but does an audience usually stand up for filler?

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Helene Tillotson on 08/09/2012 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Christ Church Cathedral raises the roof with Crowns, Regina Taylor's lively gospel musical

If you missed the run of this production at Christ Church Cathedral in Downtown Nashville, you'll be happy to know that the cast and crew of Regina Taylor's CROWNS, is having an encore performance! The CROWNS Encore Performance will be at the Cherry Theater on Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN (1665 Hampshire Pike Columbia, TN 38401). This show will truly bless you and I hope you'll be able to join us on the evening of Saturday, April 28th, 2012. To Purchase Tickets Online: go to http://crownsmusical.eventbrite.com/



Posted by John R on 04/20/2012 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Doyle and Debbie do Chicago, as ersatz hillbilly heroes Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton storm the Windy City

Attended the D&D show last night Wednesday 4/18/12. What a fun evening. Truly we here in Chicago have been treated. Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton (what a voice and a body to match) and Matthew Carlton were terrific. Go see it soon before it is gone. We had an uproarious time!

Dave & Kathy Harris, Crystal Lake, IL.

Posted by David Harris on 04/19/2012 at 5:28 PM

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