Project: Motion kicks off anniversary season at CY gallery

Project: Motion Modern Dance Collective celebrates its 30th anniversary season in July with STIR!, a season kickoff performance at the Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper-Young July 8th-9th. The one-of-a-kind performance will reflect upon past works and set sights upon the creation of new ones. Founded in Memphis in 1987 by Judith Wombwell and Ann Halligan, Project: Motion is a not-for-profit modern dance collective devoted to the creation...

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Christmas Productions Take Center Stage at Area Playhouses
Dec02

Christmas Productions Take Center Stage at Area Playhouses

Memphis area theater stage are getting in the Christmas spirit with a trio of holiday productions running this month. Leading the way is Theater Memphis, whose annual production of “A Christmas Carol” is a venerated institution entering its 39th season. Based on Charles Dickens beloved story, the play tells the story of miserly and rich Ebenezer Scrooge who is approached by the ghostly vision of his former business partner, Jacob...

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Fall heats up with plenty of plays
Oct22

Fall heats up with plenty of plays

Local theater stages abound with productions in October. Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker” plays through Oct. 11th at Playhouse on the Square (66 S. Cooper). This classic American comedy follows the exploits of Dolly Levi, a widow who arranges marriages for New Yorkers at the turn of the 20th century. Hired by a local merchant to find a wife, Dolly sets her sights on the eligible bachelor herself Slapstick, mistaken identity, and...

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Midtown theaters kickoff new seasons
Sep01

Midtown theaters kickoff new seasons

Playhouse on the Square and its sister theater Circuit Playhouse continue their new seasons with leadoff shows that run into September. The first Circuit Playhouse show of the 2015-2016 season is the hit comedy “Buyer and Cellar.” The one-man show explores the world of Alex More, a struggling L.A. actor who accepts a job working in Barbra Streisand’s basement. Hilarity ensues when, one day, Barbara herself comes downstairs to play....

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Playhouse, Circuit theaters stage diverse trio of productions
Apr30

Playhouse, Circuit theaters stage diverse trio of productions

Playhouse on the Square and its sister theater, Circuit Playhouse, stay busy this May with a diverse trio of plays. Taking center stage at Playhouse is Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning classic “Kiss Me Kate,” which runs May 8th-31st. A musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, the show follows Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, two divorced and flamboyantly egocentric performers who find themselves starring opposite each other...

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Chekhov, “Assassins” come to Playhouse, Circuit theaters in March
Mar05

Chekhov, “Assassins” come to Playhouse, Circuit theaters in March

Playhouse on the Square and its sister theater, Circuit Playhouse, will present a trio of shows in March. At Playhouse, director Irene Crist (“The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Angels in America Parts I & II”) helms dueling productions of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and humorist Christopher Durang’s homage to the 19th century Russian writer, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” The plays are presented in repertory, alternating...

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