Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Apr. 16 2015

If you wish to sockdologize, please absquatulate!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

150 years ago this week – on April 14, 1865, to be exact – President Abraham Lincoln was watching Tom Taylor’s comedy Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. When Joseph Jefferson, the actor playing Asa Trenchard, uttered his famous laugh line “Don’t know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I […]

Jun. 17 2013

Everyman’s final offering for 2012-1213

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

WBJC is a media sponsor for Everyman Theatre’s current romp, Beaux Strategem. Everyman’s Founding Artistic Director,Vincent Lancisi, came in to talk to me about it. Vincent Lancisi  

Jun. 12 2013

Restoration Romp

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Bruce Nelson, character actor extraordinaire, is currently appearing in Everyman Theatre’s Beaux Strategem. He came in to talk to WBJC. Beaux Strategem Bruce Nelson  

May. 20 2013

Comedy with an edge

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

A program note for the Folger Theatre’s current production of “Twelfth Night” points out that this is the last of Shakespeare’s “romantic” or “happy” comedies, and that those that followed, like “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” are less innocent and more complicated. (To those I would add “Cymbeline,” “The Winter’s Tale” […]

Jan. 25 2013

Instant Audience: Just Add Casual Attire?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 7 Comments

I have a confession to make: lately, every time I see an article or a blog post about finding ways to attract new (and presumably younger) audience members to classical music performances, I groan. Actually, I’m starting to wonder if they’re all the same piece, or at least written by the same author. Inevitably, they […]

Jan. 14 2013

A big week for Everyman

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Everyman Theatre, which has been a lynch pin in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District on Charles Street for almost two decades, has moved! This morning, at 10 o’clock, it was the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official public opening of the brand new Everyman, just around the corner from the Hippodrome on the […]

Aug. 08 2012

Tomorrow and tomorrow and…

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Tomorrow is opening night! We finished tech cues for Jewish Theatre Workshop’s “Macbeth” last night, so our final dress rehearsal is this evening. It’s great fun to see everyone in costume & the weapons in this production are truly stunning, both visually & in the sense of how some characters meet their ends. Ouch! I […]

Jul. 27 2012

What’s My Line?

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No, really, what is it? It was in my head when I walked into rehearsal. So was the one before it, the one after it, the one… you get the idea. Where did they go? As you may have guessed, I’m doing a show this summer. For years, I did mostly opera chorus & musical […]

Jun. 11 2012

The Problematic Shrew

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

The Taming of the Shrew is such a problematic play, isn’t it?  It feels almost sacrilegious to say that I dislike a Shakespeare play but I really do dislike this one.  It’s true that we often have to suspend belief for a Shakespeare play and have to approach it bearing in mind the context in […]

Apr. 12 2012

Morning, Noon, and Moonlight with Robertson Davies

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.   The marvelous quote above is from Canadian author, playwright, critic, journalist, & professor Robertson Davies, one of my all-time favorite authors. […]