Be sure to catch the first theatre forum of the semester this week on Thursday, January 7, where Shawnda Moss has arranged for Ramsi Stoker from Defying Gravity Utah to demonstrate aerial theatre. TThe forum, which will demonstrate a cirque-style form of aerial theatre that will be used in TMA’s Spring production of Charlotte’s Web, will take place in the Pardoe instead of the Nelke.
George Nelson’s play Single Wide was picked by Hypable.com as one of the 10 best Broadway shows of 2015. Hypable, a website that provides news about entertainment, said the following:“The NY Musical Theatre Festival always delivers one or two outstanding shows, but rarely the expected ones. A musical about a single mom in a trailer park was nowhere near the top of our most-anticipated NYMF shows list. But the show was a revelation, an incredibly sweet and sincere story. Smashing through the Bechdel test, Single Wide was really feminist, focused on family and friendship over romance – all accompanied by beautiful music. We really hope this musical finds a life after NYMF!” To read the entire article, go to http://www.hypable.com/best-2015-broadway-shows
OFF THE MAP: BYU INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, JAN. 21–23, 2016
BYU’s third annual international theatre festival, sponsored by the BRAVO! series, takes center stage in the HFAC with performances, workshops, and a forum by two exciting, innovative contemporary theatre companies:
- Y2D Productions [Canada/Germany] performing the award-winning Edinbugh Fringe hit, LEO
- Out of Balanz [Denmark] performing Next Door
Tickets for the performances are now on sale at the HFAC and Marriott Center Ticket Offices as well as online at www.byuarts.com or by calling (801) 422-2981. Information about workshops will be posted outside the Nelke Theatre. Everyone is also invited to attend the free festival forum on Thursday, Jan. 21, 11:00 a.m. in the Nelke Theatre, where you can learn about the work of these two companies. Additionally, brief discussions with the artists will take place immediately following each performance during the festival.