Musical – Richmond Mens Chorus Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:41:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Musical – Richmond Mens Chorus 32 32 The Exit 82 theater company presents “Carrie, the musical” this weekend Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:41:08 +0000

originally published: 08/11/2022

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) — Exit 82 Theater Company presents four representations of Carrie, the Musical This weekend. Based on the Stephen King novel, the musical features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and book by Lawrence D. Cohen.

Carrie White is a teenage outcast yearning to fit in. At school, she is bullied by the popular mob and virtually invisible to everyone. At home, she is dominated by her loving but cruelly controlling mother. What neither of them know is that Carrie has just discovered that she has a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.

PLEASE NOTE: Mature themes are explored in this production. CARRIE: The musical is not recommended for patrons under the age of 13. Strobe and pyrotechnic effects will be used in this production. Viewer discussion is encouraged.

The performances take place on Friday August 12 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday August 13 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. The tickets are available for purchase on line. This production is produced in part with CAPAA “Young Adult Student Production” of the Exit 82 theater.

Exit 82: A Toms River Theater Company, Inc.. is located at 73 Main Street in downtown Toms River. Parking is available at the meters or in the parking lots on Irons and Hyers streets. Exit 82 is a performing arts organization whose mission is to produce quality theatrical programming while providing an educational environment to unite the artistic community and inspire artistic development.

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NM Philharmonic plans Labor Day musical celebration in Rio Rancho Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:36:25 +0000

Music under the stars!

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the New Mexico Philharmonic at the Sky Room in Rio Rancho.

The NMPhil will perform “Music Under the Stars!” Saturday, September 3 at 7 p.m. at the Sky Room in Rio Rancho.

The Sky Room is an outdoor performing arts space at Campus Park. It’s a free, family-friendly musical celebration on Labor Day weekend
under the stars, with an adventurous soundtrack for Saturday night. Starring Sousa, Gershwin, John
Williams, Bizet, Tchaikovsky and many more.

Grammy Award-winning musical director Roberto Minczuk conducts.

The New Mexico Philharmonic will also be joined by winners of the 2022 Jackie McGehee Young Artists’
Competition: pianist Gabriel Higbie performing Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin and violinist Sahid
Palacios performing Lalo’s Spanish Symphony.

Bring a blanket and a picnic and help celebrate the holidays! Food trucks will be available on site.

This representation is made possible through a partnership with the City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

In 2017, Grammy® Award-winning bandleader Roberto Minczuk was named musical director of the New
Philharmonic of Mexico and the Municipal Orchestra of the Theater of São Paulo.

He is also laureate musical director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Canada) and conductor emeritus of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira.
(Rio de Janeiro). Highlights of Minczuk’s later seasons include Mahler’s complete symphony orchestra cycle with
the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; St. John Passion by Bach, Symphony No. 7 by Bruckner, Beethoven
Fidelio, The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz, The Magic Flute by Mozart, La traviata by Verdi, the Mass by Bernstein and
Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss with the Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo; made his debut with the Cincinnati
Opera (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the Daejeon Philharmonic in
South Korea; and return engagements with Orchester National de Lille and New York City Ballet. In the
Season 2016/2017, he made return visits to the Israel Symphony Orchestra, as well as to the Teatro Colón
Philharmonic and Estable Orchestra of Buenos Aires.

Admission to the concert is free. The seats will be on the lawn. The Sky Room is located at 2516 King Blvd NE, Rio
To learn more about upcoming performances or to volunteer, please visit

The day the music died? Welcome to the new ‘digital streetscape’ of Denmark Street and Tottenham Court Road | Architecture Sun, 07 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000

OOnce upon a time, just outside Soho in central London, there was a legendary beehive of musical energy. It was centered on Denmark Street – Britain’s Tin Pan Alley – a strip of shops selling instruments and sheet music, with clubs and bars and things like production facilities and agents’ and directors’ offices upstairs superiors, where new-in-town fans and budding musicians could mingle with the stars. Everything related to music – writing, producing, playing, listening, selling – could be done in its short duration.

An almost endless call from big names has made music there: Lionel Bart, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, George Michael, the Libertines, Adele, Ed Sheeran. Young David Bowie, desperate to be on the street where it happened, camped there in a converted ambulance. The Sex Pistols launched their career from an apartment in Denmark Street. Just across Charing Cross Road, in Soho proper, was the London Astoria, a venue big enough for 2,000 people.

Several hundred million pounds of construction later, there is still a street of musical instrument shops, along with new production venues and facilities, as well as a “radical department of marketing, entertainment and new technology-driven information, housed in a super-flexible, digitally-enabled streetscape,” and much more. There will be “busking points” and clubs. The Astoria is gone, but a new 600-seat theater called @sohoplace is on the way, at a site next to where it was.

On paper, therefore, its mix of uses resembles that of yesteryear, but in spirit it is completely changed. It is built on the obvious paradox that a culture fueled by rebellion and chaos should now be channeled through the processes of big landlords. Anarchy in the UK, this is not the case. Or rather, it’s a new kind of large-scale anarchy, where the boys making all the noise are big business.

The catalyst for this extravaganza is the Elizabeth Line, the £18.9billion supersized and fast-track Tube that opened last May, whose Tottenham Court Road station can disgorge 200,000 passengers a day. Its construction required the demolition of the Astoria and other buildings, clearing the site for new development. It brings throngs of would-be punters to the doorstep of new venue areas, which will power Outernet London, a billion-pound ‘immersive entertainment district’, ‘where music, film, art, games and retail experiences come to life in breathtaking new ways.”

This “district” is in fact a unique project, although incorporating some historical fragments, owned by a single company, Consolidated Developments. Its most notable feature is the Now Building, a large oblong block that greets you as you step out of the tube: a giant table-like frame clad in black stone, inside which tiered golden shutters can fold down to reveal an atrium lined with 23,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling high-resolution LED screens. Other spaces in the complex also surround visitors with screens. You’ll be greeted by a storm of digital light and movement in what Consolidated will call “London’s Times Square.”

The Now Building’s golden shutters fold back to reveal a space lined with giant floor-to-ceiling LED screens. External network

Beneath the Now Building is a new 2,000-seat venue, Here at Outernet, which will open in September. Behind it is Castle Denmark, a hotel ‘inspired by the rare bustle of Denmark Street’, where for £456 a night and up you can stay like a rock star in ornate ‘session rooms’ mahogany and burgundy velvet and “antiques”. brass” and “industrial concrete”, pre-vandalized with organized graffiti. And on the south side of the same block is Denmark Street itself, where the old guitar shops – partly thanks to the encouragement of Camden Council – have been invited to carry on business in its refurbished buildings, as well than a “popular music venue”. formed in the former 12 Bar Club.

Outernet CEO Philip O’Ferrall calls his project “the world’s largest and most advanced content atrium…an atomized and disruptive brand engagement platform,” meaning companies will pay generously to put their mark on the big videos and to hold spectacular events in the screened rooms. The idea is to attract the public and make them linger, with the images on the screens, with the music, with the bars and restaurants, so that they can be exposed to more sales. “If you spend another 30 seconds in my area, I can offer you more advertising,” he says. The revenue, O’Ferrall also says, will help fund the less profitable music businesses across the block.

The architecture, by longtime firm Orms, which previously transformed Camden council offices into the elegant Standard Hotel, is by turns loud and tidy. There are the big blocks of gold and black, a bit of an art deco inspiration. There are preserved historic facades, gently ornamental affairs of brick and stucco and stone trim. Inside the block there is a version of traditional London backyard construction, a patchwork of glazed bricks and industrial-looking windows. The larger context, outside the site boundaries, plays even more tunes: the zigzagging concrete of the 1960s Center Point skyscraper, a pink and black flower-patterned building nearing completion on which was part of Foyle’s bookstore.

Castle Denmark
“Strong overtones of punk rock,” says the PR spiel for Chateau Denmark, a hotel inspired by “the rare street bustle of Denmark.” External network

It doesn’t take much effort to tie everything together. You get your small-scale Victorian ornament and domestic Georgian throwbacks, and then you get your full blast of the 21st century high-tech marketing and entertainment complex. This omnivorous eclecticism – an all-you-can-eat buffet of looks, styles and amenities – is the spirit of the entire Outernet enterprise, from hotel rooms to big screens to curated boutiques. You feel it as soon as you step out of the tube station, at the junction of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, and are confronted with a digital installation that shifts from cloudscapes meant to achieve an “immersive experience of mindfulness and relaxation” to something about Unicef ​​to a roar of The Clash music, a dizzying ride from calm to awareness for battle rock.

To which one could say: great. Isn’t it fundamental to a city like London, and in particular Soho and its environs, that it be a place of contrasts, a rich palimpsest of aspiration and creation that manifests itself in its built fabric? And isn’t it also great that the neighborhood’s musical heritage has found a new and clearly well-funded form? That hundreds of thousands of people will have a great time here and artists will have the chance to make and perform music?

Wall art in the Outernet.
Wall art at Outernet London. Photography: Tim Soar

Surely it’s better that it’s all here, and that the guitar shops are kept, that it’s all swept away by a gigantic office building. If that’s brash, then so were the Victorian music halls and cinemas of the 1930s, which are now much-loved heritage items. (And, in fact, if you go too far, you might have a little more fun than those black frames.) But no one should be under any illusions that this looks a lot like the Tin Pan Alley of yore. Because what was once multiple and spontaneous is now under the control of Consolidated Properties and Outernet. The thing called “neighbourhood” is a single-owner real estate proposal. What would happen to a Bowie now if he tried to kip in his ambulance? Or a Johnny Rotten with a spray can? Or someone who wants to busk in an unapproved way?

The project comes with virtuoso PR gibberish that robs the sentences of basic meaning. The hotel, apparently, “brings together creative expression and fine architectural detail to present something fierce”. Its rooms have “strong punk rock accents” and “a rebellious statement piece.” But how “rebellious” can anything be on this site, when it is co-opted to sell cars, software and fashion?

The result is not Tin Pan Alley, but something resembling what it would look like if it were rebuilt by alien archaeologists, with the help of some wonky artificial intelligence. Maybe that’s the way the world is – and modern methods or music production mean that places like Denmark Street can in no way be what they used to be – and we should gratefully accept what is to us given. But that’s not really what cities or music are for.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater to Stage Evil Dead, The Little Mermaid and More Fri, 05 Aug 2022 18:31:18 +0000

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Photo: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Evil Dead the Musical

The Pittsburgh Musical Theater has announced its 2022-2023 season with programming that features a musical twist on a cult horror classic, a Disney favorite (or two), and more.

PMT will launch its latest series of musicals on September 30 with Evil Dead the Musical, the hit series based on director Sam Raimi’s goofy and gory 1981 film. PMT originally took on the show in 2018 for a production described in a Pittsburgh City Paper review as “not for the faint-hearted, but it’s all so campy, fun, and absurd it’s pretty easy to digest.”

evil Dead will be followed by PMT productions by Disney’s Little Mermaid and the annual A lyrical Christmas carol.

Which was dubbed “Oh what a season!” continues in the spring of 2023 with another Disney title, The beauty and the Beastand the musical love story Once. The season will close in May 2023 with a production of the biographical musical Boys jersey.

Even before the start of the season, PMT will also present its annual free concert as a preview of the season, Broadway at the OverlookSeptember 8-11 at the West End Elliot Overlook.

In a press release, PMT Executive Director Colleen Doyno says Oh what a season! will delight audiences of all ages with musical theater experiences that take you everywhere from Dublin, Ireland, to New Jersey, to ‘Under the Sea’.

The season will also take place at three different venues, with shows at the Byham Theatre, as well as the Gargaro Theater and the West End Canopy, both located in the city’s West End.

“You are sure to benefit from our unique PMT experience – inspired collaborations between local professionals and young artists who create dynamic performances for all to enjoy, in versatile venues suited to each production. We look forward to welcoming you to again to be our guest for our first full season since 2019 – we promise it’s not too good to be true!” said Doyno.

Music students from Oklahoma State University join the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s 9th Mon, 01 Aug 2022 17:42:31 +0000

Monday, August 1, 2022

Media contact: Jessica Novac | The McKnight Center | 405-744-6849 |

The New York Philharmonic will return to Stillwater next month for a series of three concerts at The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University. Each concert features a different repertoire of classical music and special guest soloists. The weekend of performances opens on September 23 with a special Bright Night gala concert celebrating Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

For the choir section of the grand finale, 100 OSU music students and voices from the Stillwater community will join the New York Philharmonic on stage.

“This is a unique opportunity for music students at the Greenwood School of Music,” said Mark Blakeman, executive director of Marilynn and Carl Thoma of the McKnight Center. “Rarely can students perform so meaningfully at a professional concert with a revered institution like the New York Philharmonic.”

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 remains one of the most important musical works in Western culture, even 195 years after the composer’s death. It is one of the most performed and recognizable symphonies in the world. The New York Philharmonic will perform this work with students only during the gala concert on September 23.

The Bright Night Gala Concert experience starts at 5 p.m. on September 23 with a welcome reception. All ticket holders are invited to WELCOME and will also benefit from free parking with the purchase of their ticket. Bright Night Gala sponsors are invited to a private dinner after the concert.

“Bright Night is an annual gala that celebrates and raises funds for the performing arts,” said Amy Miller, Chief Development Officer of the McKnight Center. “Our family of donors is passionate about the arts, and their generosity ensures that the center continues to grow as a cultural destination that presents unique concert experiences that music lovers cannot find anywhere else. »

Tickets start at $90, to purchase tickets for the gala concert or other center season events, visit or contact the box office at 405-744-9999. To become a sponsor, contact Amy Miller at 405-385-2139 or

Tickets for all events in the 2022-2023 season are on sale and can be purchased as single events or subscription packages.

The full 2022-23 season at the McKnight Center includes:

Sara Evans- Friday, September 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Part of the Pep Rally concert series – Arrive early for a party in the square

VIP ticket packages available. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with Sara Evans and more.

The Adventures of the Tortoise and the Hare of the Lightwire Theater: The Next Generation – 6:30 p.m., September 16

New York Philharmonic – September 23-25

Buddy – 7:30 p.m., October 7

Part of the Pep Rally concert series – Arrive early for a party in the square

5e Annual Chamber Music Festival – November 3-6

Legally Blonde – The Musical – 7:30 p.m., November 10 and 11

Part of the Pep Rally concert series – Arrive early for a party in the square on November 11th.

Elf in concert with the Tulsa Symphony – 7 p.m., December 1

The Swingles- 7:30 p.m., December 3

Chicago Symphony Orchestra – 8 p.m., January 28

On your feet! – 7:30 p.m., February 2 and 3

The legendary Count Basie Orchestra – 7:30 p.m., March 3

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein – 3 p.m., March 5

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: featuring Indigo Blume – 3 p.m., March 11

Curtis on Tour: The Soldier’s Story – 7:30 p.m., March 24

Peter Pan: Silent film with live organ performance by Peter Krasinski – 3 p.m., April 2

An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry – 7:30 p.m., April 28 and 29

The McKnight Center has enhanced health and safety measures to keep guests, performers and employees safe. Face masks are recommended for these events. For more details on the safety instructions related to COVID-19, please click on here.

Fiat Hot Potato Bitcoin Musical Chairs – Bitcoin Magazine Sat, 30 Jul 2022 02:00:00 +0000

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