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Open Call for Applications to Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Salaried Journeyman Artist-Manager Program
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is now accepting letters of intent for its 2013-14 performance season in Germantown/Memphis, TN.
One male and one female artist-manager from the United States will be selected as resident journeymen.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Broadway's most glorious soprano Rebecca Luker to Headline Sixth Annual Valentine's Gala for Education
(December 4, 2014) -- We are thrilled to announce that three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will headline TSC's Sixth Annual Valentine's Gala performed at Germantown Performing Arts Center on February 14, 2015.
Ms. Luker's intimate hour-long show to benefit TSC's education program will feature her Broadway and Jerome Kern songbooks as well as stories from her fabled 30-year career.
Rebecca Luker’s soaring voice has thrilled Broadway audiences for years. She has been nominated for Tony Awards for originating the role of Winifred in Mary Poppins and for revivals of The Music Man and Showboat. Ms. Luker originated the role of Lily in The Secret Garden, starred opposite Antonio Banderas in Nine, and has sparkled in numerous hit Broadway productions with her portrayals of the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera.
Just this past month, Ms. Luker received glowing reviews for her work in the rumored-to-be-Broadway-bound musical, The Little Dancer.
"If you've been wondering who, if anyone, might be the heir to the great Barbara Cook, Ms. Luker . . . is the one." - The New York Times
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the tragedy by William Shakespeare
directed by David Demke
and featuring Dan McCleary
GPAC/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall
October 30, 31, and November 1, 2014
at 7:00 pm
Sponsored by Ann and Wellford Tabor
“I shall despair. There is no creature loves me,
And if I die, no soul will pity me.”
Only THREE special Halloween performances!
TSC’s production of William Shakespeare’s early Morality Play raises history from the dead to put the notorious King Richard III on trial before you and the spirit world.
Unearthed from a buried Friary just two years ago in Leicester, England, the painfully deformed 1485 skeleton of Richard now is brought to frightening life in a cadaver synod during which his murderous actions to the throne are reconsidered during the reverence of All Hallow’s Eve. A soul still wandering between this life and the next, history’s notorious “bottled spider” has much more he would like for you to consider before passing final judgment on his actions that gained him the throne but have haunted him ever since.
David Demke (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) returns to TSC to direct the production with a stellar cast of eight actors, including the return of Caley Milliken, (TSC’s Ariel, Marc Antony, Lady Capulet, and Peaseblossom), Paul Kiernan (TSC’s Petruchio), Johnny Lee Davenport (TSC’s Prospero, Oberon, and Othello), and Artistic Director Dan McCleary as the “bunch-back’d toad.”
The creative team includes costumer Bruce Bui (Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet), lighting designer Jeremy Fisher (Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Unto the Breach), and scenic designer Brian Ruggaber (University of Memphis, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey).
Free Will Kids’ Night is in effect for all performances: Children 17 years and younger will be admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying, attending guardian. Limit: four children per guardian. Seating is general admission.
Rachel Brun (Lady Anne/Gray/Lovell)
Crash Buist (Richmond/Brakenbury/Rivers)
MaConnia Chesser* (Duchess/King Edward/Catesby)
Johnny Lee Davenport* (Hastings/Tyrell/Norfolk)
Craig Wesley Divino* (Buckingham/Dorset/Herbert)
Paul Kiernan* (Clarence/Stanley/Blunt)
Dan McCleary* (Richard III)
Caley Milliken* (Queen Elizabeth/Mayor/Ratcliffe)
David Demke+ (director)
Bruce Bui (costume designer)
Brian Ruggaber (scenic designer)
Jeremy Fisher (lighting designer)
Melissa A. Nathan* (stage manager)
Blakely Saucier (assistant stage manager)
Oliver Crawford (2nd asst. stage manager/swing)
* Member, Actors’ Equity Association
+ Member, Society of Stage Directors
Tuesday Literary Salons
Kate Chopin: Louisiana Lullaby
March 24, 2015
sponsored by Nancy and Dan Copp
TSC’s Southern Exposure Series features a fun-filled literary party from 6:00-8:00 pm, including writer-specific libations, light fare (including cajun pork sliders, red beans & rice, and rumballs), live cajun string music by Robert Johnson and John Albertson, and 30 minutes of the words of one of the South’s influential writers in a private, luxurious Memphis home.
Actors who will read selections from Chopin's work include Kim Justis, Lorraine Cotten, and Christina Wellford-Scott.
Pioneering author Kate Chopin is featured on March 24, 2015, in Louisiana Lullaby. Accompanied by the music of New Orleans and the bayous, the words from her prolific short story career in Louisiana in the late 19th Century set the mood for selections from her most explosively famous novel, The Awakening. Though considered a forerunner of the feminist movement in literature, her seminal work was not fully appreciated until well after her death.
Tickets are $55 for one Salon or $100 for both, and include the entertainment, open bar, and appetizers.