Actor's Theatre of Charlotte (photo George Henricks), Blumenthal Performing Arts (photo 1 Henry McGee), Belk Theater, McGlohon Theater, Booth Playhouse, Knight Theater.
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SOME INTERESTING 2014 SUMMER INDIES
A MOST WANTED MAN
LIFE AFTER BETH
- On Q Performing Arts, Inc. announced that the organization has been awarded a $105,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to engage new Charlotte audiences with culturally diverse theatre offerings by supporting 2014-2016 productions of On Q Performing ArtsCharlotte's premier African-American theatre company. Congratulations!
- Blumenthal Performing Arts announced Mekhai Lee, named Best Actor in the 2014 Blumey Awards, was one of the top three male finalists in the Best Actor category at the 2014 National High School Musical Theater Awards, known as the Jimmy Awards, in New York City on June 30, 2014. Congratulations!
- North Carolina Dance Theatre has changed its name to Charlotte Ballet. .....look here for more
- North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations by Daniel Coston is now available at Amazon. .....look here
- The Light Factory has news. .....look here for information
- Along with outer theatre and movie events, there's an inner theatre of your brain.
.....Professor Mark Pizzato helps us to understand, look here
- Appalachian Creative Theatre, at UpStage in NoDa throughout 2014. Their season ends the year with The Santaland Diaries.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
~ Langston Hughes
A view of the arts in the "style of the moment"
AND SO IT GOES
I would like to say I appreciated this sixty-something romantic comedy, but I can't. The likable stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton have no chemistry, including the so-called sex scene, which falls flat. But the main problem is a script that shamelessly tries to pull every heartstring. Here's a newsflash: audiences are getting too smart to fall for phony, contrived plots. Even giving the screenplay the benefit of the doubt, that it truly tries to speak to love for a certain generation, it fizzles.
THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNGINT
Queen City Theatre is back after a short hiatus with a hilarious, frothy, entertainingly lightweight bedroom farce. Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight
by playwright Peter Ackerman opens with a young couple making vigorous love. As excessively white Nancy (played by Michelle Fleshman) reaches her . . .um . . .crescendo, she calls her partner Ben (Aaron Mize) a "hook-nosed Jew," ostensibly in the heat of passion. The young couple try to make sense
Items of Interest
Weekend Box Office Estimates
July 27, 2014
Hercules 2 $29M
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $16.4M
The Purge: Anarchy $9.8M
Planes: Fire & Rescue $9.3M
Sex Tape $5.9M
Transformers: Age of Extinction
And So It Goes $4.5M
A Most Wanted Man $2.7M
New York Times - July 27, 2014
Top Ten Fiction - Combined Print & E-Books
ACT OF WAR by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria)
POWER PLAY by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam)
GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. (Crown)
INVISIBLE by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown)
TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam)
THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt.
THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith. (Mulholland/Little, Brown)
HUDSON by Laurelin Paige.
THE GIRLS OF AUGUST by Anne Rivers Siddons. (Grand Central)
OPRHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins)