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It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for this holiday season and cheers to the New Year!
"There isn't a musical today dealing with as many timely issues and concerns than "RAGTIME."
The National Tour of RAGTIME is continuing its 2015/2016 journey. Visit www.ragtimeontour.com for ticketing information.
"RAGTIME more relevant than ever in commendable touring production "- Norwalk Reflector
"The acting, the staging, the singing, the choreography — they are all strong and well executed. The performances, the story, and the “message” of the play are overwhelming." - Triangle A&E
In Charlotte, North Carolina BROADWAY WORLD had nothing but praise for the acting company of RAGTIME!
"The performances are incredible"
"Director and Choreographer, Marcia Milgrom Dodge brings a realism to RAGTIME that I have never seen before"
"Chris Sams, who plays Coalhouse Walker Jr., rolls out a commanding performance"
"I was told that RAGTIME is a great musical. After seeing this show, I have to say RAGTIME is the best acted musical I have ever seen.”
"RAGTIME is a musical you must see!"
“If there’s any justice in the world, you had a ticket to see the national tour of Ragtime at Proctors this past weekend.”
“Turner is an extremely talented and beautiful actress with the voice of an angel. Her warm and understanding portrayal of a woman showing kindness to others is first-rate.”
“Matthew Curiano portrayed hopeful immigrant, Tateh. At moments Mr. Cruiano gave renditions likened to Mandy Patinkin or Lin Manuel Miranda, all while giving a truly genuine performance.”
“Leslie Jackson has the voice of a goddess and the kind and beautiful spirit to go with it.”
“Chris Sams not only has an incredible voice, he has the pure heart and conviction needed to play the extremely complicated role of Coalhouse.”
The all-new National Touring Production of RAGTIME played to standing ovations and universal praise as it kicked off its first week of performances at the beautiful Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Visit www.ragtimeontour.com for cast and ticketing information
The company of RAGTIME wrapped up rehearsals in NYC with Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty attending studio runs.
Their presence was a perfect way to end the first part of creating this all-new National Touring production. The cast will head to The Curtis M. Phillips Center in Gainesville, Florida where the touring crew has been loading in and tweaking the Scenic Design by Kevin Depinet and preparing the lighting instruments for the arrival of Tony and Emmy nominated Lighting Designer, Mike Baldassari.
The cast is heavy into rehearsals and the show is looking fantastic.
On Monday, October 5th, the touring crew arrived in Gainesville, Florida to being to create the technical elements of the 2015/2016 National Tour of RAGTIME.
… a lyric from the Tony Award winning Score of Ahrens and Flaherty’s RAGTIME. This rang true on September 25th, 2015 as the company of the 2015/2016 National Tour of RAGTIME began rehearsals in NYC helmed by Tony Award nominated Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Visit www.ragtimeontour.com for ticketing information.
Tour dates and casting have officially been announced for the 2015/2016 National Tour of RAGTIME directed by Tony Award nominated director, Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Her directorial work on the recent Broadway revival garnered glowing notices for her impeccable work.
"This is MUSICAL THEATER AT ITS MOST VIBRANT. No show investigates the nuances of the word ‘change’ as it relates to the American Dream more masterfully than RAGTIME. TRENCHANT and TIMELY, MARCIA MILGROM DODGE’s ELEGANT REVIVAL is delivered with fresh clarity and emotional immediacy. The focus is intimate, the sorrows piercing and the joys uplifting!" - Variety.
Visit the official tour website at www.ragtimeontour.com
On October, 27th 2015, at the beautiful Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas Nevada, Phoenix Entertainment will launch the all-new National Touring production of RAGTIME directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge. After wrapping up weeks of auditions, the casting process is under way and will prove to be nothing short of stunning in every way! Critics have called RAGTIME “explosive and thrilling” and “nothing short of a MASTERPIECE.”
Visit the official tour website at www.ragtimeontour.com
Enjoying a week in Wilmington, DE at the recently renamed Playhouse at Rodney Square, CAMELOT continues to entertain and excite audiences.
“Wilmington isn’t lacking when it comes to excellent professional and community theater, but it’s great to still have the option to see Broadway touring shows right downtown. As for this season, it’s in full swing with ‘Camelot,’ a fresh take on the 1960 Lerner and Loewe musical, directed by Michael McFadden.” – Delaware Online
Click HERE for the full review!
Critics and audiences alike loved this incredibly unique, visually stunning production.
“A TOP NOTCH CAST” – Broadway World
“The Tony Award-winning play opened Friday night at the Lexington Opera House in a production where virtually everything worked beautifully, from the comic timing to the physical acting.” – CopiousNotes.com
“Peter and the Starcatcher breathes irreverent new life into a story told many times” – Indy Week
“The performances are strong and one — Joe Beuerlein as Black Stache, the incompetent pirate who will become Capt. Hook — is outstanding.” Kansas City Star
“Peter and the Starcatcher” was a ripping, good yarn and jolly, good fun.” - OutinJersey
"CAMELOT changes up classic musical for exceptional reimagined show!"
"This is a very different “Camelot” from what has been seen in the past — and “different,” in this case, means “exceptional.” Read the full review HERE.
"Imagine mermaids and shipwrecks, pirates and sunlight depraved orphan boys. Imagine a cast of twelve remarkably gifted actors bringing what is surely a hundred or so characters to life on stage. And imagine, you must.“ …...Read the full review HERE
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the five-time Tony Award®-winning musical began its national tour in New Haven, CT on January 29, 2015 at the Shubert Theater. Get a first look at official tour photos HERE and visit the official tour website for ticketing information.
On January 20th, the cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER wrapped up a thrilling two weeks of rehearsal in New York City.
Roger Rees and the company of PATS
Now it’s off to New Haven, CT. where we will see the beautiful and green scenic design of Donyale Werle and costume design of Paloma Young take to the historic Shubert Theatre stage. Click HERE to read about the green elements of their designs.
On January 5th rehearsals began in NYC as PETER AND THE STARCATCHER prepares to take flight once more. Phoenix Entertainment is thrilled to announce that this fantastic touring company will be led by Bryan as Boy/Peter, Joe Beuerlein as Black Stache and Aisling Halpin as Molly. See the official press releases on Playbill and Broadway World.
Performances begin January 29th in New Haven, CT at the beautiful Shubert Theatre. Visit www.peterandthestarcatcher.com for tour and ticket information.
CAMELOT will continue its North American quest through June! The next generation of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will launch at The Shubert New Haven in January and come September Phoenix will present its thrilling, all-new National Tour of RAGTIME...directed and choreographed by Marcia MIlgrom Dodge in the spirit of her recent Broadway revival.
Camelot played the beautiful Providence performing Arts Center in downtown Providence R.I. before taking a few weeks of for the holiday season, and what better way to end the year then playing to appreciative audiences at the PPAC.
Critics continue to heap praise upon the talented company members of CAMELOT.
“The cast is quite well picked to portray these legendary characters. Adam Grabau as Arthur is as quietly intense as he is amusing. Mary McNulty's Guenevere is even more intense; notable when she is losing her husband to her treasonous behavior and can belt a tune to shake the rafters. Tim Rogan's Lancelot is the epitome of what the role is supposed to be, an incredibly handsome and talented knight, his performance doesn't disappoint.” – Edge Providence
“Mary McNulty. She has one of the most beautiful voices heard on PPAC's stage in recent memory, made even more impressive by how effortless it seems” - Broadway World
“Kate Turner, who makes an all-too-brief appearance as the “Lady of the Lake,” Nimue, had my favorite voice of the show: a crystal clear soprano that I wanted so much more of.” - WPRO-AM
“Rogan slid into “If Ever I Would Leave You,” and I can tell you the audience sat up and paid attention. He’s easily as good as Robert Goulet, the original Lancelot.” - Providence Journal
This past week, CAMELOT played to cheers and standing ovations in Toledo where critics said:
"Lerner and Loewe’s score sounds fresher than ever."
"Adam Grabau (Arthur) is superb, Mary McNulty (Guenevere) positively channels Julie Andrews in her effervescent performance and Tim Rogan is especially glorious in the role of Lancelot."
"Very Highly Recommended."
Critics enjoyed the Friday night, Oct 17th performance of CAMELOT at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
"The leads cut vivid images. Adam Grabau is a vulnerable King Arthur – human, magical, loving and searching as a walking expression of the idyllic song “Camelot.” Mary McNulty rings up a beautiful voice as Guenevere, who is a tangle of estrogen and smarts. Tim Rogan embodies Lancelot, rock solid BIG voice and well-chiseled lines. Kasidy Devlin owns the stage as Mordred, prancing and oozing his way through smart-mouth songs."
"Lancelot delivers a great love song, “If Ever I Would Leave You.” Director Michael McFadden chooses to keep all the impact of the song in the song. As Lancelot, Tim Rogan just stands and delivers the song with his powerfully appealing voice. Just stands. No theatrics, no doodads, no sweeping gestures, no sappy expressions, no frills. Just stands. Everything already is there in the song. That’s all that’s needed. Just sing, man. And Tim Rogan does. That really smart interpretation of a moment is representative of the really smart production overall."
"The musical production has a lot going for it – a thoughtful and passionate story around the Arthurian legend, memorable songs of Lerner and Loewe, sceneic design that blends tradition with a modern vision, vivid characterizations and solid voices, a live orchestra and a general flair. The audience gave the performance a standing ovation."
With all technical elements in play, the first performance of CAMELOT draws near. The unique, sexy and edgy lighting design by Mike Baldassari, wardrobe design by Paul Tazewell and scenic design by Kevin Depinet complete the artistic vision for this visually bold, new production. The first preview performance take place in Gainesville, Florida on October 3rd with an official tour opening in Macon, Georgia on October 7th.
N.Y.C. rehearsals seemed like “one brief shining moment” as the CAMELOT cast wrapped up a strong two and a half weeks of studio work.
Now, in Gainesville, Florida at The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the cast has joined our top notch creative team for what is sure to be an exciting two weeks of technical rehearsals. This newly imagined production of Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT will play its first preview performance on October, 3rd, 2014.
Looking forward, Phoenix Entertainment goes into rehearsal this week for their all-new production of Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT opening on October 3rd at The Curtis M. Phillips Center in Gainesville, Florida.
CAMELOT stars Adam Grabau as Arthur, Mary McNulty as Guenevere and Tim Rogan as Lancelot.
Audiences and critics in Singapore went crazy for ROCK OF AGES!
"With big hair and even bigger voices, the cast of Rock Of Ages blew the crowd away on opening night, with renditions of some of the best rock hits from the iconic decade of the 1980s." - Today Online
The star attraction of the show is definitely the rocky love relationship between Drew and Sherrie, as they go on a journey to find their way in life - and each other. Both gave amazing performances matched with powerful vocals and to me are rock-star material." - SG News
Phoenix Entertainment is thrilled to announce that their 2015/2016 season will be led by a much anticipated revival of RAGTIME commencing in the Fall. RAGTIME will be helmed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who received a Tony Nomination as Best Director for the 2009 Broadway revival. This new tour will be much in the spirit of that production which was nominated for 7 Tony Awards in 2010. Ragtime features a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony-winning book by Terrence McNally as is available for booking with The Road Company. www.trcnyc.com
The smash-hit, worldwide party musical, ROCK OF AGES hits Singapore for three weeks only at The Resorts World Theatre located at the beautiful Resorts World Sentosa.
On opening night, August 6th, 2014, the music will be loud and the crowds will be on their feet celebrating the greatest rock music of the 1980’s. ROCK OF AGES at The Resorts World Theatre is NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!
Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Get your tickets NOW for this limited engagement by visiting: www.sistic.com.sg/events/rock0814
“The Addams Family is a musical with a lot of heart. It doesn't pretend to be wise or witty; what comes across instead is a smart show with humor that's true to the characters and thus becomes uplifting. It's a multi-layered love story and a story of love; loving and being loved; settling and entitlement.
Yes, "The Addams Family" is quite off-the-wall - but what family isn't? What they have is what we want - spunky fun, honest caring, transparency.”
And with that perfectly stated review by Nuvo.net from the tours last stop in Indianapolis, the big red curtain falls on The Addams Family after 18 months, 4 countries, 128 cities, 88,913 miles of travel and 366 outstanding performances!
Wrapping up four rockin’ years of touring North America with an amazing week in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ROCK OF AGES played to sold out houses of audiences who were ready to party at the beautiful Centro De Bellas Artes De Santurce from May 6th - 11th 2014.
Next up - Phoenix is proud to announce the Asian tour launch this Summer! ROCK OF AGES will play Singapore's Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Sentosa and will rock from August 6-24. More details coming soon!
“success is helped to a great degree by the uniformly brilliant and brilliantly talented cast. Leading the way is Dominique Scott as Drew…He's also got an astounding amount of stage presence and charisma, while being instantly likeable. He has an equal in Shannon Mullen, playing his love interest…Sherrie….Brian Ashton Miller as Dennis and Andrew Sklar as Lonny…. The two of them make a fantastic onstage pair… Sklar deserves special mention for his performance of Lonny, who is also the musical's narrator. He brings such joy to every moment, he's lovable and fun to watch, as he sort of guides the plot along, with a grin and a wink to the audience.” - Broadway World
In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams' drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series, motion pictures and the stage musical that continues to thrill audiences and critics alike.
"Ghoulishly good" - Roanoke.com
"Addams family musical is creepy, kooky, spooky fun" - Hampton Roads
"The Addams Family is a great time and fun for the whole family"
- Western Herald
The Addams Family will play The Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage, Alaska 2/28/2014 - 3/6/2014
The Addams family is back on the road with critical acclaim, non stop laughter and standing ovations nightly!
Phoenix Entertainment is thrilled to have Rock of Ages back on the road for a third season. This hilarious, five-time Tony Award nominated musical sensation is an arena-rock love story told through the greatest hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more. Click on GET TICKETS to see when we will rock your city!
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The kooky clan is currently making their way through California.
Check out www.tafontour.com to see when the Family will be in your neck of the woods.
“More than one audience member left the theater that night putting “The Addams Family Musical” high atop their personal list of the best shows the Henderson Area Arts Alliance has brought here in its 20 years.”
“Fogarty is a particularly strong and charismatic singer, and her love-fraught solo “Pulled” and duet “Crazier Than You” sound like they were written just for her voice. And when silent butler Lurch finally joins the family on the big closing ballad “Move Toward the Darkness,” Olson’s solo is well worth the wait.”
“Ms. Fogarty’s Wednesday is a petite dynamo determined to get her guy as well as torment brother Pugsley; Mr. Barth brings a delightfully pugnacious attitude to his role.”
The Addams Family hits the Whitney Hall in Louisville, KY, playing from 16 Oct 2013 to 20 Oct 2013. The town welcomed them in style with a fleet of busses.
PNC Broadway in Louisville was thrilled to announce the creation of Bluegrass Brewing Company’s Lurch’s Lager – a beer to celebrate the arrival of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Lurch’s Lager, created by BBC Brewmaster Andrew Dimery, is brewed using four different kinds of premium German Munich malt, which gives the beer a complexity that pairs well with the dark, yet playful nature of THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
The press has had a fantastic time Hanging out with with the family. Jennifer Fogarty stopped by Great Day Live! to sing PULLED while Amanda Bruton appeared on WDRB and transformed into Grandma for the fans.