Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A sneak peek into "It Takes Two" starring Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell

A sneak peek into "It Takes Two" starring Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lauren Kennedy to star in [title of show] at George Street Playhouse

By Andrew Gans www.playbill.com

Casting has been announced for the George Street Playhouse's upcoming production of of [title of show], the four-person Broadway musical that chronicles the creation of that musical.Directed by Matt Lenz, performances will begin Nov. 16 at the New Jersey venue with an official opening scheduled for Nov. 19. The production will continue through Dec. 12.The cast will feature actor, musician and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky as Jeff, Tyler Maynard as Hunter, Lauren Kennedy as Heidi and Susan Mosher as Susan. Jesse Vargas will music direct and play the role of Larry, the music director."I am so thrilled to welcome this extraordinary group of artists, including my old friend Seth Rudetsky. As this season has come together, a theme has emerged common to all five plays: the importance of discovering one’s true self and what one truly desires as opposed to what the world tells us we should want," stated artistic director David Saint. "The other prevalent theme in [title of show] is relationships and how they evolve as life happens. The truly remarkable thing about this musical is how these very profound ideas are conveyed, and the show is truly hilarious and touching. This is a perfect show for our audiences."The design team comprises scenic designer R. Michael Miller, costume designer Michael MacDonald, lighting designer Phillip Rosenberg, sound designer Walter Trarback and projection designer Michael Clarke.[title of show], according to the George Street Playhouse, is a "musical comedy for anyone who has followed a dream. When two struggling writers, Jeff and Hunter, make a commitment to write something new in three weeks, they quickly find that writing a comedy about the process of writing is more interesting than anything else they could write. A show about four friends taking risks, creating art, killing Vampires (the dream-destroying kind, not the Dracula kind) – and how relationships change when life happens."[title of show] — the new musical that, according to a fan-favorite song in the show, would rather be nine people's favorite thing than 100 people's ninth favorite thing — played its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre Oct. 12, 2008. Following runs at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 and the Vineyard Theatre in 2006, the entire original cast — including co-creators Jeff Bowen (score) and Hunter Bell (book) as well as co-stars Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff — made the leap to the Broadway stage. A Chorus Line's Michael Berresse, who helmed the acclaimed Off-Broadway run, also directed the Broadway version, which featured musical director-arranger Larry Pressgrove onstage playing the electric keyboard. The musical was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Bell).For tickets visit www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ.

Monday, September 20, 2010

It Takes Two : An Evening with Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell at the Davis Theater in Concord, NC

A sizzling evening of music performed by two Broadway and television stars will open the 2010-2011 season of On Stage at the Davis Saturday, September 25.

It Takes Two: An Evening with Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell includes showstoppers from Broadway, standards from the Great American Songbook, swing numbers, country classics and rock and roll. The show will be at 8 p.m. in the theatre in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. Tickets are $42 and available online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 704-920-2753.

Individually, Kennedy and Campbell are respected, much admired and sought-after Broadway, theatre, recording film and television artists. When they are on stage together, the audience is treated to a rich and joyous duet of music and laughter – a magical evening from start to finish.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about them:

“From the bravura opening number to their charming encore, Campbell and Kennedy have personality plus and know how to project it.” (ClassicalVoiceofNC.com)

“The couple’s combined Broadway experience translates into bang-up, class A entertainment.” (Raleigh News and Observer)

“Alan Campbell is a charismatic golden boy with a voice to match” (Wall Street Journal)

“Kennedy gives a star-making performance. Her singing rings out as clear as a fingernail flick on a crystal champagne glass. Intoxicating.” (New Jersey Star Ledger)

North Carolina native Kennedy has appeared on Broadway as Fantine in Les Miserables, Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard and Daisy Hilton in Side Show. Her regional theatre credits include Nefertari in The Ten Commandments with Val Kilmer at the Kodak Theatre.

Florida native Campbell received a Tony Award nomination for the role of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige. He starred in Susan Stroman’s 2000 Tony Award winning musical Contact at Lincoln Center. His film credits include Weekend Warriors, Bump in the Night, Simple Wish and Tom, Dick and Harry. On television, he co-starred onJake and the Fatman, Three’s a Crowd, Another World and All My Children.

Read more about these wonderful performers at www.goingbarefoot.com.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Got talent? Got holiday spirit?
A Christmas Story wants you as an opening act!

Broadway Series South in association with Hot Summer Nights presents the
holiday classic play, A Christmas Story, December 7 - 24, 2010 in A.J.
Fletcher Theater at the Progress
Energy Center for the Performing Arts; General Management by North Carolina
Theatre. Tickets are on sale now-
and your performing group can be part of the pre-show festivities!

We're looking for local singers, school choruses, acoustic musical groups,
handbell choirs, etc...to
perform ON STAGE 15 minutes prior to each of our 20 shows. What a fantastic
performance opportunity
for your group during this magical time of year!

There are 3 ways to audition:

* Email a performance clip (no longer than 3 minutes, please!) to
* Upload a video to www.youTube.com and e-mail the link to us
* Attend our open audition during theatreSPARK September 18th from
11-12pm on Lichtin Plaza
outside Raleigh's Progress Energy Center for the Performing
Arts. Please email your contact info to
pre-register for the audition.

All pre-show performances at A Christmas Story must have a holiday theme.
We will provide 2 microphones on stands.
Accompaniment must be recorded on a CD playable through the Fletcher
Auditorium sound system.
A cappella singing/acoustic instruments are also allowed.
Performances will begin 15 minutes prior to each show, and run no longer
than 10 minutes.

We look forward to seeing you on stage as we inaugurate this new, exciting
Holiday Tradition in Raleigh!

Presenting sponsor: Barton College