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Comment Archives: Stories: Stage

Re: “Women of SET serve up large portion

Somehow the online version of this review showed up with some paragraphing issues. The print version shows the correct paragraphing. Sorry about the additional breaks above making the review a choppy ready. Thanks...Bill Wheeler

Posted by Bill W. on 07/29/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Black Box Theatre closes doors, to be replaced by comedy club

Our family will forever be grateful for Nancy and Black Box. We are so sad to see it go as her talent was a force to be reckoned with. Nancy and Black Box had a major impact on students, parents, and the community. Joy radiates back stage and actors and audiences love being there. They have had a major impact on the community and has also won "Best of Springs" awards both last year and this year.

Posted by Kristi Nemechek Glaze on 05/09/2016 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Black Box Theatre closes doors, to be replaced by comedy club

I will forever be thankful for Nancy and her dream of Black Box. Our entire family has benefited from her talent and love. We are very sad to see it go but will never forget all of the memories

Posted by Kristi Nemechek Glaze on 05/09/2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Black Box Theatre closes doors, to be replaced by comedy club

I'm so sorry to hear about Nancy and the Black Box theatre, but I can't wait for a new comedy club to open in Colorado Springs!

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Posted by Vincentvigil@rocketmail.com on 05/08/2016 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Black Box Theatre closes doors, to be replaced by comedy club

Thank to The Black Box Theater and Nancy, my Little School on Vermijo students had a place to perform Shakespeare for three years in a row. I wish her the best of luck !!!!

Posted by suesun on 05/07/2016 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Black Box Theatre closes doors, to be replaced by comedy club

Back Box will be sorely missed. I was so fortunate to see many great productions there. Nancy is wonderful.

Posted by Mike Danforth on 05/06/2016 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Black Box Theatre closes doors, to be replaced by comedy club

Best of luck to Nancy and her successor. Black Box will be missed.

Posted by Bill W. on 05/04/2016 at 4:39 PM

Re: “SET goes slow and steady on Circle Mirror Transformation

Beautifully written review! "[W]atching a flower blossom and then wilt before our eyes." Wow!

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Posted by Nancy Holaday on 07/15/2015 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Karma chameleon

Great article, Bret!

Posted by Mike Chamberlin on 06/15/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Good fences ...

Thanks for the review. I agree that it was very entertaining but a bit breakneck, and the final monologue was not nearly as helpful as I believe the playwright thought it was. Our group really enjoyed Cornelius and thought she stood out.

Posted by Jeff Giardini on 02/09/2015 at 11:42 AM

Re: “The Players' club

Thanks for the write-up! I'd like to give credit where credit is due: Dylan and I are only part of the group of SB veterans who keep this company running. Greg Lanning and Elizabeth Kahn also met in a Star Bar show, subsequently married and have served on the board off and on for 20 years, as has Melissa Hafter. Jan Gregg-Kelm has moved to warmer climes, but I'm pretty sure this incarnation of Star Bar would never have gotten off the ground without her. They're not the only ones, of course, but the're the core, the heart of Star Bar.

We've got some new members this year, as well, including Shayn Megilligan, Erica Hutchinson, Catherine Cotton-McGuire and Bob Morsch. It takes a LOT more than the two of us to make Star Bar happen.

- BCM

Posted by starbarplayers on 02/08/2015 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Practically perfect

Thanks for the update, Warren, we've changed the capsule.

Posted by Edie Adelstein on 12/18/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Practically perfect

Due to popular demand, we've extended the run through Jan. 11! But tickets won't last long.

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Posted by Warren Epstein 1 on 12/17/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Potion play

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Posted by Stacey Xavi on 11/24/2014 at 4:57 AM

Re: “Makeup case

"Men do figure into the women's lives in Love, but as accessories like cuff links, not as meaningful companions."

Are you familiar with the Bechdel test, by any chance? Wikipedia: "...the Bechdel test was introduced in Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. In a 1985 strip titled "The Rule", an unnamed female character says that she only watches a movie if it satisfies the following requirements:

1. It has to have at least two women in it,
2. who talk to each other,
3. about something besides a man."

When you begin to apply this test to theatre, television or film, you will find that disturbingly few pieces pass it, and you begin to view entertainment and what it tells us about how interested (or not) our society is in the inner life of women in a much different (read: bleaker) light. Indeed, the scarcity of plays in which there are roles for several women - especially women over 30 - instead of two romantic rivals or one mother and one ingenue is still, even in this day and age, very disappointing. LLAWIW is one of a handful in which your statement is true; it's the exception, not the rule. Thank goodness (and female playwrights) for the few that exist and manage to make it into production.

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Posted by Dylan-Beth We-areLennox Clements-Mosley on 09/30/2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “From Bach to burlesque

Yay Peaks and Pasties, and Yay Broken Glass Photography!!!

Posted by Wyldesage on 08/28/2014 at 6:34 PM

Re: “In opening weekend for two plays, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? soars

I think you were too hard on Floyd and Clea. The singing voices and acting were fine. The play is very talky which makes it feel slow. But it wasn't that painful. The songs were not memorable, but they did move the story along. It was an enjoyable evening.

Posted by joannev on 06/20/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The Butler Did It! goes for the clichés, and gets away with murder

Bill Wheeler writes a review of opening night on his theatre blog:
http://theatercolorado.blogspot.com/2014/0…

Posted by Nancy Holaday on 06/06/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Venice meets SoCal in a revamped Italian classic at TheatreWorks

Brilliant production. All of the actors and actresses were absolutely brilliant!

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Posted by Pegi Haggerty-Schlis on 04/29/2014 at 4:42 PM
Posted by Bill W. on 03/24/2014 at 5:03 PM

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