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Recommended Arts Events August 24th - 28th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 24th, 2016

This weekend, embark on a progressive art journey with Cities Aviv performance project and POTS’ Disgraced. Take a Beer Flight, courtesy of Memphis Made and Three Penny Theatre, join MCA on their 32nd annual trip to Horn Island, then wrap things up with some astounding vocals at Jazz-A-Fire! read more »

Topics: MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, CIRCUIT PLAYHOUSE, MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART, EVERGREEN THEATRE, THREEPENNY THEATRE COMPANY, MEMPHIS BLACK ARTS ALLIANCE

Discover the Arts: November 25 - November 29

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 24th, 2015

Eat well. Give thanks for the healing power of the arts. Exercise your heart muscles at one of the following arts happenings. Happy Thanksgiving from ArtsMemphis.  read more »

Topics: Bridging Souls Productions, Circuit Playhouse, Lyfe is Dope, David Lusk and Flicker Street Studio

Discover the Arts: October 1 - October 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 29th, 2015

Celebrate the first weekend in October with festivals and openings! Both the Bona Fide Blues Festival and the 4th Annual Afternoon of Art Festival are free on Saturday, while the Jay Etkin Gallery will host an art opening on Friday. Looking to get a jump on Halloween? Carrie the Musical and the Unreal Film Festival should get you started. read more »

Topics: Circuit Playhouse, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis Blues Society, Fisherville Civic Club, Cellardoor Cinema

Discover the Arts: April 22 - April 26

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 21st, 2015

Find out how the arts can inspire and empower. See the impact the arts have had on the Broad avenue historic district, learn how quilting has inspired new chamber music, be introduced to the perspectives of deaf culture and discuss the complexities of sexism in the media.  read more »

Topics: Broad Avenue Development Corp, PRIZM Ensemble, Circuit Playhouse, The Junior League

Discover the Arts: September 11-14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 9th, 2014

Explore what Cooper-Young has to offer, have a family-fun night at the theatre, enjoy a movie with the Opera and see what happens when hatred turns into friendship. read more »

Topics: Cooper-Young Festival, The Kroc Center, Opera Memphis, The Circuit Playhouse, Discover the Arts

Rants & Raves - A Review of Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Posted by Glenda Mace on June 17th, 2013

Deathtrap, the well-constructed 1972 thriller by Ira Levin opened last weekend at Circuit Playhouse. The play opens on an expensively appointed room in the Connecticut residence of Sydney and Myra Bruhl. Sydney’s extensive collection of antique weapons is prominently displayed on the walls. The atmosphere suggests some wealth, certainly comfortable living. Sydney Bruhl is a renowned writer of Broadway thrillers, but these days he is on the skids. He hasn’t had a hit in years. His last play was produced on Broadway and was a significant flop. Myra’s wealth is dwindling. The ... read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Deathtrap, Glenda Mace, Rants & Raves, Reviews

Discover the Arts: Feb. 27 – Mar. 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 26th, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! March into the month with musical madness!  Dazzle the kids with The Wiz at Poplar Pike Playhouse, enjoy some adult time at the racy and raucous opening of Playhouse on the Square’s Debbie Does Dallas at The Circuit Playhouse, or spend some magical moments at Quilters – A Musical, presented by Germantown Community Theatre.  Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Check back every Wednesday at 2:00 for our must-see picks ... read more »

Topics: The Wiz, Poplar Pike Playhouse, Playhouse on the Square, Debbie Does Dallas, Circuit Playhouse, Quilters - A Musical, Germantown Community Theatre

Rants & Raves - A Review of The Mountaintop

Posted by Glenda Mace on January 23rd, 2013

The Mountaintop, a play by Memphis native Katori Hall opened Friday at Circuit Playhouse to a sold out house. A collaboration of Circuit Playhouse and Hattiloo Theatre it was a stellar opening night with the Olivier winning Ms. Hall in attendance. The Mountaintop made its world premiere in a three-week run at London’s Theatre 503 in June 2009, and then transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studio 1. The production received two Evening Standard Awards nominations, including Most Promising Playwright, and was awarded the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play. read more »

Topics: The Mountaintop, Circuit Playhouse, Hattiloo Theatre, Rants & Raves, Glenda Mace, Katori Hall

Discover the Arts: Jan. 17 - Jan. 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 15th, 2013

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events!  Take the time to honor the wisdom and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through an award winning play, a premier touring dance company and the re-opening of a one-of-a-kind collection. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of many performances and exhibitions from January 17 - 21. read more »

Topics: The Mountaintop, Circuit Playhouse, Hattiloo Theatre, Prizm Ensemble, Rudi E. Scheidt Scool of Music, Metal Museum, Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School, Opera Memphis, Elixir of Love

Rants & Raves - A Review of The Santaland Diaries

Posted by Glenda Mace on December 6th, 2012

The Santaland Diaries Circuit Playhouse By David Sedaris Adapted by Joe Mantello Reviewed by Glenda Mace The Santaland Diaries is here and Memphis’ favorite elf is back at Circuit Playhouse. Crumpet has invited us to his party in The Memphian Room to regale us with the story of adventures and misadventures as an elf at Macy’s New York during the weeks just before Christmas. It is a tale you will not want to miss, especially if your Christmas spirit contains just a bit of Bah Humbug. read more »

Topics: The Santaland Diaries, The Circuit Playhouse, Rants & Raves Review

Discover the Arts Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 30th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Have a ball with visual arts this weekend with Artafactor, Indie Memphis Film Festival, dance performances from local and national companies, and good old family fun at Shelby Farms. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of the many events happening October 31-November 4. Click here to view the complete art events ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Indie Memphis, Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company, Beale Street Landing, Buckman Arts Center at St. Marys School, Shelby Farms, Playhouse on the Square, Sudio on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Rants & Raves - A Review of Zombies from The Beyond

Posted by Glenda Mace on October 16th, 2012

I saw Zombies From The Beyond at Circuit Playhouse last Friday a week into the run. What fun. It is so satisfying to watch a musical comedy dedicated to improbability and silliness that holds no pretense it is anything else. From set to acting style, director Ann Marie Hall has given us the opportunity to laugh at the politics and pop culture of the 50’s. read more »

Topics: Zombies From The Beyond, the Circuit Playhouse, Glenda Mace, Rants & Raves Review

Rants & Raves - A Review of Good People

Posted by Glenda Mace on September 5th, 2012

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Rabbit Hole comes a humorous and poignant look at what it really means to be down on your luck. read more »

Topics: Rants & Raves, Reviews, Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, Good People, Glenda Mace

Discover the Arts: Sept 4 - Sept 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 4th, 2012

End the summer right with four fun arts events in Memphis. There are so many things happening, and there's no better time to explore our city's offerings than the late summertime. Check out our picks for events happening over the next few weeks at venues all over the city. read more »

Topics: Germantown Performing Arts Center, Ballet Memphis, ArtsCard, Secret Sisters, Horn Island 28, Memphis College of Art, ArtsMemphis.org, Events Calendar, Playhouse on the Square, Good People, The Circuit Playhouse