Performing Arts News

This category features news about dance, theater, music and other live audience performances (magic shows, puppetry, circus, comedy, etc.), festivals, venues, artists, staging and ticketing. The spotlight is on news of interest to theater goers, producers and performing arts amateurs and professionals.

The Gracie Theatre at Husson University’s 11th Season to Feature 12 Shows

The Gracie Theatre at Husson University is ready to begin its 11th season. This year’s offerings include comedy, music, drama and magic. “This will be the biggest and best season in the Gracie Theatre’s history,” said Jeri Misler, managing artistic director. “Besides offering more shows than ever before, this year’s season includes the most diverse selection of entertainment we’ve ever offered.” - August 19, 2022 - Husson University

Texas Casting Director is Selected for the Casting Society of America

Texas Casting Director is Selected for the Casting Society of America

Texas Native Michael Druck is currently one of nine casting director level members in the state currently in Casting Society of America. CSA currently boasts close to 1,000 members. CSA Casting Directors and Associates work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa. Druck is the sole member based out of San Antonio, Texas. - August 17, 2022 - Michael Druck Casting

Annabella in July at North Coast Repertory Theatre

The World Premiere of Annabella in July inaugurates North Coast Repertory Theatre’s eclectic Season 41, starting September 7. Penned by Richard Strand of last season’s, Ben Butler, this comedic fantasy transforms a ski resort during the off-season into a strangely magical environment of... - August 15, 2022 - North Coast Repertory Theatre

Local Group to Bring Oaxacan Cultural Event to Austin

Local Group to Bring Oaxacan Cultural Event to Austin

Local dance group Ballet Folklorico de Austin will present its 2022 Guelaguetza event on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. The Group announced today that the event will be free and open to the public. The term Guelaguetza originates from the Zapotec language and... - August 12, 2022 - Ballet Folklorico de Austin

Cinema Songz Bringing New Meaning to Sentimental Value

Cinema Songz Bringing New Meaning to Sentimental Value

Cinema Songz captures your priceless moments in a time-capsule containing a custom song, with nostalgic visuals to bring life to memories. - August 11, 2022 - Cinema Songz

Afromaha and Lozier Present Afro Fest Omaha

Afromaha and Lozier Present Afro Fest Omaha

Afromaha and Lozier proudly present the fourth annual Afro Fest Omaha on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 2pm-10pm at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. This family-friendly event returns to celebrate Omaha’s diversity and is the area’s largest showcase of African and Afro culture,... - August 10, 2022 - Afromaha

The Life Shift Podcast Chats Sobriety with Tony Winner Levi Kreis

On the August 2 episode, The Life Shift host Matt Gilhooly sits down with Tony Award-Winning actor Levi Kreis for a deeply personal conversation. - August 02, 2022 - The Life Shift Podcast

Iconic Rock Musical "Rent" to Hit the Stage at Penguin Point Productions

Oviedo-based community theater company, Good Vibes Theatre Co., will present the rock musical “Rent” from August 12 - 14 at Penguin Point Productions in the Oviedo Mall. The Good Vibes creative team and their cast of local talent aim to bring a fresh take to Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer... - July 31, 2022 - Good Vibes Theatre Co.

SIFTMedia 215 Release of 2022 State of Women Identified Film & Media Makers of Color in the Philadelphia/Mid Atlantic Region – Listen To What I Say Report

SIFTMedia 215 Release of 2022 State of Women Identified Film & Media Makers of Color in the Philadelphia/Mid Atlantic Region – Listen To What I Say Report

The aim of this report serves as an invitation to funders, stakeholders, allies and supporters to come to the table prepared to listen, partner and strategize on plans with women of color film and media makers to enhance and sustain their lives, so as to enhance the sector and the region as a whole. - July 29, 2022 - SIFTMedia 215 Collective

Blue Gate Musicals to Film in Shipshewanna, Indiana

Blue Gate Musicals to Film in Shipshewanna, Indiana

Blue Gate Musicals to film "The Confession Musical" live with best-selling comedian/actress Chonda Pierce and iconic actor/singer Joh Schneider on August 29 and 30. - July 28, 2022 - Blue Gate Musicals, LLC

"I Became Me": Award-Winning Barry S. McLeod Presents

"I Became Me": Award-Winning Barry S. McLeod Presents

Award-winning, Florida's own Barry S. McLeod plays two instruments and paints a portrait simultaneously in his new performing arts production, "I Became Me." - July 20, 2022 - Barry S. McLeod

IP3 to Partner with XLE to Host the Burton Bash for San Diego Comic Con Bringing Web3 to Artists and Fans

IP3 to Partner with XLE to Host the Burton Bash for San Diego Comic Con Bringing Web3 to Artists and Fans

IP3, along with GAMA, Arcana Studios, and PLUGplay will host the Web3 VIP lounge of the XLE produced BURTON BASH for San Diego Comic Con on July 22, 2022 at the Sugar Factory. The Burton Bash: A Party for the Recently Deceased Brought to you by Legends Makeup Academy Friday, July 22,... - July 19, 2022 - IP3

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre 2022-2023 Class Season Opens

Building on NDT’s 20+ year history of outstanding dance instruction and professional productions, new class registration opens with exciting performance opportunities for dancers on the horizon. - July 18, 2022 - Nunnbetter Dance Theatre

MARSM Launches in Canada to Promote the Best of Arab Arts and Culture in North America

MARSM Launches in Canada to Promote the Best of Arab Arts and Culture in North America

Three brothers, three ouds, three of the most original musicians in the Arab world. Oud masters Le Trio Joubran are set to captivate Canadian audiences on July 15 in Montreal and July 16 in Toronto. - July 11, 2022 - MARSM Canada Inc.

Playwrights Local Announces “Hey Siri” by Mary E. Weems at BorderLight Fest

New dramatic play explores the impact of technology on three urban lives. Directed by Michael Oatman, the production runs July 21 through 23 at the Old Stone Church in Cleveland. - July 09, 2022 - Playwrights Local

Great American Birthday Bash, July 3 Long Island, Festival and Concert

Great American Birthday Bash, July 3 Long Island, Festival and Concert

The Great American Birthday Bash is being held at the Harry Chapin Theater in Eisenhower Park Long Island, featuring The David Bromberg Quintet, John Waite, Graham Parker, and more. - July 01, 2022 - Great American Birthday Bash

La Malinche Opera to Premiere at Albuquerque Museum

Composer Nathan Felix Presents an Immersive Opera for a New Museum Exhibition. - June 30, 2022 - Nathan Felix

Northeastern Ballet Theatre (NBT) is Thrilled to Announce That NH Magazine Has Selected NBT's Production of Swan Lake as the Best Summer Ballet of 2022

NH Magazine Has Selected Northeastern Ballet Theatre Production of Swan Lake as the Best Summer Ballet of 2022. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Edra Toth, former Prima Ballerina of the Boston Ballet, the family-friendly production features dancers from New Hampshire and the Greater Boston Area, hand-crafted costumes, and state-of-the-art digital backgrounds. - June 30, 2022 - Northeastern Ballet Theatre

American Idol to Scout at iPOP! Summer 2022 July Showcase Event

American Idol will be looking for new talent at iPOP! Summer 2022, the bi-annual performing arts showcase. - June 28, 2022 - iPOP! LA

Words Meet Movement in Moving Verse

“Moving Verse” will feature Four dance vignettes choreographed in collaboration with poets/spoken word artists. - June 27, 2022 - Creative Performances

The Remarkable Mister Holmes at North Coast Repertory Theatre

It’s London in the 1890s. The city is besieged with a series of baffling crimes that only the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes and his new assistant can solve. Not only do they sleuth and scrutinize – they also sing. From the nimble minds of beloved performer Omri Schein and North... - June 26, 2022 - North Coast Repertory Theatre

Chattanooga Symphony Announces Masterwork Series Hosted by Warren Barnett

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) is thrilled to announce that Warren Barnett will sponsor their Masterwork series for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 season. The Symphony Masterworks series features the CSO's seven concerts of extraordinary symphonic music. These concerts will include... - June 24, 2022 - Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

Philadelphia's Prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts Announces 2022-2023 Opera Season

La traviata Don Pasquale and Don Giovanni make their triumphant return to the AVA stage. - June 22, 2022 - Academy of Vocal Arts

American Idol Finalist & Alum Qaasim Middleton Announces the Return of the Juggernaut War Party at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn – the 1st War Fest Series

American Idol Finalist & Alum Qaasim Middleton Announces the Return of the Juggernaut War Party at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn – the 1st War Fest Series

Brooklyn Hedgehogs Qaasim & Khalil Middleton are back at again. Returning from a pre-pandemic hiatus, The Juggernaut War Party is back in full swing and performing live at The Knitting Factory on July 3 in Brooklyn, NY. It's the 1st of their War Party/War Fest Series. The two time winners of the Afro Punk Battle of the Bands and creators of "War Hop" are returning with New Hot Music and their GUMBO fusions of FunkRock, HipHop, Soul, Alternative/Jazz. - June 20, 2022 - Toni Seawright

Janora McDuffie & Wife Leila Ryan to Attend White House Pride Celebration

The 2022 Academy Awards voice announcer, Janora McDuffie, and LAPD SWAT Officer Leila Ryan joined the list of White House attendees for President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden's Pride Celebration on Wednesday, June 15. McDuffie, as the first openly gay announcer for this year's 94th Academy Awards and Leila Ryan, as a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and the second woman in the organization's history. - June 16, 2022 - Janora McDuffie

The Paris Art & Movie Awards Film Festival is Back in Person as a Summer Event

The Paris Art & Movie Awards Film Festival is Back in Person as a Summer Event

Alex Proyas (I Robot, Dark City, The Crow) stated, “PAMA: you are my favorite film festival,” during the 2021 award ceremony, when his short film “Mask of The Evil Apparition” won best special effects. Over the years, the PAMA welcomed Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Kellan Lutz, Gerard Depardieu, Dedee Pfeiffer, Breckin Meyer. - June 16, 2022 - Paris Art and Movie Awards

Paths in Progress Podcast Gets "Broadway" Spotlight

A new education-focused podcast is now available on a new platform. Just in time for summer, this podcast is perfect for high school and college aged students, as well as the educators helping to guide them. It features the journeys of professionals in multiple industries. - June 10, 2022 - Paths in Progress

Tom Veys Arrives from Belgium to Accept the 2022 Valentin Krustev Translation Award at Special Poetry Event at the New London Public Library, July 9 at 1:00

Tom Veys Arrives from Belgium to Accept the 2022 Valentin Krustev Translation Award at Special Poetry Event at the New London Public Library, July 9 at 1:00

This award celebrates the life of Valentine Krustev, who, before his untimely death was a great help and support to William Meredith and the Foundation. The award will be presented to the Belgian poet and visual artist, Tom Veys, for PANDEMIE, a translation into Dutch of the poet, Richard Harteis. - June 06, 2022 - The William Meredith Foundation

Rhonda Shear Joins Cast of The Throwback

Rhonda Shear Joins Cast of The Throwback

Actress/Comedian/Lingerie Designer Rhonda Shear plays a mix of Zen and Glam with her character Teri Simon in The Throwback, a new film by Mario Garcia in production now in Tampa, Florida. - June 01, 2022 - Shear Enterprises, LLC

Marcus Ex Releases New Single "We Lost the Song" on All Music Platforms

Marcus Ex Releases New Single "We Lost the Song" on All Music Platforms

Music Artist Marcus Ex Releases a new Single, "We Lost the Song" on all streaming platforms. - June 01, 2022 - Marcus Ex

Casting Workbook Launches "The Green Room" with Natasha Gargiulo

Casting Workbook Launches "The Green Room" with Natasha Gargiulo

In Partnership with former Entertainment Tonight Canada Reporter and Host of "The Working Actor" Natasha Gargiulo, Casting Workbook has launched its new original content series - "The Green Room." Announcement Highlights • Through a partnership with Natasha Gargiulo,... - May 31, 2022 - Casting Workbook

Remembering Olympia at North Coast Repertory Theatre

Remembering Olympia is a tribute and a celebration of the life and career of the late Olympia Dukakis created in her loving memory by her brother Apollo. Consisting of a one-act play chronicling their turbulent, but close relationship, the evening also salutes her films, stage work and family and... - May 29, 2022 - North Coast Repertory Theatre

Judy Garland's 100th Birthday Bash Introducing Debbie Wileman

Judy Garland's 100th Birthday Bash Introducing Debbie Wileman

It’s the worldwide celebration of the 100th Birthday of one of the Greatest Performers of our time, starring overnight internet sensation Debbie Wileman in an uncanny recreation of the sound of Judy Garland. Wileman has gained over 1 million online views for her spot-on recreation of Judy Garland and she is now, direct from London, onstage to dazzle Judy’s fans as well as her new followers. Fresh off her newest album release, “I’m Still Here” orchestrated, conducted & produced by Steve Orich. - May 20, 2022 - Stander Group Inc.

The Outgoing Tide at North Coast Repertory Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham. Nike Doukas directs Andrew Barnicle,* Linda Gehringer,* and Leo Marks in The Outgoing Tide. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Resident Scenic Designer), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Elisa... - May 18, 2022 - North Coast Repertory Theatre

The Night Witches at Theatre School @ North Coast Rep

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents The Night Witches as its next student production. The Night Witches of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment flew in planes made of canvas and wood, and they dropped bombs on Germans every 15 minutes through the night to keep their enemy from sleeping. They... - May 18, 2022 - North Coast Repertory Theatre

Nicely Theatre Group Presents Pippin

Nicely Theatre Group ("Nicely") is pleased to announce ticket sales and dates for their July 2022 production of the Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN at The Berman Center for Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Nicely Creative Director Mitch Master directs with choreography by... - May 18, 2022 - Nicely Theatre Group

Ember Choral Arts to Present Two Concerts Featuring a World Premiere Piece

Ember Choral Arts to present two concerts celebrating the planet earth, featuring the new work "Listen" by Robert Paterson. - May 18, 2022 - Ember Choral Arts

Charu Suri - Raga Jazz at Chelsea Table and Stage Selected by ISSA as 2022 Finalist in Four Categories

Charu Suri - Raga Jazz at Chelsea Table and Stage Selected by ISSA as 2022 Finalist in Four Categories

Dine delicious foods and delicious sounds at one or Manhattan's swankiest venues: ChelseaTableandStage.com with Charu Suri, pianist and composer who has forged a new sound with a jazz trio, Sufi vocals, and Indian Ragas. With mood-invoking ragas (to be played according to the time of day) for many of her compositions, she weaves techniques and sounds from places like India, Europe and Africa. - May 14, 2022 - Charu Suri Music

Society Performers Academy is Proud to Welcome the Return of Harriet Greenspan, Casting Director for Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Many More

Society Performers Academy is Proud to Welcome the Return of Harriet Greenspan, Casting Director for Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Many More

Nickelodeon's, Warner Bros., Casting Director is back to lead another Society Performers workshop Sunday, May 15, 2022. - May 13, 2022 - Society Performers Academy

Creative Performances Curates JCAL's Building Equity Initiative - "Enjoy" an Evening of Eastern Dances

“Enjoy” an evening of Eastern Dances will feature seven dance companies presenting seven different dance styles from the continent of Asia. - May 07, 2022 - Creative Performances

Paul Arow Greatest Hits Album

Paul Arow Greatest Hits Album

Paul Arow Greatest Hits album is out now. This album is a compilation of all of Paul's best songs, that were originally released from 2012 through 2022. All songs on this album have been remastered. Greatest Hits Tracks: 1. Gonna Be A Sunny Day 03:19 2. Rainbow of Love 03:26 3. The Truck Drivin'... - May 05, 2022 - Paul Arow Music

Playwrights Local Announces “The Phoenix Society” by Peter Lawson Jones, Presented with Life Exchange Center (LEC)

Workshop production of new play exploring recovery from mental health and chemical dependency disorders is directed by Terrence Spivey and runs May 20 through 29 at Waterloo Arts. - May 04, 2022 - Playwrights Local

Congratulations to Society Performer Rahim Barry on His Upcoming Co-Star Role in a New HBO Show

Congratulations to Society Performer Rahim Barry on His Upcoming Co-Star Role in a New HBO Show

Society Performers Academy Major TV Booking announcement. - April 28, 2022 - Society Performers Academy

Society Performers Academy is Proud to Welcome the Return of Krisha Bullock Alexander, Casting Director for Nickelodeon's "Danger Force" and Many More...

Society Performers Academy is Proud to Welcome the Return of Krisha Bullock Alexander, Casting Director for Nickelodeon's "Danger Force" and Many More...

Nickelodeon's “Danger Force,” “Henry Danger,” Casting Director is back to lead another amazing Society Performers workshop. - April 27, 2022 - Society Performers Academy

Playwrights Local Announces “Super New Play Special! A Festival of Short Works”

Seven ten-minute plays by writers from Northeast Ohio presented May 13 and 14 at Waterloo Arts. - April 24, 2022 - Playwrights Local

Tuesday Night Comics at North Coast Repertory Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Tuesday Night Comics. Mark Christopher Lawrence taps into his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them. The show is comprised of talent from all over the country with late-night television credits as well as... - April 22, 2022 - North Coast Repertory Theatre

Toyota Presents Atlanta Greek Picnic Celebrating HBCU’s Rich Tradition of Step Culture

Toyota Presents Atlanta Greek Picnic Celebrating HBCU’s Rich Tradition of Step Culture

Toyota Presents Atlanta Greek Picnic Celebrating HBCU’s Rich Tradition of Step Culture over a five day event in Atlanta June 8-12, 2022. - April 19, 2022 - Atlanta Greek Picnic

Congratulations to Society Performer Leah Compton on Her Recurring Role in Disney’s Princess Club Airing on YouTube

Congratulations to Society Performer Leah Compton on Her Recurring Role in Disney’s Princess Club Airing on YouTube

Society Performers Academy Theatrical Booking announcement. - April 10, 2022 - Society Performers Academy

Society Performers Academy is Proud to Announce the Return of It’s National Competition SPiN (Society Performers in Nationals)

Society Performers Academy is Proud to Announce the Return of It’s National Competition SPiN (Society Performers in Nationals)

Society Performers Academy National Competition (SPiN which stands for Society Performers in Nationals) Returns. - April 09, 2022 - Society Performers Academy

Contemporary Art Installation Inspires Impromptu Community Play

Contemporary Art Installation Inspires Impromptu Community Play

Visitors to the opening reception of Daniela Soberman’s sculptural installation, Stage 3: Destruction of Modernist Utopia, the third iteration of a mutable installation located on the patio of Torrance Art Museum, has inspired impromptu playing of the community. Soberman, who is known for... - April 07, 2022 - Daniela Soberman

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