A Special March

By on 2 March, 2015 in Fun, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“Come and march with us! You can’t make your witness standing on the corner. Come and march with us!” -Charles Maudlin 1965

I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written.-Seamus Heaney

“I can’t imagine approaching every single new project with-without doubt.” -Stephen Sondheim

Cloverdale Playhouse by Melissa Tubbs (1)

From the premiere of a new play in February to a month full of special performances in March, we’d be hard-pressed to say there’s not much going on at the Playhouse these days. On a personal note, may I thank the extraordinary cast and design team that brought Pastime to life: A thousand thanks to Stephen Dubberly, John McWilliams, Scott Page, Matthew Givens, Sarah Adkins, Teri Sweeney, Mariah Reilly, Mike Winkelman, James Treadway, Pamela Upshaw, and Romaro Walker.

March is packed. Here is what is going on:

ON THE MARCH: March 6, 7:30 p.m.

An evening of readings and personal accounts, filled with prose and poetry, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, in collaboration with the Southern Poverty Law Center. The On The March Company: Lecia Brooks, Daniela Cobb, Phadra Foster, Kalonji Gilchrist Jeffrey Lewis, Christina Okolo, Yvette Jones-Smedley, Greg Thornton. Admission is free.

IRISH VOICES 2015 Edition: MARCH 14, 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, with some new additions, an evening of readings from some of the glorious writing of Ireland. From Friel to Heaney to McCourt to O’Casey to Yeats, the wit and wisdom, poetry and power of this grand isle will make for an enchanted night well-spent. Who knows- you may even hear a tune or two. The Irish Voices Company: Sarah Adkins, Maureen Costello, Michael Howley, John McWilliams, Cushing Phillips, Greg Thornton, Michael Thornton, Kimberly Wolfe, Emily Lowder Wooten. Tickets: $15

The Joe Thomas Jr. 3rd Tuesday Guitar Pull: Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m.

Celebrating the third anniversary of this monthly series. This month’s featured artists brings someone new and the return of two of the Pull favorites. Morgan Rowe joins us for the first time and Zac Martin returns bringing his talented repertoire and Jess Meuse comes back home after starring on the national stage with her dynamic talent. $10 At The door.

HEY OLD FRIEND, SONDHEIM @ 85: March 22 & 23 7:30 p.m.

It’s his birthday! Join us for a celebration of the life and work of one of the theater’s extraordinary artists. These are benefit performances to assist with scholarships for our Playhouse School and for the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts. A company of talented performers, some of whom have graced the Playhouse stage, will be joining director Randy Foster for this wonderful tribute to Stephen Sondheim. Tickets: $15

Auditions for THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING by Carson McCullers will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10 from 6-9 p.m. More info at 334-262-1530

For tickets and further information, call 334-262-1530

Or online: www.cloverdaleplayhouse.org

Greg Thornton is the Artistic Director of the Cloverdale Playhouse.

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