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Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

By on 1 May, 2017 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

Crucible [n]: a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. (2.) a severe test. For the last several weeks, the Cloverdale Playhouse has been climbing the mountain that is Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible. Some plays get under your skin, and boy, this is one of them. […]

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The Crucible

The Crucible

By on 28 April, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

Leonard Cohen’s harsh rasp broke the silence and the near pitch black room was barely illuminated only by red hellfire-like light burning up from underneath the stage. From those opening moments, I felt the prickles of suspicion that the Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of The Crucible would be a different kind of theatrical experience. Then the […]

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The Power of an Audience

The Power of an Audience

By on 31 March, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“There is a certain immortality involved in the theatre, not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge the actor keeps to his dying day that on a certain afternoon, in an empty and dusty theatre, he cast a shadow of a being that was not himself but the distillation of all he had […]

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The Art of Showing Up

The Art of Showing Up

By on 23 February, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“What does he want from me? What should I try to be?/So many faces all around, and here we go. I need this job, oh God, I need this show.” – A Chorus Line, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban It is an adage that actors are not professional actors, but professional auditioners. […]

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Cloverdale Playhouse: The 39 Steps

Cloverdale Playhouse: The 39 Steps

By on 10 February, 2017 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

One of many benefits of community theater is how close you are to the stage. The intimacy of productions at the Cloverdale Playhouse is something really special. You can, at times, feel like you are part of the production. And while it’s true that from time to time we’ve seen the “fourth wall” broken at […]

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A Comedy in Long-Shot

A Comedy in Long-Shot

By on 27 January, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“As someone said, “the finest comedy comes from the greatest truth”. Or was it “the best comedy is deadly serious”? Or was it “play it for real and not the gag” (that was Buster Keaton). Anyway, whoever said what when, I’d respectfully ask you to remember the story too. It’s there behind the mayhem.” – […]

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By on 16 December, 2016 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller You decide to spend an evening at the theater. You buy your ticket, sit in your seat, and prepare to be entertained. You laugh, you cry, you compare the experience to Cats. Hopefully, you think a bit about what you saw. […]

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One for the Holidays

One for the Holidays

By on 28 November, 2016 in Holidays, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“The Three Wise Men sound very generous, but what you’ve got to remember is that those gifts were joint Christmas and birthday presents.” – Jimmy Carr I’ve always been a big fan of the holidays. I love the twinkly lights, the crisp air, the smell of working fireplaces floating on the wind, the music, the […]

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And One to Grow On

And One to Grow On

By on 4 November, 2016 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.” -Walt Disney The Playhouse is heading into our sixth season! Can you believe it? As we approached the task of selecting our shows for our sixth year, several goals were at the forefront. The Playhouse reputation for […]

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Cloverdale Playhouse: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Cloverdale Playhouse: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

By on 28 October, 2016 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

As often as possible, we like to attend the opening night of Cloverdale Playhouse productions, if only so that we can write a review and describe it to readers of Midtown Montgomery Living. For the current production, our lives got busy, and we were unable to attend the show until Thursday evening. That means that […]

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