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The Last Five Years Takes Hold

The Last Five Years Takes Hold

By on 3 June, 2013 in Art, Fun, Greg Thornton with 2 Comments

Jamie: Will you share your life with me For the next ten lifetimes? For a million summers Jamie and Cathy: ‘Til the world explodes ‘Til there’s no one left who has ever known us apart?  –The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown It is the ultimate truism that you should write from what you know. […]

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Spring At the Playhouse

Spring At the Playhouse

By on 27 April, 2013 in Art, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“If you take a child to the theater, not only will they practice empathy, they might also laugh uproariously, or come home singing about science, or want to know more about history, or tell you what happened at school today, or spend all dinner discussing music, or learn how to handle conflict, or start becoming […]

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The Women of The Clean House

The Women of The Clean House

By on 29 March, 2013 in Art, Fun, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“There are things-big invisible things-that come unannounced-they walk in, and we have to give way.” –  Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House Sarah Ruhl’s play, which is in rehearsal at the Playhouse and opens April 11is a funny, original, and multi-textured piece. One of its many strengths are the strong women who inhabit the story. I […]

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Danke Schön, Mille Beannacht, Blessings a Hundredfold

Danke Schön, Mille Beannacht, Blessings a Hundredfold

By on 27 February, 2013 in Art, Fun, Greg Thornton with 2 Comments

“I want to thank anyone who spends a part of their day creating, I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music – anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us – I think this world would be unlivable […]

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Cabaret: A Conversation with Randy Foster

Cabaret: A Conversation with Randy Foster

By on 30 January, 2013 in Fun, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“It’s strange how people seem to belong to places-especially to places where they were not born…Somehow or other, life goes on in spite of everything.” -Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye To Berlin Randy Foster wears a few hats these days. He is directing the production of Cabaret at the Cloverdale Playhouse, as well as being the musical […]

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Light the Candles … Well … Candle

Light the Candles … Well … Candle

By on 30 November, 2012 in Fun, Greg Thornton, Holidays with 0 Comments

“For eternally and always there is only one now, one and the same now; the present is the only thing that has no end.” – Erwin Schrodinger No, we are not cursing the darkness but marking a significant occasion for the Cloverdale Playhouse: our first birthday! On November 30, 2011, the Playhouse doors opened for […]

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Directing Lady Day

Directing Lady Day

By on 24 October, 2012 in Fun, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.” -Billie Holiday Anthony Stockard is in his fourth year as Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Alabama State University. He is the former Producing […]

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Playing Opus

Playing Opus

By on 28 September, 2012 in Fun, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“It was like he was … conversing with Mozart, like the composer was making it up on the spot, and it was just coming out, no intermediary, direct from the source…” – Opus, Michael Hollinger Opus is presently in rehearsal at the Playhouse, and opens on October 11. The actors who make up this fine […]

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R.I.P. Joe Thomas

R.I.P. Joe Thomas

By on 1 September, 2012 in Greg Thornton with 2 Comments

Now your death is upon us and we’ll return your ashes to the earth And I know you’ll take comfort in knowing you’ve been roundly blessed and cursed But love is a power greater than death, just like the songs and stories told And when she built you, brother, she broke the mold.                                                                                         – […]

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Midsummer Nights

Midsummer Nights

By on 6 August, 2012 in Art, Fun, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin’s back Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid’s music. -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene i In the […]

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