Tag: Sarah Walker Thornton

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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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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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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Open Arms

Open Arms

By on 30 June, 2016 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: On June 12, 2106, the 70th Annual Tony Awards were held in New York City to recognize achievement in theater and Broadway productions. Regular Midtown Montgomery Living contributor Sarah Thornton, artistic director at the Cloverdale Playhouse, submitted the following reflection on the awards and what they mean for our Midtown Montgomery community. — […]

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Adventure, Marty!

Adventure, Marty!

By on 27 May, 2016 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“I bet all caterpillars cry when they’re crawling out of the cocoon.” – Strip Talk on the Boulevard, by Donna Spector Somewhere on the Boulevard in Hollywood lies a dilapidated drugstore in plain sight where no one ever enters to find the secret treasures hidden inside. Yet, if you are brave enough to jump down […]

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Our Front Porch

Our Front Porch

By on 26 April, 2016 in Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

New York City is one of a kind. It is vibrant and fast-paced and filled to the brim with every kind of person you could possibly imagine. There are a million things to do, see, and be there. It is also expensive, intimidating, exhausting… There is something that happens to a person after they have […]

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Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time…

By on 25 March, 2016 in Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“In the end, we’ll all become stories.” – Margaret Atwood Last night, and very early this morning, I sat in the waiting room of the delivery wing of the hospital, anxiously awaiting the arrival of my nephew. When anticipating a new soul entering the world, we as humans seem to gravitate toward two basic behaviors: […]

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In Defense of Arts Education

In Defense of Arts Education

By on 24 February, 2016 in Art, Sarah 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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New Leadership at the Playhouse

New Leadership at the Playhouse

By on 28 January, 2016 in Art with 0 Comments

The Cloverdale Playhouse has only been in the neighborhood for four years, but already it feels like a local staple. When we discovered that the founding artistic director (and long-time MML contributor) Greg Thornton had stepped down, we were eager to meet the new director and get a sense of where she’s looking to take […]

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