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In His Time Plays Many Parts

Local actor Robby Griffith passed away on Friday. He often appeared in plays at Theatre Knoxville Downtown and in Tennessee Stage Company’s Shakespeare on the Square. Robby also worked at Lawson McGhee Library and occasionally as an English teacher at Pellissippi … Continue reading

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Doing the Appy Dance

David Dwyer’s portrayal of Drosselmeyer in the Appalachian Ballet Company’s 2013 production of The Nutcracker inspired me to add some business on stage when I played the character in Oak Ridge this year. I was even more attentive to his … Continue reading

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Parking and Tickets

It sounds odd, but a scarcity of parking in downtown Knoxville worked to my advantage on Friday night. My wife and I drove downtown earlier in the afternoon to take a three-hour ride with Knox Brew Tours. After the tour, we walked … Continue reading

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Suite Dream

Photographer Yvonne Dalschen is a member of the Camera Club of Oak Ridge. She is one of several talented people who photograph the rehearsals and performances of the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association. I chose a small sampling of her … Continue reading

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Party Like It’s 1899

Rebecca Stansfield, whose daughter Emily dances with the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association, shared her excellent photos with the cast and crew via OneDrive. There are so many great photos I want to share, it was hard to choose. Here … Continue reading

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Cracker Dip

Nutcracker withdrawal is a real thing. The mother of one of the first-time dancers asked about it in the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s Facebook group. My friend Pat, whose son Joey dances with the Appalachian Ballet, said that their cast … Continue reading

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Drama Nut

After hearing the Nutcracker music every day for a month, I miss it now that my performances are over. I can hardly wait to receive the DVD that my wife ordered on Sunday. At the conclusion of Sunday’s show, my wife presented … Continue reading

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In the Schrivers’ Seat

In box office parlance, “tenth row center” is the location of the best seats in the house. From there, you can see and hear everything on the stage. It’s not too far, not too close. It’s just right. When I worked … Continue reading

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Fun in “The Son”

 There was something oddly nostalgic about the revival of The Son of the Musketeers at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. It’s supposed to evoke memories of the original for those who saw the 1982 production. The theatre is supposed to resemble … Continue reading

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Avon Calling

The special at Shonos in City on Friday was a crab rangoon roll that was absolutely delicious. My wife and I shared one as we waited to watch Much Ado About Nothing on Market Square. The Tennessee Stage Company produces … Continue reading

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Say You Want a Revolution

As a joke, I like to say that 1776 is my favorite musical about the Declaration of Independence. In reality, it’s simply one of my favorite musicals. My wife and I watch 1776 on DVD every summer on or about … Continue reading

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Flexible Dwyer

Actor David Dwyer was very involved in the creation of the Big BBQ Bash in 2007. He was a member of the Leadership Blount class that started the annual event as their Legacy Project. My wife and I had the … Continue reading

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Broadway Octocular!

Perhaps some movie or TV show made me anxious about the four binoculars in my luggage. Perhaps it was the process of buying them in the hunting department at Walmart. A couple of months ago, I purchased balcony seats for the June 7 … Continue reading

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In a Mays -ment

Choosing a Broadway play was easy. I picked the one with “murder” in the title. Back in March, my wife and I looked up the list of shows that were likely to be playing in June. Popular shows like Wicked … Continue reading

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