Tag: Broadway

Successful poetry book launch, complete with music!

I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust officially launched on Saturday night, with a great event attending by thirty-five people or so, in the basement of The Artesian on 13th (a former church converted into a theatre). There’s been one great review of the book so far. Shelley A. Leedahl, herself a Saskatchewan poet, writes: “Prolific …

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Paul Alexander Nolan: From small-town Saskatchewan to Broadway’s bright lights

  This article just appeared in Refined Lifestyles Regina. I’ve known Paul since he was a kid–I performed with him several times back then, and have even had the chance to be in a professional show with him once, when he played the Beast in Persephone Theatre‘s production of Beauty and the Beast in Saskatoon …

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The Daily Toast: To Broadway Nights

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My publisher brought me a kitten!

And now, as promised, the Saga of Shadowpaw, or how a little black kitten made the journey from Virginia to Saskatchewan through the auspices of a Hugo Award-winning science fiction editor and publisher. Yes, fellow writers, eat your hearts out: my publisher brought me a kitten. What has yours done for you? Here’s how it …

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From small-town hockey player to Broadway star: Paul Nolan’s improbable journey

This week’s Saturday Special is the interview I conducted with Paul Nolan, who grew up in the small town of Rouleau, just outside Regina (better known, perhaps, as Dog River from the TV series Corner Gas), and just ended a run on Broadway in the title role of the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar (he’s …

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Biddle-dee-diddle-dee-dee!

Well, that was fun. By “that,” I mean the process of getting this new computer up and running to my satisfaction. Yes, the new monitor arrived last week, and I spent a few happy (well, mostly happy) hours with plug-ins and cables and drives (oh, my!), losing hours of productivity in order to get a …

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My review of Saturday’s Regina Symphony Orchestra concert…

…,Big Bands to Broadway, is in today’s Regina LeaderPost. An excerpt: Leora Joy Godden, Mark Oddan, Jeffrey Pufahl, Kaitlyn Semple, and Tahirih Vejdani sang a selection of current and past Broadway hits, interspersed in the first act with numbers by the RSO Big Band. Accompanying the singers were the full orchestra and, sometimes, the Halcyon …

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Sports, schmorts

Orson Scott Card writes an extended rant about sports that echoes many thoughts of my own, as a non-athletic kid. I particularly liked these lines: There is no excuse for athletes being more respected and honored in school than scholars. But few indeed are the high schools that provide scholars and musicians and actors and …

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Broadway debut for a promising playwright…

…a fellow by the name (well, technically, nom de plume) of Mark Twain: Set in France in the 1840s, Is He Dead? follows a group of starving artists who stage the death of their mentor in an effort to boost the value of his work.Twain wrote it in 1898 (he died in 1910), but it …

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Coming soon to Broadway…

Shrek: The Musical.

Well, it sure worked for The Producers…

Mel Brooks is turning another of his old movies into a musical: According to The Strip’s podcast interview with Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks, the legendary writer/comedian’s new musical Young Frankenstein will most likely open at the Hilton Theatre sometime around Halloween of this year.Maybe it’s just because I’m currently in Oklahoma!, but I suddenly have …

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A musical version of The Addams Family?

Well, why not?

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