Live Theater http://whqr.org en Midday Interview: Joy Dupree Gregory and Tracy Byrd onTrue 2 U Productions Latest Show http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-joy-dupree-gregory-and-tracy-byrd-ontrue-2-u-productions-latest-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My guests today were Joy </span>Dupree<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gregory, founder and artistic director of True 2 U Productions, and Tracy Byrd, the director and choreographer of the company’s latest show -- &nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller.</em></p><p class="p1">The show runs <strong>Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3</strong> – this weekend and next – at the Scottish Rite Theater, 1415 S. 17<span class="s1"><sup>th</sup></span> Street.&nbsp; Tickets / info: 910-515-3327&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:34:57 +0000 Jemila Ericson 56409 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Joy Dupree Gregory and Tracy Byrd onTrue 2 U Productions Latest Show Midday Interview: Actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-actors-randy-davis-and-vanessa-welch <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest host Gina </span>Gambony<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch who play a married couple in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Dearly Departed</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for Big </span>Dawg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Productions.&nbsp; (They’re married in real life too!)T</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:56:21 +0000 Jemila Ericson 56067 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch Midday Interview: Director Suellen Yates and Actor Tony Rivenbark on "The Wizard of Oz" http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-director-suellen-yates-and-actor-tony-rivenbark-wizard-oz <p class="p1">Opera House Theatre Company presents <em>The Wizard of Oz</em>.&nbsp; This stage version was created by the Royal Shakespeare Company and follows the classic 1939 film almost exactly, but making all those cinematic special effects work on stage is a challenge!&nbsp; Director Suellen Yates and actor Tony Rivenbark (who plays Professor Marvel and The Wizard) tell us about this huge undertaking.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:22:37 +0000 Jemila Ericson 56065 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Director Suellen Yates and Actor Tony Rivenbark on "The Wizard of Oz" Midday Interview: Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Keohane http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-director-nicole-farmer-and-actor-jacob-keohane <p class="p1">Thalian Association Community Theatre presents Chrisopher Durang’s award-winning comedy <em>Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike</em> at the Red Barn Studio Theatre.&nbsp; Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Keohane tell us about this hilarious takeoff on Chekhov.&nbsp;<br /><br />The show runs <strong>Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30</strong> [note the early curtain time!] and <strong>Sundays at 3</strong>, starting this week and <strong>ending June 21</strong>.&nbsp; For tickets and more information: <strong><a href="http://thalian.org/">thalian.org</a></strong></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:32:21 +0000 Jemila Ericson 55631 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Keohane Midday Interview: Shane Fernando and Paul Teal on "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-shane-fernando-and-paul-teal-bloody-bloody-andrew-jackson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cape Fear </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Arts at City Stage presents the punk rock musical </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Director Shane Fernando and lead actor Paul Teal explain how a fascinating </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">19</span><span class="s1" style="line-height: 1.5;"><sup>th</sup></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century story collides with “emo”…and it works! &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:31:59 +0000 Jemila Ericson 55426 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Shane Fernando and Paul Teal on "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" Midday Interview: Cherri McKay and Robb Mann on Shakespeare on the Green http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-cherri-mckay-and-robb-mann-shakespeare-green <p>Cherri<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> McKay and Robb Mann told us all about Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green, opening the Shakespeare Youth Company’s adaptation of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>As You Like It </strong></em><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">(directed by Cherri) Friday, May 23rd at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; The adult troupe opens </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Comedy of Errors </em>(directed by Robb) on June 6.&nbsp;</strong></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Jemila Ericson 55422 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Cherri McKay and Robb Mann on Shakespeare on the Green Midday Interview: "Wonderful Town" at Thalian Hall http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-wonderful-town-thalian-hall <p>Thalian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Association presents the Leonard Bernstein musical </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Wonderful Town.&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest host Gina </span>Gambony<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with two integral&nbsp;members of the show. The lively interview even feature some lovely singing, be sure to listen to this unique Midday Interview!</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:24:38 +0000 WHQR Staff 55031 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: "Wonderful Town" at Thalian Hall Midday Interview: Director Ed Wagenseller on the Play "Ubu Rex" http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-director-ed-wagenseller-play-ubu-rex <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Ed Wagenseller is directing the absurdist play <em>Ubu Rex</em> for UNCW Department of Theatre.&nbsp; It opens tonight and runs for two weekends: Thursday-Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 on the Mainstage of the Cultural Arts Building.&nbsp; Tickets available through the Kenan Box Office: 962-3500.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:02:16 +0000 Jemila Ericson 52910 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Director Ed Wagenseller on the Play "Ubu Rex" Midday Interview: Broadway Star Ben Wright and Steven Errante on Upcoming Symphony Pops Event http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-broadway-star-ben-wright-and-steven-errante-upcoming-symphony-pops-event <p>"We're just trying to do everything we can to make our personal and professional lives as authentic as possible." -Ben Wright</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:21:36 +0000 Bob Workmon 51722 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Broadway Star Ben Wright and Steven Errante on Upcoming Symphony Pops Event Midday Interview: Kevin Green on the Play "For Colored Girls...." http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-kevin-green-play-colored-girls <p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:35:10 +0000 Jemila Ericson 51437 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Kevin Green on the Play "For Colored Girls...."