Amy Gilman has lived in Madison only a few months — but will likely become one of the more visible faces in the city’s art world.
Gilman became the director of the Chazen Art Museum of UW-Madison in September, succeeding longtime director Russell Panczenko, who retired last summer. Formerly deputy director of the Toledo Museum of Art, Gilman now commutes to work by bus from her home in Madison’s Faircrest neighborhood, where she lives with her husband, Doug Patterson, a stay-at-home parent, and 3-year-old son Brice.
One of the city’s cultural gems, the Chazen Museum of Art has a bold presence at 750 University Ave. The museum’s collection consists of some 20,000 works of art, from ancient to modern. Admission is free. The Chazen also hosts events such as live music, tours, community events and classic film series.
Gilman, 48, spent her initial months in Madison mostly meeting people and getting input on the Chazen and its relationship to the community. Those conversations will help her..
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical celebrated its Broadway opening exactly four years ago today, officially bringing the music of Carole King into the musical theater lexicon. And yet, it took almost another four months for the show's namesake to come see the musical about her legendary life and career.
On April 3, 2014, Carole King reneged on her vow to abstain from seeing the show, and took a trip to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to surprise the Broadway cast — particularly Jessie Mueller, who ended up winning a Tony Award for her portrayal of the singer-songwriter. King joined Mueller and the rest of the original cast in a rendition of "You've Got a Friend," while also raising $30,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. It remains one of the most Beautiful days in the show's Broadway history, so we're flashing back to this emotional surprise to celebrate the production's impressive four-year milestone.
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Who could be ambitious enough — and courageous enough — to mount a full-scale production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in a venue of limited dimension such as the Westminster Community Playhouse?
The Millers, that’s who. Director Patricia Miller and her husband, Bradley, who tackles not only the key role of Tevye but the intricate choreography as well, have used the relatively small horseshoe stage to their advantage, bringing an oft-overlooked dimension of intimacy to the 50-year-old musical from Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
The tightly knit Jewish community of Anatevka, an obscure village in Imperial Russia, spills out across the Westminster stage, coming from all four offstage directions in rousing harmony in this impressive and inspiring production. And it’s all there, the only apparent casualties being two of the three bottles in the Russian dance number.
Tradition, under which every villager knows his or her place, comes under a frontal assault in “Fiddler” as Tevye strives vainly ..
“The Humans,” winner of the 2017 Best Play Tony Award, now at the Kennedy Center with Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan, Luis Vega and Therese Plaehn.
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One third of the city’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival’s 24 shows will have begun by next Thursday, including Theresa Rebeck’s new take on Congreve’s “The Way of the World” at Folger Theatre and “The Wolves,” Sarah DeLappe’s 2017 Pulitzer finalist about a girls’ soccer team, at Studio Theatre.
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“45 Plays for 45 Presidents.” Two-minute plays, one per Prez, performed by five women. Through Feb. 4 at Next Stop Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. Tickets $20-$55. Call 866-811-4111 or visit nextstoptheatre.org.
“4,380 Nights.” A drama by D.C.’s Annalisa Dias about a prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay...
More than $70,000 in city funding has been granted to local arts groups to fund a wide variety of community-based art programs and projects “that foster excellence, diversity and vitality in the arts,” a city news release said.
With the Community Arts Grant awards going to dance, visual and performing artists, 2018 tops all previous years, both in the dollar amount and the number of recipients, the city said.
The cast of “The Three Musketeers” prepares for their performances last summer as part of the Davis Shakespeare Festival, which has received a city of Davis community arts grant. Courtesy photo
Eligible applicants included Davis art groups, organizations and galleries, members of the university community who extend on-campus activities into the city, nonprofit organizations that want to sponsor an art-related program in Davis, and individual artists and arts educators who live in Davis or the surrounding unincorporated area, or whose primary artistic activity is in Davis.
Aaron Mattocks, a Bessie Award-nominated dancer and producer who has worked with the Mark Morris Dance Group and Big Dance Theater, will be the Joyce Theater’s next director of programming, the organization announced on Thursday.
Mr. Mattocks will start on Feb. 1 and succeeds Martin Wechsler, who led the theater’s programming for 22 years before stepping down at the end of last year.
“After an extensive search that produced several wonderfully talented candidates, I am extremely confident that we have identified the best person for the position,” Linda Shelton, the Joyce’s executive director, said in a statement. “Aaron’s multilayered background as a dancer, artist and administrator is sure to enhance our programming on many levels.”
Mr. Mattocks is the executive director of Big Dance Theater, the troupe led by the artistic directors Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar. He has also worked with Ms. Parson on her choreography for the film “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Str..
MONTEREY PENINSULA ART FOUNDATION GALLERY, 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. mpaf.org, 655-1267. +2 “Dance of the Flowers,” by Anna Krieger. Creative Horizons is a group exhibit opening Jan. 13. Viewable daily 11am-5pm until April 8.
WINFIELD GALLERY, Dolores between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 624-3369, winfieldgallery.com +2 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
“M Ms,” by Karen Shapiro. Shapiro’s Oversized Ceramics are still viewable 11am-5pm Mon-Sat and noon-5pm Sun.
PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208, pgartcenter.org +2 “Bridal Veil Falls,” by Bonnie L. Tucker. A gala and reception for the PGAC’s new exhibits happens Jan. 12, from 7-9pm.
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"It was magical."
That might be Nancy Green's favorite statement to make about the theater she helped give birth to. It was born—rather painlessly and passionately—about 25 years ago, three years after Green moved to the hilly hamlet of Cambria from the chaos and clamor of New York City.
click to enlarge Photo Courtesy Of Nancy Green COMEDY NIGHT Nancy Green (left) and Judy Jesness pose for the playbill of a one-act "Evening of Comedy" with the Allied Arts Association at the old Santa Rosa Schoolhouse in Cambria. Green, who started her love affair with community theaters in the 1960s, and her friend Judith Jesness, who was a professional actress in New York City for many years, were the loving parents. Born as the Allied Arts Theatre Group in 1992, it shared a space with the Allied Arts Association in the historic old Santa Rosa Schoolhouse (built in 1881 and refurbished a little more than 50 years ago).
It was tiny, but Green said the community made it work.
"We did one-ac..
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