While there is much interpretation in the world of dance, ballet can be relied upon to stick to classic, beautiful and appealing artistry. Such is the case with the Moscow Festival Ballet, whose renditions of classic pieces such as "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty" and "Giselle" created by lege…
When director Michael Boynton was casting for "The Tempest," the latest production from the Jacksonville State University drama department, he didn’t have to look far to find his Prospero. In fact, he didn’t even need to leave the building to cast fellow faculty member and longtime actor Pit…
If the walls of a hotel room could talk, what would they say? Maybe they’ve witnessed the unraveling of a midlife crisis, or a run-in of two former flames, or maybe even a bride with cold feet. In Neil Simon’s 1968 play "Plaza Suite," all three of those situations occur within the walls of S…
A community-wide Christmas worship service will be held at Anniston First United Methodist Church on Thursday at 6 p.m.
It’s 8 a.m. Thursday at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. Onstage, dancers with the Alabama Ballet are warming up with a 90-minute class led by artistic director Tracey Alvey. "5-6-7-8, brush, brush, brush it through!"
For the female roles, “the costumes help,” said actor Dylan Hurst. “Once you put on a dress, you suddenly go, ‘Oh yeah, I feel it now.’
"The Nutcracker," performed by the Alabama Ballet, is here again to usher in a traditional Christmas on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. It is being presented by the Knox Concert Series for the 35th year.
Who says you need to travel to New York to catch your favorite Broadway show? On Thursday, the Broadway Boys are heading to the Oxford Performing Arts Center to showcase their spin on some of the more notable songs to come from the Great White Way.
Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare. We study his works in school, act out his stage plays and have watched enough film versions of "Romeo and Juliet" to satisfy life’s general pop-meets-literature requirement.
It’s the 1920s: the Charleston, talking movies, men — and women — heading to jobs in factories and office buildings that allowed them to make a way for their families and themselves.
Kim Dobbs has spent the past 46 years working in theater. She’s acted, produced, choreographed and directed productions all over the country. She has friends and contacts who’ve shared stages with names like Dolly Parton and Channing Tatum.
In a book as massive as the Holy Bible, there are multitudes of stories and characters that leave a deep impression: David and Goliath, Noah’s Ark, the Good Samaritan, Adam and Eve …. But one life story in particular stands out: that of Christ himself, and how he was called to live.
Jennie Wall is heeding the advice of composer Antonin Dvorak, even though the two are musicians from different centuries. "Everyone should learn music and, if possible, sing in the church," said the Bohemian composer. "It is here that music is shared, and perhaps later those in the pews will…
The works that stand the test of time are the ones that can continue to teach us lessons about who we used to be, while looking steadfastly towards the future.
Dancing zebras, butterflies, lions and more will come to life today in Oxford when the Alabama Christian Dance Studio presents "Dancing Lion King Safari."
Cheslee Duke — middle school student, softball player, actress extraordinaire — is ready to step into her first starring role for CAST community theater. She is playing the main character in the musical "Hairspray," which will run for one weekend only, starting Thursday at McClellan Theatre in Anniston.
While we live in an age where performances can be watched and listened to online, there’s nothing like seeing and hearing your favorite tunes sung live.
Meet Vanya, Sonia and Masha. Three siblings, all with the same DNA and, seemingly, the same upbringing by the same set of parents. All three have hopes and dreams and desires to do great things.