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Comment Archives: stories: Arts: Stage

Re: “Vaudeville on the Edge: An Operatic Melodrama

Why is this showing up as a new story on Sept. 17th???

Posted by David Habben on 09/17/2015 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Boise Dance Co-op Dazzles in its Fourth Year

Correction: Title 'Bass Drop' should read 'The Drop' as the work's name.

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Posted by pappasquat on 09/02/2015 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Boise Dance Co-op Dazzles in its Fourth Year

Thank you for reviewing BDC Performance. Just for clarification, the teenage dancers in "Fractured", are Idaho Regional Ballet.
Thank you again.

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Posted by Colleen Horiuchi on 09/01/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Boise Dance Co-op Dazzles in its Fourth Year

I think it's important to acknowledge that the piece "fractured" was performed by the Idaho Regional Ballet and students of Eagle Performing Arts Center.

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Posted by Kristen Kay Shreve on 09/01/2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “The Book of Mormon Announces Pre-Show Ticket Lottery for Boise Shows

So let me get this straight: I got my ducks in a row, promptly went online last March, paid my money up front, and purchased two tickets at $80 apiece (plus an additional $20 for "facility fees" and "ticketing fees", for a grand total of $180) for "The Book of Mormon."

Four months later, those who either procrastinated or lost out are granted a chance to buy equally good seats for the bargain basement price of $27.50 apiece. Yes, it's a lottery and your chance of winning was poor. But does this arrangement seem fair? (Perhaps a fairer arrangement would be to lower their outrageous, Broadway-level prices for everyone.)

"The Book of Mormon" lottery I witnessed (20 tickets for about 200 waiting hopefuls) seemed little more than a way of getting participants to hand over their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for future marketing purposes.

Posted by Just the facts, m'am on 07/29/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “'The Book of Mormon' Faithful Followers Enter Lottery for Boise Show Tickets

So let me get this straight: I got my ducks in a row, promptly went online last March, paid my money up front, and purchased two tickets at $80 apiece (plus an additional $20 for "facility fees" and "ticketing fees", for a grand total of $180) for "The Book of Mormon."

Four months later, those who either procrastinated or lost out are granted a chance to buy equally good seats for the bargain basement price of $27.50 apiece. Yes, it's a lottery and your chance of winning was poor. But does this arrangement seem fair? (Perhaps a fairer arrangement would be to lower their outrageous, Broadway-level prices for everyone.)

"The Book of Mormon" lottery I witnessed (20 tickets for about 200 waiting hopefuls) seemed little more than a way of getting participants to hand over their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for future marketing purposes.

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Posted by Just the facts, m'am on 07/24/2015 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Review: The Fisherman and His Soul at Boise Contemporary Theater

sounds great to me!

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Posted by Ezmeralda on 04/09/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Conversing with Ballet Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic

Robert Franz has been such a treasure for Boise! (Shamefully for me, I can't comment on the ballet, as I haven't "tasted" their work in years. Have it on my to-do list now!)

The orchestra truly does get stronger with every performance. Given that a superlative CAN be reached, I'm not sure how long that improvement can continue--we'll soon hear the pinnacle, and aren't we lucky!

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Posted by Kay Ess Jay on 11/19/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Starry Story Night at Boise Contemporary Theater

Our all-ages season moves to the El Korah Shrine this fall. With themes based on '80s movies, catch a Story Story Night on the last Monday of every month Nov. to Apr. More here: www.storystorynight.org

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Posted by IdahoJessica on 10/22/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Auditions for Boise's Funniest Person 2014

Fan-FREAKING-tastic! This show was brilliant last year, and we're excited to be a sponsor this year!

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Posted by Idaho Brew Magazine on 06/25/2014 at 8:05 AM

Re: “George Noory and Guests Visit Boise's Egyptian Theatre

Mr Nori, old fashioned radio dj- now syndicated host- has taken Art Bell's successful overnight franchise well beyond the Bell's original mission into one mean and sometimes mean spirited exploitive production company. A company that hosts almost anyone, the more outlandish the better many of them paying the company for its big franchised soapbox. Sadly, more and more the guests are political extremists with huge not so hidden agendas. Many of course are from the highly successful broadcast/media school for Fox/Murdock network crackpots. The shows interesting paranormal fodder has slowly turned to a monetized rancorous, right-wing, conspiracy rhetic. I would have liked to have seen Mr Warren and Mr Stanton Saturday and heard their measured and constrained talk on various phenomena however it meant that I would have listened to Nori and his other guest so I didn't go. I do hope Mr Nori quits wasting his talents on channeling PT Barnum before he completely losses his moral bearings, so evident when he himself engages and encourages guests and to go farther and farther to the right. Yea there is a sucker born every minute and that is what I feel like when I have to wade through the din of extremists to hear one or two good guests.

Posted by gregaryous on 03/25/2014 at 4:25 AM

Re: “Idaho Dance Theatre's Winter Performance

We're so excited for this! (And be sure to hang on to your ticket stub, as it will get you $2 off admission to Boise's Best Bad Dancer III next Friday, January 31st at Liquid!)

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Posted by With An H on 01/23/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Red Light Variety Show: Nostalgia

Playboy didn't feature full frontal nudity until the early '70s, so it was hardly "no-holds-barred" in the '50s! Do your research.

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Posted by Kenneth Freeman on 01/17/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Ballet Idaho Presents The Nutcracker

I agree that it's just not the same without a live orchestra. A little bit of the magic was lost!

Posted by Jenntrip on 12/22/2013 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Ballet Idaho Presents The Nutcracker

So much for live entertainment.

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Posted by Jennie Ficks on 12/21/2013 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Ballet Idaho Presents The Nutcracker

Why are you using recorded music? So awful! Part if the whole experience is watching a live ballet performance is listening to live musicians, othetwise I might as well stay home and watch a recorded version on television/DVD.

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Posted by Penny Brooks Alevizon on 12/21/2013 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Ballet Idaho Presents The Nutcracker

Shameful to use canned music! Why should the public pay to hear a recording? Bring back the LIVE orchestra!

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Posted by music lives on 12/21/2013 at 3:25 PM

Re: “'This Wonderful Life' a Not-So-Wonderful Play

Although I went to this production with nominal expectations--typical for anything that is done and redone--this was a truly creative retelling. It provided both my nostalgia fix AND the creativity I expect from BCT. Tom Ford was amazing (the time flew by!); the stage set and delivery "vehicle" were even beyond BCT's usual level of innovation; and the dialogue made an old favorite movie, "fresh". Highly recommended.

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Posted by Seabird on 12/06/2013 at 1:34 PM

Re: “'This Wonderful Life' a Not-So-Wonderful Play

I loved the play for its cleaver way of putting it together. Tom Ford was wonderful. I think the reviewer was off. I recommend all to go see it. I'm returning! Think the critic is full of himself.

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Posted by Jeannie Peterson on 12/05/2013 at 1:42 PM

Re: “'This Wonderful Life' a Not-So-Wonderful Play

This play is a celebration of life. Brought to stage, BCT'S This Wonderful Life is an up-close relationship between the Capra film's story, the audience, and their new guide to the original story, Tom Ford. I was entranced from start to finish.

Thanks to Ford's tremendous performance, I felt more engaged by the story than I remembered from all the times I've seen It's a Wonderful Life--or at least in a new way. Though I love both, the communal theater experience has opportunity for an audience to feel like connected participants in the action, more than is allowed in the presentational quality of film. But this play was more than a narrative retelling, a rehashing or a recap--and Ford's performance was not mimicry.

As a solo actor, Ford did more than bring the characters from Capra's film to life. Through the film lover character, he showed how these Bedford Falls, WWII Era characters matter here and now. He made me love them, yet also see beyond them as characters, as though they were real people who lived. Also, as a monologue play, This Wonderful Life reveals the original's themes of being alone-together and attempting the impossible in ways the film does not.

With Murray's play, the shared infectious love for It's a Wonderful Life grabs an important heart: by showing how a meaty piece of art can long outlast its original artists and take on new journeys, this stage version is itself a new journey. I don't think any love or magic was explained away, but enhanced contagiously throughout the room.

I can't wait to see This Wonderful Life again and I know many who feel the same way.

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Posted by Heidi Kraay on 12/04/2013 at 2:33 PM

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