Take me to the Theater!
September 19, 2014
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Tipton-RuffinTheater-001West Tennessee is blessed with so many opportunities to see live theater.  Yes, it probably costs more to go watch a performance live, but the talent these performers have is totally worth it.  They don’t have 700 takes to get it right…just 1.  As Neil Patrick Harris said in the opening of the 2013 Tony Awards, “See on Broadway we don’t need extreme close-ups to prove we are singing live.  We sing live 8 shows a week, check it.” (yep, making fun of Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the musical Les Misérables to a movie.)

You don’t have to go to New York City or Chicago to see live performances. West Tennessee has a surplus of theaters to experience music, dancing, drama and comedy.  There’s the Orpheum, Playhouse on the Square, Cannon Center, Hattiloo Theater, Levitt Shell, GPAC, Germantown Community Theater,  Harrell Theatre, Ruffin Theater, The Little Theater of Crittenden and so many more.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at the theater.  So instead of going to the movies, which you can watch at home, get out to these unique performance halls and check out something live!

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Here’s some performances that are coming up!

Oklahoma (musical) – Collierville Theater – Sept 12-21

Sondheim Company  – Germantown Community Theatre – Sept 12-28

Tony Roberts (comedy) – Chuckles Comedy House, Cordova – Sept 18-21

Wizard of Oz (play) – Ruffin Theater, Covington – Sept 19-28

Anansi the Spider and the Middle Passage (play)- Water Tower Pavillion – Sept 19-28

Uptown/Downtown DeSoto (play) – Corner Theater – Sept 21 & 28

Joyce Cobb & Rhodes College Jazz Band (music) – Levitt Shell – Sept 21

Phantom of the Opera (musical) – Orpheum Theater – Sept 24-October 510484361_10203368941003187_464191404_n

Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” (play) – Bartlett Performing Arts Center – Sept 25-28

One Man, Two Guvnors (play) – Playhouse on the Square – Sept 26-Oct 12

World Rhythms with Mighty Souls Brass Band – GPAC – Sept 27

Amos Lee (music) – Cannon Center – Sept 28

The Convert (play) – Hattiloo Theatre – October 2-26

Queen of Comedy Adele Givens (comedy) – Chuckles Comedy House, Cordova – October 3-IMG_30255

Narnia (Children play) – Hattiloo Theatre – October 16-26

River Project: Moving Currents (ballet) – Playhouse on the Square – Oct 18-26

The Woman in Black (play) – New Moon Theater – October 24-November 9

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