Saturday, August 8, 2020

Theater & Dance

Rosie’s Theater Kids bring song and dance to Edgartown students

Rosie’s Theater Kids, a nationally recognized arts education organization co-founded by Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Klinger, has come to Martha’s Vineyard for a summer residency at Vineyard Arts Project. The group is working in conjunction...

Tony Award-Winning Play ‘RED’ hits the Vineyard Playhouse

In “RED,” the newest play at the Vineyard Playhouse, the boss man meets the young intern, and we instantly know this will be the job from hell. But not just any job from hell....

Built on Stilts dances into its 20th year

Built on Stilts, the lively community dance festival which takes place annually at Oak Bluff’s Union Chapel, is celebrating 20 years this August. Dance events take place from August 11 through 14, and August...

Broadway series continues with Kristin Chenoweth and Audra McDonald

Along with the grand finale excitement of August, a new series of events is adding some bang and a burst of color to the Island's climactic summer month. Two of Broadway's biggest stars will...

The sun’ll come out Saturday at the Tabernacle

The Tabernacle Summer Theater presents a one-night-only performance of “Annie Jr.,” an approximately 60-minute version of the popular Broadway show “Annie,” on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 pm. The script and music are adapted...

Island Theater Workshop invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ at ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Cutlery comes alive in Island Theatre Workshop’s (ITW) rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” “People are dressed as giant five-foot plates, forks, and knives. We have two seven- or eight-foot-tall whisks,” director Kevin Ryan...

‘Barber of Seville’ at Featherstone combines comedy and music

We could all use a little levity these days, and thanks to Wendy Taucher Dance Theater Opera, “The Barber of Seville,” hailed as one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, is coming...

Broadway Concert Series hits the Performing Arts Center

Where to begin in this epic adventure? We are about to be deluged with Broadway stars over the course of the summer, one by one, and sometimes two together. Vanessa Williams, Megan Hilty, and...

Sing a sappy song with Alan Cumming

It wouldn’t surprise me if the last thing you watched on TV had Alan Cumming’s name listed somewhere in the credits. Known for his standout performances in television, film, and theater, as well as...

War letters humanize history on the Performing Arts Center stage

Updated June 30, 10:30 am.  In a world of social media, emails, and text messaging, Andrew Carroll is one of the few who still seek out good old-fashioned letters. War letters to be exact, and...

Theater and dance residents find a home at Vineyard Arts Project

Theater and dance aficionados take note: The Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) artist residency in Edgartown is hosting some very exciting New York–based playwrights, directors, actors, musicians, dancers, and choreographers this summer. Islanders will have...

Headlong Dance Company presents an ‘Island’ of dance on Martha’s Vineyard

Drive out to Chilmark down South Road, Middle Road, or Menemsha Crossing — State Road if you’re coming from Aquinnah — and eventually you’ll reach Beetlebung Corner, home of the Martha’s Vineyard’s dance organization...

Japanese performers dance in the Yard’s summer season

The Yard, Chilmark’s internationally recognized dance residency and performance space, will kick off its summer season with a set of performances and installations by two award-winning Japanese-born artists. Eiko and Koma established themselves as a...

Spindrift Studios presents ‘Simon Says’

At 6 pm on Thursday, June 2, Spindrift Studios will present “Simon Says,” an evening of dance celebrating the music of Paul Simon, at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center. The...

Dance through Mytoi

The Yard is joining The Trustees of Reservations again this year to perform in Mytoi Garden, Chappaquiddick, on Saturday, May 28. The pop-up performances begin at 1 pm and take place throughout the garden...

The Pathways finale was hardly final

It’s been a “Game of Thrones” season — in terms of drama — for the Pathways Arts Institute, which inhabits the Chilmark Tavern each winter from December through mid-April. Imagine a visitor’s first time:...

View four nights of one-acts at the Katharine Cornell

The Island Theater Workshop will revive their One Act Play Festival this Thursday through Sunday, April 14 through 17, at 7:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. The one-acts include “Dating...

Le Patin Libre explores the art of glide at the M.V. Ice Arena

The speed of sport and the grace of dance will combine in a unique theatrical experience this weekend when the contemporary ice skating company Le Patin Libre makes its U.S. debut on the Vineyard....

Lots of laughs at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

As we progress into the month of April, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s winter season of events will draw to a close, but there’s still time to catch some exciting programming. This weekend, Shakespeare for...

Dance companies unite for live performance

The modern dance company What’s Written Within will perform at The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Sunday, April 3, at 4 pm. The production will be directed by Sandy Broyard and co­-directed by Sally...