Thursday, January 27, 2022

Theater & Dance

Built on Stilts returns for its 19th year

The Vineyard’s own homegrown community dance festival, Built on Stilts, celebrates 19 years at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, marking its return Thursday, August 13, through Tuesday, August 18. Built on Stilts encourages expression through...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

This past Saturday marked the second annual Vineyard Pride event at the Yard. One of our Dancehall (Public Dancing Allowed!) events, “Pride, Not Prejudice 2” brought people of every age together in celebration of...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

Once in a blue moon: Mozart, Wendy Taucher Opera, and Judy Belushi Pisano under...

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There truly was a blue moon glowing low, incandescent and fierce over the eastern sky on last Friday, July 31, for the debut evening of “Impresario Now!” a night of what the producers titled...

Tribal rock musical “Hair” takes the stage at the Performing Arts Center

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If you don’t read those words, you SING them, then you came of age in the late Sixties, and quite possibly you went the whole hog — leather vests over naked chests, love beads...

‘77%’ gives 100 percent value

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As you leave the theater after watching “77%” by Rinne Groff, directed by Claudia Weill, the third offering of the Vineyard Playhouse summer season, you’ll have that itchy feeling you’ve experienced before when you’ve...

Comic opera ‘Impresario Now!’ prepares for a wild time at Featherstone

Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater returns next weekend with “Impresario Now!” opening on July 31 and continuing through August 2. Billed as “90% Theater, 90% Musicale, Very Mozart Most of the Time,” the 70-minute...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

When dance takes some strange turns, literally

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It wasn’t enough for 24 year-old Jeffrey Cirio, principal dancer at the Boston Ballet, en route to his new role as soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, to simply dance. No, midway at this...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

‘A Night of Wonder’ for Spindrift Studios’ inaugural recital

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“Wonder” was the theme of the night as the dancers of Spindrift Studios took the stage at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center last Wednesday — specifically, Stevie Wonder, as well...

Side notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

‘A Walk in the [Very Scary] Woods’ at the M.V. Playhouse: An old and...

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This is a play you’ll want to see with a few of your smartest and funniest friends. Since they’re smart, they probably have a grasp of recent history, “recent” in this case defined as...

Get up and get moving

Looking for a more lively way to start your day? Dance, opera, and theater queen Wendy Taucher has just what you need this summer. Every morning through Labor Day, get your blood flowing and...

Side notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

Side notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard,...

That’s a wrap: RISE recital showcases year’s talent|

Last weekend the students of RISE Vineyard Performing Arts presented their year-end accomplishments at the dance school's eighth annual recital, titled “Masters and Masterpieces,” on Saturday and again on Sunday at the Martha's Vineyard...

From off-Broadway to off Main Street: The Vineyard Arts Project brings New York theater...

For the past five years, the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) on Upper Main Street, Edgartown, has been a nurturing ground for some of the country's most exciting new theater work. Although the facility, set...

Pay attention to 'Not Constantinople' while you still can

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Neil Simon c/o Plaza Suite The Plaza Hotel New York, N.Y. Neil, I'm writing you at the Plaza because it's the only address I could figure out. I thought with the run Plaza Suite had, you probably spend a...

Calendar Challenge: It’s quick, quick, slow on the ballroom dance floor

The Times will occasionally feature reports from the field by readers experiencing events or classes we've listed. Recently arrived from New York, new Times contributor Jenny Klion decided to check out ballroom dance. Seen...