Relationships can be messy. Maybe none more so than the relationship between literary figure F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda as shown in “Outside Paradise,” a new play written and directed by Belmont theater professor Bill Feehely. Set in the jazz era, the play follows the couple as they [...]
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Realistic moments in reality-breaking settings are the focal point of “Almost Maine,” the Belmont theater department’s first performance of the semester. The John Cariani-penned play revolves around a cold Friday night in the middle of winter in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. The different scenes each explore an aspect [...]
The lights of the Troutt Theater will illuminate an Irish cottage as Belmont’s theater department opens its season Sept. 30 with a 1990 drama, “Dancing at Lughnasa.” The setting for the play is the fictional Irish town of Ballybeg in August 1936, during the festival of Lughnasa, when harvest is [...]
Bright lights, ornate stages, elaborate sets and over-the-top costumes all come with a pricey entrance fee. This intricate type of production has become synonymous with modern theater and its inaccessibility to the average viewer. Two Belmont theater professors are looking to change this fine arts cliché with the creation of [...]
Belmont’s musical theatre program presents Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” which will run from Nov. 18-21 in MPAC. The musical, which takes place in the 1920’s, debuted on Broadway in 1934. “We chose our seasons based on several factors,” said Director David Shamburger. “One, of course, is the audience response and [...]
“Anything Goes,” the fall production of Belmont’s musical theatre program, runs Nov. 18-21. Performances are in MPAC. Tickets are available at the Curb Box Office in advance and will be available at the door. They are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens (65 and over), faculty, staff, and non-Belmont [...]
Get ready for a plethora of playbills to hit because Belmont University’s Theater Department is in full swing getting ready for the 2010-2011 theater season, and there are additional highlights from local to international artists. For all you theater lovers and goers here’s a preview of a few things Belmont [...]
“Summer lovin’, had me a blast.” The Troutt Theatre will be filled with the sounds of this ‘50s teen anthem when Grease opens at Belmont this weekend, bringing the Broadway hit to the stage and the fictional Rydell High’s teenagers still struggling with generational angst. The spring production of the [...]
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival took the Troutt Theater by storm January 15 with their rendition of “The Tempest.” Blue, violet and sea green pieces of cloth dangled from the rafters. Two “rock” formations took up most of the stage. When the lights dimmed, the audience was taken on a fun [...]
Actor, producer and Belmont alumnus DJ Qualls, best-known for his roles in “The New Guy,” “Road Trip” and “Hustle and Flow,” recently sat in front of students and faculty gathered in Troutt Theater and discussed the challenges he has faced as a working actor in Hollywood.
If bus-engines responded to recitations, we would have been fine. Instead, our motley crew of Belmont students and faculty were grounded, surveying a pumpkin patch in the middle of Virginia. What was I doing the week before fall break seeing Shakespeare performed in a town I’ve never heard of and wasn’t sure how to pronounce? My fears and I were quickly ushered into a singing taxi-driver’s cab. What could be next?
Cirque du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco” arena tour will appear in Nashville April 9-12 at the Sommet Center. “Saltimbanco” is a signature Cirque du Soleil show with a style that borrows from theater, dance and music incorporating spectacular costumes, lighting and make-up for a singular experience in exotic intrigue. Highlights include “Adagio,” [...]
The costumes are ready. The set is complete. The actors know their lines. Anton Chekhov’s play, “Uncle Vanya” debuted in the Troutt Theater on Feb.19 where it runs through March 1. “It’s a classic in theater repertoire and it’s a very important play every student needs to be exposed to,” [...]
Belmont students will get a rare treat on January 24 with the opportunity to attend a unique type of theatrical performance known as Noh. Noh is Japan’s classic masked dramatic art that combines music, dance and narrative. This performance is a rare opportunity to view an art that has been developed and refined over centuries. It begins at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.