“O Fortuna,” the opening and closing song of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina Burana, is one of the most well-known pieces of music composed during the 20th Century, and perhaps ever. When Orff created the piece, it was intended as staged work accompanied by visuals and choreography. The Toledo Symphony, BGSU Choruses, dancers from the
It wasn’t until Tamar had grown up and had children of her own that she learned about her mother’s childhood experiences during World War II, her personal experiences of the Holocaust.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem’s new production Passage is receiving wide acclaim as a triumph of movement and theme. The performance, commissioned by the Virginia Arts Festival to act as a reflection of key historical events that took place in Virginia in 1619, depicts the arrival of the first African slaves in the future United
Katori Hall’s powerful and controversial play The Mountaintop tells a version of Martin Luther King, Jr’s last night on Earth. Actors Collaborative Toledo brings the show to audiences with a pair of staged readings. Set in the hours after he gave his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, the play sees King in his
There are few things more nerve-wracking for someone in theater than waiting for the first reviews to be published. This exciting and terrifying moment is the centerpiece of It’s Only a Play. Set during a party held after the opening night of a new show, Terrance McNally’s hilarious and insightful play will entertain anyone who
Faith-based theatrical company Dramatically Inspired Works hopes to motivate audiences with its new show Sounds of Black History, an afternoon of education and performance focused on the heroes who fought for unity throughout history. The event will feature a skit performed by St. Mark Drama, songs performed by Dramatically Inspired Works Vocals, appearances by special