Majestic Theatre http://tpr.org en 'Sister Act' Begins Run At Majestic Theatre http://tpr.org/post/sister-act-begins-run-majestic-theatre <p>"Sister Act" has started its Majestic Theatre run, and one of its actors has a special San Antonio connection.</p><p>Surely you have seen the movie, but if you haven’t, Charles Barksdale details the plot.</p><p>“The story is exactly the same. It follows Doloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and hides out in a convent, and she freaks them out and they freak her out and, you know, they all love each other in the end," Barksdale said</p><p>This is the road version of the Broadway play and as Barksdale notes, its characters have remained largely intact.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:46:49 +0000 Jack Morgan 34031 at http://tpr.org Local Player In The Pit For 'Wicked' At The Majestic http://tpr.org/post/local-player-pit-wicked-majestic <p>You may have seen "Wicked" at the Majestic recently, but did you know that several of the orchestra members are San Antonians? Peter Rubins is one of them and plays French horn with the San Antonio Symphony, but this month he’s one of nine local players also playing with the orchestra for their production of "Wicked."</p><p>"There are a lot of moving parts in a production of this size," Rubins said.</p><p>I asked him if "Wicked" was particularly challenging music.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:10:17 +0000 Jack Morgan 28794 at http://tpr.org Local Player In The Pit For 'Wicked' At The Majestic Broadway's "Wicked" Takes Over The Majestic In March http://tpr.org/post/broadways-wicked-takes-over-majestic-march <p>The touring version of smash Broadway hit "Wicked" is playing the Majestic Theater in March. I caught up with one of its stars, Kathy Fitzgerald, who plays Madame Morrible in the Broadway touring company..</p><p>Her role is a decidedly evil one.</p><p>“Yeah, I’m not nice," Fitzgerald said. "I’m not nice."</p><p>In researching the story I read up on exactly what the play was about. It has got a rather twisted premise: That iconic American film "The Wizard of OZ" didn't do everyone justice.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:56:40 +0000 Jack Morgan 27515 at http://tpr.org Broadway's "Wicked" Takes Over The Majestic In March Pilobolus Dance Theater Brings Their "Revolutionary" Style To San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/pilobolus-dance-theater-brings-their-revolutionary-style-san-antonio <p>The Pilobolus Dance Theater is coming to the Majestic on Tuesday, January 14, but if you think you’re going to see standard dance fare, you’re in for some surprises.</p><p>"As a company we’re always pushing ourselves to do things that we haven’t done before," said dancer Eriko Jimbo.</p><p>"We’re always trying to reach for the next thing," she said.</p><p>Pilobolus doesn’t so many exhibit-specific dance moves and standard choreography. Their marketing calls them "revolutionary," "athletic" and "witty."</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:09:32 +0000 Jack Morgan 24748 at http://tpr.org Pilobolus Dance Theater Brings Their "Revolutionary" Style To San Antonio Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause http://tpr.org/post/moscow-ballet-presents-nutcracker-local-cause <p>If you’ve been meaning to, but haven't quite got around to seeing "The Nutcracker" this year, you’ve got one more chance at the Majestic Theatre<strong>. </strong>The Moscow Ballet returns to San Antonio to perform the ballet on Monday night.</p><p>"It’s more than my job, it’s my life," said the ballet’s Natalie Miroshnyk, who is also the audition director that chose the San Antonio children who perform parts with the Moscow Ballet in the production.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:33:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 24197 at http://tpr.org Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause Broadway's Tony Award-Winning "American Idiot" Coming To The Majestic http://tpr.org/post/broadways-tony-award-winning-american-idiot-coming-majestic <p>A hard-hitting multi-Tony award winning musical is coming to the Majestic Theatre.&nbsp; "American Idiot," the highly-acclaimed musical that was borne out of the seminal Grammy Award-winning Green Day album of the same name, is coming December 13-14.</p><p>"'American Idiot' is about three disaffected teens growing up in a place called Jingletown, USA," said Dan Tracy, who plays Tunny in the production. "They’re all trying to find their way to a better life and each of them gets lost in their own way."</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:17:04 +0000 Jack Morgan 23068 at http://tpr.org Broadway's Tony Award-Winning "American Idiot" Coming To The Majestic Symphony And Ballet Present Christmas Staple, "The Nutcracker" http://tpr.org/post/symphony-and-ballet-present-christmas-staple-nutcracker <p>"The Nutcracker" is now an American Christmas tradition, but when <span>Pyotr Ilyich </span>Tchaikovsky debuted the work in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, it wasn't a success. San Antonio Symphony’s Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto explains.</p><p>"You have to understand, until Tchaikovsky came along, ballet music was just ballet music," Fujimoto said. "It wasn’t appreciated for its own good, and Tchaikovsky single-handedly did that."</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:33:16 +0000 Jack Morgan 22662 at http://tpr.org Symphony And Ballet Present Christmas Staple, "The Nutcracker" Star Of "The Book Of Mormon" On Faith, Music http://tpr.org/post/star-book-mormon-faith-music <p></p><p>The pedigree of “South Park” and “Avenue Q” is evident in the raucous, raunchy musical “<a href="http://www.majesticempire.com/shows/the-book-of-mormon" target="_blank">The Book of Mormon</a>,” which opened Tuesday night at the Majestic Theatre. Anyone who knows the former will know what to expect from “Mormon,” but what surprised many of the audience members I spoke to at intermission at Wednesday night’s performance was the sweetness and good heart behind the words, many not fit for radio broadcast.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:22:06 +0000 Nathan Cone 18785 at http://tpr.org Star Of "The Book Of Mormon" On Faith, Music Inspirational Gardens: Pianist Martina Filjak Solos With San Antonio Symphony http://tpr.org/post/inspirational-gardens-pianist-martina-filjak-solos-san-antonio-symphony <p><em>"It's harder than it looks. You practice it, and it seems pretty straight forward. But when you add the orchestra, with the scoring and rhythms, it is not as easy as it seems, in fact it is really hard!"</em> said Martina Filjak discussing<em> Nights in the Gardens of Spain</em> by Manuel de Falla.</p><p>Martina has played the piece for ten years now, and recently visited the gardens that inspired the work in Sierra de Cordoba.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:23:47 +0000 John Clare 1481 at http://tpr.org Inspirational Gardens: Pianist Martina Filjak Solos With San Antonio Symphony Legendary Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman in Residence With YOSA http://tpr.org/post/legendary-clarinetist-richard-stoltzman-residence-yosa <p><strong>Richard Stoltzman</strong> is a legendary musician, winning Grammy Awards, playing chamber music, new music and concerti around the world. He's also famous for his jazz, playing with greats like Woody Herman, Mel Torme, and Chick Corea. This weekend, Stoltzman will share his artistry with the <strong>Youth Orchestras of San Antonio</strong> Philharmonic.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:49:45 +0000 John Clare 1196 at http://tpr.org Legendary Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman in Residence With YOSA