Thursday, August 16th, 2018

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Bristol Events in Music

  1. Ain't Misbehavin' (Aug 17) 28 days. Aug-17th to Sep-8th

     Fri, Aug 17th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music, Clubs & Organizations 0
    The Fats Waller Musical Show Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music. Director's Notes Prior to having the opportunity to direct here at Barter Theatre, I hadn't heard the music from Ain't Misbehavin’ since the late 1980s and had completely forgotten how much I loved it. Certainly my Charleston, South Carolina family is glad the show is finally up on its feet and that for the last three weeks they haven't had to hear me breaking into song. This is definitely the kind of music that will have you humming or singing days from now. Admittedly, listening with my ears from the "hashtag days of today" was a different experience from hearing it the first time, it will still always be one of my favorite musical revues of all time. This music and this musical does a body good! Thomas "Fats" Waller was a prolific songwriter and an internationally known performer who died entirely too young. At age 39, Fats succumbed to pneumonia after cancelling a tour to return home to New York City to heal. He didn't make it all the way home; he died outside of Kansas City, Missouri, but he left us with an entire body of work that will keep him alive forever. He wrote and/ or recorded more than 500 songs in his short lifetime, some of which you will hear in the show. So, Fats Waller and his cronies made quite an impact musically in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. The music was fun, catchy, and kept folks moving. I'm trusting that this performance will do the same for you. So sit back, and let this band and these performers take you back in time! I'd like to add a special thanks to the entire Barter family and my incredibly talented and generous creative team. Thanks for the love, Y'all. Take care of JP and my babies... Joy Vandervort-Cobb Director – Ain’t Misbehavin’ Cast & Credits Cast: Charlaine (Mezzo-Soprano): Kara-Tameika Watkins Andre (Baritone): Richard E. Waits Ken (Tenor): Jerrial Young Nell (Alto): Syreeta S. Banks Armelia (Soprano): Vannessa A. Jones Musicians: Reeds: Gary Robertz Trumpet: Sloan Hill Bass: Glenn Diamond Drums: Jack Foster Collaborators: Director: Joy R. Vandervort-Cobb Musical Director: John Bronston Other Musical Staging: Amanda Aldridge & Ashley Campos Set Design: Hana Lee Costume Design: Howard Tsvi Kaplan Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse Sound Design: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: John "JP" Pollard Corporate Sponsor: Videos
  2. The Bridges of Madison County (Sep 06) 35 days. Sep-6th to Nov-11...

     Thu, Sep 6th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Music 0
    Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Book by Marsha Norman Based on the novel by Robert James Waller Based on the best-selling novel, a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave you breathless. With a soaring score, this powerful musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if...?” Director's Notes THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY “There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them.” So begins the book The Bridges of Madison County written by Robert James Waller in 1992. Appropriate, then, that this incredible book, and popular movie, would become a 2014 Tony award winning musical. The lush romantic score written by Jason Robert Brown ( The Last Five Years , Parade , Songs for a New World ) and beautiful script by playwright Marsha Norman (‘ night, Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple ) take us into the lives of Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid and their beautiful love story. There have been several times in my life when a play comes along that I “need”. A story that strikes chords and pushes buttons in me that I need to listen to, I need to hear its message. The Bridges of Madison County is one such story. This music, these words, these people touch places in my heart and soul and shake me to my very core. I have been moved by the truth of this tale, and it has made my heart open up to the possibilities of true love and romance, of destiny and forever. At the end of chapter one, Robert James Waller writes: “In an increasingly callous world, we all exist with our own carapace of scabbed-over sensibilities. Where great passion leaves off and mawkishness begins, I’m not sure. But our tendency to scoff at the possibility of the former and to label genuine and profound feelings as maudlin makes it difficult to enter the realm of gentleness required to understand the story of Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid. If, however, you approach what follows with a willing suspension of disbelief, as Coleridge put it, I am confident you will experience what I have experienced. In the indifferent spaces of your heart, you may even find, as Francesca Johnson did, room to dance again.” Tricia Matthews Director, The Bridges of Madison County Cast & Credits Cast: Francesca Johnson: Hannah Ingram Robert Kincaid: Sean Maximo Campos Carolyn: Hope Quinn Richard “Bud” Johnson: Nick Koesters Michael: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Marge: Paris Bradstreet Charlie: Rick McVey Marian: Kim Morgan Dean Chiara: Sarah Laughland Collaborators: Director: Tricia Matthews Musical Director: Dishon Smith Set Designer: Derek Smith Lighting Designer: Camille Davis Costume Designer: Jane Stein Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: Cindi A. Raebel Corporate Sponsor: Media Sponsor:
  3. The Bridges of Madison County with Symphony of the Mountains (Sep...

     Sat, Sep 15th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Music 0
    Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Book by Marsha Norman Based on the novel by Robert James Waller Based on the best-selling novel, a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave you breathless. With a soaring score, this powerful musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if...?” The Bridges of Madison County with Symphony of the Mountains Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:30pm Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:00pm Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center Kingsport, TN Director's Notes THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY “There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them.” So begins the book The Bridges of Madison County written by Robert James Waller in 1992. Appropriate, then, that this incredible book, and popular movie, would become a 2014 Tony award winning musical. The lush romantic score written by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years,Parade,Songs for a New World) and beautiful script by playwright Marsha Norman (‘night, Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) take us into the lives of Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid and their beautiful love story. There have been several times in my life when a play comes along that I “need”. A story that strikes chords and pushes buttons in me that I need to listen to, I need to hear its message.The Bridges of Madison Countyis one such story. This music, these words, these people touch places in my heart and soul and shake me to my very core. I have been moved by the truth of this tale, and it has made my heart open up to the possibilities of true love and romance, of destiny and forever. At the end of chapter one, Robert James Waller writes: “In an increasingly callous world, we all exist with our own carapace of scabbed-over sensibilities. Where great passion leaves off and mawkishness begins, I’m not sure. But our tendency to scoff at the possibility of the former and to label genuine and profound feelings as maudlin makes it difficult to enter the realm of gentleness required to understand the story of Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid. If, however, you approach what follows with a willing suspension of disbelief, as Coleridge put it, I am confident you will experience what I have experienced. In the indifferent spaces of your heart, you may even find, as Francesca Johnson did, room to dance again.” Tricia Matthews Director, The Bridges of Madison County Cast & Credits Cast: Francesca Johnson: Hannah Ingram Robert Kincaid: Sean Maximo Campos Carolyn: Hope Quinn Richard “Bud” Johnson: Nick Koesters Michael: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Marge: Paris Bradstreet Charlie: Rick McVey Marian: Kim Morgan Dean Chiara: Sarah Laughland Collaborators: Director: Tricia Matthews Musical Director: Dishon Smith Set Designer: Derek Smith Lighting Designer: Camille Davis Costume Designer: Jane Stein Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: Cindi A. Raebel
  4. Singin' in the Rain (Sep 27) 33 days. Sep-27th to Nov-10th

     Thu, Sep 27th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Music 0
    “The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Songs by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You Are My Lucky Star,” “You Were Meant for Me,” “All I do is Dream of You,” and, of course the title song, “Singin’ in the Rain,” are but a few of the wonderful songs from one of the most celebrated and beloved musical films ever made. Live and onstage, these unforgettable scenes, songs and dances will make you laugh, make you sing, wow you with the spectacle of it all, and leave you with a night to remember for the rest of your life. Director's Notes RAIN BRINGS LIFE Rain is refreshing. Rain is life giving. Rain cleanses. And in the case of Singin’ in the Rain , it is also wildly entertaining. Whenever it rains, everyone complains. Yet rain is necessary to our sustenance. Rain makes everything around us alive. The fact that rain brings life was not lost on Betty Comden and Adolph Green when they wrote Singin’ in the Rain . We take great joy in watching a young child play in a mud puddle or splash around in a sprinkler because we see the renewal, joy and refreshing image of being clean again. We experience immense pleasure in watching birds splash in a fountain. So what better image could there possible be for a man falling in love than singing and dancing in the rain? It’s the perfect image of freedom; there’s not a care in the world, even a downpour couldn’t dampen happiness. Don Lockwood singing and dancing in the rain reminds us of our childhood. He is free from the restraint of fame and publicity. But more than that, the rain, and his love of Kathy Seldon, cleanses him. And in the process, he helps to cleanse the world around him by doing what is right and fair. In the meantime, we get to be highly entertained by a boy and his friends splashing, playing, dancing and singing in the rain. If we could only experience that joy every day of our lives! Richard Rose, Director, Singin’ in the Rain Cast & Credits Cast: (In Order of Appearance) Zelda Zanders. famous zip girl: Hope Quinn J. Cumberland Spendrill, III, Zelda’s escort : Phillip Rast Rod, Monumental’s press agent: Justin Tyler Lewis R. F. Simpson, Head of Monumental Pictures: Rick McVey Mrs. Simpson: Paris Bradstreet Roscoe Dexter, film director: Nick Koesters Cosmo Brown: Andrew Hampton Livingston Don Lockwood: Sean Maximo Campos Lina Lamont: Hannah Ingram Bartender: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Young Don: Parker Byun Young Cosmo: Joshua J. Schwartz Burlesque Girl: Sarah Laughland Bouncer: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Theatre Manager: Zacchaeus Kimbrell On Film – “The Royal Rascal” Lina Lamont as the Princess Don Lockwood as Felipe du Bois Fiends: Andrew Hampton Livingston, Tyler Cramer, Jake Dailey, Phillip Rast The Villain: Nick Koesters Don’s Fans: Sarah Laughland, Parker Byun,Caroline Lambert, Garrett T. Houston, Katherine Lyle Kathy Seldon: Kim Morgan Dean A Policeman: Joshua J. Schwartz Waiters at The Party: Parker Byun, Garrett T. Houston Other Party Guest: Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Joshua J. Schwartz Show Girls at Party: Sarah Laughland, Caroline Lambert, Brandy Drzymkowski, Katherine Lyle Sam: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Workmen: Joshua J. Schwartz, Garrett T. Houston Assistant Directors: Justin Tyler Lewis, Parker Byun, Joshua J. Schwartz Wardrobe Supervisor: Katherine Lyle Hairdresser: Brandy Drzymkowski Camera Man: Phillip Rast The Tenor in “Beautiful Girl”: Justin Tyler Lewis Dancers in “Beautiful Girl”: Sarah Laughland, Caroline Lambert, Hope Quinn, Brandy Drzymkowski, Katherine Lyle Sid Phillips, Director: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Miss Dinsmore, Lina Lamont’s Vocal Coach: Paris Bradstreet Don’s Diction Teacher: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Lady-in-Waiting: Sarah Laughland On Film – “The Dueling Cavalier” Lina Lamont as Yvonne Don Lockwood as Pierre de Battaille Lady-in-Waiting – Sarah Laughland Manservant – Phillip Rast Rouge Noir of the Purple Terror – Nick Koesters Audience After the Preview Ensemble Man Walking Street in the Rain Parker Byun “Broadway Melody” People on streets of Broadway – The Ensemble Broadway Agents – Zacchaeus Kimbrell Don’s Boys – Parker Byun, Joshua Schwartz The Speak Easy Patrons – The Ensemble Gangsters – Justin Tyler Lewis, Garrett T. Houston, Phillip Rast The New Kid in Town – Caroline Lambert Finale – T he Ensemble On Film – “The Dancing Cavalier” Lina Lamont as Yvonne Don Lockwood as Pierre de Battaille Rouge Noir of the Purple Terro – Nick Koesters Lady-in-Waiting – Sarah Laughland Manservant – Phillip Rast Collaborators: Director Richard Rose Choreographer Amanda Aldridge Tap Choreographer Andrew Hampton Livingston Assistant Choreographer Ashley Campos Music Director Lee Harris Set Design Dan Ettinger Costume Design Amanda Aldridge Assistant Costume Designer Ashley Campos Wig & Makeup Designer Whitney Kaibel Lighting Design Andrew Morehouse Sound Design Tony Angelini Assistant to the Choreographer Sarah Laughland Dance Captain Ashley Campos Stage Manager Cindi Raebel Assistant Stage Manager Victoria L. Sutton Corporate Sponsors: Johnston Memorial Hospital Media Sponsors: Market Innovations Photos
  5. Elf: The Musical (Nov 16) 52 days. Nov-16th to Dec-30th

     Fri, Nov 16th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music 0
    Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum A hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa’s bag and is taken back to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Cast & Credits Corporate Sponsor: Eastman Credit Union Burke, Powers, &Harty Insurance Media Sponsor: WCYB ​Northeast Tennessee Media Group VIPSEEN Lamar
  6. UPDATE: EmiSunshine & Etta May at The Paramount... (Dec 01)

     Sat, Dec 1st - City of Bristol TN  Arts & Culture, Music, Civic & Government 0
    UPDATE: EmiSunshine & Etta May’s upcoming performance at The Paramount Center for the Arts Bristol, TN has been rescheduled to December 1, 2018. Current ticket holders can hold onto their tickets for the rescheduled date or receive a refund. For more information please call the Paramount at 423-274-8920. Box office

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