Theatre http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Summer Theatre Takes World War II Show On The Road http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/summer-theatre-takes-world-war-ii-show-road <p>For the first time, Laramie’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre is doing a touring show. <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/06/uw-snowy-range-summer-theatre-presents-swingtime-canteen.html" target="_blank">‘Swingtime Canteen’</a> is in Laramie June 19-21 and 26-28 (opening night is free to the public). In between, the show will travel to Riverton on June 22, Rock Springs on June 23, Lander on June 24, and Dubois on June 25. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with the director, Leigh Selting.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 59960 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Summer Theatre Takes World War II Show On The Road UW Stages Ambitious Performance of Carmina Burana http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-stages-ambitious-performance-carmina-burana <p>One of classical music’s most famous pieces is not normally performed the way the composer conceived it. But next week (Nov. 19-24), the University of Wyoming is staging Carmina Burana the way Carl Orff intended—with dancers and actors alongside the orchestra and chorale. That’s 150 performers onstage at once. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with UW dance professor and choreographer Lawrence Jackson.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:28:24 +0000 Micah Schweizer 49988 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Stages Ambitious Performance of Carmina Burana Tony Award winning play makes its Wyoming debut http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tony-award-winning-play-makes-its-wyoming-debut <p>The 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play makes its Wyoming debut this week.</p><p>RED, by John Logan, is the second production for Laramie-based theatre company Relative Theatrics. The two-person play centers on a major commission New York painter Mark Rothko received in the 1950’s. It explores the line between commercialism and artistic integrity through the relationship between Rothko and his assistant.</p><p>Director and Relative Theatrics founder Anne Mason says it’s remarkable for a small company to snag a major contemporary play.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:43:56 +0000 Micah Schweizer 49838 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tony Award winning play makes its Wyoming debut UW theatre premier puts philosophy of Ayn Rand on trial http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-theatre-premier-puts-philosophy-ayn-rand-trial <p>Playwright William Missouri Downs says Ayn Rand’s rational, objective philosophy helped him through college. But in Downs’ newest play, certainty is lacking. Writer and philosopher Ayn Rand is put on trial, and the audience is the jury. Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer spoke with William Missouri Downs.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:42:50 +0000 Micah Schweizer 48945 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW theatre premier puts philosophy of Ayn Rand on trial Nicole Madison - Jazz vocalist and actor http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nicole-madison-jazz-vocalist-and-actor <p></p><p></p><p>Nicole Madison's musical roots came from her father, who played a major part in the development of the Mississippi River Festival at Southern Illinois University in her home town of Edwardsville, Illinois.&nbsp; You can download her songs on iTunes.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:57:25 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 39727 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Nicole Madison - Jazz vocalist and actor