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Featured, MainStage Wing | on October, 16, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

The Truth About Our Fall Mainstage Show By Ethan Norman I was helping my wife run lines when I realized what I had done. In the midst of offering a very dry reading of the other characters for her to practice with, I was moved. I mean, the scene actually touched me. I had no […]

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If You Believe the World Is Round

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 21, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

Christopher Columbus. Remember when he bought into the crazy idea that the world was round, and took off in a sail boat? I don’t remember it either, but I know it happened. It’s been handed down throughout history, by people who were there. I’m sure a lot of “behind the scenes” work went into that […]

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“Give me a task to do”

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 10, 2017 | by | 1 Comments

By Terry Weber In LITTLE WOMEN, the musical, “Give me a task to do” is spoken on several occasions by the character of Jo March. It is a signature mantra for this young woman full of energy, optimism, and talent. When there is much to be done, Jo volunteers for something specific as her responsibility, […]

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Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 04, 2017 | by | 3 Comments

Nothing against Knoxville but, for a minute there, I thought I was in New York. I’m not talking about those Broadway touring companies with a cast of classically trained singers who are going to sing classically even if it has zero connection to their character, and by the time they get to your town they […]

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Little Women revisited

Featured, MainStage Wing | on June, 19, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

by Melanie Leach “I like good strong words that mean something” – Jo March, Little Women This is the cover of the copy of Little Women I read as a girl. I loved this story and read it multiple times. Imagine my horror when I got it back out as an adult to read it […]

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Junie B. for Christmas 2016!

Featured, MainStage Wing | on November, 28, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Okay, here’s the deal. Junie B. isn’t the perfect child. She is strong-willed, sometimes rude, sometimes combative, and sometimes outrageous. She is almost more than Mr. Scary (her teacher) and her family members can handle. But she is also bright, creative, witty, and full of life-affirming energy. Plus, she and her friends in Mr. Scary’s […]

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All Aboard

Featured, MainStage Wing | on September, 19, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

A Ticket to Great Art When you look out the window of a train, you wonder if the world is passing by, or if you are passing by the world.  In New York City, the world is passing by. In Corbin, Kentucky, you are passing by the world. There is a landscape in that part […]

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The WordPlayers Kicks Off Season with Charming, Nostalgic Romance

Featured, MainStage Wing | on August, 31, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

The first offering in The WordPlayers’ 2016-2017 season will be Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton. This play explores the new relationship of two young people who meet in 1940 under the shadow of the threat of war. May and Raleigh grew up just a few miles from each other in Kentucky, but meet […]

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Reflections on BIG RIVER

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

We praise God for his unmerited favor in blessing our recent production of BIG RIVER. Below are some reflections on the experience by those who were a part of it in one way or another. “For me, the gift of being in this show behind my son was once-in-a-lifetime and absolutely priceless.” “BIG RIVER has […]

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Big Musicals Build Community

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 12, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Auditions are announced! Scores of talented people show up! Some are previously known by the creative team in charge of casting; some are fresh, new faces. Difficult decisions are made. The musical is cast! Actors join the team of directors, designers, crew, and musicians. A company is born. A “meet-n-greet” party occurs where old acquaintances […]

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