SRO Productions and Know Theatre Present 'The Nance'

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Know Theatre and SRO Productions III join forces to present Douglas Carter Beane’s ‘The Nance’. ” In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche.  A headliner called “the nance”—usually played by a straight man—was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre.  THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.  At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.”

SRO Productions and Know Theatre Present ‘The Nance’

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Know Theatre and SRO Productions III join forces to present Douglas Carter Beane’s ‘The Nance’. ” In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche.  A headliner called “the nance”—usually played by a straight man—was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre.  THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.  At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.”

SRO Productions Presents 'Avenue Q'

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SRO Productions is presenting the musical ‘Avenue Q’. If the puppets from Sesame Street grew up, went to college, and tried to find their purpose in life, they might find very adult problems waiting for them in the world just like the characters, humans and puppets alike, in ‘Avenue Q’. Director Scott Fisher, Sean Sherwood, and the character Princeton talk about this hilarious, heart-warming, but definitely adult-themed musical coming to the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. http://wskg.org/audio/avenueq.mp3

 

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SRO Productions Present the Musical '1776'

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SRO Productions is presenting the musical ‘1776’ by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone.  Sam Goodyear talks with Mickey Woyshner who plays John Adams, and Scott Fisher who is director and is also playing the crotchety Rhode Island delegate Stephen Hopkins. They talk about amassing the number of men needed to cast the show and producing this innovative staging in the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City.  They also talk about the musical number in the show that so offended President Richard Nixon that it was eliminated from the filmed version, but it is retained for this production. http://wskg.org/audio/1776.mp3

 

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"Once on This Island" is a musical story-within-a-story

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The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage turns into a Caribbean island as SRO Productions presents Stephen Flaherty’s musical Once on This Island. Director Scott Fisher and actress Mari Lewis, who plays one of the storytellers, talk about producing this musical fable in the round.  

 

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The original stage version of "The Rocky Horror" show comes to the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened forty years ago, based on a British musical.  SRO Productions is presenting the original version at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Mickey Woyshner (Dr. Frankenfurter) and Heather Merlis (Columbia) tell us about the ground-breaking aspects of the show and how director Scott Fisher has adapted it to this intimate space. http://wskg.org/audio/rockymix.mp3