Channeling the Music of Johnny Cash

Channeling the Music of Johnny Cash

BY JEFF MAISEY Ben Hope and Katie Barton co-star in the exciting new musical theater work “Ring of Fire,” which pays homage to the music of Johnny Cash. The production is the 2017-18 season opener for Virginia Stage Company and its new artist director, Tom Quaintance....
STAGE: Wonderful Wiz It Is

STAGE: Wonderful Wiz It Is

By Jerome Langston It’s quite fitting that it’s Anthony Stockard, who shows up first. The Wiz is being rehearsed at Brown Memorial Hall, on the campus of Norfolk State University, and I’m here to interview key members of the cast, along with the ambitious production’s...
Opera Preview: Turandot for Two

Opera Preview: Turandot for Two

By Montague Gammon III Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, from 1924, is a fable about sex and death, and about fearing (and not fearing) sex and about not fearing (and fearing) death. This love story, as it is often called, is “not about finding the right person for...