Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler – but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn-of-the-century, Hello-Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. Hello, Dolly! features such memorable songs as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” and – of course – the title number, “Hello, Dolly!” Dolly herself is one of the strongest and richest starring roles for a woman ever written for the musical theatre, and famous Dolly Levis have included Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Molly Picon, Mary Martin, and Barbra Streisand.
We’ve got an ad airing during the Super Bowl. You might see it depending on where you live. But why wait? We’re posting it early. It’s a shortened version of our extremely popular—3 million views and counting—ad, “Lawyers in Cages.” If you’ve ever seen those Humane Society of the United States commercials with sad, slow music and heartbreaking images of dogs and cats, you’ll recognize what’s going on here. Just remember one thing: If you want to help pets, give to your local humane society, not the Humane Society of the United States.
Directed by Salomon Ligthelm and Dan DiFelice, ‘ANOMALY’ is the story of broken relationships, and an astronomical event intertwining the various narrative threads. Filmed in NYC, Maine, Kansas, and Colorado, ‘ANOMALY’ is a short film set in the 1960’s. The film is currently in post production with an incredible team.
O’Bryon has a lovely, lyrical voice that is capable of belting, when necessary. We are pleased to point out that The Virginian-Pilot, via this column, “discovered” her a decade or more ago, back when we wrote a review that stands as one of our more unusual raves, for her Sister Sarah in “Guys and Dolls.” We discovered her as an ingénue and have watched her progress through “Shenandoah,” “1776” and many others. Indeed, one of the great joys of local theater is being able to watch performers grow through varied roles. But we never thought of her as Mame. Can she handle the brass, the sass and the bombast?
Reeling with grief in the wake of a tragic automobile accident, retired veteran cyclist, Chris Carmik, is given an opportunity he doesn’t want, to train a rookie cycling prodigy. Preoccupied with battling his own inner demons, Chris reluctantly acclimates the prodigy, named Jake, to the fast paced world of Bicycle Racing.
Using cutting edge technology and scientific training methods, Chris transforms Jake into a top contending cyclist; however, he struggles to teach Jake the most important lesson prominent in all champions, finding the true POTENTIAL INSIDE.
About The Film
THE POTENTIAL INSIDE, the riveting action packed drama that takes you inside the never before seen world of Elite Bicycle Racing. Filled with spectacular race scenes through some of the most treacherous courses on the East Coast of the United States, THE POTENTIAL INSIDE is a powerfully moving and compelling drama that examines the heart and soul of a true champion.
From the hills of Tennessee comes this heart-warming true story of Regen Morris. The youngest son of his family, Regen was an avid tennis player and leading scorer for his middle school basketball team. In 2012, Regan began the fight for his life when he was diagnosed with three malignant tumors and a rare and painful neurological disease. No matter the inward pain and suffering, Regen always beamed a pleasant smile. His story and that smile became contagious in the small community of Gatlinburg, TN and spilled over to the tourist town of Pigeon Forge.
Soon, all throughout the Smoky Mountains you could hear the words ‘Rootin’ 4 Regen’ echoed from every small community. It was those small communities that took that young child’s prayer around the world. From celebrities to churches and corporations to politicians everyone was ‘Rootin’ 4 Regen!’ The film ‘Regen’ shows how this young boys life and this trite slogan became much more than a plea for healing; but a spiritual movement compelling us all to be joyful and thankful in all circumstances.