Ed Mettee (Ed_mettee)
Post Number: 105
|Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 7:18 am: |
Hey Central NJ Fans,
Sorry about the short notice, but check this out:
McCarter Live at the Princeton Library
Thursday March 9 - 7:30 pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream Director Tina Landau and producing director Mara Isaacs will engage in a provocative dialogue about this offbeat and beguiling new production of Shakespeare's enchanting masterwork, and the pop trio GrooveLily will treat us to some of the captivating musical elements that they lend to this playful comedy.
I plan to check it out, and I'm from Phila.
Peter Mickelsen (P_lloyd)
Post Number: 63
|Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 8:30 pm: |
Yes, Ed is from Philly. We both made it to the "dialogue" although Val didn't (but she's all better now).
Like a midsummer's night where everything flows together and the sum of moon, stars, music and friends is so much greater than the individual pieces, this production will be something no one as ever seen (or heard) before. Just the discussion by Gene, Brendan, and Tina had me filled with wonder. And two scratchy demos samples, one a none AMND song and the other an act closing speech, now a song, thrilled the heart of what will await us.
Early on the gig page said:
"working with terrific director Tina Landau on live music and songs for a brand new springtime production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." We don't know yet exactly what it's going to be like ... we just know that we're honored to participate!"
Well let me tell you, GrooveLily is mot participating. They are the central figures around which all revolves. The entire production was described as starting with GrooveLily and moving outward in all directions. Tina is a director who plants seeds and nurtures their growth and then finds herself wonderfully transformed and surprised by what arises. And like every other instance where GrooveLily finds themselves working with others, they seek and strive to bring all into a greater whole. And for this whole, they will coordinate, not with musicians, but actors and floating dancers.
We are in for a new era of magic. I for one can't wait for it to start.
Ed Mettee (Ed_mettee)
Post Number: 108
|Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 7:11 am: |
Thanks, Peter, for those enthusiastic words. I too was very intrigued by the information given at that meeting, and can't wait to see the production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
I hope I will see some of you at the afternoon performances in Princeton, on April 1st, or April 9th.