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Art History Minor: "Sunday in the Park with George," through August 22 at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2010-08-17 12:00:00

Nicole Horton and Michael Detmer in Sunday in the Park with GeorgeThere's one thing that appears missing from Clinton Area Showboat Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George: adequate rehearsal time. Actually, there are a number of things partially absent in this offering - polished performances, accurate notes, emotion - but they all stem from what seems to have been not enough time to adequately prepare the piece. To quote lyrics from the show, "art isn't easy," but it's certainly easier than prepping a Stephen Sondheim production in two weeks.

 


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In the Face of an Unseen Enemy: Cancer Survivor Christina Marie Myatt Performs an April 3 Benefit for the Genesis Center of Breast Health
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2010-03-15 12:00:00

Christina Marie MyattIn 2005, Christina Marie Myatt - president of the Countryside Community Theatre's board of directors and owner/artistic director of Davenport's Center Stage Performing Arts Academy - was diagnosed with breast cancer. And not long afterward, as she recalled in our interview, she received a visit from her parents.

"They came out when I was getting ready to go for chemotherapy for the first time," says Myatt, "and my dad said, 'I brought you a gift.' I opened it, and it was his Purple Heart from when he was in Vietnam. And I said, 'Why would you give this to me? I can't take this.' And he said, 'When they hand you this medal, they tell you that this medal is for bravery in the face of an unseen enemy. And watching you, that is what you are doing right now.'"
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Disappointed? Yes, Siam: "The King & I," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through June 18
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2006-06-14 05:04:25

Benjamin Cole and Nicole Horton When you visit the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, you know you won't get much in the way of spectacle - the intimate stage space is charming, but limited - so, instead, you look for inventiveness, especially when the production in question generally thrives on spectacle.


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