5 of Broadways Most Talented Young Stars

Being truly talented at something means a lifetime of practice and patience, at least that’s what it means for regular people. The talented performers on this list somehow packed all those years of hard work and experience into their short lives and are lighting up...

5 Cult Musicals You Should Know

Whether it’s because these musicals are weird, hilarious, or irrelevant, they’ve gained a small but passionate following among fans that is keeping them alive much longer than anyone probably thought they would be. Here are 5 musicals with cult followings. 1. Bat Boy...

In Handel Opera, Everyone But Alcina Is Looking for True Love

By Beck Feibelman When Georg Friedrich Händel’s Alcina premiered in London in 1735, it was a triumphant success. Three centuries later, to hear the voluptuous beauty and drama of the opera’s music is to understand why. Based on renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto’s epic...

National Opera Week has begun!

Opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the ninth annual National Opera Week from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5, 2017, with nearly 200 opera activities in their communities. National Opera Week celebrates the...

The Influence of Information and Communication Technology on Performing Arts

The performing arts is the branch of the arts that combines human creativity with cultural heritage to deliver live performances. It includes various forms of music, dance, theater, and pantomime among many others. It has also been widely practiced, followed, and...

5 Musicals That Didn’t Make it to Opening Night

There’s no telling how an audience will react to a musical. That’s why Broadway producers test their shows in out of town tryouts and previews before opening night. In the case of these productions, it was pretty clear early on that something was wrong causing them...

Show for Show: Part 4

By: Samantha Robins So, you’ve decided it's time to immerse yourself in the never-ending beauty that is, New York theatre for your splurge night, but you don’t know just what to see! Well, do I have good news for you! There is not a bad choice in the bunch! You just...

In Rural Vermont, Technology Drives Performing Arts

By Leonard Jacobs I visited with the Cennarium Backstage editorial staff recently to brainstorm story ideas. We covered much ground: worldwide performance arts festivals; new plays Off-Broadway and at US regional theaters; the state of European ballet. But one thing,...

Alonzo King’s Poetry in Motion

Remember, the first free streaming performing arts festival, Promenade begins on September 15th! Click here to learn more!   By Fabiana Gutierrez Fluid. Sexy. Vibrant. Powerful. Unpredictable. Transcendent. All of these adjectives are often used to describe American...

Worldwide Program: Performing Arts Festivals

The history of performing arts festivals dates back to the 18th century - the Three Choirs Festival and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in England are known as the oldest ongoing arts festivals in the world. Performing arts festivals serve as a spectacular venue for...