Monday, November 16, 2015

Exuberant Personality and Joyous Movement: Experience Parsons Dance at the Morrison Center

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting, family-friendly contemporary dance to audiences around the world.

The athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement that is Parsons Dance is composed of eight fulltime dancers. The company style is a fusion of the gesture and movement that makeup the modern dance vocabulary and the discipline and precise execution one expects from a classical company. This performance will feature their popular piece "Caught" and Trey McIntyre's "Hymm".

Parsons Dance Company

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, BoiseID

FriJan 8, 2016 08:00 PM
Please Note: Supported by Boise State University President's Club 


LINK: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1E004F15A33D16D9?brand=morrisoncenter&camefrom=CFC_MORRISON_CTR_social_blog_parsons01-08-16

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
2014: Parsons Dance launched its educational outreach program at PS 75 in New York City. Through this program Parsons Dance company members engaged with elementary school students to bring creativity, artistic expression, and bodily awareness to the classroom through dance.

2014: On May 10th, Parsons Dance gave a world premiere in collaboration with Allen Toussaint and the Allen Toussaint Orchestra in New Orleans. The NOLA Defender described the premiere as a “world where reality and fantasy are no longer at odds” but rather “in a beautiful dance together.” This collaboration also saw the premiere of “Whirlaway.”

2014: Former company dancer, Natalie Lomonte, was chosen as the recipient of the new GenerationNOW fellowship program, a project which gives one emerging American choreographer the opportunity to create a new work for the company to be performed throughout its season.

2014: On January 14th, Parsons Dance kicked off its 30th Anniversary Season at its annual Gala.

2013: Parsons Dance gave a world premiere of “Black Flowers” by Katarzyna Skarpetowksa during its Joyce season. Edge NY described the work as a “romantic dance” featuring “languoro

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Come and meet those dancing feet! 42nd Street at the Morrison Center


Come and meet those dancing feet! Broadway is back in Boise.

Nov 6 and 7: This sparkling new production is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival. 42ND STREET delivers everything you want in a Broadway musical – singing, dancing, hopes, dreams, laughs and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “We’re In The Money,” ” Lullaby of Broadway” and, of course, “42nd Street,” at the Morrison Center.

42nd Street is an American musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, produced by David Merrick, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit.

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The show was produced in London in 1984 (winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical) and its 2001 Broadway revival won the Tony for Best Revival. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 Hollywood film adaptation, the show focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.

This dance-heavy 1980 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 Academy Award-winning musical film.

The shows official website details the story:

Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allenstown, PA with hopes of becoming a Broadway star. Facing adversity from all directions, the young but talented performer learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life. With highs and lows in her early career, Peggy experiences growth as both a performer and a young woman.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Rising Phoenix Studios was designed to bring both Inspirational Messages and Entertainment to the World

Rising Phoenix Studios was designed to bring both Inspirational Messages and Entertainment to the World.

In a recent updates, CEO Sky Alexander wrote:

Getting ready to go into Pr-Production our newest feature film Out of the Darkness will put you on the edge of your seat with a drama created to raise awareness about Suicide. 

This film is dedicated to Hart Inspired As it sits right now I am halfway done with my script for HART Inspired Org. Out of Darkness is going to be a killer script! Rising Phoenix Studios is rocking along as I am about to meet with some other potential members of this up coming project!


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Wisdom from Joel Lund of Prepare for Rain #College #Freshman #Parents


For parents of college-bound freshman students. We feel you. #joyandlossJoel LundBrett Labit Sr.
Posted by Michael Strickland on Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

See Morrison Center The New Stage Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Morrison Center

  
THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Music by RICHARD RODGERS

Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE

Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Directed by JACK O'BRIEN

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. This lavish new production is having technical rehearsals and tour previews at the Morrison Center, September 14-16, 2015. Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, July 17th at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Morrison Center Box Office (2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706), by visiting MorrisonCenter.com or call 208-426-1110.
September 14-16, 20157:30 PM
Morrison Center
The tour will launch at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. Announced cities for the 2015-16 Touring season are below. Casting and additional cities will be announced at a later time. For more information, please visitwww.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. This new production is directed by Jack O'Brien (credits include: Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia), and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The design and production team is comprised of Douglas Schmidt, Set Design (Tony Award® nominee: 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Jane Greenwood, Costume Design (2014 recipient of Special Tony Award ® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), Natasha Katz, Lighting Design (Four-time Tony Award® winner: Once, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie) and Ken Travis, Sound Design (Aladdin, Newsies, Memphis).

According to director Jack O'Brien, "THE SOUND OF MUSIC has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be. But it might be time to look once more, and more closely, at this remarkable work which, I feel, begins to reveal itself as deeper, richer, and more powerful than ever. It's no longer 'your mother's' familiar SOUND OF MUSIC. We are tearing off the varnish of the past from one of the great glories of our theatergoing experience and making it fresh! This is an opportunity we've all longed to create!"

Producer Beth Williams (Grove Entertainment) said, "It's a great privilege to bring this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical to theaters across North America. We hope that people of all ages will continue to fall in love with it for the first time, or all over again, and that it will truly become one of their 'favorite things.' From our distinguished team led by the creative master Jack O'Brien, audiences can expect a truly magnificent production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC."

In the words of Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, "THE SOUND OF MUSIC continues to be the world's most beloved musical.  When a major national tour was suggested, I not only agreed, but was willing to roll up my sleeves and do whatever I could to fashion a new stage production that would re-engage today's theatergoing public. The show was originally created for Broadway, and seeing it on stage only reinforces the power of the story and the score. And with Jack O'Brien at the directorial helm - well, we simply couldn't do better. Landing somewhere between The Coast of Utopia and Hairspray (shows for which Jack won the Tony®), his production will be smart, focused, and surprising.  I can't wait."

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013; 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song. For more information, please visitwww.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com.

Facts and Figures about THE SOUND OF MUSIC

*      The original Broadway production (1959)

o   Won 5 Tony Awards® including Best Musical
o   Original Cast Album won the Grammy Award
*      Worldwide

o   Tens of thousands of productions worldwide, with over 500 professional, amateur and school production each year in North America alone
o   Award-Winning London production set box office records with an all-star cast from award- and ratings-winning UK television program "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?"
*      The motion picture (1965)

o   Won 5 Academy Awards® including Best Picture
o   The most successful movie musical in history and one of the top-grossing films of all time
o   Annual network television ratings winner
o   Millions of VHS and DVD copies sold; the 40th Anniversary edition (2005) shipped over 1 million copies
*      The Music

o   Decades of popular artists have recorded songs from THE SOUND OF MUSIC
o   Over 12 million copies of the best-selling film soundtrack to date
o   "The Sound of Music Live!" was #7 on US Billboard 200
*      "The Sound of Music Live!"

o   Seen by more than 44 million viewers
o   Top rated NBC non-sports program since the Frasier and Friends finals in 2004
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JACK O'BRIEN (Director)

Broadway: It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award®), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony® nomination),Henry IV (Tony Award®), Hairspray (Tony Award®), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony® nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Full Monty (Tony® nomination), More to Love, Getting Away With Murder, Pride's Crossing, The Little Foxes, Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award, Best Director), Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony® nomination), Porgy and Bess (Tony® nomination). Metropolitan Opera: Il Trittico. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Public Theater Central Park: Much Ado About Nothing. London: Love Never Dies, Hairspray (Olivier nomination). National Theatre: His GirlFriday. Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre, 1981-2007. Six movies for PBS's "American Playhouse." Books: Jack Be Nimble, publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux.


VELMA V. MORRISON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho's premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River, with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center's 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol's picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today the Center is recognized as a major destination for arts and culture, annually hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that serve to enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a non-profit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the generous support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, please visit us at:  www.MorrisonCenter.com

   
 

Monday, April 6, 2015

See Pop Rock Sensation R5 at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

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   Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  
Tickets: 
$32.50, $39.50, & $59.50
Price does not include applicable fees.
 
Tickets on sale: Friday, April 17th @ 10:00 AM  
Tickets available at:  
MC Box Office | MorrisonCenter.com | (208) 426-1110
 

POP-ROCK SENSATION R5 ANNOUNCE JULY 10 RELEASE DATE FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE ALBUM
SOMETIME LAST NIGHT
AND MAJOR U.S. SUMMER HEADLINING TOUR
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS JACOB WHITESIDES AND RYLAND

ALBUM PRE-ORDER BEGINS 12:00PM ET AND WILL GIVE FANS EXCLUSIVE PRESALE CODE FOR EARLY ACCESS TO PURCHASE TOUR TICKETS

VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE "LET'S NOT BE ALONE TONIGHT" PREMIERES TODAY ON VEVO


(April 6, 2015) - After almost two years of touring the world to packed-house crowds in more than 20 countries, enthralling fans across the globe with their live show, pop-rock quintet R5 has announced the upcoming release of their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, and a major U.S. summer headlining tour of the same name.

Due out July 10 worldwide, the album is available for general public pre-order (U.S. only) beginning April 6 at 12 p.m. Eastern HERE. Those pre-ordering the album will receive a special presale code that allows early access to purchase tickets to R5's summer tour.

The 30+ date U.S. tour, featuring special guests Jacob Whitesides and Ryland, will bring R5's electrifying show to every corner of the U.S. The tour kicks off July 7 in Orange Park, FL at the Thrasher-Horne Center For The Arts and will include stops in Boston, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Houston, San Jose, Phoenix and Los Angeles at the famed Greek Theatre on August 23.

R5 fan club members will have first access to concert tickets through the band's fan club presale beginning April 14 at 10 a.m. local time while those with a presale code from the album's pre-order can purchase tickets starting at 12 p.m. local time at https://www.r5rocks.com/tour. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public in select cities starting April 17 at 10 a.m. local time. For more information, please visit www.R5Rocks.com and www.AXS.com.

"We can't wait for our fans to see what we have in store for them this summer," said the band. "Playing such amazing venues has always been a dream of ours and we're so excited to have our fans be a part of it."

Adding to the excitement, R5 today premiered the video for the first single from their upcoming album,"Let's Not Be Alone Tonight" exclusively on Vevo. The video was shot in Los Angeles with award-winning video director Robert Hales, who has also directed hit music videos for Justin Timberlake, Death Cab For Cutie, Imagine Dragons, and Alicia Keys, among others.

As previously announced, R5 teamed up with Fathom Events and AEG Live to bring the pop rock sensation's incredible story to the big screen in R5: All Day, All Night. This special concert documentary event comes to nearly 400 select cinemas nationwide for one incredible night on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time and includes epic concert footage - including the band's standing-room-only performance at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre -, never-before-seen interviews and a look at the band from where they started to where they are now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

R5 U.S. Summer 2015 Tour Dates
DateCityVenue
July 7, 2015Orange Park, FLThrasher-Horne Center For The Arts
July 8, 2015Boca Raton, FLMizner Park Amphitheater
July 10, 2015Alpharetta, GA*Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 11, 2015Raleigh, NCRaleigh Memorial Auditorium
July 12, 2015Vienna, VA**Wolf Trap
July 14, 2015Mashantucket, CTThe Grand Theater at Foxwood Casino
July 16, 2015Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
July 17, 2015Boston, MAHouse of Blues
July 18, 2015West Windsor, NJMercer County Park Festival Grounds
July 20, 2015Pittsburgh, PAStage AE - Outdoors
July 21, 2015Kettering, OH***Fraze Pavilion
July 22, 2015Sterling Heights, MIFreedom Hill Amphitheatre
July 24, 2015Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theater
July 25, 2015St. Charles, MOThe Family Arena
July 26, 2015Kansas City, MOArvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
July 28, 2015Bloomington, ILU.S. Cellular Coliseum
July 29, 2015Louisville, KYIroquois Amphitheater
July 30, 2015Whites Creek, TNThe Woods At Fontanel
August 1, 2015Oklahoma City, OKFrontier City Starlight Amphitheater
August 2, 2015Grand Prairie, TXVerizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
August 4, 2015Houston, TXBayou Music Center
August 5, 2015New Braunfels, TXWhitewater Amphitheatre
August 8, 2015Denver, COElitch Gardens Theme and Water Park
August 11, 2015West Valley City, UTMaverik Center
August 12, 2015Boise, IDMorrison Center For The Performing Arts
August 14, 2015Redmond, WAMarymoor Park
August 15, 2015Eugene, ORCuthbert Amphitheatre
August 18, 2015San Jose, CACity National Civic
August 20, 2015Henderson, NVHenderson Pavilion
August 22, 2015Mesa, AZMesa Amphitheatre
August 23, 2015Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre

*Tickets on sale April 17 at 12:00 p.m. local time
**Tickets on sale April 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time
***Tickets on sale April 18 at 9:00 a.m. local time

ABOUT R5:
Led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, R5 came together in 2009 and is comprised of Lynch's siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Rocky (lead guitar/vocals) and Rydel (keyboard/vocals) and friend Ellington "Ratliff" (drums/vocals). R5 has rapidly emerged as an exciting new voice in the world of pop rock. The band has moved one step closer to world domination with the release of their much-anticipated first single "Let's Not Be Alone Tonight" off their upcoming sophomore album, the follow up to their hit debut album LOUDER, which rocketed to No. 1 on iTunes in 10 countries upon its September 24, 2013 release. The band has recently appeared on Good Morning America, Ellen and LIVE! with Kelly & Michael.

Riker can currently be seen on Season 20 of ABC's smash hit Dancing With The Stars, consistently receiving high praise from the judges and fans alike.

Ross currently stars as Austin Moon, one-half of an internet music duo, on the Disney Channel's hit comedy series Austin & Ally, which is in its fourth and final season. On Saturday, Ross won his third consecutive Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor for his role on the show. This summer, fans will be able to catch him on the silver screen as modern day surfer Brady in the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach 2, the sequel to 2013's smash hit Teen Beach Movie.

The band self-released their first EP, Ready Set Rock in 2010 and signed with Hollywood Records in April of 2012 and released their second EP, Loud, on February 19, 2013. The quintet starred in a 5-part VEVO series titled "R5 on R5," which saw cameras follow them on a 2013 sold-out tour that included shows in the U.S., Canada, Australia, England and France. The band made a triumphant return to Europe in early 2014 and recently released a 6-part VEVO series, R5 Live in London, capturing the mania of R5 fans during a magnetic show in London this past March. In April, the band will bring R5: All Day, All Night to the big screen for one night only. The documentary offers a never-before-seen look at the band's career from inception to the present and includes exclusive interviews, concert footage and footage from the band's early years.




VELMA V. MORRISON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho's premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River, with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center's 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol's picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today the Center is recognized as a major destination for arts and culture, annually hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that serve to enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a non-profit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the generous support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, please visit us at:  www.MorrisonCenter.com 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

‪#‎Facebook‬ ‪#‎Tips‬ from Bri Clark of Belle Consulting: Offer value

Here are some great ideas from the sassy social media maven,  Bri Clark of Belle Consulting

"Offer value. Your Facebook page is a great venue for updates on your ‪#‎business‬, but don’t get carried away. People don’t want or need an in-depth report on your latest company picnic. Instead, offer greater value by combining a timely mix of content about your business (product tips, sales events, behind-the-scenes items and photos) with third-party content, such as ‪#‎links‬ to industry blogs and forums. This builds your credibility as a resource of value to users."
Bri adds:
"Try including a regular weekly or monthly feature, such as a 'discount of the week' with a special offer on a product or service. Let fans know this is an ongoing feature, so they’ll come back next time as well." 


And see: belleconsult.com