Performing Arts

Amy Barrick and Michael Durland starred in This Is No Hello, one of 2013’s 24/7 offerings written overnight by Mendy St. Ours.

ARTS Pick: 24/7

Set the timer, choose your topic, write the script, select your cast (random drawing), rehearse, lights, action, and it’s show time. So goes the frenzied creative collective of 24/7, a wild theatrical ride that brings together a wide network of local talent in writing, directing, and acting to produce seven finished plays in 24 hours. […]

A big band, big top good time takes over the Jefferson when the endless party MarchFourth steps in on Sunday.

ARTS Pick: MarchFourth

Known to fans as M4, MarchFourth re-imagines a traditional marching band through world music influences and big top visual spectacles. Electric bass, diverse percussion, and brassy horns mingle with Eastern European gypsy, samba, funk, Afrobeat, jazz, and rock. Meanwhile, Cirque du Soleil-style dancers and acrobats perform stilt routines, play with fire, and toggle hula hoops […]

Miller Murray Susan is one of eight storytellers competing for the Grand Slammer title.

ARTS Pick: Big Blue Door Grand Slam

Local artists, speakers, and writers compete at the Big Blue Door Grand Slam by telling true stories on the theme of schemes and dreams. Previous jam winners and runners-up will call on memory to riff on ideas like escaping summer camp, planning cons, and eternal love. Audience members vote for their favorite story and the […]