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Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players to reschedule annual Chocolate Sunday event | News

JEFFERSON — Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players announced last week the community theater organization will cancel its annual “Chocolate Sunday” event fundraiser set for Feb. 14 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The theater’s only fundraising event of the year, “Chocolate Sunday,” will now be rescheduled to some time in mid-April, OHTP Director Marcia Thomas said.

“The new and old board members met recently and discussed the idea of trying to go ahead with the previously scheduled and traditional date of Feb. 14, but ultimately decided it was better to be a bit more prudent at this time, due to rising cases of the COVID-19 virus in the county,” she said.

The organization is looking to reschedule the chocolate judging contest event until mid-April, when the number of local cases will hopefully decline due to the administration of vaccines and combined efforts of social distancing.

“Chocolate Sunday,” is an annual

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Teases Changes at Her Majesty’s Theatre Make It Even More ‘Phantom-Like’

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, work is underway on Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, in preparation for the return of The Phantom of the Opera on the West End. In a recent interview with The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Andrew Lloyd Webber teased that Phans will be pleased with the theatre’s improvements.

“I was in Her Majesty’s Theatre yesterday, with Cameron Mackintosh actually,” he said. “It’s going to be when it comes back, better than ever. We’ve been able to do things to the theatre to make it even more Phantom-like.”

Click here to listen to the full interview.

The show’s official Twitter account shared a video of the theatre, in its various stages of renovation. “With the new year almost upon us, we are excited to see work at Her Majesty’s underway and are looking forward to sharing updates as we prepare to return the Phantom to its London home

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Nestruck on Theatre: Why this theatre critic is happy to be done with star ratings on reviews

Krystin Pellerin’s performance setup for Tarragon Theatre’s online production Orestes.

Krystin Pellerin/Handout

It’s a momentous week for theatre criticism in this paper. On Friday, I’ll be watching a new digital production from Tarragon Theatre called Orestes – and then will file my first review since The Globe and Mail eliminated the star-rating system.

If you’ve read any of our film reviews in the last couple of weeks, you’ll have noticed an editor’s note at the bottom stating that the Arts section has moved to a “critic’s pick” designation for the crème de la cultural crème and abandoned star ratings for film and theatre reviews “in the interest of consistency.”

What does that mean? Well, as long as I’ve been at The Globe, different art forms have been reviewed in different ways. Dance and opera were reviewed without star ratings, for instance, while theatre and circus reviews included a rating out

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OPERA KANIKAPILA in Hawaii at Hawaii Opera Theatre 2021

This year has been a challenging one to say the least; particularly in the arts. Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre, like other performing arts organi-ations, has been facing a changing landscape, not only due to the pandemic (which forced HOT to postpone the 20-21 season) but also in the way people consume entertainment. Fortunately, HOT had already been moving towards a new model; one where they could ‘opera different’ and appeal to a broader base.

One of the aforementioned new concepts is HOT Digital, offering completely original content created in Honolulu, utilizing local talent in a mix of pay-per-view and free offerings. Shared through a virtual concert hall experience online, this unique content can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world.

One of HOT Digital’s offerings is a multi-year project called Hapa Opera, which will explore how opera and local cultures can intersect. One of the many programs under Hapa Opera

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