Ann Kittredge has launched a new online show Virtual Shorts on Friday February 26 at 5 pm ET, with opening night guest Steve Ross – a naughty mini-masterpiece of Cole Porter “But in the Morning, No” . . . Christopher Denny, music director; and tech guru, Matt Berman. Streaming on YouTube. March 12 with Mary Ann McSweeney; March 26 with LaTanya Hall.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and The Getty Villa Museum will co-produce a FREE virtual play reading of Pandora, the story of Pandora’s Box, by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein. Directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli, Pandorawas developed in an online workshop reading presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in September 2020—this digital reading shares a newly-revised version of the play. Pandora retells the Pandora’s Box myth from a feminist perspective. This intriguing new work hypothesizes what might happen if a woman was suddenly created and dropped into the middle of the world now: a woman with no preconceived notions of anything—like beauty, love, or violence—who might allow humanity and the gods to suddenly see the world through her clear eyes. Pandora examines how hope and curiosity can change one woman’s fateful actions.
Pandora launches 5pm PST February 26, 2021, a( 8pm EST) and will be available to view on the Getty’s website until 11:59pm PST March 19, 2021. Free advanced registration is required to obtain a password for viewing. To register the public may visit https://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/pandora.html.
Coming up Thurs. February 25, 7 pm London Time, 2 pm New York, the Virtual Variety Show from London . . . Harold Sanditen’s Open Mic Party with: From the UK we’ll be joined by the one and only Dillie Keane with a brand new original song where pigs actually do fly, jazzers Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace with a sneak peak at their new CD, and open mic favourites Sharon Lenihan, Susanna Paisio (with her new release), and Phil Lee Thomas. From the US we’ll be joined by jazz sensation, Jonathan Karrant, award-winning record producer/singer/songwriter, Paul Rolnick, Boston’s favourite crooner, Brian De Lorenzo, and open mic favourites Audrey Appleby (with her newest release), Jerome Elliott, and Nina Pelton. From Italy we’ll be joined by open mic favourite, Mauro Massari who’s joined by Hungarian singer, Flóra Fábián and Italian violinist, Alessia Laurora. Open Mic Facebook page HERE, and on YouTube HERE.