TINTYPES Sings of Americana
in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
– Tintypes, a timeless
musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset
of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and
tumultuous period of American history.
The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa,
Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others.
A wonderful blend of songs … patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular…
brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes
will have two performance runs, November 7 – 22, 2014 and January 8 – 18, 2015.
Conceived by Mary Kyte, Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle with
musical and vocal arrangements by Mel Marvin and orchestration and vocal
arrangements by John McKinney, Tintypes
tells of a time when change and patriotism went hand in hand. Using archetypal
characters as a vehicle to perform some of the best known songs of the time,
the larger than life personas take on a universal meaning to celebrate the
change and progression of America.
According to director Kell Christie, "Tintypes is a celebration of America in
all her glorious diversity. Immigrants, vaudeville performers, robber barons,
socialists, warriors, cowboys, and activists are all represented in this
musical that features compelling arrangements of classic turn of the century
favorites." She continues, "It's interesting how each generation
manages to have the same discussions about equality, class differences,
immigration, even as we find different ways to have these debates. All points
of view are necessary, vital, even, to a thriving democracy."
include Courtney Church Tucker as Anna Held, Justin Willingham as Charlie
Chaplin, Jessica Spencer as Emma Goldman, Annie Strong as Savannah and Joe
Lackie as Teddy Roosevelt. Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch
delights in a production like Tintypes.
“When the message is so positive and the performers are so talented it just
makes for great entertainment,” she says. “This is truly an All-American
CONCEIVED BY: Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin & Gary
DIRECTOR: Gary Beard
AND ADDRESS: Theatre
Memphis in the Next Stage, 630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN, 38117
7 – 22, 2014 and January 8 – 18, 2015
TIMES OF SHOWS:
Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees
@ 2pm on Sundays
TICKETS: $30 adults,
$15 students with valid ID
SPONSORED BY: Gene & Sandra Cochran
and Stage Set
MEDIA SPONSOR: WKNO 91.1FM