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Volume 24, Number 5 — May 2017

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Stage Parents: Unsung Heroes
Youth Spotlight: Taking the Stage at Theatre Bristol
Barter's 'Don't Miss A Moment' Season 'Geared With A New Vision for Future'
The Arts & The Brains of Older Adults
A Passion for Opera
The Big Read: Exploring Creativity and Mental Illness
Where Are They Now?
Passionate About the Arts
Across a Distance: Multimedia Bilingual Show
The Bard of Barter: Rick Rose
Celebrating Black History Month
Summer Camps
All the World's a Stage ...
Costume Designers bring Character to Life and Set the Mood
Barter Theatre's Les Misérables is unique storytelling
Art Walks help downtown areas
Theatre Bristol celebrates 50 years
Trail of the Lonesome Pine celebrates 52nd season
Tricia Matthews examines the nature of celebrity
Barter's An Evening With Garrison Keillor Big Hit with Fans
Review: Laughter Runs Throughout 'The Foreigner'
Barter Theatre Inks Agreement with E&H College
College Professor recognized for Directorial Contribution
Winners of Young Playwrights Festival recognized at performances
Barter Theatre announces 2007 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights Competition
Barter Theatre Breathes New Life into Familiar Christmas Story
Bid for Extra Credit Earns THS Seniors a Barter Drama Award
Theatre Professor Wins Major Playwriting Competition
Theatre Bristol to hold Auditions on January 21-22
The Kingsport Theatre Guild to hold Auditions for two productions
Coach Takes Center Stage at Theatre Bristol
Art Basel Miami Beach
Catherine Bush, Barter's Resident Playwright, a Finalist in Prestigious Competition
Barter Theatre Announces Promotions
Robert Porterfield's Legacy
The Legacy of Robert Porterfield
Book Review: If You Like Us, Talk About Us by Robert McKinney
ONLINE ONLY: More Porterfield Photos — Vintage Barter
Barter's Jr. Acting Company
ONLINE ONLY: More Porterfield Photos — Behind the Legend
"Tanasi" Arts Center Proposed for Northeast Tennessee
ETSU professor co-edits book about London theatre
Youth Spotlight: Rachel Barker
Two Actors Share the Role of Christ in Easter Musical
Review of Barter's Lear Subject of Letters to the Editor
Barter Planning Third Act
Youth Spotlight: Jeffrey Oakes
Moving Forward
The Value Added at Barter Theatre
Youth Spotlight: Milligan College
Barter Replaces Candide with Driving Miss Daisy
Liberty!
Actor to take Final Bow at Barter Theatre
Historical Society salutes Director of Outdoor Dramas
Youth Spotlight: Hunter Perrin, Craig Rockett and Jason Terrill.
Former Barter Theatre actor scores a film deal on reality TV show
Barter announces Winners of Playwright Festival
Young Bristol Woman plans to Study Opera in Italy
Young Actors awarded Scholarships at Barter Theatre
Former Bristolian featured in "Voice of the Whale"
Colleges Invest in the Arts: Milligan building New Arts Center
Colleges Invest in the Arts: Northeast State ushers in New Era
Colleges Invest in the Arts: Emory & Henry Sees New Arts Center as Strong Growth
ETSU puts New Spin on Dance Classes
Dramatic Portrayal of Pres. Andrew Johnson presented
2007 Barter Theatre Young Playwrights Festival Winners announced
Stage Presence: Aspiring Actors audition for Barter Theatre
NEA announces New Play Development Project
Self Analysis: A Conversation with Rick Rose
Downtown Economic Development: a Hot Topic in Abingdon
New Book Celebrates Barter Theatre's Unique Beginnings, Resiliency, Success
'Resiliency' Defines Barter Theatre
Young Actor Soars in 'Peter Pan'
Barter Adds Stars to Walk of Fame
Play Listed In 'A! Magazine' Print Edition is Now Cancelled
Theatre Bristol's 'Seussical the Musical' is Appropriately Over the Top
Theatre Is Conduit For Students' Message
Young Actor Now a Lighting Designer
Milligan Students Honored with Arts Awards
Review: 'Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell' at Barter Theatre
From Barter Theatre to DreamWorks Pictures
There's Nothing Small about Barter's 'Evita'
E&H Theatre Professor Presents Research at Conference
'Trail of the Lonesome Pine:' Actors Return To Outdoor Drama For A Second Year
Review: 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' makes for a Great Evening Out
Review: Barter's 'Tommy' ? in a Word: Wow!
IN FOCUS: Northeast State Raises Curtain on Regional Performing Arts Center Wing
Theatre Studies Research Grant Awarded to ETSU Assistant Professor
Northeast State Raises Curtain on Regional Performing Arts Center
Winners of Barter 2008 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights Announced
Age, The Arts & Education: Ceramics & Photography
Age, The Arts & Education: Arts Array Discussion Group
Age, The Arts & Education: The Barter (Theatre) Experience
Age, The Arts & Education: Women Writers in Appalachia & the South
Age, The Arts & Education: Improvisation & Creative Movement
Age, The Arts & Education: Poetry, Films & More
Age, The Arts & Education: Programs for Older Adults
Age, The Arts & Education: Historic Examples
Actors Awarded Scholarships at Barter Theatre
Barter's 'Batboy' is Brain-Battering Bedlam
Creating A Good Theatrical Play ... Overnight
Walt Disney Would Be Proud of Barter's Production
'Seven Brides' is Lively and Fun
Shared Stage
Deaf Actor Hopes More People Learn To Use Sign Language
Sign Language Interpreter Sees Job As A Ministry
'Desperate Hours' is Good Ol' Fashioned Drama at Its Best
Youth Spotlight: Drama Class A 'Transformative' Experience
Young Actors Awarded Scholarships at Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre named Top Outstanding Virginia Company
A Christmas 'Miracle'
Wanted: Artists & Cultural Organizations for Virginia's 'Minds Wide Open' Celebration
Barter Theatre Announces Winners of 2008 Young Playwrights Festival
NEA Announces Report on Nonprofit Theaters
Where to find A! Magazine for the Arts
'Smoke on the Mountain' is Tuneful and Inspiring
Roanoke's Mill Mountain Theatre Closes
UVa-Wise Enjoying Booming Growth
Audiences are Raving about Barter's 'Joseph'
A Timeless Stage: Memories of the Paramount Center
Barter's Adjoining Trances Explores Two Tortured, Successful Lives
Review: Barter Theatre Stages 'Of Mice and Men'
Review: Barter's Four Places
Theatre Bristol's Trivial Pursuits
The Big Read: 'Bedtime with Barter'
Join Alice for Romp through Wonderland
Young Actor also a Wrestler
'Jimmie Rodgers' is a Magnificent Tribute
2009 Bristol Mayors' Awards Announced
Two Books Tell The Story of Theatre Bristol – and Cathy DeCaterina
What's Behind the Curtain at Barter Theatre?
The Wizard of Oz: Shaping the Production
The Wizard of Oz: Tricks of the Trade
Record Audiences @ Northeast State
Barter Theatre Awards Scholarships
The Big Read: Grants & Films for 2009-2010
This Year's Virginia Highlands Festival Geared For Youth
REVIEW: "Showtime at First Baptist" on Barter Theatre's Main Stage
Tennessee Arts Organizations receive Grants From The National Endowment for the Arts
REVIEW: "The Fantasticks' at Barter Theatre
'Liberty!' Named Tennessee's State Outdoor Drama
COMING UP: The Arts ~ Changing Lives!
From ETSU to Broadway
REVIEW: 'Heaven Sent' Should be Barter's Christmas Show
Frankenstein: Barter Theatre's Adaptation vs. Mary Shelley's Novel
The Arts — Changing Lives: Theatre
Barter Theatre Announces 2009 Young Playwright Awards
Sloan Takes Reins at Northeast State Theatre
Jonesborough Theatre Gets New Artistic Director
Winners of Arts Build Communities Awards Announced
Barter Theatre on Track for Record-setting Attendance
Tusculum Costume Shoppe is Where the 'Magic' Happens
Barter Theatre Inks Agreement with E&H
Teacher Bill Phelps: Life's a Stage
Outstanding Teachers: What Sets Them Apart
E&H Theatre Department Nominated for Five Awards
Review: Barter Theatre's "Alice in Wonderland'
Reaching for the Stars: Derek Miller
Young Theatre Bristol Director Tames 'The Shrew'
Behind the Scenes: "Chaps!"
Review of Barter Theatre's 'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
The Making of 'Alice in Wonderland'
Review of Barter Theatre's 'Diary of Anne Frank'
Review of Barter Theatre's 'Alice in Wonderland'
Local Groups Rely on Arts Commission Funding
Review of 'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
Behind the Scenes at Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre Acting Classes
Lee Smith: Surrounded by Stories
Tribute Includes Local Women in the Arts
Barter Theatre Insider
'Shakespeare For A New Generation' Grants Announced
REVIEW: What a Long Strange Trip the Audience Takes...
Behind the Scenes of 'Annie'
Review: 'Tuesdays with Morrie' at Barter is 'Superb!'
Review: Barter Theatre's 'Violet'
Behind the Scenes at Barter Theatre
Film Rights Optioned for 'Revolutions'
Behind the Scenes of 'Liberty!'
Barter Theatre Announces Scholarship Recipients
Review: "The Rat Pack" Ought to Pack 'Em In
Behind the Scenes at Barter Theatre
Barter Alumna Patricia Neal Dies
Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Actor/Producer Finds Challenges, Future
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Heather Honeycutt
Curtain Coming Down on Theatre Bristol?
Passion for Opera: Music Bridges Gap Between Generations
Passion for Opera: Listen on WEHC-FM
Rachel Barker in Opera Training Program
E&H Faculty Member Directs Opera/Deaf Performance
Review: The 'Moons' Are Out at Barter Theatre
The Game's Afoot at Barter Theatre
Jonesborough Launches Student Storytelling Arts Program
Barter Theatre Setting Records
Clothes for "CATS"
Barter Alum 'Artist in Residence' at Abingdon High
Review: Smoke on the Mountain
Youth Spotlight: Actor/Playwright Ryan Gray
Movie's Bristol References Don't Hurt
Barter Theatre Unveils "Shaping of America"
A Pirate Adventure at Barter Theatre
"Are you sure we are awake?'
Youth Spotlight: Chelsea Thrasher
Dominion Donates to Barter's Appalachian Festival of Plays
Reviews: Barter Theatre Productions
Reviews of Poe and Eye of the Storm
Big River is Quite the Ride
POPS: The Power of Performing Arts
Review of Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes
Review: "Strange Title, Wonderful Show" at Barter Theatre
Growing the Arts in Johnson City
Johnson City: Hands On! Museum
Johnson City: Blue Moon Dinner Theatre
Summer Reading Programs throughout the Region
Review: Barter tells 'Tale as Old as Time' Amazingly
'Laugh, Cry or Take Offense...'
Review: Saving Old Smokey
Review: "The 39 Steps is a Riot"
Young Patriot Right Where She's Supposed to Be
ETSU grad is stage manager on London's West End
In Focus: Theatre Bristol Summer Camp
Theatre Bristol announces plans...
Highlands Festival Another Successful Production
Winners of Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Arts Commission Awards Grants
Youth Spotlight: Russ Hicks
Artist-in-Residence: Barter Theatre Partners with Abingdon High School
Review: Barter Theatre's Road to Appomattox Leads Home
Encore Brings New Meaning to I Am Home
Youth Spotlight: Aria Binkley
Story Collector Reflects on Impact of I Am Home
Robin Hood: Beyond the Tights
Across a Distance: Unique & Powerful
Across a Distance: The Collaborators
Across a Distance: The Music
Across a Distance: Reviews
Barter Theatre, Symphony of Mountains "A Beautiful Blend"
Review: Wooden Snowflakes
Review: Christmas Carol
The Bard: 20 Years at Barter Theatre
The Bard: Barter a True Repertory Theatre
The Bard: Directing & Adapting Literary Classics
The Bard of Barter: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Barter Theatre's Shaping of America Series
Barter Theatre's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Black History: "Growing up African-American gives you a special perspective."
Review: 39 Steps is Back at Barter
Review: Barter Theatre's '9 to 5'
The Bridge to Barter Theatre's Future
Stage Hands Productions for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
Northeast State Students win Kennedy Center Awards
Review: Tale of Two Cities at Barter Theatre
Loving the Variety at Barter Theatre
Dogs Audition at Barter Theatre
Minds Wide Open: Local Honorees
Review: Barter Theatre's "Swamp Gas"
King College Theatre Professor Receives Kennedy Center Award
Summer Camps: Theatre
Summer Camps: Multiple Disciplines
"Returning to Barter Theatre was on My Bucket List"
Look for JUNE A! Magazine on Wednesday, MAY 30
VI Theatre in London Following Kennedy Center Success
Review: "Looking Over the President's Shoulder"
Review: "Oklahoma!"
Review: Barter Theatre's "Legally Blonde"
Review: Barter Theatre
Actor Ernest Borgnine dies
Review: 'Avenue Q' at Barter Theatre
Review: 'Two Jews Walk Into a War'
Working at The Paramount
Still in Love With Barter Theatre
CART Schedule announced
The Paramount Center for the Arts Season offers Something for Everyone
All the World's a Stage ...
All the World's a Stage ...
WHDT's Cats is an Extravagant Broadway-Quality Show
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Alex Vanburen
Theatre Bristol, YMCA and King College Partner to offer Theater to Children
Review: Barter's Tarzan would make Disney proud
Barter Theatre 2013 Season PassBooks On Sale Now
Review: 'October Before I Was Born'
The Jungle Comes Alive-But Only For a Limited Time
Barter Theatre Young Playwrights Festival Winners Announced
Northeast State Theater Students earn Kennedy Center nominations for Living Dead
Theatre Bristol founder dead at 86
Noah Stepahov wins Barter Theatre's Young Playwright Festival
Sneak Previews of Spring's Arts Related Events
Barter opens 80th season
Emerging Power: Stage for Success
Barter Hires Director of Advancement
Barter Theatre opens 80th Season
Costume Designers: Andrea and Garry Wakely
Review: Gone with the Wind spoof Thoroughly Skewers Mitchell's Epic
Barter, E&H renew partnership
Half a World Away playwright in Abingdon March 16
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre announces New Season of Shows
Last Chance to Purchase Barter Season PassBooks
ETSU Junior selected to perform at Kennedy Center
A First for Barter Theatre
"Unnecessary Farce' leaves Audience near 'kilt' with Laughter
Review: Barter's "Half a World Away" is intense drama
Barter scores with well-loved story
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Jenson Lavallee
JCCT hires new theatre manager
Barter scores with well-loved story
Barter Theatre denies involvement in giant head found floating in New York River
'Big' hardly describes biggest thing in Barter's big summer musical
Barter Upgrades assistive listening system at main stage
Tricia Matthews shines in one woman drama at Barter
Broadway comes to Barter Theatre in more than one way
Amanda Aldridge and her team are busy creating costumes
The puzzle master keeps the pieces together
Barter's big show Les Miserables will thrill even the most jaded
Barter Theatre has 80th birthday
Abingdon celebrates the arts on First Thursday
Barter Theatre adds A Christmas Story to 2013 season
Barter's Stage II offers serious drama
Barter Theatre and Symphony of the Mountains Team Up For Les Misérables
Outdoor Drama marks 50th anniversary
Barter Theatre to host bestselling author and Grammy nominated-songwriter
'Remembering' the "50s not necessary for a fun evening
ETSU's Dr. Robert Sawyer examines who wrote Shakespeare's plays
Entertainment Everywhere: Experience the arts in the Mountain Empire
The Lincoln Theatre Announces Fall 2013 Lineup
ETSU Theatre and Dance announces 2013-14 season
Barter given major statewide honor
REVIEW: 'The Ghost in the 'Meadow' is delightfully scary
Bristol businessman is Cowardly Lion at Oz celebration
Review: Barter's 'Thicker than Water' is unsettling look at mental health issues
Abingdon abuzz with Haunted Jail
Stage productions depict the magic of Christmas
Review: 'A Christmas Story' at Barter Theatre
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Jenny Dolinger and Olivia Ellis
Barter academy to expand to help more budding actors
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Trung Phan
Barter Theatre eatery renovated, renamed
Review: Barter's Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell is a real tear jerker
Review: McVey dazzles as Man of La Mancha
Barter Theatre announces half-price ticket option
REVIEW: "The Dryad" features a magical new talent
The Lincoln celebrates 10 years of performances
Free Comic Book Day aimed at making fans
REVIEW: 'Educating Rita' should resonate with Appalachian people
Town of Abingdon goes to Oz!
Eugene Wolf's artwork takes you on a spiritual journey
Barter Theatre is off to see the wizard
New play by ETSU professor to be performed at Cincinnati festival
REVIEW: Barter's 'Oz' has brains, heart and courage
Review: 'Welcome Back to Ivy Gap' at Barter Theatre
Review: 'Hollywood Confidential' at Barter
Virginia Pillion was bitten by the acting bug at an early age
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Nick McReynolds
REVIEW: 'Driving Miss Daisy' at Barter is 'quietly wonderful
Review: A real trouper shows her stuff in Barter's "Wash, Rinse, Spin Dry'
Shirley Jones at Barter for one night
Barter Theatre announces biggest season ever for 2015 plus a new venue
Barter Theatre announces biggest season ever plus a new venue
Kolton White plays Tim in "A Modern Christmas Carol'
Review: Barter's "Christmas Carol" delightful but thought provoking
Milligan student play to be featured in Barter Theatre's College Playwriting Festival
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Avery Bouton
ETSU grad takes job with Texas theater
Johnson City Community Theatre is one of the oldest in the country
Kingsport Theatre Guild has come a long way since 1947
Glenn Patterson is a frequent director at Theatre Bristol
Review: 'Anything Goes' at Barter Theatre
E&H theater professor honored
Rick Rose leads Barter to new heights
Virginia High's Rachel Locke youth talent winner at 'Broadway' event to benefit Niswonger
KTG 2016 season released
Cathy DeCaterina's little theater marks silver anniversary
Cast of 52 in Theatre Bristol's anniversary show 'Les Miserables'
REVIEW: Barter's Mainstage is really 'Poppin!'
Nick & Calliope Koesters: Co-stars on and off the stage
Review: 'The Marvelous Wonderettes' — Play awful but music is wonderful
Jack McClanahan involved with Trail since beginning
June Tolliver House is a registered landmark and museum
John Fox Jr. home serves as a museum
Liberty! celebrates frontier history with pageantry
One-Woman Show performed at library in Abingdon
Rachel Locke uses her passion for performing to excel in life
"Raisin Cane' in Johnson City
King University presents comedic take on Shakespeare
"The Grapes of Wrath' is new student production at E&H
REVIEW: "Curtains': A nod to when musical comedies ruled the boards
One man salutes eight heroes
'Menopause The Musical" coming to Princeton, W.Va.
Review: Wohlfahrt Haus holiday show
George Wythe grad taking theater on the road
Theatre Bristol stages "Scrooge'
John Hardy performs one-man show "A Christmas Carol' in Abingdon
NBC's 'The Wiz Live!' to ease on down that tuneful road
Review: Barter's "Miracle on 34th Street' is a sweet treat
King Theatre Students nominated to Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Barter Theatre announces season
Martin School of the Arts announces spring season
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Matthew Torbett
E&H presents prize-winning 'Disgraced'
Twin City Radio Theatre performs at King University
Bristol actor launches into orbit for Audi
Theatre Bristol Opens The Adventures of Robin Hood March 11 at the ARTspace
Amanda Aldridge is a triple threat
1973 musical coming to UMC's Wesley Center in Bluff City
Appalachian Festival of Plays & Playwrights at Barter
"Chicago" is dream come true for actresses
Derek Smith creates the world for "Chicago's' actors
Aldridge creates the movement for "Chicago'
Arts for Youth Spotlight
New Barter Theatre prices offer increased accessibility
Play focuses on Christian faith and courage
Arts for Youth Spotlight — Olivia Stevens
Little Women on Theatre Bristol stage
Barter Theatre includes "The Sound of Music' in its 2017 season
Theatre Bristol to stage 'Little Women' Broadway style
Playwrights Fest winners announced
David Browning continues tradition as 'Scrooge'
Barter Theatre announces season
'Son of Sorrows' incredibly believable
Season tickets on sale to Clarence Brown Theatre's 2017/2018 season
Marcia & Marvin Gilliam support the arts
Arts for Youth Spotlight

Theatre Events

Theatre Bristol summer camp registration open
"The Savannah Sipping Society" at Barter until Aug. 12
Cut loose with "Footloose" at Barter Theatre