BART’S BLOG – MARCH 2020

The play’s the thing! With Kentucky Shakespeare back at the PAC later this month, it bears repeating that Shakespeare wrote his plays as entertainment – to be performed, not read.  So this month’s blog (with a little help from Shakespeare…
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BART’S BLOG – FEBRUARY 2020

Accolades are wonderful.  Winning a ribbon or a medal is a thrill.  We all rejoice when we receive an “A” or excellent job evaluation.  The roar of the crowd is equally as rewarding to the ears of the player in…
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BART’S BLOG – JANUARY 2020

A Golden Evening. When first published 1887 “A Study in Scarlet” and its protagonist, Sherlock Holmes, attracted remarkably little public interest.  So little in fact that the author, Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle continued as a poor physician writing short stories,…
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BART’S BLOG – DECEMBER 2019

‘Twas one month before Nutcracker, when all through the PAC Everybody was stirring and mostly on track; The dancers were stretching their bodies with care, Their pointe shoes and dance bags strewn everywhere. Their parents and siblings were as deers…
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BART’S BLOG – NOVEMBER 2019

Charles Dickens considered A Christmas Carol to be a “Ghost Story of Christmas,” which seems all the more appropriate with the PAC’s radio drama production of Dickens’ Christmas Carol following close on the heels of Halloween. It also brings to mind an early Christmas…
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BART’S BLOG – OCTOBER 2019

Jim Henson and John Lovins With any luck, we all have a mentor or two in our lives that we can attempt to emulate as we fumble our way through life. Often it is through “one on one” tutelage.  My…
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BART’S BLOG – SEPTEMBER 2019

This fall finds me onstage singing and dancing for the first time since playing Thenardier in Les Miserables back in 2013.  Well, there was that matinee during The Little Mermaid (2016) when I had to almost literally jump in as…
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BART’S BLOG with Guest Writer – AUGUST 2019

Hello, friends!  Aaron Taylor here.  By day, I’m the Technical Director here at The PAC.  For the next few weeks, I also have a new, exciting, more-than-part-time job: Director of our PAC Pro-Am Production of Young Frankenstein.  For me, taking…
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BART’S BLOG – JULY 2019

The Auditions Are Coming!  Imagine that you arrive to a job interview only to discover a room full of other applicants just as qualified if not more so for the job as you.  Now imagine that in addition to your…
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BART’S BLOG – JUNE 2019

Backstage at Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals during Hello Dolly with fellow chorus member, Lana Olsen back in 1986. Hello, “Dolly” ! As recitals retreat, rehearsals rev up for Youth Theatre and their summer production of Hello, Dolly!  “Dolly” holds a…
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