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Broadway World Calls HAIR “Must-See Theatre”!

by Neil Shurley “The Age of Aquarius.” “Let the Sunshine In.” “Hair.” Just reading the titles of the songs brings to mind a tired stereotype of drugged-out hippies prancing around blathering about love and flowers. Is there really any way that kind of thing could still be relevant today? Astonishingly, the answer is a resounding yes....

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BWW Previews: GLOW LYRIC SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON at Fine Arts Center

by Neil Shurley Jun. 29, 2017  How does Jenna Tamisiea get three shows up and running with only a month of rehearsal? “I put a bunch of eclectic, talented, crazy people together and am exploiting them,” she says with a laugh. Tamisiea is the co-founder, with her husband, Christian Elser, of GLOW Lyric Theatre. Tamisiea directs the shows,...

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REVIEW: Glow Lyric Theatre’s Electrifying ‘Hair” is Anything But Static after 50 Years

CAROLINA CURTAIN CALL BY SANDY STAGGS DRAMA CRITIC Fifty years after its Off-Broadway premiere, “HAIR” the ultimate counterculture musical is still poignant as ever. One might say Glow Lyric Theatre’s exhilarating revival at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville is fresh as a daisy on a hippie flower crown in the Haight-Ashbury. And what more...

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REVIEW: Glow Lyric Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’ is Compelling Tragic Opera

CAROLINA CURTAIN CALL BY SANDY STAGGS DRAMA CRITIC Life as a Puritan in 1692 Massachusetts is doldrums for certain. Why else would its residents implode over land, miscarriages, money, the church and adultery and accuse one other of witchcraft? Discover all of this and the elaborate musicality of Glow Lyric Theatre’s presentation of “The Crucible,”...

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Opera Wire: Q & A: Glow Lyric Theatre’s Husband & Wife Team On Marrying Opera, Operetta & Musical Theater With Political Discourse

POSTED BY: DAVID SALAZAR JULY 11, 2017 It is rare to see a production company put on a combination of opera, operetta, and musical theater. While most viewers recognize the relationship between the three, they often struggle to assimilate them in the same breath, much less the same stage. But the three can be viewed on the...

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REVIEW: Glow Lyric Theatre Gets Giddy in Glorious ‘Gondoliers’

CAROLINA CURTAIN CALL BY SANDY STAGGS DRAMA CRITIC Glow Lyric Theatre’s 7th Summer Festival season has taken audiences on a far-out trip to a 1968 hippie commune, and to the witch trials of 1692 Salem. Now, in the company’s finale production, Glow sets sail to Venice in the farcical operetta “The Gondoliers,” a plucky, well-groomed voyage that...

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GLOW Founders in Focus

Not your average couple, GLOW Founders artistic director Jenna Tamisiea Elser and executive director Christian Elser, have built Greenville Lyric Opera Company on the vision for a theatre company that believes in the power of the arts to ignite important conversations regarding issues within our community and our nation.   Check out what the dynamic...

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Meet the Cast of Love is Love is Love! Madeline Roy

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, GLOW Lyric Theatre’s Love is Love is Love is just around the corner! And with the start of rehearsals, we will be introducing you to our phenomenal cast of LGBTQ and ally performers. Next in our fabulous cast is the talented and hilarious singer and actress Madeline Roy! In our...

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Meet the Cast of Love is Love is Love! Brook Nelson

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, GLOW Lyric Theatre’s Love is Love is Love is just around the corner! And with the start of rehearsals, we will be introducing you to our phenomenal cast of LGBTQ and ally performers. Next in our fabulous cast is the incredibly talented vocalist vocalist Brook Nelson! In our interview we...

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Meet the Cast of Love is Love is Love! Niara Solarris

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, GLOW Lyric Theatre’s Love is Love is Love is just around the corner! And with the start of rehearsals, we will be introducing you to our phenomenal cast of LGBTQ and ally performers. In today’s interview, we chat with Niara Solarris, as she discusses her upcoming role in Love is...