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Composer Jon Grier Continues Raising Voices Legacy with The Earth Has Music
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Composer Jon Grier Continues Raising Voices Legacy with The Earth Has Music

With only two weeks away from Glow’s production of The Earth Has Music, Glow is thrilled to announce the return of Dr. Jon Grier, a veteran of Glow’s Raising Voices. “I’ve been a fan, obviously, and have participated in a few past productions,” jokes Dr. Grier, former Instructor and Composer in Residence of the Fine Arts Center,...

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GLOW stages ‘Romeo’ and ‘West Side’

Paul Hyde , phyde@greenvillenews.com Published 1:33 p.m. ET July 21, 2016 | Updated 2:21 p.m. ET July 21, 2016 (Photo: LAUREN PETRACCA/Staff) GLOW Lyric Theatre makes no bones about it: It’s a stage company with a mission. Jenna Tamisiea, GLOW’s artistic director, sums up the theater troupe’s goal for producing a show: “How do we dig in and...

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GLOW Lyric Theatre hits the high notes

Paul Hyde , phyde@greenvillenews.com Published 11:17 a.m. ET Aug. 19, 2015 | Updated 6:18 p.m. ET Aug. 22, 2015 Buy Photo (Photo: MYKAL McELDOWNEY/Staff)  55CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Christian Elser compares the experience of running a musical theater company to a jet engine. “A jet engine looks smooth and sleek and runs easily but it has millions of parts, and if...

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GLOW Lyric Theatre ignites for summer festival season

South Carolina’s premier professional opera company is lighting up the stage for their sixth annual summer festival season with a combination of a musical theatre production and an opera. The two big shows featured this year are Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Charles Gounod’s opera “Romeo et Juliette.” GLOW general director, Christian Elser, said...

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REVIEW: Get Ready to Rumble with GLOW’s Dynamic “West Side Story”

July 30, 2016 CarolinaCurtainCall.com Joslynn Cortes and Arik Vega play Anita and Bernardo in GLOW Lyric Theatre’s “West Side Story.” Photo courtesy of GLOW. BY SANDY STAGGS DRAMA CRITIC GLOW Lyric Theatre, South Carolina’s only professional opera company, launched its Summer Season this week with two vastly different adaptations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”: the definitive...

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GLOW sheds light on contentious immigration debate

Paul Hyde, phyde@greenvillenews.com10:54 a.m. ET July 5, 2016 (Photo: COURTESY OF GLOW)  153CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE GLOW Lyric Theatre is thrusting itself into the contentious immigration debate with two stage productions at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium this month. Gounod’s opera “Romeo et Juliette” (opening July 27) and Bernstein’s “West Side Story” (opening July 29) will plump decisively for...

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Review: GLOW stages vibrant, relevant Romeo et Juliette

Paul Hyde, phyde@greenvillenews.com7:19 p.m. ET July 29, 2016 (Photo: Courtesy of GLOW)  487CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE You have to admire the pluck and audacity of GLOW Lyric Theatre. The Greenville opera troupe, a nimble six years old, rushes in where many larger and more established opera companies fear to tread. The results can be compelling and visually arresting...

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GLOW stages Menotti’s beloved ‘Amahl’

Paul Hyde | The Greenville News November 30, 2013 GLOW Lyric Theatre hopes to start a new Christmas tradition with annual performances of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Fountain Inn’s Younts Center.“It’s such a charming show,” said GLOW general director Christian Elser. “It’s in English and really family friendly.” “Amahl” is about...