Call For Suggestions

Do you have a favorite story from Portsmouth’s history? Portsmouth’s bicentennial is coming up in 2015. In preparation for the celebration, Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association and Shawnee State University are issuing a call for suggestions of an event/person from Portsmouth’s history to be included in the October 9 performance of First Person: Seeing America […]

Doc Severinsen Fun Extras

Johnny Carson with Doc discussing Thanksgiving Doc Music Sampler Video Musical Tribute to Johnny Carson

Moscow Festival Ballet “Swan Lake” Fun Extras

Five Basic Ballet Positions History of Swan Lake “Les ballets du Trockadero” de Monte Carlo – Funny Ballet Skit Swan Lake ballet parody – Les Ballets du Trockadero Swan Lake – Act 2,  ABT Pas de Quatre Moscow Festival  Ballet Biography

Moscow Ballet “Swan Lake” Synopsis

SWAN LAKE Full-length Ballet in Four Acts Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Premiere: March 4, 1877 Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow ACT I The Garden of Prince Siegfried’s Castle Prince Siegfried has come of age and entered upon a new world of affairs of war and the burdens of manhood. […]

Porgy and Bess Synopsis

On Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, Jasbo Brown is playing the blues for a group of dancers. Clara sings a lullaby to her child (“Summertime”). The drug dealer Sporting Life, Clara’s husband Jake, and some of the other men are playing craps. Jake sings his child a lullaby of his own (“A woman is […]

The Opera Show Fun Extras

Study Guide Understanding  Opera Toreador Song (Act II) played on bottles by skater O Sole Mio (Act I) Domingo, Carreras And Pavarotti in the Three Tenors concert 1990 Canadian Opera Singer, Nathalie Choquette, proves you can have fun attenting the opera with her performance of AH! Je Veux Vivre (Act I) Flower Duet – Act […]