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'Welcome to America Again'? Caribbean Musical gets Extended Run

The cast of Karl Williams' Welcome to America - A Caribbean Musical

With immigration as one of the hot-button topics currently gripping the United States, the debut of Karl William’s musical Welcome to America - A Caribbean Musical could not have been better timed. And that timing seems to be paying off.

Let's Dance: NDTC Launches 55th Anniversary Celebrations

Mark Phinn and Kerry Ann Henry in Dimensions at the NDTC 55th anniversary launch

A beautifully serene rendition of ‘Evening Time’ brought the musical overture at the launch of the National Dance Theatre Company’s 55th anniversary celebrations to a close.

Dancehall Highlights Social Strife in Dennis Scott's Dog

Trevor Nairne uses Dancehall as a lens to explore Dennis Scott's Dog

Trevor Nairne’s dancehallesque adaptation of Dennis Scott’s fantastic fable Dog is rife with sweet possibilities.

Reaching In to Tradition and Stretching Out to the Future: NDTC 2016 Season of Dance

David Brown's 'Labess' is one of the most striking dances of NDTC 2016

Six years after Rex Nettleford’s passing, the National Dance Theatre Company reached inward and stretched, pulling out Kevin Moore’s Hommage a’ Dambala, a sweeping dance that is a clear inheritor of Nettleford’s legacy of mining folk culture and combining live music with dance for a d

Stepping Off the Stage: Female Producers on the Rise

Scarlette Beharie Producer of Woman Tongue on the rising of female producers

Women have always played important and diverse roles in Jamaican theatre from the days of writer and producer Una Marson in the 1920s and ‘30s  through to Greta Fowler co-founder of the Little Theatre Movement and on to director and co-founder of the Barn Theatre Yvonne Brewster.

The Bacchae Trips on Its Good Intentions

Marvin George's adaptation of The Bacchae

In the School of Drama’s current interpretation of Euripedes’ The Bacchae, director Marvin George attempts to translate the greek tragedy to issues of relevance to the contemporary Caribbean. It is an attempt born of great intentions, both creative and cultural.

The Musical 1865 Is ABA Best Production of 2015

Franklin Halliburton's 1865 earned the top award for ABA for 2015

Franklin Halliburton’s musical, 1865 produced and performed by the University Singers, successful staged its coup and come out as the best production of 2015, at the end of Monday night’s Actor Boy Awards.

A Beautiful Morning of Movement and Music

NDTC celebrated Easter with a beautiful morning of movement and music

Though not as much a staple of Easter in Jamaica as bun and cheese and fried sprat and hardough bread, with 35 years under its leotard the National Dance Theatre Company’s Morning of Movement and Music is an established tradition.

He Said She Said: A Comedic Battle of the Sexes

The sexes face off in Ellis International's Jamaican play He Said She Said

Men and women faceoff in Ellis International’s newest production, He Said She Said, a comedy revue now on show at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston, exploring touchy relationship issues for a good laugh.

Historical Opera 1865 Racks Up 15 Actor Boy Nominations

UWI Singer's 1865 leads the pack with 15 Actor Boy nominations

Come April 4, when the curtains open on the 2015 Actor Boy Awards, the air will be full of anticipation, as some 20 productions contend for coveted prizes in 21 categories.

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