How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

How does one know the holidays are coming? We begin with the act of reading the classic book by Dr. Seuss to the little ones before bedtime. Then, we all sit around the TV to enjoy the half hour special narrated by Boris Karloff. The Ron Howard movie with Jim Carrey portraying the main character is also an option. On top of all that… Atlanta gets to enjoy a live interpretation of the story at the fabulous Fox Theater this year. If you haven’t figured it out, I’m talking about that squirmy green guy, with a tiny heart, who tries to ruin Christmas for everyone, The Grinch. Continue reading How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Imperial Acrobats of China by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

There was sword play, the breaking of hard objects with body parts, beautiful costumes, dancing Chinese dragons and the balancing of many lit candelabras. The part that makes this more than a circus show is that there is also a decent story to tie it all together. Everything you need for Far East family fun. Continue reading Imperial Acrobats of China by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

France Atlanta Presents: Pierre Rigal’s ASPHALTE by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

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When you think street dance, does high abstract French art come to mind?

Imagine a giant, rectangular, three dimensional, glow in the dark box. Now see tiny colorful lights within the depths of this strange alien shape, skittering like fireflies in a jar. The music, by Julien Lepreux, is a delicate piano score superimposed with sirens and street sounds. We see a female figure in silhouette with hard sharp movements superimposed on her delicate slight frame. She looks like a comic strip martial artist. Four men join her walking, then running around the box looking over their shoulders as though being chased. Continue reading “France Atlanta Presents: Pierre Rigal’s ASPHALTE by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully”