Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
One of the biggest supporters the Princess Theatre has is Dr. Eric J. Littleton and his family! He enjoys coming to the Princess each Christmas, almost as much as we love having him. I get several inquiries annually, just before Christmas, asking when is "Littleton" coming?
He usually comes a couple of weeks earlier, but this year his schedule prevented it from happening until the 23rd! This may have held attendance down a bit, but it was still one of his best shows to date! He just keeps getting better!
His technique, or style, of not playing the old classics note-for-note is wonderful. You can find yourself toe-tapping to a great sound, when suddenly you realize you're rocking along to "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"! "What? I hate that song?" However, Dr. Littleton makes it sound so good, so new, so enjoyable. You'll have to come to understand what I mean! Unfortunately for you, that will have to be next season!
Filling in for Muse Watson this year was our friend Phil Williams, of News Talk WOKI-FM radio. He did, as he would say, "a marvelous job"! He read the traditional "Night Before Christmas", and a classic from Paul Harvey the "The Man and the Birds" story. That one always brings a tear to my eye!
This year he also brought Abbie (Abigail Sinders), who plays reminiscent of some of best Irish fiddle players, and, not surprisingly enough, she is of Irish heritage! Together they brought a new emotion to the music on stage.
And, of course, it would not be a concert, so grandmother Littleton thinks, unless Caleb Littleton joined his father on stage for a rousing rendition of "Little Drummer Boy"!
Here are more of last Friday's photographs for you to enjoy. Were you there?
The Princess Foundation invited Barrie and Lars Paulson to the Princess Theatre, last week, for two reasons: to promote the Christmas movie "It's A Wonderful Life", and to promote the Tennessee Medieval Faire that will begin again this coming May 2017, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28-29.
There will also be "street character" auditions this February 4th and the 11th, for all those interested in participating and developing their improvisation and acting skills!
Please go to the TMF homepage for further information: http://www.tmfaire.com/
Prior to the classic movie showing, there was a short improv skit on stage. Here are some photos from the evening...
|Father Christmas (a.k.a. Bill Alexander)|
|Lars and Barrie Paulson|