“I will never forget it. … I wanted to cry,” she said. “It was one of those moments where I was like, ‘This is what I want.’ “. Madelyne would love to sing and dance on Broadway or perform with a national touring company, but she would be equally happy teaching theater or performing at the community theater level. “She’s one of those ‘it’ kids. You only come across a couple of those, maybe two or three, in your career, and she’s one of them,” choir teacher William Burkhead said. “She’s got the talent, she’s got the brains, she’s got the full package. On top of that, she’s not a raging diva about it.”.
Best known for “Fräulein Maria,” his acclaimed retelling of “Sound of Music,” and his recent triumph, “Mo(or)town/Redux,” which sets the story of “Othello” to Motown hits (and was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 top dance pieces of 2013), Elkins is a master of collaboration who creates playful works that are both wildly entertaining and deeply thoughtful, His first performance in the Bay Area is long overdue, The festival includes two free events, Choreographer Heidi Duckler, who specializes in site-specific works, presents her company at Mission Bowling Club on 17th Street in “Bowling Blues” which integrates live music by multi-instrumentalist Claire Gignac and Duckler’s kinetic choreography, And in between Programs B ballet shoes buttons at the ballet shank flat back choice set of 2 dress it up buttons jesse james buttons craft supply - 159 and C on Saturday, the festival presents a book reading by “Dance Magazine” editor at large Wendy Perron in conversation with influential critic and ODC Theater writer in residence Marie Tollon, whose “Through the Eyes of a Dancer” compiles more than four decades of her writing..
Fantastic bargains and great holiday shopping are promised for everyone. The fundraiser will benefit the Millbrae Library. Admission is $5 or Friends’ membership on Dec. 4; free on Dec. 5; and free on Dec. 6, which will feature $5 for a bag of books. For questions, call 650-697-7607. Studio artist Wayne Jiang on dulcimer and Lara Garner on harp will provide music for the opening night. The art show will also be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m., Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13, for an ideal holiday shopping experience.
Waggin’ Wednesdays: The Downtown Campbell Business Association showcases the pet-friendliness of downtown with this casual weekly event, Visitors are invited to bring their canine friends to dine and shop, Wednesdays, 7 p.m, E, Campbell Avenue, www.downtown campbell.com, Campbell Summer Concert Series: Nigel & Clive and the British Invasion play ballet shoes buttons at the ballet shank flat back choice set of 2 dress it up buttons jesse james buttons craft supply - 159 classic British rock ‘n’ roll, June 24, 6:30-8 p.m, Civic Center Drive at Central Avenue, Campbell, Library Book Sale: Friends of the Campbell Library hold a used book sale to benefit the library, The sale features lots of books, CDs and videos for children and adults, New items every month, July 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave, 408.866.1991, www.santa claracountylib.org/campbell..
Stephens called the event a success all around, and wasn’t worried that attendance is down. “They will come back,” he said. “It can drop but it will always go back up again.”. Roberto Luiz and Kenny Blanco came down from San Francisco with a big Mexican flag to wave. Blanco said he loves the event, loves to hear everyone speaking Spanish and having fun: “I feel like I’m with my people,” he said. His friend added that there are other ingredients that make the day a success.