Archive for July, 2012

Revolution Works Production opens new play called ‘Mystic Town’

July 29, 2012

Brent and Elizabeth Haley of Revolution Works have written and and produced an adult-themed but family friendly play called ‘Mystic Town’.     This play features Bigfoot, an alien and the Loch Ness Monster meeting up in the world of humans.     The Haleys have mostly produced film works in their almost 5 years in business in Chattanooga.   But the two decided that with it’s fantastical creatures, ‘Mystic Town’ might be more easily produced as a staged work as live theatre lends itself more readily to the idea of suspension of dis-belief.   The Haley’s discuss their work with plays and films in the audio linked below.

Revolution Works Production also has plans to shoot a full length movie in September which will be based on their script called ‘Not Quite a True Story’.   The Haley’s will be holding closed-call auditions for this film.   They can be reached at the link above.

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

Listen to the story:

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Sensei Green Trains Third Student to Make Karate History

July 22, 2012

Two weeks ago, Katie Whipple won the Silver Medal in the non-handicap division of beginner women’s kate at the Karate National Championships.  Whipple is a 33 year old woman from Dunlap, Tennessee who is legally blind.    Sensei Corey Green began teaching Whipple just 7 months ago.  She is not the first person with special needs to train with Green, nor is she the first of his students to make karate history.   But, she is the first blind person to qualify and then win 2nd place in traditional karate at the national level.   For more about the work of Sensei Green, click here.

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

Listen to the story with Sensei Green:

[audio  http://archive.org/download/SenseiGreensStudentKatieWhippleMakesKarateHistory/SenseiGreen_mixdown.mp3%5D

‘Anything Goes’ at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

July 8, 2012

There’s gangsters, stock brokers, a debutante and her high society fiance, a missionary, a night club evangelist and her tap dancing angels on board the SS American ship across the trans-Atlantic in ‘Anything Goes’.   CTC’s George Quick directs this production of  the Cole Porter musical from the 1930’s.   The show opens Friday night, July 13th on the Main Stage in Chattanooga’s theatre by the river.   Here’s more from the press release:

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Anything Goes is a shining example of classic musical theater, complete with amazing tap numbers, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings and eminently hummable songs like “De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out Of You” and “Anything Goes,” courtesy of the unforgettable score by Cole Porter.

Here’s the video preview of CTC’s ‘Anything Goes’ by Wadell and Associates:

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

Listen to the story with CTC Executive Director George Quick: