Americans in Alsace presents Seussical Jr

Americans in Alsace (AIA) presents its second American Theater Group, (ATG) production,“Seussical Jr.”, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, RAGTIME). Transporting audiences to the World of Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat tells the story of the inimitable Horton, (of Horton Hears a Who!) who faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, as he fights for the tiny speck that he protects with all his might. This is a Continue reading →

William Valk

Tagora is sad to announce the loss of William Valk, who passed away on Saturday 27 September after a long illness. Will was involved in Tagora from its earliest days. His contributions have marked many productions over the years. His lively presence will be missed not only on stage, but also in the dressing-room, where he maintained a constant good humour – not to mention a stock of theatrical anecdotes to while away the idle moments. Continue reading →

The Pavarottis and the Cobblestones: an evening of singing and music

On the occasion of the 3rd visit to Alsace of the Cobblestones singing group from Dublin their hosts, the Pavarottis singing group, will be holding an evening of singing and music on Thursday 30 October in the restaurant “A l’Alsacien”, 4 rue Paul Muller Simonis, 67000 Strasbourg. The evening will begin at 7.30 pm. The cost of the evening, including a sit-down meal, will be €26 per person. Continue reading →

Blithe Spirit in Darmstadt

The ESOC Theatre Group (attached to the European Space Agency) is producing Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” in November 2014. It’s a comedy, now over 70 years old but still frequently played and recently revived at the top level both on Broadway and in the West End with Angela Lansbury in a leading role. The plot concerns novelist Charles Condomine, who invites a medium, Madam Arcati, to his house, hoping to gather some material for his next book. During the séance, however, the eccentric guest conjures up a spirit Continue reading →

Where have all the pictures gone?

Anyone keen to delve into Tagora’s pictorial history may be disappointed to find that the photo archive appears to be empty. Folders below the top level (2014, 2013, 2012, etc.) lead only to an error page. There seems to be some incompatibility between WordPress 4 (the content management system that runs this Web site) and the plug-in that generates the photo albums. The good news is that the photos are still there. Our precious historical records are safe! The bad news is that it’s beyond the Continue reading →

This weekend at the Choucrouterie

Short notice, but Tagora regulars may like to know that Rebecca Bowen, who has taken part in several of our productions, is performing at the Choucrouterie this weekend. They’re running a series of shows to celebrate their 31st season. More information on the Choucrouterie’s Web site.