Dreaming at the Lieu d’Europe

On Wednesday, 14 September, Tagora will be participating in a celebration of two great European renaissance dramatists who died 400 years ago this year: Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. The celebration is being held at the initiative of the Austrian Consulate General in Strasbourg. Tagora’s contribution will, as might be expected, concentrate on Shakespeare, examining in speech and song his treatment of some themes significant to today’s Europeans. It will form part of a varied programme involving spectacle and dance inspired by the work of the Continue reading →

Audition postponed: “A Game of Honesty”

Auditions will be held some time in September. Watch this space. Our colleague, Aygen Becquart, proposes to stage her self-penned play A Game of Honesty. With a view to casting it, she will be holding an audition session in the Tagora rehearsal room on Wednesday 29 June at 18.00. The cast of 6 includes: George and Susan, a married couple (mid-40s) Their children: Bertha and Alex (teenagers) Leonard (a waiter, in his 20s) Louise (mid-40s). Please contact Aygen if you intend to come, both so Continue reading →

This Time the Girl’s in Trouble

Tagora members and friends are warmly invited to the launch party for M. Soul’s new album. Canadian singer Marcel Soulodre, alias M. Soul, is a staunch friend and supporter of Tagora, and manages to attend most of our productions despite his own performing commitments. To celebrate the release of his new album he’s organising a party at the Galerie “No Smoking” on Friday 20 May. Doors open at 19.00. Marcel and his band will be performing songs from the album as well as some Johnny Cash and rock ’n’ roll. Admission is free, Continue reading →

Auditions for Fame Jr

YATS (Young Actors Theater Strasbourg) recently announced their next production, Fame Jr, and are looking for young actors, singers and dancers. Auditions are open to all young people ages 11 to 18 who can take direction in English and can perform in English. You must be 11 years old by 1 October 2016. What you need for an audition? You must prepare a song with accompaniment. You can use one of the MP3 songs you will find in Audition Materials or you can use any musical Continue reading →

The ESC Alsace hosts an event

On 1 April, for one night only, the ESC is hosting a unique production about Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Munsterhof, 9 rue des Juifs in Strasbourg. A one-man show, Mike Maran brings the legendary poem to life in a memorable and highly amusing way. Tickets cost €15 or €12 for Concessions and ESC members For more information and to book tickets, go to www.ADivineComedySXB.bpt.me.

“Yeats remembered”: a concert of Irish music

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats (1865-1939), come enjoy an evening of Irish music, songs and poetry with musicians Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly brought to you by the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe and the English Speaking Community Alsace. Matt and Jackie are the best fiddle and accordion players in Ireland. They have performed around the world individually and with groups, and have set the standard for Irish traditional music. There will also be a Continue reading →