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Review, Compliment: In “Johnny Johnson,” Johnny Came Home Damaged —Really Damaged — from the War to End All Wars

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Kenan Theatre Company guest director Serena Ebhardt and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill music professor Dr. Tim Carter succeeded beyond our already high expectations in bringing Paul Green and Kurt Weill’s1936 production of Johnny Johnson, to the stage in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the UNC Center for Dramatic Art. The show is a first-class smash. This presentation will set the standard for future productions as well as establish this script over the other versions lying around. Its anti-war theme is developed early on and just keeps on building till the last song, “Johnny’s Song,” is sung. The story line has Johnny, a monument maker, being persuaded, eventually, by his girlfriend, to enlist in the Army when America joins the war in Europe in 1917. It is not a happy decision for Johnny, who is inept as a soldier, pacifist and strong…

Compliment, Review: Johnny Johnson at Kenan Theatre Company

“Johnny Johnson” was a great production all around, for many reasons. The show is certainly not one that plays itself and must have a creative vision and understanding to get it across. Your direction made it feel all of a piece with each segment part of defined arc. The pacing was astonishingly tight and so satisfying to see the actors understand what it takes to make a show vibrant. And the actors were on the same track, all so wonderfully aware of the need to stay focused and keep to the established world of the show. In such a large cast, it was significant that, no matter the size of the part, everyone contributed at the highest level.

The physical production added so much to the enjoyment of the production, not only from the historical perspective but in the clever use of certain photos for commentary and others for artistic and spacial impact. The orchestra was a show on its own, so marvelously right for Weill’s special musical world. The choreography had an intriguing layer of …

Night Before Christmas Carol, The Cary Theatre, December 12, 2014

‘The Night Before Christmas Carol’ Presented by EBZB Productions Where and when: The Cary Theater, Cary, NC Dec. 12 Target audience: Older teens and adults Description: Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens in his study on Christmas Eve, 1843, the night the author dreams up the tale that will become a holiday classic. Watch for: The creation of 17 different characters merely through hats, scarves and shawls, as well as a wide variety of accents. Tickets and info: $10 (seniors $8). 919-462-2051 or  thecarytheater.com

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/29/4362893/holiday-stage-shows-for-triangle.html#storylink=cpy

Review: Johnny Johnson, Directed by Serena Ebhardt

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In “Johnny Johnson,” Johnny Came Home Damaged — Really Damaged — from the War to End All Wars Posted by  • November 23rd, 2014 •  

Kenan Theatre Company guest directorSerena Ebhardtand University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill music professor Dr. Tim Cartersucceeded beyond our already high expectations in bringing Paul Green and Kurt Weill’s 1936 production of Johnny Johnson, to the stage in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the UNC Center for Dramatic Art. The show is a first-class smash. This presentation will set the standard for future productions as well as establish this script over the other versions lying around. Its anti-war theme is developed early on and just keeps on building till the last song, “Johnny’s Song,” is sung.

The story line has Johnny, a monument maker, being persuaded, eventually, by his gir…

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WUNC Radio Interview on Johnny Johnson with Serena Ebhardt, Tim Carter, and cast members.

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Listen to WUNC's State of Things Interview with the artists from the UNC Production of Johnny Johnson by Paul Green and Kurt Weill...

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The collaborative art: the making of Johnny Johnson with Serena Ebhardt

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In another time: UNC presents restored version of WWI musical | The Herald-Sun

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Kenan Theatre Company presents restored version of ‘Johnny Johnson’ Nov. 20-24, 2014

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Directed by Serena Ebhardt, Guest Professor. http://uncnews.unc.edu/2014/10/14/kenan-theatre-company-presents-restored-version-johnny-johnson-nov-20-24/


Paul Green, Jr. and The Cast of KTC's Johnny Johnson
Kenan Theatre Company presents restored version of ‘Johnny Johnson’ Nov. 20-24 For immediate use
Kenan Theatre Company presents restored version of ‘Johnny Johnson’ Nov. 20-24
Musical play written by UNC playwright Paul Green and German composer Kurt Weill and performed by UNC students is part of a year-long conversation on the legacy of World War I
(Chapel Hill, N.C.—Oct. 14, 2014) – The world premiere of the restored version of “Johnny Johnson”by Paul Green and Kurt Weillwith text and music not heard since 1937, will be staged at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nov. 20-24.
Performances will take place in the Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. (with a post-show discussion), Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. (with a pre-show symposium)…