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BP Marionettes launch 2015 season with May re-staging of Les Miz (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD): Next month, the BP Marionettes kick off their busy 2015 season with a re-staging of their critically acclaimed production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Hall. Running for just three nights, the production coincides with worldwide commemorations of the 30th anniversary of “the world’s favourite musical”; Les Miz opened in London in 1985. After months of attempting to secure performance space following the overwhelming response to their original run last July, the Marionettes’ Les MizRead More
The Marionettes premieres Les Misérables It’s been a hectic few months with rehearsals well under way as the Marionettes Chorale gets ready to stage the Caribbean premiere of Les Misérables. Based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel and adapted by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the production debuts at Queen’s Hall on July 13 and runs from July 17 to 20, 2014. At concerts in former years, the award winning choir has presented excerpts of Les Misérables, well-known for its enduring message of love and the resilience of the human spirit.Read More
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (MONDAY, July 1st 2012) – Next weekend, when the BP Marionettes Chorale takes to the Queen’s Hall stage with the first concert of their 50th anniversary season, Landmarks, their tireless conductor and artistic director Gretta Taylor will have been leading them for 39 of those 50 years. She found herself with baton in hand after what she describes as a “crisis of succession”. But Taylor – like her colleagues Joanne Mendes and Susan Dore, who all joined the Marionettes leadership in 1974 – areRead More
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (July 9, 2013) – This weekend, under the batons of conductors Gretta Taylor and Roger Henry and supported by a new multi-generational management team, the Children’s, Youth, and adult BP Marionettes choirs take to the stage to celebrate the organization’s sterling 50-year history with Landmarks. In a programme spanning Broadway, opera, calypso, gospel, jazz, spirituals and more, the group revisits some of their proudest moments, including award-winning performances at local and international competition; Caribbean premieres; and classic arrangements of regional favourites. Performing will beRead More
(Photos courtesy of Buch & Allan Limchoy)   MONDAY 1st JULY, 2012 (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO): Next weekend, when the BP Marionettes Chorale takes to the Queen’s Hall stage with the first concert of their 50th anniversary season, Landmarks, their tireless conductor and artistic director Gretta Taylor will have been leading them for 39 of those 50 years. She found herself with baton in hand after what she describes as a “crisis of succession”. But Taylor – like her colleagues Joanne Mendes and Susan Dore, who all joinedRead More