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Lubbock Moonlight Musicals was ...
Lubbock Moonlight Musicals was born in 2005, as Gerald Dolter sat with his wife, Karen, looking at the barren stage of the amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park.
As professor of voice at Texas Tech University and former performer in the best opera houses in Germany, Dolter knew the value of on-stage experience.
students, in an attempt to build their resumes, had to go elsewhere each summer to glean what only live, stage experience could teach.
They needed a venue in Lubbock.
As the idea developed, Dolter
realized the value, not only to his
students, but also to the people of the South Plains, of having their own theatre.
turned to his
wife and asked, "What shall we call it?
Gerald Dolter, a ...
Gerald Dolter, a professional performer who also prepares aspiring performers as director of Texas Tech's Music Theatre, said, "This is the success story that we all strive for.
When that door is opened, you walk through it.
"And you keep your ear close to the phone because you never know when that call will come."
emailed again, adding, "One final thing: she
(Bohne) EARNED the role.
said, "I think it is a cute show.
Dolter adds his touch to ...
Dolter adds his touch to Bernstein's 'Candide' for Tech Music Theatre
Texas Tech Music Theatre director Gerald Dolter surprised no one by saying, "This production of 'Candide' is one of the most complicated shows I have ever put on."
With a cast numbering 28, an additional 20 musicians and 16 separate scenes in an operetta running approximately two hours and 40 minutes, Texas Tech Music Theatre director Gerald Dolter surprised no one by saying, "This production of 'Candide' is one of the most complicated shows I have ever put on."
Minutes later, however, he
cannot stop himself from chuckling at some of the production's adult humor.
explained, "The person who becomes Cunegonde's guide is the Old Woman with one buttock.
You see, during a time when there was no food, they could have resorted to cannibalism.
But they didn't want to kill people if they didn't have to and so, in this woman's case, they just sliced off one buttock.
"The writer makes it kind of funny, like when the Old Woman explains, 'But it makes riding very difficult.' "
would rate his
Dolter is confident in the experienced vocalists, many of them graduate students, who have been cast in the play's lead roles.
The plot finds Candide seeking "the best of all possible worlds," said Dolter
has good reason for seeking a better place, as Dolter
explained, "In the first scene, his
mom and dad are butchered and Cunegonde is raped."
travels take him from Germany to El Dorado, by way of Bavaria, Holland and Portugal, picking up traveling companions along the way.
said, "In the end, what he
finds out is that it is relationships that matter.
They've needed that time to prepare," said Dolter
The strangest aspect of the show, said Dolter
, is that there is "so much of the macabre - for example, during the Portugese Inquisition, Pangloss is hanged and Candide is flogged - but mixed in is a lot of funny stuff, too."
The production is much different from Tech's earlier presentation of "Sweeney Todd," he
explained, "because in 'Sweeney Todd,' you had blood from cut throats, whereas in 'Candide,' such elements are suggested, not real."
The Cedar Rapids Opera is doing the original 1956 version of "Candide."
The later revision being performed at Tech also includes much more music, Dolter
•Stage director: Gerald Dolter.
Gerald Dolter is the ...
Gerald Dolter is the director of the TTU Music Theater program, and is an amazing man.
Perhaps too amazing.
He tries to do everything (stage director, voice teacher, maintains his performing career, etc..) He is a GREAT motivator and an excellent teacher for the aspiring undergraduate.
However, be sure that you have lessons with Dolter
, and Dent before you make your decision.
Gerald Dolter, opera singer ...
Gerald Dolter, opera singer and voice professor at Texas Tech University, works with Permian High student Katie Jones during a master class Friday with Permian vocal students.
will perform with the Cassatt String Quartet at a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Permian High auditorium.
Every audience is different, and the faces of Permian High School's top choir, Kantorei, trembled on the edge of doubt as Texas Tech vocal professor Gerald Dolter stood before them.
started to sing.
"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch," his
voice rang out all of the possibilities and tones from the notes, and the faces of the students snapped on like electric lights, caught now and ready to listen to anything Dolter
had to say.
On Friday afternoon, music students in ECISD got a rare treat as the Cassatt string quartet began their weeklong residency in the Permian Basin, and Dolter treated students at Odessa High School and Permian High School to a brief Master class, giving high school students instruction on technique and performance.
This is the first time the Cassatt in the Basin program has offered vocal Master classes in addition to the work they do annually with Permian and OHS orchestra students.
Dolter was recruited to come to the Basin to perform the vocal part of "Dover Beach," a work by famed American composer Samuel Barber.
"I could be so wealthy doing other things now, but I love to teach," Dolter
During the class, Dolter
also talked to the students about life, and about the importance of choosing a career that, above all, will make you happy.
"When you decide what to do in life, if it doesn't make you happy inside don't do it," Dolter
talked to the students about what singing is like, how performers have to put their lives on the line to stand in front of an audience and express their feelings in song.
"When you sing you communicate without even trying, and you've got to be aware of what you are communicating," Dolter
"To have someone of Mr. Dolter's
caliber is not a common occurrence in Odessa, and we are fortunate, thanks to Cassatt, to have had him in the classroom," Riley said.
worked with Jones on putting more feeling into her songs and coached Davis on the importance of staying relaxed and controlling his breathing.
was brought to Odessa by request of the New York Cassatt String Quartet, here for their third annual temporary residence.