Linda Ann Watt is a member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA and owns Corlin Productions, a union franchised production house. Through Corlin Productions, Watt has written and directed film, television, documentaries, commercials and educational programs with celebrity guests including Betty White, Nell Carter, Dom DeLuise, Aaron Neville, Tippi Hedren and Sid Caesar. Watt teaches two acting & scene study classes at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center—the Master Class using "Method" techniques and the Workshop Advanced for working actors, directors and writers. Watt has been a recipient of a Grass Roots Arts Project (GAP) Grant 2008-2012, awarded through the Union County Community Arts Council (UCCAC) and the North Carolina Arts Council for an Enrichment Arts Program teaching acting and filmmaking & editing to youth, coordinated though Union County Public School (UCPS). Watt produces lectures featuring entertainment industry and celebrity guests for the Charlotte community. As a past executive board member of Women In Film in Los Angeles, Watt chaired and produced the Academy Awards© Viewing Party four consecutive years, which became an annual top Hollywood event. Watt has appeared in movies, television stage and national commercials. Watt is presently in post-production with her children’s series for Funny Productions, a division of Corlin Productions and she has been asked to direct a feature film "Thirty Day Promise" in late summer. For more information: www.corlinproductions.com
BWW Interviews: Mason Ames Talks TRACES
April 27, 2013
MASON AMES is a porteur (the bottom of an acrobatic partnership). He has been performing with TRACES for three years. When I caught up with him in Los Angeles, there was definitely a three-hour time difference. Mason was yawning and just getting his morning in gear.
Can Film Production Leave Charlotte? You Bet it Can!
April 21, 2013
If Representatives Luebke, Catlin, Millis and Stam succeed with legislation revising the North Carolina 25% film tax credit and making their proposed bill retroactive to January 2013, production companies will feel like the rug was pulled from under them and will not trust doing business in North Carolina.
BWW Interviews: Brian Culbertson Appearing at THE 4TH ANNUAL UPTOWN CHARLOTTE JAZZ FEST
March 28, 2013
The 4th Annual Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest, Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22, featuring Jazz/R&B musician and instrumentalist, Brian Culbertson at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
You Say You Want to be On-Stage! - Stand-up, Improv and Acting Classes in Clarlotte
March 14, 2013
If you've made the decision to give performing a try, Charlotte has great classes for whatever your passion; stand-up, improvisation or acting.
BWW Interviews: Alyssa DiPalma in AMERICAN IDIOT
March 2, 2013
Alyssa DiPalma in AMERICAN IDIOT at Blumenthal Performing Arts, Belk Theater. Be prepared to hear great music and have a good time.
BWW Interviews: Adesola Osakalumi Starring in FELA!
February 13, 2013
Serendipity or divine will brought Adesola Osakalumi to the role of Fela. Adesola's father owned a record label and a record store in the Bronx. Fela Kuti, the Nigerian multi-instrumental musician and human rights activist would come into the store. As a child, Adesola met him two times, observing the soul of the man. Now as an adult, Adesola is unfolding Fela's music, beliefs and life story.
BWW Interviews: Paul Marks OVER THE COUNTER, THE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION SHOW
January 16, 2013
Over The Counter Improv, THE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION SHOW is coming to the Actor's Theater of Charlotte on January 26, 2013. Over the Counter is a comedy improv class created by Paul Marks with an ensemble cast of Charlotte actors, who will keep you entertained. Forget about your New Year's resolution of losing weight, getting sober, or finally taking that pesky paternity test to see if you are the baby daddy, it's time to give up and deny! Tickets are now on sale at www.OTCimprov.com and 704-618-4203
BWW Interviews: Ta'Rea Campbell of SISTER ACT
January 2, 2013
SISTER ACT starring Ta'Rea Campbell is coming to Blumenthal Performing Arts Ovens Theater, January 8-13. Broadway's musical comedy was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2011. The show features original music by 8-time Oscar winner, ALAN MENKEN (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS). Tickets are now on sale at the Blumenthal Box Office: 704-372-1000.
BWW Interviews: Neil Goldberg Talks Directing CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
December 16, 2012
Director, Neil Goldberg has created CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, a perfect holiday show with a cast of over 30 talented and beautifully costumed artists perform astonishing feats. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape.
BWW Reviews: MANDY PATINKIN: DRESS CASUAL
November 1, 2012
MANDY PATINKIN: DRESS CASUAL at Blumenthal Performing Arts, Belk Theater in a one man, one night show that brought the house down, last Sunday to benefit The Choir School at St. Peter's 20th Anniversary.
Jump Into Fall with an Entertaining Concert Series at The Biltmore
September 7, 2012
What a delightful way to enjoy the autumn leaves changing color, entertained by the talented lineup of performers coming to the Biltmore this fall!
A SHOWCASE, Charlotte Actors Celebrating a Memorable Evening at the Duke Energy Theater
September 4, 2012
The evening was powerfully entertaining with an eclectic assortment of characters.
BWW Reviews: DIE ROTEN PUNKTE: KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK) at Duke Energy Theater
August 1, 2012
Otto and Astrid Rot are hilarious and have patter as tight as Burns and Allen, in their co-dependent 'questionable' brother and sister relationship.
BWW Interviews: DIE ROTEN PUNKTE: KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK)
July 30, 2012
Die Roten Punkte to play in Charlotte.
BWW Interviews: Emily Behny as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
June 24, 2012
Emily Behny attended a large open casting call and landed the role of Belle, which signals her incredible talent.
Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Charlotte!
June 7, 2012
Check out these summer theater picks for Charlotte!
First Annual BLUMEY AWARDS Honor Excellence in High School Theater
May 31, 2012
The First Annual Blumey Awards in Charlotte to recognize talented high school students.
BWW Reviews: The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Comes to Charlotte - Don't Miss It
May 17, 2012
I saw the program. It was inspiring and uplifting. The cohesive choreography included "Arden Court," "Home," "Journey" and "Revelations." The dancers performed with a controlled strength, gliding, leaping and soaring.
BWW Interviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' Christopher Sieber
May 16, 2012
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber is coming to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Belk Theater, May 29 - June 3, 2012. Winner of three Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical Revival. Tickets are now on sale at the Blumenthal Box Office: 704-372-1000
Two time, Tony Award nominee, Christopher Sieber, who plays Albin was in his hotel room in San Antonio, Texas doing one press interview after another, when I caught up with him. He's funny, hyper and fun to talk to. He says his success in the entertainment industry is based on luck, but I think it's his talent, personality and his ability to be a team player.
The City of Los Angeles honors MY THREE SONS on May 16th., an Interview with Stanley Livingston 'Chip'
May 15, 2012
An Interview with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Antonio Douthit
May 7, 2012
BWW Interviews: COME FLY AWAY, an Interview with Stephen Hanna
April 30, 2012
Dancer, Stephen Hanna brings his talent to COME FLY AWAY at the Belk Theater in Charlotte.
BWW Reviews: The General with Buster Keaton and Ethan Uslan on Piano - a Rare Treat
April 20, 2012
Last night it was raining and I was dreading the thought of going out, but I committed to meet friends. I am so happy I did. I saw 'The General' starring Buster Keaton, a silent 1926 film at Tate Hall at Central Piedmont Community College. It was a great silent film and stood up to time with the story of a train engineer, Keaton, his romance with a young woman, Marion Mack and his unorthodox entry into the civil war. Keaton was embroiled in nonstop action. He and Mack did all of their dangerous stunts with no stand-ins or green screens. The film though, had some special effects including a lightning strike and some innovative photography. I appreciate the advanced techniques for the time. They were using a crank 35mm camera.
BWW Reviews: BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL - An Audience Pleaser
April 13, 2012
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL pokes fun at the institution of high school, competitive cheerleading and all of its trappings.
BWW Reviews: STOMP at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Truly Unique
April 5, 2012
STOMP is now at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Belk Theater. It's a unique show that uses everything, and I mean everything to bring rhythm and percussion to the stage including match boxes, sticks, inner tubes, folding chairs, sinks and straws.
BWW Interviews: STOMP's Carlos Thomas
April 2, 2012
STOMP coming to the Belk Theater.
Constantine Maroulis-Led JEKYLL & HYDE & More Set for Broadway Light Series in Charlotte
March 29, 2012
Next year's lineup for Charlotte includes many of the shows on Broadway including 'War Horse.'
BWW Interviews: PHINEAS AND FERB's 'Phineas', Adrian Baez
March 26, 2012
Disney's PHINEAS AND FERB: THE BEST LIVE TOUR EVER! is coming to the Time Warner Cable Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
BWW Reviews: Cirque du Soleil's MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR is Good
March 19, 2012
THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR had the visuals expected in a Cirque show. Michael Jackson's music with live musicians and backup singers was pure joy.
BWW Interviews: Tara Young on MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR
March 9, 2012
An interview with Tara Young, the Artistic Director for Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 13-14, 2012
JERSEY BOY Jonathan Hadley Finds His Roots in Charlotte
February 28, 2012
Actor, Jonathan Hadley back in Charlotte as Bob Crewe in 'Jersey Boys,' The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music by Bob Gaudio, Lyrics by Bob Crewe, Directed by Des McAnuff.