New Musical Comedy Disenchanted! Begins Previews Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino and directed by Fiely A. Matias, the tuner features your typical “princess posse” in a show that’s anything-but-typical. Show White, Cinderella, Belle and more toss off the tiaras and get real in a not-for-kids musical where fairy tales will never be the same. The show premiered at Orlando’s International Fringe Festival in 2011 and has been licensed nationwide since. Disenchanted The cast of Disenchanted! includes Michelle Knight as Snow White, Becky Gulsvig as Cinderella, Jen Bechter as Sleeping Beauty, Lulu Picart as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour, Alison Burns as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel and Soara-Joye Ross as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015 Happily never after? Fairy tale musical lampoon Disenchanted! begins off-Broadway performances on November 26. The comedy is playing a nine-week limited engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement’s and will officially open on December 4.last_img read more

Cash starts to flow for Pembrokeshire marine renewables

first_imgThe Port of Milford Haven has allocated £650,000 to start dockyard improvements as part of a project set to make Pemborke Dock a center for marine renewable energy research and development.The dockyard improvements will form part of Pembroke Dock Marine – the £76 million Swansea Bay City Deal project.The project will see the Port of Milford Haven partner with Marine Energy Wales, ORE Catapult and Wave Hub to develop a world-class center for marine energy research and development, fabrication, testing and deployment, in Pembrokeshire.The funding will maintain momentum on the crucial planning and consenting work and will help ensure building work can begin shortly after the City Deal business plan has been signed off, the Port of Milford Haven said.Alec Don, Chief Executive of the Port, said: “Pembrokeshire’s capacity to capitalize on its unique location and supply chain, next to one of the country’s richest areas for marine renewable energy, is limited only by its intent to put in place the infrastructure, partnerships and funding necessary.“The Port is only one of the partners involved in the project, of course, accounting for 37% of the total package, but we are stating, in the clearest terms possible, that we are committed to making Pembroke Dock Marine a world-leading center in this fast-growing sector.”The Port of Milford Haven’s Engineering Director Tim Bownes, who is heading up the Pembroke Port element of the project, said there will be a comprehensive period of consultation, during which the views of stakeholders, including the general public, will be sought.“This is an exciting project that could transform the area and it will bring opportunities for local people and businesses,” said Brownes. “We will be asking all interested parties to come forward if they have any questions about the project. Our door will be open. There will also be formal consultations taking place in due course.”last_img read more

Ingeteam Targets Next-Generation Turbines with New Converter

first_imgThe Spain-based Ingeteam has developed a new medium voltage power converter for offshore wind turbines with the capacity of up to 15MW.The converter is part of a research study that assessed the relationship between the cost of the power conversion stage and its reliability and maintainability metrics, MTBF and MTTR respectively, to determine the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE).Ingeteam found that the optimal solution for the offshore wind sector is a medium voltage power converter based on the parallelization of several conversion lines (core product).According to the company, the new product decreases the production losses of the turbine as it provides efficiencies higher than 98% at rated operating conditions.The control algorithms of its power converters are developed so they can be applied for different grid codes and adapted to operate with single and multiphase stator generators in order to optimize the whole turbine solution, while it also allows multiple solutions depending on customer requirements regarding the integration in the wind turbine.The converter comprises a fully enclosed cabinet and a liquid cooling system that ensure safe operation even in harsh environments and is easily maintained due to its front access and withdrawable main components that are expected to contribute to minimizing the OPEX related to the service of the turbine, Ingeteam said.“With current technologies, as well as the expected progress in materials and engineering integration, we think that offshore wind turbines will continue to rapidly increase their power capacity. Therefore, a robust medium voltage power converter has been developed focusing on a market that demands a low Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) without compromising quality or performance in wind turbine platforms that are continuously scaling up,” said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy.last_img read more

Lacson: Negros to remain under MGCQ

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson believes Negros Occidental would still remain under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on July 1.During an event yesterday at the provincial Capitol building, Lacson dispelled rumors circulating on social media claiming that the province would be returned to enhanced community quarantine.“I really think MGCQ will still be in effect,” Lacson said.Even though there has been marked rise of COVID-19 cases among recently returned locally stranded individuals (LSIs), Lacson said it is still very small numbers and he is thankful that the National Inter-Agency Task Force gave them a “short-break” from receiving new LSIs.Responding to questions about the province’s economic recovery under the MGCQ, wherein there are still aren’t to many people moving around, Lacson said it is really a question of confidence and if people still doesn’t feel that it is safe, then it is better to stay at home.“As long as the vaccine is [not yet available], I think economic recovery would take a while,” Lacson added./PNlast_img read more

Stars can rise again – Prez

first_imgWe have been here before, as a team and as a nation. We have lost a battle, despite fighting a good and strong fight, but we have carried on, defied the odds, and risen up to win the “war.”Yesterday’s game against the United States of America (USA) was only our first in the World Cup.Even though the USA scored within the first minute of the match, we did not despair. We maintained our focus and we came back to equalize. We came back to claim our glory. And we celebrate our team, the Black Stars, for shining brightly in the midst of what seemed like a very bleak beginning.Though we may have lost this first match, we are not defeated. We are, rather, determined.Ghana, as I have stated many times, is not a country that can easily be counted out. We always come back stronger, braver, and more victorious. Our Black Stars will persevere. True to their name, they will continue to shine their light on Ghana, on all of Africa and, indeed, on the world.Our flag has been raised high in Brazil for the world to see, and that Black Star, the lodestar that shines as a guiding light on our flag, will not falter. As President, I encourage all Ghanaians to be even more supportive, and to be even more optimistic. Our Black Stars have already made history for our beloved nation and for our beloved continent. By the grace of God, we will continue to do so.Let us not be discouraged by this supposed defeat. Let us, rather, focus on the strength of the will and talent displayed during this game. Let us throw the full weight of our support behind our natidnal team. Let us keep facing forward.May God bless our Black Stars. And may God continue to bless Ghanalast_img read more