Just a few months ago, Nicole Sumlin was performing her musical revue “Sing It All” – a personal journey of her life as a performer that traces her roots in gospel and jazz, her training in the classics, and her experience in musical theater. It was just her, a microphone and some live music…

When we hear the name Tennessee Williams, our thoughts gravitate toward his award-winning classics “The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” But the playwright’s talents were first recognized in his one-act plays.

Every year, local professional theater companies devote themselves to putting on the best shows possible. Although some companies have deeper pockets, more Actors’ Equity contracts or a grander facility than others, talent makes itself known and creativity always rises to the surface no matt…