Jerry Springer: The Opera Music by Richard Thomas . Book and lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas Directed by Keith Alan Baker Co-director/Choreography by Matthew Gardiner Produced by Studio 2ndStage Reviewed by Gary McMillan Jerry Springer, television personality: inane, profane, insane. Studio Theatre’s Jerry Springer: The Opera: audacious, outrageous, stupendous.
Archives for July 2008
From Meet John Doe, to Little Mermaid to [title of show].
Well, the shows are over, the Fort Fringe tents have come down, and we imagine the Fringe crew is off on a well-deserved break. But not before they announced their Pick of the Fringe winners voted on by you, the audience.
By Joel Markowitz
South Asian American Dance Reviewed by Danielle Martin Tehreema Mitha Dance Company combined classic South Asian dance with contemporary concepts innovating both form and the notion of borders
The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Bash’d, Damn Yankees and Broadway’s Rising Stars by Richard Seff Two Chris Durang plays in a week! Mr. Durang is raking it in from these two early plays alone. Proof that one’s children can be of help in one’s older age.
Thicker than Water Reviewed by Tim Treanor A Fringe Festival invites artists to take risks, and undertake radically innovative techniques to remake storytelling anew. In Thicker than Water, writer-actor Annie Houston uses the riskiest, most radical, and oldest storytelling technique of all: honesty.
eXtreme eXchange: Gasoline Hits $10 a Gallon by Danielle Martin eXtreme eXchange’s Fringe offering Gasoline Hits $10 a Gallon took over Woolly’s mainstage yesterday in partnership with the Fringe Training Factory.
Songs of My Life/Going Against the Flow Reviewed by Miranda Hall In the green-purple darkness of the 9:30 Club, languages mingle coolly above casual pre-show music. A trim woman wearing a black dress with enviable twirl potential snakes knowingly through the crowd.
One For The Road Reviewed by Hunter Styles Aristotle insisted that a tragedy should evoke “pity and fear.” At its best, drama may stir a sense of humanity in those who bear witness. Something’s been lost, then,