“Sometimes it isn’t so good to go inside your head, Sylvia,” declares her mother Frances in this hands-down, must-see world-premiere drama by Any Grau Duvall. It is the impressive work of a talented local playwright and it moved the Apothecary audience to tears as well as swift applause and genuine contemplation.
Archives for July 13, 2010
With over 130 shows happening at Fringe this year, marketing can be a bit of a problem. Illegal Sex Acts: Live on Stage asks the question “How do you fill seats while pleasing both the audience and the critics?” Most people’s answer is a thought provoking entertaining show with some good laughs. What this audience […]
[Best Imitation], written by Jeremy F. Richter, is a musical with an odd assortment of plot twists and songs that fail to define any purpose behind the existence of the show. The musical opens with Jeremy F. Richter, as the character “Me”, walking through an apartment door in the middle of the stage.
McSwiggin’s Pub, a one-man drama/comedy performance starring Second City alum and Hill staffer Sean O’Brien, comes complete with some funny moments, fake beer drinking and a little audience participation.
Santa’s Helper follows Jack (Joel White), a middle-aged serial child molester, as he kidnaps 8-year-old Jim (Jarrett Ley) on Christmas Eve. Moved by something about the boy, Jack claims to be Santa Claus and offers Jim the chance to be his helper, which Jim eagerly accepts.
You can no longer see Angela Lansbury as Madame Arnfeld in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, but you can still hear her on the lovely and loving two-disc recording produced by Nonesuch and PS Classics. Beware, however — while Lansbury, who has left the show to be replaced by Elaine Stritch, is […]
Love Noir: The Music of Lenny, Kurt & Harold is a two-person cabaret show staring Lonny Smith and Maris Wicker. The show presents eighteen songs from the songbooks of Leonard Bernstein (best known for writing the music for the classic Broadway shows West Side Story, On the Town and Wonderful Town), Kurt Weill (composer of […]
Having witnessed countless Shakespearean takeoffs that were both intentionally funny (e.g., the Reduced Shakespeare Company) and unintentionally funny (a country-western version of Romeo and Juliet comes painfully to mind), my expectations were uncertain for Romeo and Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending. Yet the ability of theatre to surprise, astound, and amuse is again demonstrated by […]
This reviewer had a confession to make- until last night, I was a drag show virgin, and I have no idea why I waited so long. Special Agent Galactica is a stunning lip-sync artist and she takes her audience through numbers ranging from country and gospel, to rock and jazz standards. Aided by her Boys […]
When seeing a show called Singing Eggs & Spermless Babies, you know you are going to be seeing something….different. Singing Eggs & Spermless Babies takes place on a Gay Cruise attended by a frustrated lesbian couple who have been trying to conceive. Miraculously, there is a fertility doctor on board whose research with lizards has […]