If you are one of the millions of Broadway fans who have already seen Jonathan Larson’s brilliant musical Rent (like me!), I can guarantee that you have never seen it done like this. If you missed seeing Rent when it occupied New York City’s Nederlander Theatre from 1996 through 2008 (over 5,000 performances), or during […]
Archives for October 2010
The visual artistry and athletic prowess of Synetic Theater gets kicked up a few notches with King Arthur, which takes place on a watery stage. Normally, the audience gasps at the leaps and balletic contortions executed by the troupe on a wooden stage, but watching them pull off these feats in water is even more […]
A good trophy Navaho is hard to find. Henry Carson (Christopher Rutherford), a nebbishy curator of indigenous people at an Orlando theme park, discovers this the hard way in Eric Coble’s ironic comedy Natural Selection. This area premiere is given a rousing production at Single Carrot Theatre under the skilled direction of Nathan Fulton.
Some cast recordings sound almost as good as the show sounds live in the theater. The Decca recording of The Addams Family sounds better. In the Lunt-Fantanne Theatre on New York’s 46th street, the sound system emphasizes the keyboards – of which there are two – at the expense of the brass and reeds. It […]
The artists of Forum Theatre are wonderfully accomplished folks. Even without taking their modest budget and ticket prices into consideration, Forum is one of the best theaters in Washington. Their Angels in America, Part I – Millennium Approaches was the best play I saw in Washington last season,
It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly the Monroe family returns home from the movies with an abandoned rabbit. Yet this is no ordinary rabbit — it’s Bunnicula! Will this fanged creature pose a danger to vegetables and mammals alike?
Helen Hayes Award winners Sherri L. Edelen and Joe Calarco Receive Barrymore Awards for their work in Philadelphia Theatre Company’s The Light in Piazza The 16th annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre in Philadelphia were presented by Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, on Monday, October 4th at the Walnut Street Theatre.
“It’s hard on a face when it gets laughed in,” bemoans Charlie Brown comically in No Rules Theater Company’s debut musical production, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the iconic comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, this fun and family-friendly comedic musical tells the story of an average day in the life […]
I’m certain Bernard Shaw’s plays will pop up regularly well into the future. They are replete with ideas that were in their time disturbing and provocative, and Lord knows they offered stunning roles, particularly for women.
When I heard that Matt Cowart (Sondheim the Birthday Concert) was directing You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at No Rules Theatre Company, I knew I had to interview him. After speaking with Matt on the phone, I realized that I had seen many productions where Matt assisted one of my favorite directors – Lonny […]
The Kennedy Center launches its new awards series honoring inspirational teachers The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced creation of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards – a series of $10,000 annual grants that will recognize inspiring teachers across the United States.