At the curtain call it struck home what’s special about the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea, the 1930’s musical created in the 1960s: Only six performers take bows. Busby Berkeley used casts ten times larger to do much the same show. But there’s the rub: It’s much the same show.
Archives for October 22, 2015
On Tuesday, October 20th, Everyman Theatre opened their production of Fences, and debuted a new August Wilson inspired ice cream.
Farce gets a bad rap as a genre. Pundits will call a sporting event or a political campaign a farce when they want to denigrate it, but in the theater, sometimes there’s nothing more enjoyable than fast-moving scenes held together with physical comedy.
Those of us at a certain age grew up with the image of Carmen Miranda as the exotic Brazilian fruit wearing artist who was all the rage in the 1950’s. With Gimme a Band!, Pointless Theatre provides glimpses of the woman beneath the “tutti-frutti” hats.