“Here’s strength to your elbow Success in your art Here’s pearls in your oyster And me in your heart.”
Archives for December 2017
Hub Theatre Artistic Director Helen R. Murray (formerly Helen Pafumi) will be leaving the company she helped found to take the helm of the Aurora Fox Arts Center in Aurora, Colorado in July, 2018, the company announced.
What better way to ring in the New Year than with a little magic? The Illusionists unites five unique magicians in a spectacle that, while cheesy at times, still has the power to truly dazzle audience members of all ages.
There were so many memorable theater-related moments this year that were not part of any scripted show that they threatened to upstage any moments on stage. Even some of the most encouraging of these off-stage moments – such as the Town Hall held at the Public Theater on sexual harassment in the theater, or Lin-Manuel […]
’Tis the season when many a pair of tiny eyes are concentrated northward, preoccupied with the denizens of the arctic and their yearly trek. Ears listen to that London-based tale that is the most famous story of the holiday season.
One last curtain call for these performers whose perfectly crafted moments linger indelibly in our memories. The ensemble of Burning Doors, Belarus Free Theatre There is no word for Burning Doors other than indelible. As powerful as it can be to witness outstanding performances that concern repression and torture and dehumanization, it is overwhelming to witness […]
This past Sunday in the Washington Post, I read of the pivotal moment in one great writer’s life. It was when he saw the Broadway play, Man of La Mancha. He fell in love, he said, with Don Quixote, and with all things quixotic. So if you see a little of Cervantes’ handiwork in the […]
It’s the top of Les Misérables. The lights dim, silence stretches through the audience, and a powerful blow of orchestration begins. From the very first sounds, you can tell you’re about to witness a musical behemoth. And this national tour of the show, while not quite reaching enough emotional grit during a few songs, delivers […]
We calculate there were 455 shows on our stages in 2017. After each show closes and the actors move on the the next rehearsal what remains are the ideas and emotions they have left behind in the minds and hearts of the audiences. Which shows were most memorable? We asked our writers and three busy theatregoers, […]
When we say our region is one of the major theatre hubs in America, what do we really mean? As we did last year, we dove into our own records for 2017 to see how robust our scene has been.