Parting really is sweet sorrow as The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, after 17 years, offers its final performances this week. Its budget and company size have been unsteady, but you’d never know it from Thursday evening’s stirring, polished swansong performances of Balanchine classics.
Archives for December 8, 2017
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen’s one-person show Draw the Circle is a radical act of empathy. Not only does he explore the impact his life and gender transition has had on his loved ones and other bystanders through their own perspectives, he offers his audiences a true and honest look into the complex lives of transgender Americans—especially when those […]
Macy’s in New York now allows kids to sit on the laps of its Santas by appointment only. But David Sedaris remembers the good old days, when kids were kids and men were — well, men and women were elves. With alternating red and green hose. And long green stocking caps.
Reverting to his early-career wackiness, Steve Martin enlists four phenomenal performers, including Amy Schumer making her Broadway debut, for a joke-filled, overlong, trickster comedy sketch about marriage that is an uneasy stew of Neil Simon and Edward Albee, but falls short of either.
Young new performers who you may not have heard about are finally getting their time in the ARK spotlight at Signature Theatre. Katie Mariko Mariko Murray, Ines Nassara and David Rowen have paid their dues along the fringes and toiled in ensembles throughout the metro area. Now it’s their time to shine in the cabaret […]
As I flipped through the program of An Operetta Holiday, I was struck by director Nick Olcott’s quote at the top of his note: “Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.” In a way, these words ring true. While this cabaret of operetta tunes is clunky, it includes heartfelt and engaging performances that can entice even […]