To director Rachel Chavkin, her revival of Caryl Churchill’s early play about the English Civil War is a well-timed political work about a failed revolution, whose characters may inspire American theatergoers who see themselves as members of a modern-day Resistance. I suspect many audience members at New York Theatre Workshop, though, will offer some […]
Archives for May 7, 2018
Candide is one of those hybrids (opera/Broadway show) that seemed so radical and ungainly a child when it first appeared in 1953 that it shocked and raised the critical ire of many. No one was quite sure where or how to produce it. So, naturally it was a must for the mercurial appetites of a […]
A Musical Director collaborates with the Stage Director to set the musical framework then works painstakingly with both singer-actors and instrumentalists, blending sound so that everything comes together in a balanced whole. Take 5 with Musical Directors ……. Christopher Youstra, Darius Smith, Karen Hansen, Matt Hinkley, Ross Scott Rawlings, and 3-time nominee Walter “Bobby” McCoy. […]
Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre has devised a 2018-2019 season designed to set you up with prize-winning plays and classics, and then blow you away with acclaimed fresh works, including two from DC playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings.
Constellation is back again with some of its finest signature work, with sweeping, epic tales told with large casts and innovative theatrical magic, and beautiful production value. I’ve seen many of Constellation’s epic pieces, from Ramayana to The Journey West, and the constant use of color, space, levels, and sound to tell these stories is […]