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 […]
Picture this: Jacob Marley taking part in a bro handshake, Tiny Tim gabbing with his sickly friends, and Ebenezer Scrooge snagging a giant TV on Black Friday.
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 […]
Imagine if the comedy from a charismatic SNL sketch was intertwined with poignant writing from the Spanish Golden Age of theatre. The result: The Dog in the Manger. This sparky rendition of Lope De Vega’s 17th century play blends meta jokes, farce, and societal reflections to create a mixture of stimulative fun.