All rise! Not so much for an associate Supreme Court Justice, but for Edward Gero, the man currently embodying the late Antonin Scalia in the remounted and revised production of The Originalist at Arena Stage.
Ah, the land of dreams, whimsy, and mouse ears! Main Street, USA, the Matterhorn ride, and Tom Sawyer’s Island. All these are part of a mecca for family entertainment nestled in sunny Anaheim, California. I could only be talking about Disneyland, the original imagineered theme park where children can eat breakfast with Cinderella, and grown-ups […]
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast may claim to be the “tale as old as time” but it has nothing on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. As Tim Rice’s accessible lyrics state, this through-sung musical takes place “way, way back many centuries ago, not long after the Bible began,” and comes from us from the […]
It is incredible that no one’s thought of pairing Godspell with the structure of “Saturday Night Live” before. I am sure I have just turned off a purist or two who might think such a combination is either blasphemous or just too darned wacky. But stay tuned, and I will tell you why it’s not.
Eclectic and electric, Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure is a wild and wondrous ride through Lewis Carroll’s world of imagination but this time with a heavy beat, some killer rock guitars and enough imagination to spare some for Willy Wonka.
Putting together a satirical musical with nods at classic musicals (Annie, Les Miserables), the works of Brecht and Weill (The Threepenny Opera), and even Fringe theatre and launching it in NYC could be considered risky at best. Such a show might not appeal to the general public, and in terms of New York’s Broadway theatre, […]
I wept during the musical Kaleidoscope. Quietly, but involuntarily, tears welled up and just started flowing. What a time not to have a tissue or handkerchief handy. I cried for people I have lost, my mother in particular, but others, too. For family and friends I saw decline due to their health.
Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, den mothers, scoutmasters, youth leaders – okay, anyone who oversees children, please follow directions: Go to the website Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) and order tickets for all the children in your life so they can catch the magical and imaginative Peter and the Starcatcher. But better be quick. The show closes May […]
The human heart: such a powerful muscle, and such a delicate instrument at the same time. The frailties of the human heart, especially when twisted with desire, can make for dangerous congress.
If Dolly Gallagher Levi is still going strong, and if Mame Dennis could charm the husk right off of the corn, then it can be said Mrs. Elva Miller could stop traffic – with her voice.