North Korea’s nukes hurtle toward the U.S.—targeting both rural and urban areas—and we’ve got 15 minutes left to live, all the while being “monitored” by an unknown Russian operative who insists he is not a spy. Will we continue to bicker? Or raise a glass and drink one final toast to old (and new) friends […]
Genius. Fearless. Absolutely fun. Flying V Fights: The Secret History of the Unknown World is a pop culture junkie’s wet dream. And, given the violence, skin, and sexual innuendos, there’s no better way to describe it.
Patsy Cline is easily the queen mother of country music—her importance to the genre on par with the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Loretta Lynn. She was a pioneer, paving the way for country to go mainstream with her pop crossover hits and showing that women could hold their own in a tough, […]
A gunshot. Chaos. Followed by shock. And a nation, almost on cue and in sync, lets out a collective wail of grief. But the cries of a lone, new widow displease the gentry surrounding her in the aftermath so much so that her overwhelming anguish becomes a black stain on her character and a case […]
Scheherazade’s mystical folktale, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, still spins its magic. Taken from James Norris’ 1940 adaptation of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, Adventure Theatre MTC’s production overflows with color, flash, and culture from start to finish.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is as delightful today as ever, and Toby’s Dinner Theatre does it just right. If you are a certain age—somewhere between 30 and 40—Beauty and the Beast is in your bones, for the 1991 animated Disney film was a landmark production built with magic. It made over an ancient French fairy […]
The name Donny Hathaway probably doesn’t ring too many bells these days—certainly not as many as Stevie Wonder or Roberta Flack, his contemporaries—but you likely sing him every Christmas (“This Christmas”) and hear his influence in pop hits performed by Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse, who both cite him as an inspiration. Not only did Hathaway […]
The Mushroom Kingdom is in a tizzy. It’s perennial hero (and everyone’s favorite Italian plumber), Mario, no longer finds satisfaction in running, leaping, and rescuing, in facing his spiked, fire breathing nemesis, Bowser, in taking Princess Peach’s hand in his and riding off into the sunset, after a slice of cake. Repetitively.
The Snow Whyte of the future is a lot doper than the one of the past. She’s also a lot more gender friendly and fiercer. The girl is no longer just a pretty face, thanks to The Freshest Snow Whyte at Imagination Stage, which puts a sci-fi spin on an old fairytale and infuses it […]
Like a fantasy disco, I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart opens all glitz and glamour. Yet, it isn’t as frivolous as it would want you to believe watching Sam (Nicole Spiezio) and Leo (Tommy Heleringer) strut the stage in outrageous gold and black attire fit for a burlesque-like-ball. Day-to-day life for Team Fat-Gay, as they like […]