From the onset, Coraline makes it clear in no uncertain terms that her name is pronounced “core” instead of the usual “care.” As such, the independent Coraline stakes out a solid sense as a girl who can fend for herself, deal with danger, and could pop into and out of unnerving places, just for the […]
Review: Landless’ symphonic metal version of Mystery of Edwin Drood
When I last encountered Landless — full disclosure, I performed with the group in a 2006 production — they seemed to delight in being charmingly slapdash and a bit ramshackle in their approach. Like rock n’ roll, the mess and lack of polish is the point, right? And it’s still the case now in their, […]
Musical parody The Book of Merman from Landless Theatre (review)
I walked into the DC Arts Center to catch The Book of Merman expecting a tale of half-men, half-fish, all-Mormon singers and dancers. What I found was even campier than that.
Melissa Baughman on giving Mystery of Edwin Drood Landless’ Symphonic Metal treatment.
Landless Theatre Company is developing its second Metal musical: the Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd was the first. Melissa Baughman, resident director and Associate Producing Director for Landless, is the woman behind Landless’ Metal Theatre projects.
Andrew Baughman, actor, director, producer, writes book for parents of drama kids
Andrew Baughman has a way of making whatever he touches cool. Remember those grade B musicals Landless Theatre used to do on DCAC’s tiny bedroom size stage? Shows like Cannibal! The Musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe!, Walmartonia. Totally cool.
Landless’ Sweeney Todd – report from the front lines of final dress
Many people who attend the theater don’t know it, but theater is a race. The finish line is set months in advance and is cheekily called “Opening Night,” even though it is the closing of a long journey. And, just like any race, the moments leading up to the finish line are the some of […]
Godzilla from Landless Theatre
Godzilla is a product of pop culture; some say the birth of pop culture. Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your point of view, he has never become a part of my sphere of knowledge. Sure I laughed at the movie clips along with my friends and I even found the whole sci-fi scene rather (How […]