Written by Amy Burger Thursday, 15 May 2008 03:31
We're going for what I'd call a renaissance. The thing that makes this tour exciting is that it's all new material.
Written by Amy Burger Monday, 28 April 2008 02:07How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history?
Written by Derek Lauer Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:19
There was definitely a lot of energy in the air as each of the competitors brought a following from their home base bars.
Written by David Benkof Sunday, 13 April 2008 12:58
High School Musical on Ice is a delightful, entertaining "capade" of twentysomething men and women pretending to be high school students.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 21 March 2008 22:10
Joe Hanrahan's Midnight Company brings yet another chillingly riveting drama to the stage, this time in the form of Conor McPherson's The Good Thief opening March 26. Read our interview with the actor, playwright, director and company owner.
Written by Amy Burger Monday, 18 February 2008 05:45
Some people use stand-up as a stepping stone to move on to bigger and better things, but I think what I'm doing is the bigger, better thing. This is what I like.
Written by Amy Burger Friday, 15 February 2008 07:15
What do you get when you cross Sesame Street with RENT and throw in a side of late-night Cinemax soft-core porn?
Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 13 February 2008 06:00
"Gary Coleman is very easy to make fun of, but it's a fine line. If you cross that line, it will annoy the audience, and that makes my job really hard."
Written by John Shepherd Saturday, 02 February 2008 01:00
Variously channeling an R&B singer, David Carradine in Kung Fu, and an aged cult leader, Ted Neeley's performance of Jesus has no raw energy, no urgency, no fire.
Written by Jim Ousley Monday, 14 January 2008 01:57
The new theatrical version of the show packed the Fox Theatre to the rafters with kids and their wallet-emptying parental units, who seemed to know the catchy tunes as well as their offspring.
Written by Amy Burger Tuesday, 18 December 2007 02:49
These seeming representatives of good and evil, presented as archenemies in The Wizard of Oz, here are two college roommates and reluctant best friends who will ultimately change each other's lives "For Good," as they sing in the end of Act II.
Written by Ryan Parker Wednesday, 12 December 2007 14:05
In this production, Nils Haaland's veteran skills showed through strongly, as his portrayal of Scrooge was authentic from the beginning.
Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 09 December 2007 04:24
What began with a simple enough premise—somewhat estranged son brings his New York fiancé home for the holidays to meet his family—soon became so much more, not necessarily in a good way.
Written by Amy Burger Monday, 05 November 2007 09:56
Musical theater, he says, "takes you to another world, gives you a little tune to carry in your head, something to help you escape the horror of the dreary world, a little something when you feel, blue, you know?"
Written by Ryan Parker Tuesday, 30 October 2007 15:13
I would soon learn that, though the movie was great, it could never hold a candle to the live musical.
Written by Amy Burger Monday, 22 October 2007 15:00
I look up to all comedians. It's tough thing to do, stand up—you have to create everything. There's just a microphone and a stool sometimes and you have to get up there and create an entire vivid world.
Written by Josh Gilbert Monday, 22 October 2007 14:15
For a tale that is as much style as it is substance, the Rep put on a feast for the eyes, and despite showing just a drop of blood, the sex and violence was satisfied using buttoned-up Victorian repression and a well-placed fog machine.
Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 03 August 2007 07:12
I think many people miss out on the joy of art because they think you need to have an education or pedigree to have a qualified opinion. Everyone's opinion is qualified.
Written by Jim Campbell Saturday, 28 July 2007 11:20
The most surprising storyline is the homo-erotic love story between two of the dancers. In this testosterone-inflated story, I was shocked to see how tender and gentle the love between two of the male characters was portrayed.
Written by Jim Campbell Saturday, 30 June 2007 07:03
Each of the actors did a flawless job in bringing their colorful characters to life. The level of professionalism and commitment to character was almost overwhelming.
Written by Jim Campbell Monday, 11 June 2007 14:09
While the actors did a fine job in giving the dialogue of the play its due, Sondheim's waltzes are really what help give this musical its shine.
Written by Bob McMahon Monday, 11 June 2007 13:46
This production would have easily succeeded, but the colorful costumes, fantastic singing, lively choreography, and the sheer spectacle of the show made sure that this Mikado was much more than "simply a comedy."
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