Tuesday April 21st 2015

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“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

Get ready for a new LIVE show for the family- "Madagascar Live" written by Kevin Del Auila withe the music by Joel Someillan and George Noriega ( composers of "Dora the Explorer" and "Go,Diego,Go" television shows and the "Go, Diego,Go" live stage show. [Read More]

“The Big Meal”

“The Big Meal”

Directed by Dexter Bullard, this is a roller coaster ride of emotions as we watch our cast of 8 change roles as the years go on. There are times of confusion for us, the audience, as it is easy to get lost in the years moving along as our young couple become an older [Read More]

” Les Miserables”

” Les Miserables”

I was very impressed with many of the voices in this cast. After all this is a play that is 99 9/10% music and so singing voices are very important. Try to remember that this is the 25th Anniversary of one the longest running musicals. A little old and a little new are the [Read More]

“Do The Hustle”

“Do The Hustle”

Under the careful direction of William Brown on an almost bare stage with just the smallest of set pieces (designed by Kevin Depinet) that allows the flow of action to move swiftly and keep the focus on what this father and son are doing and feeling about life and each [Read More]

“Burn The Floor”

“Burn The Floor”

a wonderful two hours of dancing and music that takes ballroom dancing to a whole new level. It is Electrifying, sensual and erotic with one of them most energy packed troupe of dancers I have ever seen on any stage. WOW! that would have to be a one word description of [Read More]

“The Boys Room”

“The Boys Room”

This is a "Dark comedy" ( a title that Johnson doesn't appreciate) but has many touching and funny moments. There is a lot of use of the "F - word", but even when used by Ron's daughter, Roann ( a dynamic performance by young Allison Torem who many of us have watched grow [Read More]

Sex With Strangers”

Sex With Strangers”

Written by Laura Eason ( a member of The Lookingglass Theatre Company) this is a solid story about two personalities who come together, but even though one feels they "were meant to be" what they have never evolves to what they had hoped for. Directed by Jessica Thebus, who [Read More]

“Shining City”

“Shining City”

As we watch the stories unfold ( the stories being the mindset of our two main characters), we begin to think about what might happen to each and at the end, while it appears that John has indeed overcome his fears and guilt, we are not altogether sure about the path that [Read More]

“Being Harold Pinter”

“Being Harold Pinter”

This is true "political theater" utilizing actual transcripts from Belarusian political prisoners telling their stories and adding excerpts from Pinter's works. This is dark ( with some comic moments) theater that deals with politics and the boundaries between what is real [Read More]

“Reasons To Be Pretty”

“Reasons To Be Pretty”

This is an intense look at relationships and one of the fastest 90 minutes of theater I have seen of late. Each character, flawed as they may be, is real and may in fact appear to be someone that you know, or perhaps, if you truly look in the mirror, you! Directed by [Read More]

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