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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Off The Wall Theatre opens its season with a dark, sensual reimagining of Kander and Ebb’s Broadway classic, Cabaret. In the theater’s limited space, director Dale Gutzman stages a haunting spectacle of glitz, glamour and gall with a clever and sardonic spin that forces his audience deep into the deliciously sinful netherworld
05.27.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Sousltice Theatre opens the summer next week with a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Inspired by a New York Times article about a gathering of showgirls from the legendary Ziegfeld Follies, he and James Goldman wrote a musical about a fictitious group of performers reuniting in an old Broadway theater that has been schedule for demolition.Soulstice is a really intimate venue for musical...
04.23.2012 | | Posted at 09:37 PM

A cabaret featuring music from Broadway turned Hollywood

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Properties have been flung back and forth from one coast to another. We've seen Hollywood movies get turned into Broadway musicals that then get turned into hollywood movies based on Broadway musicals. This is big money entertainment eating itself. It's not pretty.   Maybe somewhere between the coasts, perhaps just down the block from a bronze statue of Henry Winkler by the river, one migh...
07.16.2011 | | Posted at 04:42 PM

A hearty emotionally nourishing ensemble is formed into a gelatinous mess thanks to uninspired work by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Romantic love lies at the heart of nearly all musical theatre (at least, all of the musical theatre I can think of right now . . . ) A piece of musical theatre that focuses entirely on various aspects of romantic love, Aspects Of Love comes across as astonishingly forgettable. People fall in love. People fall out of love . People get hurt. And it only takes Webber two hours to get through the wh...

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