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09.10.2012 | | Posted at 06:03 AM

A not altogether unpleasant mess of drama. comedy and music

By Russ Bickerstaff
And at some point towards the end, a group of presidential assassins and those who wish they could've been presidential assassins from throughout history are trying to convince Lee Harvey Oswald to kill JFK. Those assembled are led by John Wilkes Booth. At one point John Hinckl Jr. asks for Oswald's autograph. And somehow things have gotten irretrievably silly. Yes, Sondheim's approach to the sub...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, it was a defining moment in human history that ushered in the era of mass communication. Was it also the perfect subject for a big, splashy Broadway musical?
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The life of an artist isn't easy. The fact that this is a cliché makes matters very difficult for any work of art attempting to explore the lives of artists. But Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George avoids...
09.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Stephen Sondheim’s Company is a quaint, little emotional drama drawn from an exploration of contemporary romance in the big city. Off The Wall Theatre opens its ’09-’10 season with a production of the musical that opened this past week. Ben George plays single guy Robert, who is slowly advancing into the life of long-term adult bachelor. The precision of George’s charisma really shine i...