Review: LADY X: THE MUSICAL at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Review: LADY X: THE MUSICAL at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Hell in a Handbag Productions begins its 15th season with a bang. LADY X: THE MUSICAL is a campy noir musical. Coupled with a few cocktails, it is the perfect antidote to escape this dumpster fire world.

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Drury Lane’s CHICAGO Has That Razzle Dazzle

Drury Lane’s CHICAGO Has That Razzle Dazzle

Every town loves a good murder story that is twisted in half-truths, exploited by the media, and smothered in provacative scandal.

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Solid Supporting Cast Can’t Save Drawn Out NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES

Solid Supporting Cast Can’t Save Drawn Out NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES

Pictured (l-r): Joshua J. Volkers, Rudy Galvan, Tamarus Harvell, Raphael Diaz, Matthew Garry, Juwan Lockett, Luke Daigle. Photo by Dean La Prairie.  Review: NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES at Raven Theatre By Jude Hansen NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES is an incredibly tedious production fraught with some really puzzling directorial choices. Starting with the use...

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Lyric Opera’s MY FAIR LADY Will Have Audiences Dancing All Night

Lyric Opera’s MY FAIR LADY Will Have Audiences Dancing All Night

In Richard E. Grant’s smug and daffy Higgins and Lisa O’Hare’s spitfire and ever resilient Eliza, this MY FAIR LADY gives us a pair that could not be more well-matched.

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Stakes Aren’t High Enough for No Stakes’ CABARET

Stakes Aren’t High Enough for No Stakes’ CABARET

The No Stakes Theatre Project lives up to its namesake with its current production of CABARET. I don’t need to summarize this show for you. You know it. And in 2017, you wouldn’t think a musical about the rise of Nazi Germany would be relevant. But here we are.

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Strong Cast and Creatives Shine in MY NAME IS ANNIE KING

Strong Cast and Creatives Shine in MY NAME IS ANNIE KING

Pictured: (l-r): Foline Roos, Jeff Mills, Royen Kent, Paige Daigle, Maeghan Looney, Amanda Giles and Demi Zaino. Photo by Evan Hanover. Review: MY NAME IS ANNIE KING at Underscore Theatre Company By Bec Willet Bluegrass-inspired thriller musical MY NAME IS ANNIE KING is the latest offering from new-musical champions Underscore Theatre...

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The Music of Immigration Scores LA HAVANA MADRID

The Music of Immigration Scores LA HAVANA MADRID

Sandra Delgado, creator of LA HAVANA MADRID, plays the title character in the world premiere. Photo by Joel Maisonet. Review: LA HAVANA MADRID – Teatro Vista at Steppenwolf By Jonald Jude Reyes It’s the music – the rhythm, the beat, and the culture. There’s an essence to music that’s like...

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Is Witty, Romantic and Exceptionally Well Staged

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Is Witty, Romantic and Exceptionally Well Staged

But the real joy in the production are all the subtle and not so subtle references to other Shakespeare quotes and plays.

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QUEEN Is Abuzz With Hive Knowledge at Victory Gardens

QUEEN Is Abuzz With Hive Knowledge at Victory Gardens

QUEEN lifts up women in a way that’s intellectual and passionate. In a way that’s human.

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Neverbird’s PINOCCHIO is a Magical, Touching and Relevant Story

Neverbird’s PINOCCHIO is a Magical, Touching and Relevant Story

When the lights came up at the end of this play’s seventy minutes, my friend and I looked at each other both surprised to have tears in our eyes.

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