In Donica Lynn, Porchlight’s DREAMGIRLS has certainly found its own star. Lynn sings the hell out of the famous Act One showstopper “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”
True theatrical immediacy can be hard to come by. Plays take time to write, produce, and rehearse – it can be a challenge to keep them fresh and resonant, especially when they tackle major social and political issues.
In his one-man revue HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Felder pays loving homage to the famed composer who worked his way from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood and beyond. This revue showcases a number of Berlin’s greatest hits, including “I’ll Be Loving You Always,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,”...
I confess – I’m an adult, and I laughed from beginning to end of THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE MUSICAL, and I didn’t want to leave this night filled with simple, silly, family fun.
Writers’ Production of ARCADIA is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the mind. Stoppard is not for everyone – particularly if you’re looking to relax into something – but if ‘leaning forward and engaging’ excites you, it is the quintessential Writers work, and the perfect show to christen the stunning $28 million facility with.
Though the collaboration of Lorca and Lookingglass is promising, the production’s aesthetic choices dominate Lorca’s words and characters instead of supporting them.
Through an intricate dance of witty dialogue, Northlight Theater’s production BUTLER by Richard Strand explores one moment in history which undoubtedly can be considered the prelude to not just the Emancipation Proclamation, but it also explains how Black men both free and escaped slaves were allowed to join as soldiers of the Union during the Civil war.