In 1988, Ted Swindley created his jukebox musical ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE which eventually pleased audiences worldwide. You might recall Chicago’s popular sit-down performance. Unfortunately, his follow-up show HONKY TONK ANGELS leaves me wondering if he’s a one-hit wonder.
Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME on tour at the Oriental Theatre By Erin Shea Brady There’s no denying the skill that goes into a production like THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME. As Christopher, Adam Langdon is physically engaged in every muscle,...
As a patchouli splashed undergrad, I studied PYGMALION and cooed about its societal statements while snubbing the subtitle of romance. The political themes? Yes. The indictment on the classes? Absolutely. A manifesto on the importance of education for self-determination? Damn straight. But an amorous antidote? Not so much.
Years ago, when I heard that THE LITTLE MERMAID was getting a Broadway rendition, the 6-year old inside me did a little celebration dance. As a natural redhead, a Disney fan, and a singer myself, I of course identified with Ariel and couldn’t get enough of life Under the Sea.
Lest you are unaware of said historical events, in 1994, Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan was hit in the leg by a man hired via the husband of a fellow figure skater Tonya Harding. Soon everyone learned those sparkling costumes reflected a realm requiring “skate moms”, body guards, a ruthless quest for “the gold” and a sex tape. Yes, a sex tape.
Though neither script nor production are without their flaws, Erika Sheffer’s THE FUNDAMENTALS presents us with several ethical dilemmas worth contemplating, many of which are rooted in the culture and psychology of the “workplace”.