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The Bodyguard was an amazing show that I would totally recommend. It was like watching a movie in real life. It was straightforward, to the point, and the overall production was top quality. The Bodyguard was based off a real movie that came out in 1982. The movie starred Whitney Huston and Kevin Costner. The story was about a pop star who was being stalked, and her bodyguard, played by Judson Mills, who protected her and kept her safe. There were some side stories going…Continue
An elegant red curtain whisked away revealing a disheveled kitchen, who’s messiness was overshadowed by the glamorous production quality of the Children’s Theatre Stage. Eight young performers shuffled on stage to remind the audience to turn off their phones, a sure sign of the uniqueness of this production. After the ensemble makes their grand entrance to welcome the audience into the story, Cinderella’s two ugly stepsisters (Dean Holt) and (Reed Sigmund) and stepmother…Continue
The Bodyguard started with a bang and I mean a literal bang. I was not sure what was going on. I wasn’t sure if the bang was a gun shot or a part of the show. Suddenly the curtain started to slowly rise and letters started to appear on the screen spelling out The Bodyguard. The Bodyguard is based on the 1982 movie of the same name staring Whitney Huston and Kevin Costner.
Once the show starts we are thrown…Continue
Emma MeentsNewsies' "Extra! Extra!" Energy and InspirationSimple stories about the "little guy" can be so much bigger than what lies beneath the surface. This is what one is left with as the stage…Continue
TC Daily Planet 5/16Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat,When a movie critic says something my dad doesn't agree with, Dad will grunt. "Those critics see too many movies! They have no idea what the average…Continue
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SpotLight's Critical Review Program gives high school students the opportunity to attend and review touring Broadway productions and SpotLight school productions. Critical Review is part of a larger curriculum that teaches communication skills, and enhances critical thinking and creative response. As part of this program, students receive study guides and press kits before the show, learn from experts including local theatre critics, playwrights and actors who discuss topics from lighting design to choreography, and in some cases, have expanded access to the Broadway touring cast and crew.
This program is funded through the generous support of Fred and Ann Moore.