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Dear Katori Hall,
I saw a really great show last night, it happens to be one you wrote. Congrats on creating one of the most unique theatrical experiences I have ever endured. P**** Valley follows the hardships of four pole dancers in a town in rural Mississippi. Issues of stigma surrounding the pole dancing community, racism, violence, and rape are just a select number of the many issues covered over the course of this…Continue
Flashing lights, a killer band, people rocking along to their favorite oldies.. sounds like a typical concert right? Wrong. You have just found yourself at Jersey Boys, a musical about four foul-mouthed Jersey natives, The Four Seasons. This upbeat jukebox musical holds special moments where you will need to remind yourself that you are, in fact, still sitting in the beautiful seats of the Orpheum Theatre and not…Continue
The touring production of Jersey Boys, showing at the Orpheum for one week only, was a definite success. As I made my way to my seat, the theater was already almost completely filled. Excited chatter bounced around the room, a majority of the show-goers being older than me. I had slight apprehension that the show would be very generation specific, however my fears were quickly dashed away. The show opened with the popular and fun tune, " Oh What A Night", captivating everyone in the…Continue
We have all heard the songs- jammed to them in the car, made dinner to them, and even danced around in our pajamas to them. But do you know the stories behind them? With angelic voices duplicated exquisitely on stage, Jersey Boys is a show everyone can enjoy. Telling the story of The Four Seasons and how they made their claim to fame- you will laugh, cry, and sing along as you are charmed by the four handsome men on stage.
Each smile and wink to the audiences erupting applause…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.