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Jersey Boys (re-post because it got deleted?)

Posted by Maya Richardson on May 26, 2015 at 11:11pm 0 Comments

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 watching American Bandstand live. One…


Jersey Boys

Posted by Julian Spencer on May 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Immersive is the operative word with which I would describe the traveling production of the Tony-winning Jersey Boys, playing at the Orpheum Theatre. From its overflow of cultural references and authentic performances of classic tunes, while I was viewing the show I felt as though I was being out of much seat in 2015, into its vast time period from the 1950s through the 1980s. The production shows the story of the Four Seasons, a doo-wop group of four guys from New Jersey. Through the lenses of… Continue

Jersey Boys

Posted by Sydney Larson on May 22, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

In all honesty, I’m a sucker for 60’s music and the chance to re-live parts of history through theatre, but as much as I wanted to love Jersey Boys and walk away from the Orpheum having found my new favorite musical, I could not help but leave slightly dissatisfied. Small portions of scattered lacking elements including sound, displays, plot, and language all summed up to less than a whole. For instance, I was immediately disappointed by the sound. It proved to be inconsistent and unbalanced…


Trying to Find the Appeal of Finding Neverland

Posted by Jane Pena on May 19, 2015 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

Boring, unimaginative, anticlimactic. These are words that could be used to describe Finding Neverland the Musical, which opened on Broadway in April. It’s no surprise that the show wasn’t nominated for a single Tony Award, not even for an acting performance. For a show that’s all about having fun and being silly, Finding Neverland was remarkably tedious.  





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Dirty Dancing

Started by Zoë Makila in Uncategorized Oct 10, 2014. 0 Replies

Do you think Dirty Dancing the stage play would work as a stand alone? I'm curious if you think it's strong enough and has enough of a plot by itself to carry people through without having seen the…Continue

Are Critics Too Snobby?

Started by Dudley Voigt in Uncategorized May 17, 2012. 0 Replies

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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    What is SpotLight's Critical Reviewer Program?

    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.



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