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Posted by Ruby Regan on May 3, 2015 at 8:13pm 0 Comments

As the performance began, I was dreading the night. I had seen the movie Jersey Boys once before and it absolutely put me to sleep. I went into the performance last Tuesday night, April 28th, ready for a snooze fest. However I wasn't completely right in my assumption. With the first chord of the show I was tremendously confused since a hip neon French group flooded the stage and started to preform one of the Four Seasons signature songs. I thought perhaps I was in the wrong theater. No need to… Continue

Jersey Boys

Posted by Allie Hatch on May 3, 2015 at 2:40pm 0 Comments

In a world where just about every well known band or musician has a musical dedicated to their story, on my way to Jersey Boys playing at the Orpheum Theatre I assumed I would not witness anything wildly original or exciting. And for the most part, I was right. Of course the music wasn't original because, well, what kind of jukebox musical would it be if it was? The direction was uninspired and some of the writing was as corny as a 60's sitcom. In my mind, Jersey Boys blurs with a…



Posted by Nathaniel Larson on May 3, 2015 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

            It was as if a portal had opened up at the back of the theater, and an entire hidden audience suddenly revealed itself. Their ecstatic screams echoed back and forth between our two worlds and it took a moment to realize that the hidden audience we saw was only a digital image, just a theatrical trick. The members of the Four Seasons, silhouetted against the projection, sang their newest smash hit, “Sherry.” It was a moment of bliss: they had achieved their dream of fame and…


P**** Valley Gets My Tips

Posted by Lizzie Esposito on May 2, 2015 at 6:43pm 1 Comment

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…



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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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