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The Bodyguard: Murderer vs. Superstar

Posted by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on January 19, 2017 at 4:56pm 0 Comments

"The Bodyguard" follows the life of superstar Rachel Marron (Deborah Cox) as a murderer who is in love plots her death (Bradford Rahmlow). A bodyguard is hired for for her protection (Judson Mills), whom she promptly falls in love with. Based off of the 1992 movie with Whitney Houston, the show had big shoes to fill. The performance of "The Bodyguard" at the Orpheum captured the intensity of plot and the magic of Whitney Houston's music. The excellent voices and eerie technical elements created… Continue

The Bodyguard ~ Anisha Sharma

Posted by Anisha Sharma on January 18, 2017 at 10:11pm 0 Comments

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…


Victorian Era Meets Millennial Jokes in Cinderella

Posted by Linnea Stanton on January 17, 2017 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

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…


The Bodyguard

Posted by Rachael Bernstein on January 16, 2017 at 10:35pm 0 Comments

The Bodyguard

Rachael Bernstein


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…



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Fun Home

Started by Zoe Redfern-Hall in Sample Title Dec 16, 2016. 0 Replies

 Usually I am someone who waits until the audience in front of me has gotten up to stand, laziness taking over my politeness. At the end of Fun Home I burst out of my seat for a standing ovation. My…Continue

Newsies' "Extra! Extra!" Energy and inspiration

Started by Emma in Sample Title. Last reply by Grace Peterson May 9, 2016. 1 Reply

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

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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