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Every Sentence is For the Birds was a production put on by The Moving Company, and directed and produced by Dominique Serrand. This show was written by the moving company and was inspired by the real journals of British anthropologists from the 1930s. These journals were based on theories that there were abandoned children living in the wild and morphing into animal like creatures. This was the basis of the show. There were only two actors In this show, Nathan…Continue
There has been a fad going around the theatre community for quite some time now. It seems that many of the new musicals created these days are based off of books or movies that existed previously. These productions tell the same story, but through the media of musical theater. Some popular examples include Shrek: The Musical, Carrie: The Musical, and Bring it on: The Musical. Being that converting books or…Continue
The Book Of Mormon is one of the most successful and popular productions to ever grace a Broadway stage. Written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone, creators of hit television comedy South Park, The Book Of Mormon explores the generally considered taboo religion of Mormonism through comedic means. In a manner similar to that of South Park, The Book of Mormon takes the extra step between comedy and pure vulgarity, finding humor in issues such…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.