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Today 4 U: RENT

This year Jonathan Larson’s rock musical RENT hit it’s 20-year anniversary mark and is celebrating with a national tour. Set in the early 1990’s, RENT follows a diverse group of artists through their struggles to make ends meet. The show beautifully depicts real life problems with careers, love interests and the impending effects of AIDS on their community. RENT’s strong performers, beautiful…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on June 8, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Wicked is ‘Pop-u-lar’, and with good reason!

There is something wicked in the Land of Oz, and it’s not who you would expect. Elphaba (Jessica Vosk), despite her rare talent, has spent her entire life an outcast due to the color of her emerald green skin. When she forms an unexpected friendship with the popular blonde, Glinda (Ginna Claire Mason), Elphaba feels hopeful that she will begin to fit in. For the first time ever things seem to be going her way, until one of them is declared good and the other, well, wicked.

Wicked is…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on April 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The King and I

With a plot-line as slow moving as The King and I, the performance and technical aspects need to be astounding to balance out and put on a good show. Sadly, the current version of this classic production is mediocre at best. Ambassador Theater Group’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I follows the life of Anna Leonowens (Laura Michelle Kelly), an ambitious school teacher as she travels to 1860’s Siam to…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on March 3, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia! Here we go again!

Mamma Mia! is not the eighth longest running show on Broadway without good reason. The story of a woman’s search to discover who her father is in time for the big wedding pulls viewers in with music by ABBA, they stay for the humor and strong connections with the story’s characters. An otherwise stunning production of Mamma Mia! at the Orpheum Theater let down by Lizzie Markson’s performance.…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on February 9, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Bodyguard

Alexander Dinelaris’ production of The Bodyguard began in London, and is based on the Warner Bros. screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan (1992). The story follows Rachel Marron (Deborah Cox) on her journey as a superstar. When Marron’s management team finds a fan letter that threatens her life, former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer (Judson Mills) is brought in to protect Marron and her son. An unexpected love story unfolds as the two realize that to be…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on January 12, 2017 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Curiosity Killed the Dog

A chance to see The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a life-changing one. Fifteen year old Christopher Boone (played by Adam Langdon) has a phenomenal brain. He is obsessed with mathematics and is remarkably intelligent. When Christopher discovers his neighbor’s dog lying dead with a pitchfork in it’s side, he sets out to uncover the identity of the murderer. Along his journey of detective work he gains…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on December 2, 2016 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Cabaret Review

The current remount of Sam Mendez and Rob Marshall’s 1998 production, Cabaret, is a must-see musical. Based in the years 1929-1930, Cabaret tells the outlandish tale of life in Berlin, Germany pre-WWII. The legendary Emcee presents the vibrant nightlife of the Kit Kat Klub to lead us through the lives of American writer Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley), and Sally Bowles (Andrea Goss), a mediocre night club performer from England.

The audience hadn’t even…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on October 20, 2016 at 8:59pm — 3 Comments

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