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Posts Tagged ‘musical’

Great American Trailer Park Packs a Punch

Circle Theatre’s latest production is raunchy but not gratuitous.
JIMMY FOWLER
Throughout the first act of Circle Theatre’s production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, I had the nagging sensation that this raucous, perfectly detailed staging reminded me of another artist’s work that I could...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 28 A native of Aledo, Ill., Suzy Bogguss has gradually made herself over in this decade from country singer to a musician more influenced by jazz, swing, and samba. She played McDavid Studio previously to a sold-out hall,...



Isn’t This Better?

Big Ticket
Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb were introduced to each other in 1962, and their collaboration for the musical stage lasted even beyond Ebb’s death in 2004: A musical based on the Scottsboro Boys case opened Off Br...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 The old TV program The Gong Show used to have a recurring character called “The Unknown Comic,” a comedian who told jokes with a paper bag over his head (a wise move, considering how bad his jokes were). An unknown...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 10 Essential viewing for anyone who likes their movies completely insane, Sukiyaki Western Django is a Western by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike, who wrote the script in English and then hired non-English-speaking Japan...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 The provocative historian Howard Zinn passed away last month, but his legacy lives on at 1919 Hemphill this evening when they screen The People Speak, a documentary based on Zinn’s books that tell the American st...



He’s Changed

Singer-songwriter David Matsler gets serious about the studio.
CAROLINE COLLIER
While making We’ve Changed, Fort Worth troubadour David Matsler faced his demons and found them less daunting than he had feared. After five years of obsessively devoting his life to music, he finally relinquished his nee...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 14 Symphony Arlington goes all French this evening with performances of Debussy’s La Mer and his much lesser-known Clarinet Rhapsody, a piece transcribed for orchestra that was originally written for clarinet and pi...



Maestro

KRISTIAN LIN
The flawed, fabulous musical Nine is based on a Broadway show, which in turn was adapted from Federico Fellini’s film 8½. Set in 1965, it stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Guido Contini, a world-renowned Italian filmmaker who...


Le Freak

JIMMY FOWLER
Here are a couple of fun facts about the 817 musical entity Disco:Hate, a.k.a. Casey Colby: First, he sings and writes original material but doesn’t consider himself a “singer-songwriter.” Second, though he ca...