Posts Tagged ‘musicals’
At the end of the day, a strong cast saves this musical.
I’ve never been a fan of Les Misérables, the Broadway musical, and the movie version reminded me of all the reasons: the bombast, the simplistic characters, the relentless self-seriousness, the endless ballads that all sound...
Anything Goes was revived on Broadway last year to great acclaim, but the musical has never really been in eclipse. Since it debuted in 1934, the show has endured as a vehicle for some of Cole Porter’s greatest songs. The sto...
Duncan Sheik first came to prominence in the mid-1990s as a pop singer-songwriter, carving out airy, pleasing songs like “Barely Breathing” and “She Runs Away.” For all the lapidary artistry of these gems, he envisioned...
Traditional hand-drawn animation has been out of fashion for much of this decade. Most of Hollywood followed Pixar’s lead years ago and went to computers for their animated family movies. Now the novelty value of that has...
I always found ABBA’s melancholy ballads more interesting than their better-known disco-influenced hits, but I find those latter songs pleasant enough in small doses.
Pastiche seems to be the thing with our theater troupes, at least for this week.