Posts Tagged ‘role’

Evan Almighty

A late-night booze run fuels the inspiration for the superb Superbad.
Kristian Lin
I see it clearly now: 2007 will go down as the year that Seth Rogen arrived.


In Memoriam

Beverly Sills 1929-2007
Stage
Nearly half a century ago at Baylor University, newcomer soprano Beverly Sills gave a recital, and afterward an eager fan asked to be sent an autographed photo.



Curtain Call

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Opera’s first annual festival ends this weekend with final performances of all three current productions: Madame Butterfly, Frau Margot, and Falstaff, in Bass Performance Hall.


Love Bug

The craziness is contagious in this claustrophobic, unsatisfying thriller.
Kristian Lin
Purely from an intellectual standpoint, the existence of Bug tickles me. I love how it starts out as a kitchen-sink indie drama and then turns into something weirder and more menacing halfway through.



Death Becomes Them

Mozart’s Requiem isn’t all gloomy in TBT’s hands, er, feet.
Stage
In his six years with Texas Ballet Theater, artistic director Ben Stevenson has led the company back from the abyss.


To the Stars

For new talents, Metroplex opera is quite the launching pad, as Stephen Costello has proved.
Stage
In his major American debut more than 40 years ago, tenor Plácido Domingo sang Edgardo in Fort Worth Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor. (He had previously sung the walk-on role of Normano in the same piece for the Da...



Stale

Circle Theatre’s Bus Stop isn’t the problem — we are.
Stage
If you want to check out a dandy example of the difference between film and stage acting, watch the 1957 romantic comedy The Prince and the Showgirl. It features Laurence Olivier, commonly cited as a titan of 20th-century theater.


The Bond Beginning

A new actor and an old outlook help 007 regain his mojo in Casino Royale.
KRISTIAN LIN
There hasn’t been a good new James Bond picture in two decades.



Sacrificing Stars

Kristian Lin
The road to the remake of the 1973 pagan drama The Wicker Man was paved with good intentions, not to mention some formidable talent. Leading man Nicolas Cage also acts as an executive producer on playwright-filmmaker Neil LaBut...


Shall We Dance?

MCB dances an original down the aisle, while Broadway at the Bass delivers a royal rumble.
Kultur
In his almost 10 years with Metropolitan Classical Ballet, co-artistic director Alexander Vetrov has staged a lot of productions, everything from Spartacus to a full-length Nutcracker to various skillfully worked excerpts from ...