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Posts Tagged ‘stage’

Barberic Violence

I feel you, Sweeney Todd. Tim Burton goes dark and beautiful with this revenge opera.
Kristian Lin
People who think of musicals as light and fluffy entertainment have been surprised that Tim Burton is doing one, even though previous Burton movies have burst into song and dance.


Dash It, ‘Jeeves’!

Stage West’s adaptation of an old piece of ‘light writing’ reveals its subversive, prescient edge.
Stage
In 1957, the prolific author and playwright P.G. Wodehouse said, “I go in for what is known in the trade as ‘light writing,’ and those who do so are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.” Indeed, certif...



Valet Fever

Big Ticket
P.G. Wodehouse spent almost 60 years of his long life writing about the comic misadventures of Bertie Wooster, the bumbling young English scion of privilege, and his unflappable valet Jeeves, who was always pulling Bertie out o...


Playthings No More

Both MCB and TBT deliver rousing renditions of the holiday classic, the Nutcracker.
Stage
Two major Nutcrackers come our way each December, in addition to the countless studio versions that dot the landscape.



Norma Jean

The Show
It’s not All Hallow’s Eve just yet, but Norma Jean still might frighten the bejesus outta you. First, there’s the name, that of the dead movie starlet commonly known as Marilyn Monroe, who’s arguably more famous in deat...


Trippin’

Taking on August Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner,’ Jubilee succinctly conjures the play’s hallucinatory vibe.
Stage
A year ago this month, the much-feted playwright August Wilson died of liver cancer at age 60, and theater companies have reacted by reviving so much of his work that it has practically constituted a national Wilson festival. H...



No Moz-aleum

Stage
If Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya had led an all-Mozart Festival six years ago when he first came to town, it would have been a cautious, tentative journey. His youthful forays into 18th-century mus...