Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Three Billy Goats Gruff review – captivates right to the final bleat by Miriam Gillinson

Unicorn theatre, LondonMusical for over-threes revels in belting solos, full-throttle yodelling and an operatic troll with a whiff of Lloyd Webber’s Phantom A mum sitting next to me whispe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:30AM
Friday, March 17, 2023

Céilí in Kampala: the children learning Irish dancing in the slums of Uganda by Amy Fallon

A school in the country’s capital is celebrating St Patrick’s Day after Irish dancers brought a touch of the Emerald Isle to east Africa Facial expression is key, says young dancer Winni…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:00AM
Sunday, March 12, 2023

THE CHILDREN Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds by Libby Purves and Friends

A RADIATING RESPONSIBILITY          Since I watched Sizewell A going up as a child,  live close to Sizewell B and dwell amid a forest of local posters furiously condemning Sizewell C, …

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Sound Health: Renew/Remix Concert by The Kennedy Center

Sound Health: Renew/Remix Concert October 2, 2022 Concert Hall Renew/Remix is the most recent installment of the Sound Health initiative at the Kennedy Center, a powerful partnership with t…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:00PM
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Sue Tilberry

The Tony Award-winning play “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice has landed on the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis stage like a huge blender set on 11 speed. Met at first with the…

SOURCE: at 03:03PM
Friday, January 27, 2023

January 2023: Boys, Revenge, and Violence by Nicole Serratore

Gratuitous cat pic for 2023 Viciously striking out at the thing that has hurt you is a human response but in two K-dramas I watched this month, revenge plays out differently for teenage bo…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 04:43PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Players Presents the 2nd Annual Artists Exhibition by Victoria L. Dammer

The Players Presents the 2nd Annual Artists Exhibition OpeningNight.Online n keeping with the founder’s wish, 25 pieces of artwork were displayed, allowing members and guests to mingle as …

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Book Review: ‘Roald Dahl, Teller of the Unexpected’ by Matthew Dennison by Alexandra Jacobs

“Teller of the Unexpected,” an elegant new biography, sidesteps the ugly side of the children’s book author while capturing his grandiose, tragedy-specked life.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:00PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is Crawling Back to New York by Leah Putnam

The children's book stage adaptation returns next month with an Off-Broadway run at DR2 Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:47AM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022


(Steve Dow’s article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 12/20; Photo: Ivo van Hove’s four-hour Dutch-language play A Little Life is based on Hanya Yanagihara’s bestselling 2015 nov…

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show review – isn’t it time for a breakdancing canine caper? by Tim Jonze

Southbank Centre, LondonThe hero of the children’s animated TV series is on top form in a riotous adaptation that gets the squirrels singing and screaming I must confess that it took me a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Friday, December 16, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park by Dr. Mark Dreisonstok

“Call to mind the table covered with your last Christmas gifts […] You will then be able to imagine the astonishment of the children, as they stood with sparkling eyes, unable to utter a…

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Wind in the Wilton’s review – Mr Toad and pals take on weaselly property developers by David Jays

Wilton’s Music Hall, London Piers Torday’s update of the children’s classic brings Kenneth Grahame’s animals to modern-day London Kenneth Grahame had terrifying nightmares about lyin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:32PM
Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Tiny Dancers Who Make ‘The Nutcracker’ Sparkle by Gia Kourlas and Erik Tanner

In New York City Ballet’s production this year, the children, most of them new to the show, are back to normal. Pint-size, that is.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 08:00AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience’ at Imagination Stage by Liz Ruth-Brinegar

Are you ready to ROCK? Imagination Stage certainly is with their enthusiastic, new production of “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience,” directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. The …

SOURCE: at 10:22AM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Theater Review: ‘Matilda’ at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

A small bundle of tremendous energy, with a strong will to right wrongs and find love, burst on the scene at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis’ (CTA) current fall musical production of…

SOURCE: at 10:24PM
Monday, October 24, 2022

Fashion Designer & Performer Isaac Mizrahi to Join Chicago on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Isaac Mizrahi, the performer and fashion designer, will play Amos Hart in Broadway's Chicago for a limited time. Mizrahi will bow at the Ambassador Theatre from November 7 through November…

SOURCE: at 12:55PM
Monday, October 17, 2022

Leopoldstadt by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Tom Stoppard’s "Leopoldstadt" is a powerful achievement, a history of our time as well as a cautionary tale. In depicting Jewish life in Vienna from 1899 - 1955, It also reveals a way of l…

SOURCE: at 11:53PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury, Beloved Tony-Winning Star of Mame & Sweeney Todd, Dies at 96 by

Angela Lansbury, the award-winning stage and screen actress who rose to stardom in Sweeney Todd and Murder, She Wrote, died at home in Los Angeles on October 11. She was 96. The Lansbury f…

SOURCE: at 04:49PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Famous Five: A New Musical review – lashings of vim by Clare Brennan

Theatr Clywd, MoldThis co-production with Chichester Festival theatre nails the atmosphere and the performances, if not Enid Blyton’s knack for a good plot Here be: a dastardly villain dis…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:43AM
Friday, October 7, 2022

Review: What Are Critics Saying About Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, With Songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul? by Leah Putnam

With original songs from the Dear Evan Hansen writers, the musical comedy film adapts the children's story of the same name.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM
Friday, September 30, 2022

In two fiercely acted regional theater premieres, the kids are anything but all right by Lisa Kennedy

With the recent openings of “The Children” and “Dry Land,” area theaters continue to launch their seasons on a high note -- or, depending on how you look at it, a culturally attuned …

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:37AM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Sound Health: Renew/Remix | Oct. 2 & 3, 2022 by The Kennedy Center Renew/Remix is the most recent installment of the Sound Health initiative at the Kennedy Center…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:37PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Clinic review – culture wars erupt at a birthday party by Arifa Akbar

Almeida, LondonA family fight about politics, policing and race in Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s play but the ominous early signs lead nowhere The Clinic starts off with a satirical set piece as a Bl…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:07AM
Friday, September 9, 2022

Rising to the Surface by Lenny Henry review – the breakthrough years by Fiona Sturges

In the second instalment of his memoir, the comedian reflects the fame and frustration that came with hitting the big time When the comic and actor Lenny Henry attended the first writers’ …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:37AM
Monday, August 15, 2022

Cassie and the Lights review – family drama glows in the darkness by Chris Wiegand

Underbelly, EdinburghAlex Howarth’s hugely moving play has plenty of humour and a homemade aesthetic, while asking tough questions about parenting and the law When Cassie and her younger s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54AM
Saturday, August 13, 2022

‘Truly a thing of beauty’: Rob Madge: My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) – Edinburgh Festival Fringe ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Coming of age biopic Rob Madge: My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) at the Underbelly George Square, Edinburgh is truly a thing of beauty, its life affirming and will leave you crying …

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ jumped to life at Lubber Run by Caroline Bock

The joyful energy of the cast, highlighted by the children’s choir in their brightly colored T-shirts, made this a delightful evening in a picture-perfect setting.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Theater Commentary: January 6 — What About the Children? by Joan Lancourt

Despite a seven-year record of artistic, social, educational, and organizational success, Junior Programs has, until now, been a forgotten chapter in the history of America's children's the…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 07:03PM
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Theater review: An imperfect but fresh ‘Anne of Green Gables’ at Goodspeed offers a modern perspective on a classic by Christopher Arnott

A new musical based on the children's classic "Anne of Green Gables," with a modern sensibility, is at the Goodspeed Opera House through Sept. 4. The show has some obvious problems that stil…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:33PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

12 Shows to See Off Broadway This August - Catch two new musicals, a hypnotic comedy, new takes on Shakespeare and more by Raven Snook

Catch two new musicals, a hypnotic comedy, new takes on Shakespeare and more August is the calm before the stormy fall season. But even though it's a quiet time for theatre, there are still …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

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