All Things Entertaining and Cultural

The Three Maries — No Attytude at Prince Music Theater

Michael Ogborn is often a master of loopy fun, and he knows without question both the genre he’s emulating, haphazardly plotted romantic musicals of the 1920s, and the city he’s … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Penelope — Inis Nua at Prince Music Theater

Some plays are production-dependent. Their quality as dramatic pieces may be assured, but they have an equal chance of soaring or tanking according to how they are presented or performed. … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’m a Stranger Here Myself — Prince Music Theater

Mark Nadler has a lot to impart in his 90-minute show, “I’m a Stranger Here Myself:¬† Musik from the Weimar and Beyond.” The veteran cabaret performer uses a barrel-house piano … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Suit — Prince Music Theater

As complete and as satisfying as “The Suit” is within the boundaries creators Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne, and Franck Krawczyk set for it, I can’t help but wish it had … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Potted Potter — Prince Music Theater

With all of J.K. Rowling’s inventive lore, distinctive characters, descriptive costumes, myopic muggles, and wizardly traditions, there is oodles to spoof and celebrate in the Harry Potter books. Everything from … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Patti LuPone — Faraway Places — Morgan’s Cabaret — Prince Music Theater

¬†Younger generations of theatergoers must regard Patti LuPone the same way I think of Ethel Merman or Mary Martin. With other combinations like Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, or Liza … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Evil Dead: The Musical — Prince Music Theater

As two pairs of companions behave flagrantly in nearby bedrooms, a young woman sits alone reading in the main den of a mountain cabin so isolated you have to park … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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