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The Reviews for OKLAHOMA are In…

April 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

And critics might say they’re in love. This naturalistic re-imagining of Oklahoma! may be less its traditional Broadway polish, but that’s one of the reasons the critics call it “wide-awake, jolting and altogether wonderful.” Set in the center of a mid-western arena, where guns adorn the walls and chili bubbles on the stage, the ...

The Reviews for AIN’T TOO PROUD Are In…

March 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Ain’t Too Proud are in, and the critics may be split about where this one lands in the overall jukebox musicals standings, but there’s no disagreement about the immense talent being showcased onstage. The performances of the original five Temptations (by Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, and David ...

The Reviews for KISS ME KATE are In…

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Kiss Me Kate are in, and the critics appreciate this Cole Porter classic for the wondrous Kelli O’Hara as Kate and intelligent updates that replace some of the piece’s misogyny with some much needed #metoo. First thing’s first – Kelli O’Hara shines as her own brand of Lilli (the reviewers even note a bit of ...

The Reviews for BE MORE CHILL are In…

March 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Be More Chill are in, and the critics are split. Is this the musical that finally speaks the truth of the tween experience? Some say so, celebrating the combination of pop-inspired music, highly emotive acting, and a frenetic, over-sugared energy that all reflect the life and tastes of modern high school kids (at least those outside the ...

The Reviews for THE CHER SHOW are In…

December 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

The critics have spoken and The Cher Show is bound to be a good time for big time fans, but maybe less of a winner for the rest of us. The songs are, of course, hits, the leads acquit themselves (Stephanie J. Block, Teal Weaks, and Micaela Diamond deliver fine performances as Cher in the Star, Lady, and Babe stages of her career), and the costumes by Bob ...

The Reviews for THE PROM are In…

November 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

The reviews for The Prom are in, and the critics are in love with this new musical – original musical, we might add – directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. The creative team of Bob Martin (book), Chad Beguelin (book, lyrics), and Matthew Sklar (music) has crafted a fun new musical that manages to poke blues and reds equally enough to ...

The Reviews for KING KONG are In…

November 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The reviews for King Kong are in, and while the great ape puppet dominating the Broadway Theater boards may be the king of his stage, this production doesn’t exactly sound poised for the throne. The critics generally find King Kong himself impressive, calling him “enchanting,” “a technological marvel,” and even “the most ...

The Reviews for PRETTY WOMAN are In…

August 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Pretty Woman are in, and the reviewers are missing the 1990 film more than they’re loving the new musical. With a storyline that’s been scrubbed clean of all the un-pretty bits that made the original material interesting, original music by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance that adds little more than a definite ’80s feel, and ...

The Reviews for GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER are In…

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Gettin’ the Band Back Together are in, and the critics aren’t buying producer and co-writer Ken Davenport’s definition of “original.” While the new musical isn’t strictly derived from any particular source material (though it borrows from more movies and musicals than we’ve got space to list here), ...

The Reviews for HEAD OVER HEELS are In…

July 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

What do you get when you bring together the music of the Go-Go’s, 16th century prose, and a star of RuPaul’s Drag Race?¬†Head Over Heels, apparently! The reviews are in, and while the plot of this centuries-bridging jukebox musical mash-up may be exhausting to follow, the laughs – and the affirming message – come easy. Featuring ...