"Legally Blonde" show #237
This evening I attended Harvard Law School in Walnut Creek, CA at Diablo Theatre Companys’ production of “Legally Blonde”. The big name in this show is Bailey Hanks who reprises her MTV won, Broadway closing role of Elle Woods. With a Broadway performer leading this energetic cast this show, the level of enjoyment was raised to the ultimate Delta Nu standard. “Legally...
"When We Are Married" show #236
This evening I attended the 2nd performance of the show, “When We Are Married” at the 2nd Space Theater in Fresno, CA. This was a show that I knew very little about going in. From time to time it’s nice to go into a theater not knowing what the piece is about. I knew the basic outline, but after seeing this wonderful J.B. Priestly work, the basic plot is only the framework for...
Season Announcement Wednesday
This week for my season announcement segment of the blog, I am giving tribute for one of the bay area premiere theatres, Theatreworks! Shows/Dates: Upright Grand (July 11-August 10), Time Stands Still (August 22-September 16), 33 Variations (October 3-28), Big River (November 28-December 30), Somewhere (January 16, 2013-February 10, 2013), The Mountaintop (March 6-31), Being Earnest (April...
"Young Frankenstein" show #235
On Wednesday, 2/15, I saw the non-equity national tour of “Young Frankenstein” at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno, CA. I have seen this tour twice before. The first time was an equity tour starring Roger Bart as Frankenstein (the role he originated in the Broadway Cast) and Brad Oscar as Inspector Kemp/Hermit. With that as a template I was a bit skeptical to see the non-equity turn at...
"Season Announcement" Wednesday
So in order to provide the most exposure for our beloved art of Theatre, every Wednesday I will be posting information on a selected companys’ season. Mainly it will be theatre companies that just recently announce their season. This week’s company is Sacramento Music Circus. They announced their 2012 summer season this past Sunday. Below is all of the info you need to know to go see...
"Anything Goes" show #234
To top off my Broadway filled weekend, I took in the classic, also Tony Award winning “Anything Goes” starring the hall of fame Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney) and Joel Grey (Moonface Martin). It was a delightful, de-lovely evening filled with all the great Cole Porter hits, amazing choreography by Kathleen Marshall doing double duty as director and choreographer. In all, it was a classy...
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"Godspell" show #233
My second show of my Broadway filled weekend is the Stephen Schwartz revival of “Godspell.” It is being performed in the Circle in the Square Theater, which makes for a very up close and intimate occasion when I saw this Saturday matinee performance. This was one of those times where I was seeing this show for the very first time. It was a treat having seen this Broadway cast break my...
"The Book of Mormon" show #232
So I just came back from my very first weekend in New York, and saw several Broadway shows. The first one being the 2011 multi-Tony Award winner, “The Book of Mormon.” This show has comedy, offensive material, energetic choreography, drama, love, and passion. To sum up what you are about to read, this show 100% deserved the Tony Awards it received. For those who have remained immune...
"The Music Man" show #231
Oh, we got trouble in River City! But not down at the Mercedes Edwards Theater. Tonight I went and saw the opening night performance of Clovis High School’s spring musical production, “The Music Man.” This vibrant cast of 80+ was well staged by Director Mrs. Susan Kehler. With kids ranging from 2nd grade up to 12th grade, you may be timid in seeing this Broadway classic being...
Playing This Month...
So today is February 1st, and there is a whole month of great theatre going on all around the place. Like all lists, this may not include every show going on, but it’s what I know to date. If know of a show, make sure you add it on! So here is a listing of shows that will be running this month, that way if you’re ever at a loss and don’t know what to do, go support theatre...