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Theater Review (Baltimore) – ‘The Book of Mormon’ Brings the Fun

Monica L. Patton, David Larsen, Cody Jamison Strand
(c) Joan Marcus, 2014

This production is a rousing good time! Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘The National Tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’ Is Songtastic.

Abby Mueller as Carol King. Photo by Nathan Johnson

Like King herself the production feels pretty stripped down, bare, and plain, but it lets the music shine without overpowering everything with overly strong, busy set designs or story. Read More »

Theater Review (Baltimore): ‘Wicked’ on Tour

Wicked Munchkinland

By the end of the show you can’t help but root for Elphaba to get her happy ending. This is truly a case of a show being about the journey more than the destination because we all know how it ends. Or do we? Read More »

Theater Review (DC): Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound ‘Gigi The Musical’

Vanessa Hudgens Gigi

If the crowd reaction on opening night was any indication, this show is going to be a hit on Broadway and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it gets some Tony nods. I just wished I had come away loving this production instead of just feeling “Whelmed” by it. Read More »

Theatre Review (Baltimore): ‘Annie’ – The Musical Soars

"Issie Swickle as Annie and Sunny as Sandy in “Tomorrow”"

This production of the musical has everything the recent movie lacked – heart, exuberant performances, and gorgeous sets. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’


The entire 2nd act was fun, lively, mostly upbeat, and the rousing closing number left a big smile on my face. I wished the entire show had this kind of spirit, spunk, and energy. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘Little Dancer: A New Musical’ Debuts at The Kennedy Center


'Little Dancer' is a feast that shouldn’t be missed by musical fans Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘Evita’ at The Kennedy Center

CAROLINE BOWMAN (Eva); JOSH YOUNG (Che) & SEAN MacLAUGHLIN (Perón) in the National Tour of "EVITA" by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER; the Tony Award®-winning musical directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD; PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine; photo call: Tuesday, September 10, 2013; 1:00 PM at the Providence Performing Arts Center; Providence, Rhode Island; Photograph: © 2013 Richard Termine 
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine

There’s just something about this score that doesn’t connect with me. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage’

Jillian Mueller (Baby) and Samuel Pergande (Johnny) in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing – 
The Classic Story On Stage at National Theatre through Sept 14. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

The two leads have great chemistry, and fans of the movie will love this production, but it should have focused more on the musical numbers and done a better job with the arrangements. Read More »

Bluetooth Speaker Review: Bayan Audio’s Soundbook X3 Brings the Noise


In the few weeks that I’ve had this little speaker it’s become my go-to, but at the price, I would have liked a few more features. Read More »