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Billy Collins, Former Poet Laureate at the NY Botanical Gardens: ‘The Holiday Train Show’

Billy Collins reading "Winter," in Ross Hall at the NYBG during The Holiday Train Show. Photo by Carole Di Tosti

Children's screams of delight and laughter and adults "ahhhs" accompanied the beauty and splendor of the magnificent miniature recreations designed and staged amongst flowering plants and foliage. Read More »

Theater/Concert Review: ‘Rameau’s Nephew’ by Diderot, Presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Salon/Sanctuary contextualizes ancient music for modern audiences, and while there are countless concerts in New York City every week, no one else does precisely this. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Dim Sum Dollies – The History of Singapore Part 2′

Mrs Soharto (Selena Tan), Indira Gandhi (Pam Oei) and Mrs Marcos (Denise Tan) reacting to Singapore's progress in 1981. 

Image by Dream Academy.

Outrageously funny, full of timely insights regarding the Singapore landscape, and delivered with the most pitch perfect comedic timing. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story’

Photo Credit - Luk Monsaert. Peter Pan and Wendy (Centre).

There are acrobats and pretty set pieces, along with gorgeous costumes, that will keep audiences entertained throughout the 2 hour show. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Flux Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forest’ by Kristen Palmer

Arthur Aulisi and Rachael Hip-Flores in 'Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forest.' Photo credit Isaiah Tanenbaum

A modern-day adult fairy tale that's perfect for a dark and stormy night. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Brightness of Heaven’ by Laura Pedersen

(back to camera first) Emily Batsford, Bill Coyne, (L to R) Peter Cormican, Kate Kearney-Patch, Kendall Rileigh, James Michael Lambert in 'Brightness of Heaven.' Photo taken from the website.

The acclaimed writer's play explores strict adherence to religious principles and a new generation's rebellion against them. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): ‘Slow Dusk’ and ‘Markheim’ by Carlisle Floyd (the little OPERA theatre of ny)

Jeremy Milner and Scott Six in 'Markheim' (little OPERA theatre of ny). Photo by Tina Buckman

This spicy little production of two one-act operas provides a mini-survey of the the 'Susannah' composer's talents as he progressed from a gifted youngster to a mature artist with a sensibility very much his own. Read More »

Faulkner Society’s Words and Music Literary Feast in New Orleans

Basilica of St. Louis King of France, Jackson Square, New Orleans.

The joy of this "feast" is that one has the opportunity to see the beauties of New Orleans because the events are held in various venues, all incomparable because they are centered in and around the unique French Quarter. Read More »

Theater Review (Paris): ‘La Grande Nouvelle’ Based on Molière’s ‘The Imaginary Invalid’ at La Cartoucherie’s Storm Theater

Director Philippe Adrien with writer, actor, Jean-Louis Bauer. Both collaborated on 'La Grande Nouvelle,' based on Moliere's 'The Imaginary Invalid.' Photo by Carole Di Tosti

Perhaps no one better than the French understand how to make Molière's 'The Imaginary Invalid' current and funny. 'La Grande Nouvelle' based on Molière's last play and directed by Philippe Adrien at The Storm Theater in Paris was a delightful mix of innovation and humor. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Irving Berlin’s White Christmas’

irving berlin's white christmas woodlawn theatre san antonio

The Woodlawn Theatre rings in the holidays right with a sparkling production of the beloved musical. Read More »