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Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Matilda the Musical’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Evan Gray (Bruce), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull), Gabby Gutierrez (Matilda Wormwood) and The Company of Matilda The Musical National Tour. Photo credit: Joan Marcus.

Despite significant lyrical difficulties, this is the rare “family” musical that won’t bore kids or adults or both. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘John Baxter is a Switch Hitter’ at Intiman Theatre

The Seattle Fireflies take on the San Francisco Hornets in Intiman Theatre’s 'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter.' Photo by Chris Bennion.

'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter' has an intriguing premise - a straight ringer at the Gay Softball World Series - but the result is like a promising minor leaguer called up to the bigs way too early. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway, 2015 NYC Fringe Festival): ‘An Inconvenient Poop’

Shawn Shafner, 'AN INCONVENIENT POOP,' 2015 NY Fringe Festival

“We are all poopers. We need to stop our fecal denial and talk about what to do with our shit!” This is the resounding message of An Inconvenient Poop, one of the notable offerings at the 2015 New York Fringe Festival, in its world premiere. A fantastical and humorous solo production created and performed by Shawn Shafner and directed by ... Read More »

Interview with Kalaivani Kumareswaran of Temple of Fine Arts’ (Singapore) ‘Dharma Ashoka – A Transformative Journey’

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It is tough and tiring – but dance is passion driven so enthusiasm is always there to help with the creative process after a long day at work. Read More »

Interview with Vasudha Gangadharan of Temple of Fine Arts’ (Singapore) ‘Dharma Ashoka’ – A Transformative Journey

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Funding for the Arts is a major issue not only for us, but generally in Singapore. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Mercury Fur’ by Philip Ridley at The New Group

Pictured: Jack DiFalco, Tony Revolori, Peter Mark Kendall, Sea McHale, Zane Pais in The New Group production of Philip Ridley’s “Mercury Fur,” directed by Scott Elliott. This production plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement through September 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. PHOTO CREDIT: Monique Carboni.

Dystopian visions are everywhere on stage and screen these days, but the powerful and disturbing 'Mercury Fur' stands out. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘West Side Story’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

'West Side Story' at the Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio's Woodlawn Theatre offers a revival of a Broadway stalwart that's visually exciting and musically satisfying. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Steve: A Docu-Musical’

Colin Summers, 'STEVE: A DOCU-MUSICAL'

PoetryToMusic.com was a brilliantly conceived idea. Musicians put music to your poems and make awesome songs. Well, the site was limping along until an unusual character showed up and wrote that iconic and memorable email and added his handle, "Steve." Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): Summer Shorts Series B

Carmen Zilles, Alfredo Narciso, 'UNSTUCK,' 59E59th Theaters

What happens when you can't get out of your own way to change your life? You get help from an unlikely source, do something outrageous or do nothing until something ignites your will. It's summer and these one act plays, Summer Shorts 2015 at 59E59th Theaters are just the right fit when you need something lightweight yet adaptable for the hot season. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘Pimm’s Mission’

Mac Brydon, Ryan Tramont, 'PIMM'S MISSION,' 59E59 Theaters

Many of us want to make a difference by finding our true mission in life. Pimm has discovered his mission. Now, he is mentoring Thomas to make a difference and come out of his shell to discover his purpose in life. But there are problems that have to be overcome. And is doing a wrong to stop a wrong defensible if that is the only way? Read More »