With its production, opening today, of the Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning musical ‘Next to Normal,’ YMTC breaks new ground.
The long-serving artistic director reflects on writing and directing plays, Broadway and his ‘clueless’ high school self
Written by Harris, this is a graceful piece of theater, toggling back and forth between his upbringing in civil rights-era St. Louis, his return to the city he fled to bury his mother and his present life in California.
Central Works’ 63rd world premiere is an entertaining tale of three single women who solve a series of ghastly Jack the Ripper-type murders when the police don’t seem to be able to crack the case.
The duo behind this new musical were inspired by a picture book filled with dots that asks readers to use their imagination to make things happen. They created a unique piece of theater that does the same thing.
Geetha Reddy’s new drama is the tale of two women of different socioeconomic strata whose lives interweave in a manner loosely inspired by Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities.’
This lengthy, chock-filled production creatively explores diverse facets of the Bible — its history, authors, compilation, impact on civilization and on two individuals who allow its significance to effect their lives.
Smart and witty, this production, directed by incoming Aurora artistic director Josh Costello, arrives just when we need it the most. Sometimes it’s therapeutic just to laugh.
Kill the Debbie Downers! is creatively set, the acting is first-rate, and the music is entertaining. Overall, however, the ideas behind the play don’t hold together cohesively.