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It’s Only  A Play… A Delight By Pearson Kashlak
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It’s Only A Play… A Delight By Pearson Kashlak

There’s a fun song in the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains entitled “What Kind of Man” that depicts a musical’s producer, songwriters, and financial backer reading a variety of delightfully negative reviews while wondering how snide and heartless one must be to become a critic, asking themselves “Who’d make a living out of killing other … Continue reading

Atlantis A Fantastic Spectacle by Pearson Kashlak
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Atlantis A Fantastic Spectacle by Pearson Kashlak

Not surprisingly, like most people who find themselves in the theatre world one way or another, I once considered pursuing a career in acting. However, there were multiple aspects to the actors’ lifestyle that simply didn’t appeal to me. The physical, mental, and social demands were beyond my capabilities. That being said, there was one … Continue reading

News Is… NEWSIES Is Coming!
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News Is… NEWSIES Is Coming!

This next week here in Austin there is a sensation coming to the Bass Concert Hall! NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony® Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, … Continue reading

Musical Interludes Creates Songs For A New World By Pearson Kashlak
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Musical Interludes Creates Songs For A New World By Pearson Kashlak

A few weeks back, while reviewing Salomé, I made note of the delicate balance between audience enjoyment and artistic message. Specifically, I wished to emphasize artists’ tendency to forsake one aspect to bolster another, unaware of the damage it brings to the production. There’s a similar scale I wish to speak about today, the balancing … Continue reading

Little Shop of Horrors, Adds a Little More Horror Than Most… By Pearson Kashlak
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Little Shop of Horrors, Adds a Little More Horror Than Most… By Pearson Kashlak

Back in 2014, while working with a theater’s production The Rocky Horror Show, I thought about how someone would successfully stage this show without disappointing anybody. Sure, on one hand, it’s Rocky Horror, the uncontested champion of cult appeal; if there’s a staging or screening of it somewhere there’s no doubt that fans will crawl … Continue reading

Silence! Or You’ll Miss A Joke! By Olin Meadows
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Silence! Or You’ll Miss A Joke! By Olin Meadows

What happens when you put a classic crime / suspense thriller movie into the world of musical theatre? MAGIC! That is what you get! Currently Doctuh Mistuh productions is presenting Silence! The unauthorized Silence Of The Lambs Musical Parody at The Austin Playhouse Highland Theatre. This production directed by Dr. Michael McKelvey is comedy at … Continue reading