“Mast” Sails Through Troubled Seas By Pearson Kashlak
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“Mast” Sails Through Troubled Seas By Pearson Kashlak

More than anything, the key to success, in any project, is focus. Maintaining emphasis on what you are attempting, creating, and/or selling is essential in manifesting one’s fully-realized vision. Without it the end result, to the observers and consumers, seems muddled and unsure of itself and, more importantly, what it’s trying to accomplish. Mast, a … Continue reading

The Vortex’s Summer Youth Theatre Breathes Life Into a Classic By David Snodgrass
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The Vortex’s Summer Youth Theatre Breathes Life Into a Classic By David Snodgrass

ruth, pride, religion, power; these values are called into question for one family pit against a deceitful opponent.  Molière’s classic comedy, Tartuffe, examines the title character as he manipulates one unlucky family for his own selfish gain.  Will truth and justice prevail for this family, or will they allow their suspicions and doubt to ensure … Continue reading

First Impressions Are Everything At Hyde Park Theatre’s “The Night Alive”  By Pearson Kashlak
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First Impressions Are Everything At Hyde Park Theatre’s “The Night Alive” By Pearson Kashlak

To whom can we entrust our security and happiness if not ourselves? Does that which makes us happy cease serving us if we hold onto it rather than utilizing its potential? The Night Alive, the most recent play by Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson, seeks to acknowledge, if not answer, these delicate questions. … Continue reading

Doctuh Mistah does it again, with Heathers, the Musical. By Laura Jordan
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Doctuh Mistah does it again, with Heathers, the Musical. By Laura Jordan

“I must stop Heather….that goddamned Heather.  Tomorrow I’ll be kissing her aerobicized ass but tonight just let me dream of a world without Heather, a world where I am free.” Let me put down my monocle and diary for a moment and explain.  Following a trend of cult classic movies brought to Broadway in musical … Continue reading

Rocky Horror Shines Thanks To Doctuh Mistuh Productions By Olin Meadows
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Rocky Horror Shines Thanks To Doctuh Mistuh Productions By Olin Meadows

Let’s do the time warp again. Doctuh Mistuh Productions is staging a double feature presentation this summer of Heathers the Musical and The Rocky Horror Show! It’s really groovy. Michael McKelvey the founder of Doctuh Mistuh and also the director of these productions. I saw the fantastic production of The Rocky Horror Show, it is … Continue reading

It Is Very Important To Be Earnest… Review of The Importance Of Being Earnest by Olin Meadows
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It Is Very Important To Be Earnest… Review of The Importance Of Being Earnest by Olin Meadows

How important is a name? Well in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde a name is all that matters, it just happens that everyone wants the same name! Austin’s City Theatre is currently producing this Victorian comedy of manners in a well thought and highly comical production! The show is directed by Fritz … Continue reading

When the Rain Stops Falling, About More Than Just The Weather By Patrick McElhinney
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When the Rain Stops Falling, About More Than Just The Weather By Patrick McElhinney

Let’s just go to the proverbial bottom line: this is an engrossing and entertaining play currently on stage at The Vortex theater in a superior production by Different Stages and is one that is well worth seeing. You can also apply adjectives such as “intriguing,” “imaginative,” “engaging,” “challenging,” “emotional,” “well-crafted.” Director Norman Blumensaadt, the producing … Continue reading