POSTED // Oct 29,2013 - If Pioneer Theatre Company’s Other Desert Cities were one of your co-workers, it would be that guy down the hall who’s name is probably Jim, but you’re not sure enough to actually call him that out loud
POSTED // Oct 29,2013 - Sound design: It’s not often that it’s the make-or-break element in a theatrical production. But New World Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth feels like it’s being guided by someone who doesn’t realize
POSTED // Sep 24,2013 - Musical-theater conventions are always ripe for satirical skewering; ditto for a familiar genre like the whodunit. And the combination of the two in James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach’s Something’s Afoot makes for a delightful opener for Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season.
POSTED // Sep 24,2013 - Rent—based largely on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème, which goes to show that the trope of romanticized artistic poverty has been perpetuated by poor artists for centuries and they’re not about to stop—is a bona fide modern classic.
POSTED // Jul 16,2013 - There is a certain brand of movie documentary—one that has proliferated over the past decade—that succeeds for its audience not primarily on the basis of any real measure of quality, but simply by virtue of existing.
POSTED // May 7,2013 - There was a time, not long ago, when you couldn’t look through local theater listings without finding at least two or three simultaneous productions of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.