Fiasco Theater’s “Into the Woods”

I’ve been eager to see Fiasco Theater’s production of Into the Woods since it’s stand at the Laura Pels Theater in NYC back in 2015. This stripped down production featuring only eleven actors (half the usual amount) who play all the instruments, is a...

“Rent” at 20

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since I first heard music from Rent. I was living in Humboldt County, just like I am now, and during the spring of 1996 it was all the buzz coming out of New York. The internet wasn’t like it is today...

“Cats” Still Has Magic

I haven’t seen Cats since sometime in 2000. Will and I went to see at in its original Broadway home at the Winter Garden Theatre before it closed that fall. For me, it was the last of many visits to the show, the first of which happened in Birmingham, Alabama,...

Grey Gardens: The Musical

I first saw Grey Gardens on Broadway in December 2006 and enjoyed it, especially the powerhouse performance from Christine Ebersole (you can see that review as part of this post). This week I got to see the musical with Rachel York and Betty Buckley as they re-created...

“The Wiz” and a trip to Ashland

We got away for my birthday weekend to go up to Ashland, OR, and a visit to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which is presenting The Wiz this summer at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre. This first fully staged version of the show I’ve seen. Back in 2009, we saw a...