Ain’t Too Proud – a jukebox musical with a tale to tell

There have been 24 different members of the Temptations since the group’s creation in the 1960s. First known as the Elgins, this original and quintessential quintet has gone on (in many 5-member formations) to sell tens of millions of albums over the decades, and to earn a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall ofContinue reading “Ain’t Too Proud – a jukebox musical with a tale to tell”

Cleveland gets WICKED

“It’s good to see me, isn’t it?” Glinda the Good asks this loaded question to the crowd upon entering the stage via a magical bubble in the national tour of WICKED. It’s her debut line, and it’s a question pertinent to both the on-stage Ozians, and to the audience at Playhouse Square, who is stillContinue reading “Cleveland gets WICKED”

Go back in time with ‘What I Did Last Summer’ at Clague Playhouse

“Oh man – I lived this! I was this kid’s age during World War II – it really affected me. I was 15 years old in 1945, like Charlie,” muses Ron Newell, the director of Clague Playhouse’s “What I Did Last Summer.” Opening Friday, September 23, 2016, “What I Did Last Summer” is a memoryContinue reading “Go back in time with ‘What I Did Last Summer’ at Clague Playhouse”

Christopher Johnston invites you into the Clown Motel

CLOWNS. Happiness. Terror. Joy. Rainbows. Anger. Fun. Red Shoes. Stephen King. You name it – there will be a strong reaction to clowns no matter who you ask. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a quirky title to garner interest in a piece. I admit that “Selfies at the Clown Motel” drew me in from theContinue reading “Christopher Johnston invites you into the Clown Motel”

Have we lost our theatre etiquette?

Today I read an article entitled “An Open Letter To Those Who Leave During Curtain Call: A lesson on curtain call etiquette,” published by Christopher Castanho over on Castanho takes issue with audience members leaving prior to curtain call, citing that the immense amount of work that goes into a show should command a respect through the audience’sContinue reading “Have we lost our theatre etiquette?”

‘My Barking Dog’ reveals the beast within at convergence-continuum

No, “My Barking Dog” by Eric Coble isn’t about my obnoxious (but super cute) puggle named Mac, it’s about drawing your own lines in the sand and then choosing whether or not to cross them. It’s about embracing the animal within, while clinging to a need for structure. With a limited run at The Liminis, convergence-continuumContinue reading “‘My Barking Dog’ reveals the beast within at convergence-continuum”

Get Ready to PARTY at Dobama

Where will YOU be on Saturday, August 13th, 2016? DOBAMA THEATRE wants you to be at their launch party! Straight from the invite about this FREE event: “Dobama Theatre is proud to kick-off the 16/17 Season with our annual LAUNCH PARTY on Saturday, August 13th. Doors open at 7pm and admission is FREE! Come haveContinue reading “Get Ready to PARTY at Dobama”

‘The Woman Hater’ – an interview with Mamaí’s Christine McBurney

“The Woman Hater” is equal parts comedy of humours, sentimental comedy, gothic/sentimental tragedy, and farce. – Christine McBurney “The Woman Hater” seems like a harsh title for a play, but this comedy takes aim at both sexes. Playing August 18 – September 4, 2016, Mamaí Theatre Company will present this Fanny Burney piece with a castContinue reading “‘The Woman Hater’ – an interview with Mamaí’s Christine McBurney”

Restorations and Online Ticketing bring Clague Playhouse into the 21st century

The last time Clague Playhouse got new seats, it was 1995. The last major renovation was in 1991. The paper ticketing system has been in place for decades. Let’s just say that Clague was due for some loving upgrades, and that’s what has happened! When you walk into the 93-seat theater, you don’t get theContinue reading “Restorations and Online Ticketing bring Clague Playhouse into the 21st century”

‘OBJECTIVELY / REASONABLE’ gives community a voice

“People want to talk about what happened; they just don’t always know how.” – Lisa Langford “OBJECTIVELY / REASONABLE: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14” is a new, collaborative piece that will be presented at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, August 18 – September 4, 2016. What is it? “Objectively /Continue reading “‘OBJECTIVELY / REASONABLE’ gives community a voice”