BIG RIVER at New Village Arts

BIG RIVER at New Village Arts

When I was a kid, my siblings and I grew up doing shows together. For some reason, only my brother did BIG RIVER. I vividly remember sitting in the audience entranced. The songs were catchy, heartfelt and moving. To this day, it is still one of my families favorite musicals. With that in mind, I… Continue Reading

Interview with Sheri Sanders of Rock The Performance

Interview with Sheri Sanders of Rock The Performance

In 2004, Sheri Sanders created a Masterclass in Auditioning for Rock Musicals. Since then, Sheri has become the world’s preeminent popular music repertoire coach. Her students have landed jobs on and off Broadway, on National tours, and have competed on the Voice, American Idol, and The Glee Project. The Playbill Collector (TPC): Tell us about… Continue Reading

Harvey at the Guthrie Theater

Harvey at the Guthrie Theater

Elwood P. Dowd is a silly, yet charming man who introduces everyone to his best friend Harvey. The problem is, Harvey is unseen and presumably imaginary. Harvey also happens to be a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka aka rabbit. Elwood’s social-climbing sister, Veta, is embarrassed by his behavior and decides to have him committed to a… Continue Reading

Interview with Jason O’Neill of “Riverdance”

Interview with Jason O’Neill of “Riverdance”

Jason O’Neill is a principal dancer at RIVERDANCE. The show is celebrating the 20th anniversary. For those of you who have seen it, you can look forward to some new things! There is a new set design, lighting design and powerful female dance number called “Anna Livia”. They have a superb onstage band and the… Continue Reading

The Great Work at the Guthrie Theater

The Great Work at the Guthrie Theater

THE GREAT WORK is a world premiere musical by 7th House Theater. The show follows the world’s most renowned living pianist on a journey into his past. THE GREAT WORK was so beautiful, I’ve decided to highlight my three favorite elements instead of writing a typical review. 1. David Darrow’s Music- I’ve seen David act… Continue Reading

Five Steps to Theatre Etiquette

Five Steps to Theatre Etiquette

Some theatre newcomers are not sure what proper theatre etiquette is so I’m here to lay out five steps for you. Just think of a theatre like a movie theater. You don’t want to make much noise and you want to allow others around you to enjoy the show. 1. Turn off your cell phone… Continue Reading

Spring Awakening on Broadway

Spring Awakening on Broadway

Combining sign language and musical theater is not an easy task. However, Deaf West Theatre has taken their California production and mounted it on the Broadway stage like a pro. The story tells of young German children in the 1890’s. They are exploring life in a time when authority is strong and questioning is not… Continue Reading