Monthly Archives: February 2013

“Life Could Be A Dream” musical

“Life Could Be A Dream” musical

Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA does wonderful summer musicals under the stars.  They also do a winter season at the Avo Playhouse in Vista.  While I was home visiting my parents, my Dad and I went to see “Life Could Be A Dream” there. “Life Could Be A Dream” is a jukebox musical with… Continue Reading

“Godspell” at the Star Theatre in Oceanside, CA

“Godspell” at the Star Theatre in Oceanside, CA

The Star Theatre in Oceanside, CA is a community theater that produces multiple shows a year.  It is the same theatre that hosts Coast Kids Theatre.  My siblings and I grew up performing there from elementary school through high school.  Needless to say, I have many memories from those years.  This weekend was my first… Continue Reading

“Buzzer” – a most welcome revival at the Guthrie Theater

“Buzzer” – a most welcome revival at the Guthrie Theater

What do a new show, an Ivey Award winning actor, the Guthrie Theater and two bloggers equal?  Opening night of the Pillsbury House Theatre’s production of “Buzzer”.  Being an Ivey Awards evaluator I knew “Buzzer” had received some acclaim in 2011 and one of the actors had won an award.  When I heard it was being revived at the… Continue Reading

“The Book of Mormon” has come to town!

“The Book of Mormon” has come to town!

“Hello, my name is Bartley and I would like to share with you the most amazing play!”  On Wednesday I attended opening night of “The Book of Mormon” at the Orpheum in downtown Minneapolis.  The theater was packed to the brim with theater fans as well as lovers of “South Park” since Matt Stone and… Continue Reading

Video of the week for 2/4/13

Video of the week for 2/4/13

“Bless the Lord” is from the musical “Godspell” composed by Stephen Schwartz.  The show debuted on Broadway in 1976 and and is based on a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew.  My sister introduced me to this song last summer and after hearing Shoshana Bean sing this rendition, I was blown away!  In… Continue Reading

The Tiger Among Us: A World Premiere Play

The Tiger Among Us: A World Premiere Play

When seeing a show that is familiar to all you know what you are in for.  On the other hand, attending a new play has a surprise element to it.  Going in with a blank slate allows you to explore.  Last weekend I saw the World Premiere of “The Tiger Among Us” written by Lauren… Continue Reading

Video of the week for 1/28/13

Video of the week for 1/28/13

Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein were an influential musical theater writing team in the 1940’s and 50’s.  Some of their most known shows are “Oklahoma”, “Carousel”, “South Pacific”, “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music”.  They won thirty four Tony Awards and fifteen Academy Awards. This week I chose the song “Some Enchanted… Continue Reading