Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Nutcracker by The California Ballet

The Nutcracker by The California Ballet

Tis the season for classic holiday themed shows of merriment and wonder.  THE NUTCRACKER is a favorite that audiences young and old can enjoy.  The well known music by Tchaikovsky tells the story of a party, a battle, a snow kingdom and a kingdom of sweets through the eyes of a young girl, Clara.  This… Continue Reading

Nutcracker Rouge at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Nutcracker Rouge at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Have you ever heard of a baroque, burlesque version of the class ballet , THE NUTCRACKER?  Neither had I until coming across NUTCRACKER ROUGE now playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre.  The show followed a main character through the woods who was on a drug trip.  She stumbled upon interesting characters and was transformed into… Continue Reading

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is currently performing at the New York City Center through January 5th with multiple selections of choice material.  On Friday December 13th I saw four pieces that were all choreographed by Alvin Ailey himself back in the 60’s and 70’s and were set to Duke Ellington’s music. Linda Celeste Sims… Continue Reading

Interview with Shea, star of “Shea: Prince of Christmas”

Interview with Shea, star of “Shea: Prince of Christmas”

“Shea: Prince of Christmas” is a holiday show now playing at the St. Luke’s Theatre now through December 27th.  Shea takes audiences on a Christmas musical journey as he performs some classical tunes such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” “The Christmas Song”.  He also does modern favorites like “All I Want for… Continue Reading

Interview with actor, Andrew Hubacher

Interview with actor, Andrew Hubacher

Andrew Hubacher is a New York City based actor who just finished playing the lead role, Sam, in LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI.  We met at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and chatted about his career.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): Where did you go to college and what is your degree… Continue Reading

Kinky Boots on Broadway

Kinky Boots on Broadway

Charlie has grown up surrounded by his father’s shoe business but wants to move to London with his fiancee and start a life of his own.  When his father died suddenly he had to pick up the pieces of Price & Sons Shoes and help with the failing business.  Charlie runs into a flamboyant drag… Continue Reading

Oliver at Paper Mill Playhouse

Oliver at Paper Mill Playhouse

OLIVER, now playing at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, is an adaptation of Charles Dickens beloved classic about a young orphan who starts off in a workhouse, meets a vagabond group of boys and ends with a new family in Victorian London.  The show is filled with extravagant dance numbers and exciting songs written… Continue Reading

Interview with the multi-talented, JV Mercanti

Interview with the multi-talented, JV Mercanti

JV Mercanti is a casting director,  teacher, director.  His first book “In Performance: Contemporary Monologues Late Teens-20’s” was recently published by Applause books.  If you are a young actor, you don’t want to miss out on learning about these monologues he has compiled!   The Playbill Collector (TPC): What did you go to school for?… Continue Reading

Michael Urie stars in Buyer & Cellar

Michael Urie stars in Buyer & Cellar

Michael Urie, best known for his role on “Ugly Betty”  has tackled a new comedy by Jonathan Tolins and has hit it out of the ballpark.  BUYER & CELLAR tells the tale of a young actor living in Los Angeles who goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s basement that in reality, is a mini mall.… Continue Reading