Over 50 Artists Set for WAM and MopCo's 24HR THEATRE PROJECT Today
(5/18/2013) - For the third year in a row, WAM Theatre and The Mop & Bucket Improv Company (MopCo) will bring together over 50 theatre artists from the Berkshire and Capital Region areas to produce the 24hr Theatre Project. Together, these artists will mount five short works; all written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. The 3rd Annual 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre is hosted by Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY, with a public performance taking place tonight, May 18 at 8pm.
Commonwealth Shakespeare Holds Contest for Role of 'Crab' in THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Today
(5/18/2013) - Does your dog dream of a life on the stage, performing for tens of thousands of people? Does your pup have what it takes to tackle Shakespeare? Is s/he easy-going, able to take direction, and comfortable around strangers? Bring your pooch out to Bark Place today, May 18th to audition with Larry Coen, playing Launce in our 2013 Free Shakespeare on the Common production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. We're looking for medium to large-sized dogs to interview with Larry to determine which barkers have that special 'it' quality that we know will make a successful 'Crab.'
BWW Reviews: Lots Happening in Central Square Theater's DISTRACTED
(5/17/2013) - A show about how complicated raising a child now seems to be with the constant presence of technology, the media, new learning disabilities and disorders, and the fact that everyone is always on the move. Everything is much more complicated, and pure familial values are not always easy to find anymore.
BWW Review: High Seas Highbrow For The Lowbrow
(5/17/2013) - PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the American Repertory Theater's Loeb Drama Center is tantamount to a three-ring circus being held at a beach volleyball tournament. There are beach balls, kiddie pools, beach chairs, and a grass cocktail shack. The cast performs as roving troubadours, each proficiently playing an instrument. The singing voices are good across the board and the songs are delivered with brio. As an acting troupe, The Hypocrites fit nicely with the A.R.T. aesthetic, making a strong connection with the audience both physically and emotionally. Director Sean Graney's vision serves as an introduction to the great work of Gilbert and Sullivan, albeit equivalent to a 'Reader's Digest' abridgement, and one might hope that it would motivate the previously uninitiated to learn more about them.
Liars & Believers Debut ICARUS at the Cambridge YMCA Tonight
(5/17/2013) - Greek mythology meets burlesque, puppetry, and a modern Americana score in the latest original piece from acclaimed ensemble Liars & Believers, creators of last year's gritty hit, 28 Seeds. Minnie's Menagerie, a peculiar Depression-era sideshow, is raking it in with the help of Daedalus's whimsical technology. But when Daedalus's son falls in love with Minnie's daughter, the star attraction, their passion and plans to escape threaten to bring it all crashing down.
BWW Review: Tap Legend Hines Sings and Tells His Story
(5/16/2013) - Maurice Hines puts his passion for tap, his late brother Gregory, and classic Big Band music on display in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE: AN EVENING WITH MAURICE HINES. Backed by the Berklee College of Music Select Big Band, under the direction of drummer Sherrie Maricle, Hines tells his story, shows off his vocal chops, and delights the audience with his warm, relaxed presence. The program is stingy with his dancing, but The Manzari Brothers ratchet up the excitement and kick up a lot of dust in their turn in the spotlight.
YO GABBA GABBA! to Headline Kids' Lineup at Life is good Festival
(5/16/2013) - Life is good, the Boston-based lifestyle brand committed to spreading the power of optimism and helping kids in need, today announced YO GABBA GABBA! will headline the kids' lineup at the 2013 Life is good Festival on Sept. 21-22 at Prowse Farm, Canton, Mass.
North Shore Music Theatre Announces 2013 Schedule
(5/15/2013) - The award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT), under the leadership of owner and producer Bill Hanney, has announced an exciting schedule of popular musicals, celebrity concerts and entertaining children's shows. Five-show Subscription packages, three-show Trio packages and individual tickets for all musicals, celebrity concerts and kids' shows are currently on sale.
The 2013 StageSource Theater Conference Set for 6/29
(5/15/2013) - June 29th at the A.R.T.'s Loeb Drama Center StageSource will host its 5th bi-annual theater conference for the greater New England Area. The Conference brings together hundreds of working theater professionals and organizations to discuss the issues that face the theater making sector. The 2013 focus is Reframing Success where we as a community will confront the idea of success in the 21stcentury and how redefining success on our own terms is a can benefit both individual artists and area producers and lead to a more fulfilling career.
BWW Review: Lyric Stage Company: It's a Helluva ON THE TOWN
(5/14/2013) - From stem to stern, the crew of Lyric Stage Company's ON THE TOWN serves up a boatload of thrills. Leonard Bernstein's glorious score, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins' idea fuse into a terrific voyage to end the season. Director Spiro Veloudos, Choreographer Ilyse Robbins, Music Director Jonathan Goldberg, a creative design team, and a shipshape ensemble put on one helluva show.