Musicals

The role of Tina Turner, in the musical of the same name, has to be all kinds of grueling – a massive commitment at each and every performance. The energy burn is off the charts and the vocal range and explosiveness of the voice that needs to be employed to pull this performance off is otherworldly. Which is why, I have since learned, that they have cast two Tinas to play the part…

Jagged Little Pill tackles ugly beautifully. I saw this show for the second time on Sunday with a group of 50, many in the 14/15 year old range. When there are kids and their parents in the mix, I am hyper aware of the content that is that is being covered. And Jagged Little Pill covers a lot of dark, ugly and challenging content…

Tina Turner did not have an easy life. This icon was handed the steep, craggy, dangerous and entirely uphill version of life at birth. She was also granted three super important gifts that would enable her to so marvelously persevere as she tackled this daunting climb: her spirit, her tenacity, and her voice…

From afar one would be hard-pressed to glean similarities between the dazzling musical about the life and tumultuous times of The Temptations in Ain’t Too Proud and the stark and dark play about the quietly tortured and lonely life of a middle-aged professor in The Sound Inside. But those similarities I mentioned? They are there…

The idea for this theater group, Grab Your Group and Go, that I spend hours on end managing was born while sitting in the audience at the musical Once some 5 years ago. I sat there in awe of the raw singing and emotion on display and thought to myself – OMG, EVERYONE needs to see this show! While in the audience at Superhero I felt that way again….

PA/PTA President’s seem to be a curious and unappealing breed, at least in the mindset of the entertainment world. In movies, tv shows, and books, PA Presidents are pushy, uptight, humorless, sugar averse, have unusually narrow worldviews, and are generally off-putting individuals. Such is the case on stage in the newly launched and (opposite of a PA President) wonderfully appealing Broadway show: The Prom.

Two years.  730 calendar days. That is not a lot of time.  How remarkable that just a scant two years go by and boom, I find our 14-year-old twins to be absolutely on target to appreciate and love the exposed nerve that is Dear Evan Hansen…