Saturday, March 23, 2019

Theatre

Boesmans: Pinocchio CD review – a Darkly Imaginative Vision of the Wooden Boy

“Arite of passage, an opera for children, an opera about childhood”, is Philippe Boesmans’ characterisation of his version of Pinocchio. It’s his seventh opera, only one of which – Julie, based on Strindberg’s Miss Julie –...

Wonderful Circus Performs In Magic Prague

Wonderful Circus had its premiere way back in 1977, and since that time has been the most-performed title of Laterna magical with over 6 370 re-runs. In the current repertoire, it is also the...

Edinburgh Festival 2016: ‘Shake’ a pop-theatre twist on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

The 2016 Edinburgh International Festival is celebrating the influence of Shakespeare and re-interpretations of his work, to mark 400 years since his death.  We'll be taking a closer look at three productions from countries which...

Denver Center Announces Lineup for New Play Summit

The 12th annual event will feature three readings and two world premiere productions. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) theatre company has announced the lineup for the 2017 Colorado New Play Summit, which will...

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants Go to Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Anne Basting

The writer of ‘An Octoroon’ and the creator of ‘TimeSlips’ receive the six-figure honor alongside leaders in all fields. Recognizing 23 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant...

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Review – Fairytale Spins Light Through Darkness

During the four years in which Sergei Prokofiev was writing the music for Cinderella, the world was engaged in a war of industrial-scale brutality. As half of Europe fell to Nazi occupation, Britain suffered...

This Month in Theatre History

From the first performances of Baltimore’s Vagabond Players, L.A.’s Teatro Principal, and NYC’s Roundabout to designer Tharon Musser’s Broadway debut, November was a memorable month for theatre. BY THE OSCAR G. BROCKETT CENTER FOR THEATRE...

A New ‘Servant’ From Two Masters

Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp keep the Jeune Lune flame burning with a fresh, improvisatory take on an old chestnut. The Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the renowned Minneapolis company that emphasized physical theatre, has...

Sugarplum Sensations: The Best Dance Shows This Christmas

Matthew Bourne brings back his Blitz-set Cinderella, Arthur Pita presents The Little Match Girl with cartoon robots and there are Nutcrackers aplenty. Nutcrackers. A Christmas season without dancing snowflakes, magical toys and sugar plum fairies...

Opera and Drama National Theatre Prague – The Bagpiper of Strakonice

The Czech classic dramatist’s most celebrated play is a tall story for both adults and children. The winsome fairy tale blends real, typically Czech characters with the mysterious realm of Nature, the world of...

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