Stage Reviews: Superior performances in 'Logan' and 'Rosencrantz'
Published 4/23/2014 at 3:15 p.m. 0 comments
There are great performances on stage this week in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" and Camp Logan."
Stage Review: 'Dreamcoat' hits the right entertainment buttons
Published 4/23/2014 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
As Biblical epics go, the story of Joseph and his vivid coat is one of the more colorful. There are lessons galore regarding envy, hubris, lust, humility, identity and forgiveness.
Stage Review: 'Grace' elevated by impressive acting, sharp writing
Published 4/14/2014 at 6:20 p.m. 0 comments
There are some unusual approaches in "Grace" at Circuit Playhouse. The shocking opening scene is also the final scene, but played in reverse.
Concert Review: Virtuoso Bell makes even the so-so sound splendid in Germantown
Published 4/13/2014 at 5:15 p.m. 0 comments
Whenever Joshua Bell performs, his status as one of the globe’s top fiddlers is further secured.
'Peter Pan' production by Ballet Memphis soars - in more ways than one
Published 4/12/2014 at 6:14 p.m. 0 comments
The sumptuous production of “Peter Pan” by Ballet Memphis is a beautiful experience on many levels.
Review: Ensemble crackles in Next Stage's "Submission"
Published 4/9/2014 at 6:00 p.m. 0 comments
"The Submission," with savvy direction by Jerry Chipman, brings a shattering story of deceit, pretension and prejudice to Next Stage at Theatre Memphis.
Review: 'Brilliance all around' at Midtown Opera Festival
Published 4/7/2014 at 1:30 p.m. 0 comments
The ambitious Midtown Opera Festival got underway with Friday night's "Ghosts of Crosstown," suffused with a robust Memphis sensibility and a knockout event in so many ways.
Go Out This Weekend: Civil Rights Museum reopens, opera invades Midtown, Memphis Farmer’s Market returns and more
Published 4/4/2014 at 11:15 a.m. 0 comments
The National Civil Rights Museum re-opens after a big renovation, the Memphis Farmer's Market ushers in spring, chefs convene for a cause at Minglewood Hall and seven more things to do in Memphis this weekend.
'Trip to Bountiful' has bumps, but is beautiful journey
Published 3/31/2014 at 2:35 p.m. 0 comments
New Moon Theatre's presentation of "The Trip to Bountiful" is a warm and touching character study that keeps sentiment in its place and deftly reveals some truths about humanity.
'War Horse' is dazzling production with beautiful performances
Updated 3/27/2014 at 12:12 a.m. 0 comments
The premiere performance of “War Horse” at the Orpheum Tuesday night was preceded by a lot of hoopla, and with good reason. The play, which won heaps of recognition (including five Tonys) when it opened on Broadway in 2011, qualifies ...
Stage Review: 'Black Pearl Sings' at Hattiloo Theatre
Published 3/24/2014 at 3:24 p.m. 0 comments
Sometimes a terrific night at the theater is in a small venue with a couple of top performers acting and singing up a storm.
Review: Orchestra's depth showcased at IRIS concert in Memphis
Published 3/16/2014 at 3:39 p.m. 0 comments
The programming of IRIS Orchestra concerts unfailingly fascinates.
Stage Review: Playhouse's 'Anne Frank' is unrelentingly bleak but riveting
Published 3/14/2014 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
The production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Playhouse on the Square is riveting and unsparing, a terrific and disturbing interpretation of one of the most widely known Holocaust stories.
Theater Review: "Superstar' at Theatre Memphis is relic of groovier times
Published 3/10/2014 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
The collapse of Theatre Memphis’ sincere production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” comes from forces within and without.
Theater Review: 'Seven Guitars' one of Hattiloo's best productions
Published 2/25/2014 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Hattiloo Theatre has mounted an impressive production of August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars,” a powerful play compellingly presented by a gifted cast and director.
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