The great American musical "South Pacific," for decades relegated to high-school and community theater, shone again in 2008 in a glorious Lincoln Center revival.
The mournful strains of that heartland hymn "Amazing Grace" sound over the drab-colored set as "The Diviners" opens. The somber music sets the tone. For this is a land of mourning, a place where townsfolk mourn their burned-down church, a mechanic mourns his drowned wife, and a preacher...
I couldn't resist getting in one last theatrical experience before 2011 becomes a memory so I headed over to the afternoon performance on the closing day of "The Screwtape Letters" at Orlando's Plaza Live. And I'm glad I did.
Remember the old movie "Sunset Boulevard" about fading silent-movie star Norma Desmond?
Visiting eccentric old friends and relations is part of the bustle of this time of year for many of us. And that's what a trip to the little town of Tuna, Texas, feels like. Two busy actors play an entire community of small-town folk — male and female, young and old — in the holiday comedy...
Is it possible to listen to the words of Cole Porter and not break out in a grin?
The protesters of the Occupy movement might find it surprising that they have something in common with the characters of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean."
All the essential ingredients are in place for a good fright in "Phantasmagoria II," an evening of spooky storytelling and dance from Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration): Classic tales of dread, creepy music, bizarre dancing and dramatic narrators weaving their spell in flickering light.
Charles Addams' cartoon creations are still creepy and kooky as described in the lyrics of their 1960s sitcom. They remain fond of the color black, instruments of torture, bumps in the night and screams of terror.