Posted in July 2011

Why They Tell the Story: Once On This Island

Guest Review by Robert Neblett Stroll into Jubilee Theatre‘s playing space for its current production of the Caribbean-flavored musical Once on This Island, and the cast greets you with warm smiles, firm handshakes and tender hugs before you reach your seat.  A wonderful, welcoming feeling of community pervades the performance of the final show of … Continue reading

Little Shop of Ho-Hum

Guest Review by Robert Neblett For a B-movie science fiction musical comedy about a bloodthirsty man-eating plant from outer space that threatens to take over the Earth, WaterTower Theatre’s current production of Little Shop of Horrors offers relatively little bite. Little Shop of Horrors is based upon a low-budget 1960 cult film by Roger Corman … Continue reading

Hose That Critic!

Hose that critic! Ever wanted to get even with one of those smart aleck, opinionated, unsympathetic, party-pooper theater critics who stick irritating burrs under the sweaty saddle blanket of your treasured, perfectly crafted and exquisitely executed production? Today, 7/23,  two regional theatre artists got the chance to work out some symbolic frustration on regional theatre … Continue reading

Busted Ankle Bonifield On Hiatus

Theatre critic and advocate Alexandra Bonifield fell and broke an ankle in mid-July. She is scheduled for reconstructive surgery on 7/25 and will be out of commission while recuperating for some time. A few kind, articulate friends from the professional and academic arts community will  submit guest reviews for her while she is indisposed. If … Continue reading

A FIZZLIN’ WIZ @ Dallas Theater Center

Guest review by Robert Neblett I love The Wiz. It is one of my all-time favorite musicals. I think that its finale number “Home” is one of the top five best Broadway numbers ever written. When I heard that this show would conclude Dallas Theater Center’s 2010-2011 season, I felt more excited than I have … Continue reading

Get Your Summer FIT On!

Ready to get FIT? Every summer for the past twelve years an array of intrepid theatre artists from all across north Texas converge on White Rock Lake, but it’s not to bike its perimeter or run a marathon. They meet to create, invent, percolate, explore, perform and produce some of the region’s most unusual, seldom … Continue reading