Tagged with Aaron Johansen

A Trifle Murderous at Water Tower Theatre

Murder most foul in Broadway musicals? Seems an odd pairing, but time has proven the combo major hit fodder. In 1975 Kander, Ebb and Fosse’s Chicago debuted 0n Broadway, based on a 1926 play about two murderesses’ trials, and ended up as second longest running musical on Broadway with six Tony Awards, two Oliviers and … Continue reading

On Hallowed Ground at Second Thought Theatre

“Most guys don’t like what I do…feel they’re less of a guy around me. I take the guy spot, and they don’t know where they belong.” The female fighter pilot in Grounded Some reviews beg to be written. Second Thought Theatre’s Grounded by George Brandt has haunted me since I witnessed last Friday the 13th’s … Continue reading

Tragedy of Convention: Cara Mia Theatre’s BLOOD WEDDING, Human Enough

Federico Garcia Lorca. Blood Wedding. Cara Mia Theatre Company. Duty v. Desire. Moments of breath-taking beauty implode into explosions of anguished desolation throughout the tragedy, burning deep into the senses of those who attend this morality masque, a ritualized soul cleansing with proto-feminist overtones. Through December 13 at Dallas’ Latino Cultural Center. An internationally recognized … Continue reading