Tagged with Douglas Carter Beane

Xanadally-Do at WaterTower Theatre

WaterTower Theatre chills down the summer’s swelter with a peppy production of Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony award-nominated stage adaptation of the 1980 movie musical flop Xanadu. Hard to imagine this treacle-laced paper napkin of a show getting nominated for a distinguished award, but maybe it was a slow year for musicals? It’s 1980 in Venice, … Continue reading

A Sense of Samsara: Adaptations in Reflection

OMG, they’ve done it again. The Dallas Theater Center has just mounted another peppy world premiere musical full of attractive, dancing, singing, and casually attired youths under the guise of classical adaptation. This time it’s an even looser nod to Aristophanes’ Lysistrata than their last Fall’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s set … Continue reading