Tagged with Rodgers and Hammerstein

Oklahoma! glows bright @ Lyric Stage

That’s not just a bright golden haze, it’s an effervescent glow spilling out of Carpenter Hall at Irving Arts Center, generated by Lyric Stage’s spectacular production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “Oklahoma!” running through June 24. It’s one of the best regional productions of Summer 2012 and a Best of the Best in a … Continue reading

Carousel: Denton’s First Class Ride

Quick: what Broadway show did Time Magazine name as the “best musical of the 20th century” in its 1999 “Best of the Century” list and composer Richard Rogers describe as his all-time favorite in his autobiography Musical Stages?

Carousel. Surprised? If you had the good fortune to attend Denton Community Theatre’s recent production at The Campus Theatre in downtown Denton, you‘d understand why. The music takes your breath away. How it’s naturally interwoven into the dialogue with a nod to classical opera recitative weaves an auditory magic unrivalled by many other musical theatre shows. Continue reading