Academics and musical theatre mavens talk of the evolution of the American musical. Well, there was similar progress bestowed upon the American musical revue. Today, the revue is a small ensemble-driven analysis of the works of a great composer. Examples are Some Enchanted Evening (Rodgers & Hammerstein), Smokey Joe’s Café (Leiber And Stoller), and, of […]Read More Review: Any Dream Will Do — Brooklyn Assoc. for the Performing Arts. Reviewed by J. Michaels
Robert Greene wrote the following article in Drama-queens last year regarding the new line of herbal products for the skins and what is below. Next week, OuterStage will interview The Apothecary and discuss the new lines of perfumes, lotions, make-up, and other Natural Notions. The world is starting to see the light – through the […]Read More Magical Medicinals Part II: The Magic Apothecary mixes new brews.
The Bronx Opera gives a lot of people a chance. The audience – to see great works of previous centuries; schools – with programs designed to woo children into this noble art form; and artists – by handing itself the obstacle of double casting its short runs. Ironically, it is a compact version of what […]Read More Two Casts, One Great Opera: The Bronx Opera’s THE MAGIC FLUTE
From the Front Row by J. Michaels Nestled in tree-lined suburban façade of Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge area lives a beautiful summer-stock style theatre in Christ Church. Within the picturesque wooden sloped ceiling and Tudor style frame, The Brooklyn Association of the Performing Arts and The Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project, Inc. presented a truly top-notch production […]Read More Super Superstar: BAPA/BTAP rock the house with Jesus Christ Superstar
Reviewed br Robert Liebowitz Everyone knows “And Then There Were None”; it is Agatha Christie’s most popular murder mystery (with sales of 100 million and counting); it has run for seemingly ever on the London stage (along with her companion piece “The Mousetrap”), and has been made into several film and television versions. It is […]Read More Narrows Community makes a killing with “And There Were None”
Reviewed By Robert Greene When you take a moment to realize how elitist opera and other forms of classical theatre have become you jump for joy at companies like The Bronx Opera. Translating and updating, they bring works that are slowly becoming invisible to “joe-theatregoer” thanks to soaring ticket costs and exclusive crowds, right to […]Read More Laugh, Cry, Enjoy! The Bronx Opera’s spring repertory fills the double bill.