If you have ever observed the brass section of a typical North American symphony orchestra, you know that the trumpet, trombone and tuba enclave is decidely male-dominated. My own professional experience with trumpet players has reinforced their gentlemanly macho profile. English trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom, who performed with the Scottish Ensemble Saturday (April 6) at […]
The famous housemaid, Mammy (Yolanda Franklin), from Gone With the Wind is the comedic star of the current show playing at the Diversionary Theatre. However, you wouldn’t guess that based on the title of the play she is featured in, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. After shooting herself in the head, Hedda Gabler (Jacque […]
His striped oxford shirts and graying hair make him appear more like a modest businessman than a modern dance maker. But Michael Mizerany, the man known for steering Malashock Dance, sexy partnering, and juicy theater collaborations, is unabashedly provocative. “In most of my work, I try to elicit a visceral response,” Mizerany said “and I try to align myself with […]
Damien, playing through May 5 at Lamb’s Players Theatre’s Coronado facility, reaches back to the company’s roots. Written by Aldyth Morris, the plot follows a number of conventions of Christian drama (and, truth be told, drama of all sorts): set up the hero as cantankerous, high-minded, and always fighting the establishment, and let the story play out in a way that insures the audience will realize that it is the hero’s faith that makes him a hero.
When it comes to adaptations of classic stories, spectators and critics try to judge the interpretation on its own terms. Sometimes, a particular version seems to rely so heavily on the original source material, that the experience feels like a pale imitation of a classic tale, instead of a fresh take. Fortunately, this is […]