Harmony Wheeler

Harmony Wheeler Harmony Wheeler is the Marketing Director for Sierra Repertory Theatre and the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Columbia Chamber of Commerce. She also volunteers with Modesto Performing Arts and Runaway Stage Productions. Her byline has appeared with the Sierra Lodestar, The Modesto Bee, The Chimes at Biola University (where she served as News Editor), StaticMultiMedia.com, and more. She holds a degree in Journalism, Public Relations.
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BWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence ItselfBWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence Itself
Posted: Aug. 16, 2016


BWW Review: Music Circus CABARET Somber and RelevantBWW Review: Music Circus CABARET Somber and Relevant
Posted: Jul. 28, 2016


BWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Has a Fascinating RhythmBWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Has a Fascinating Rhythm
Posted: Aug. 11, 2016


BWW Review: Sacramento is 'On Top of the World' with New HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Review: Sacramento is 'On Top of the World' with New HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Posted: Aug. 25, 2016


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BWW Interview: Tina Stafford of ONCEBWW Interview: Tina Stafford of ONCE
Posted: Sep. 30, 2015


BWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAID
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016


BWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence ItselfBWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence Itself
Posted: Aug. 16, 2016


BWW Interview: Emma Warren of RIVERDANCEBWW Interview: Emma Warren of RIVERDANCE
Posted: Oct. 13, 2015


BWW Review: Sacramento is 'On Top of the World' with New HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Review: Sacramento is 'On Top of the World' with New HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
August 25, 2016

Disney musicals generate a lot of hype.The Lion Kingtransformed the art of puppetry.Beauty and the Beasttold a tale as old as time. And the upcomingFrozen well, it'sFrozen. But the company's stage adaptation ofThe Hunchback of Notre Dametook a slight step to the side, never making the move to Broadway. Instead, after successful runs at La Jolla and Paper Mill playhouses, the musical was licensed to three regional theatres for 2016, including Sacramento's Music Circus. The announcement of Sacramento's engagement met much excitement, making Tuesday's less than full house opening a shocking surprise. But the excellent cast did receive a well-deserved standing ovation.
BWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence ItselfBWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence Itself
August 16, 2016

There has been plenty of talk about the "lack of sensitivity" in Gilbert and Sullivan's British farce, "The Mikado," set in a Japan most often comprised of a white ensemble. But - as ready as this critic may be to defend the "great and virtuous man" - this review must sing the praises of a "new," albeit familiar Mikado, or rather, Ducato.Lamplighters Music Theatre has reset the operetta to Tiramisu, Milan, and what an excellent production it is. The music and story are as enjoyable as ever, but half the fun comes from discovery of reinvented names and slight references to the original. Not to mention Ellen Brook's fresh direction of a show that Lamplights has produced - with equal excellence - multiple times.
BWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Has a Fascinating RhythmBWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Has a Fascinating Rhythm
August 11, 2016

It's wonderful. It's marvelous. And if Tuesday's immediate standing ovation was any indication, you will more than care for the new Gershwin musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It," playing through Sunday at Sacramento's Music Circus. But watch out for that demon rum. You may just end up swinging by a chandelier.
BWW Review: Music Circus CABARET Somber and RelevantBWW Review: Music Circus CABARET Somber and Relevant
July 28, 2016

Music Circus welcomed a "perfectly marvelous" Cabaret Tuesday evening, with sparkling costumes and a glittered stage. After an excited and pulsing opening, the suggestive Kit Kat Girls took a back seat. Subdued direction and lackluster choreography made the famous Kit Kat club more of an afterthought next to the subtle rise of Nazi Germany.
BWW Review: Cat in the Hat Visits Sacramento in Bright and Colorful SEUSSICALBWW Review: Cat in the Hat Visits Sacramento in Bright and Colorful SEUSSICAL
July 14, 2016

Oh the things you can think when you think about Seuss! Imagination runs wild in California Musical Theatre's latest Music Circus production, Seussical the musical, which makes excellent use of the company's mechanized stage and brings classic Dr. Seuss drawings to outstanding scenic, lighting and costume designs.
BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Dolly Levi Makes a Match for SacramentoBWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Dolly Levi Makes a Match for Sacramento
June 30, 2016

It only takes a moment to fall in love with the feel-good melodies and delightful characters of "Hello, Dolly!," the musical that gave film and Broadway star Carol Channing her signature role. Matchmaker Dolly Levi can be played a number of ways, which ensures every production remain refreshing and different. Barbara Streisand, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and Sally Struthers have all taken on the title character. Sacramento's Music Circus brings in the lesser known, but amiable Lynne Wintersteller, now through Sunday in its second show of the summer.
BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is a Totally Awesome Season Opener at Music CircusBWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is a Totally Awesome Season Opener at Music Circus
June 15, 2016

Snaps for Music Circus! Even with some sound balance and microphone issues opening night, "the "endorphin-happy" score of "Legally Blonde" built a momentum ripe for excitement.
SUMMER STAGES: Northern California's Top Picks for Summer EntertainmentSUMMER STAGES: Northern California's Top Picks for Summer Entertainment
June 13, 2016

Sacramento Music Circus opens its 2016 season this week, and that means summer theatre is officially here! Check out our top picks for the Sacramento and San Francisco, Northern California regions.
BWW Review: LAST FIVE YEARS at ACTBWW Review: LAST FIVE YEARS at ACT
May 20, 2016

Relationships are complicated because people are complicated. Take Jason Robert Brown's 'Last Five Years,' which opened Wednesday evening at American Conservatory Theater. The 85-minute, two-person musical is simple. A couple recounts the rise and fall of their love. But just when you think you know to whom fault really belongs, Brown gives his audience another heart wrenching song to balance the scales. That Cathy and Jamie play out their stories with close to no interaction at all, and in opposite chronological order, only makes it all the more curious. And then there's the fact that the show is somewhat autobiographical and you have to wonder if Brown is living proof that we are our own worst critics. Simple, but complicated.
BWW Review: BIG FISH is a Big Catch at Playhouse MercedBWW Review: BIG FISH is a Big Catch at Playhouse Merced
May 9, 2016

Andrew Burkum's enthusiastic Edward leads a glistening Playhouse Merced production with his determined "Alabama stomp" (the glistening much due to a fantastic lighting design). Robert Hypes' direction and casting anchor the show to bottom of the sea, where, perhaps, a rather big fish awaits.
BWW Interview: Marc Ciemiewicz, JOSEPH's Potiphar and JacobBWW Interview: Marc Ciemiewicz, JOSEPH's Potiphar and Jacob
May 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld spoke with Marc Ciemiewicz about color, character and special effects in the national tour of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.'Marc plays both Jacob and Potiphar in the Andrew Lloyd Webbermusical, which uses everything from Elvis-style to calypso and westernin its telling of Joseph's rise to power in Bible-timesEgypt.
BWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARSBWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
April 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Michael Berresse, who directs of American Conservatory Theatre's upcoming production of'The Last Five Years.' Read the full interview to learn about Michael's work with the show's composer, his methods for rehearsals, and what audiences can expect from his fully staged production.
BWW Review: Marin Theatre Presents a Regal ANNE BOLEYNBWW Review: Marin Theatre Presents a Regal ANNE BOLEYN
April 29, 2016

Like its title queen, Howard Brenton's 'Anne Boleyn' knocks at curiosity's door, difficult to grasp, but fascinating nonetheless. Henry VIII nearly erased the historical figure from the books, with religious leaders and historians labeling Anne a martyr or a harlot over the years. In his revised history, Brenton offers a strong, clever Boleyn, the effective and vibrant Liz Sklar in Marin Theatre Company's West Coast Premiere. This Anne loves a tender Henry and considers herself an Esther positioned for 'such a time as this.' But Brenton also bookends his play with a mocking Anne who concludes her lengthy tale in an abrupt, contrived message disconnected from preceding material. Where 'Boleyn' works best, however, is in its politics and religion, and it's a shame its final scene only briefly references that which an overall smart script has built.
BWW Review: NEWSIES are the Kings of SacramentoBWW Review: NEWSIES are the Kings of Sacramento
April 14, 2016

'Newsies' made the headlines as a flop Disney film back in 1992, but the musical garnered a cult following that led to its 2012 revamp on Broadway. The national tour of that production, now on its final leg, carries the banner to Sacramento this week with its own outstanding effects worthy of above-the-fold, front page attention.
BWW Interview: Ron S. McCan Talks SOTA's 2016 Spring MusicalBWW Interview: Ron S. McCan Talks SOTA's 2016 Spring Musical
March 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld interviews Ron S. McCan, director of The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts' spring musical, CABARET. Ron is the Assistant Director of the Theatre Program at Asawa SOTA and an alum of SOTA?s Technical Theatre Department (Class of 1995).
BWW Review: Run and Tell That HAIRSPRAY is a HitBWW Review: Run and Tell That HAIRSPRAY is a Hit
February 9, 2016

Friday's opening night audience enjoyed the Playhouse Merced production of 'Hairspray' - perhaps a little too much. The promise of community favorite Jim Kocher in drag and of soulful tunes to show off fantastic vocal talents were more than enough to match the audience energy with that of the cast. And the ensemble did prove itself with consistent, strong harmonies in an exciting and colorful show.
BWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAID
February 4, 2016

Since Sacramento last saw "The Little Mermaid," director Glenn Casale has fin(e)-tuned Disney's script and created a near-perfect, spectacle of a production. The unofficial mini-tour of the show comes to Sacramento courtesy of California Musical Theatre this week only and is already sold out.
BWW Review: FROZEN on IceBWW Review: FROZEN on Ice
February 4, 2016

The fame of the phenomenon-hit film "Frozen" has already landed it Broadway and theme park versions in the works. But there was one venue for which the popular musical was more than meant. Given its lead female's "cool" powers, it was only a matter of time before Elsa, Anna, and all their friends received their own Disney on Ice show. In usual Disney style, "Frozen" fills the arena with magical special effects and animated storytelling.
BWW Interview: Matthew Dailey Talks JERSEY BOYSBWW Interview: Matthew Dailey Talks JERSEY BOYS
January 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Matthew Dailey about his time on the road with 'Jersey Boys,' which opens Wednesday evening and plays through February 14 at SHN's Orpheum Theatre. Matthew plays Tommy DeVito, one of the original 'Four Seasons.'
BWW Review: Hershey Felder is IRVING BERLIN in Superb TheatreWorks ProductionBWW Review: Hershey Felder is IRVING BERLIN in Superb TheatreWorks Production
January 18, 2016

What do you give the person who has everything? For Irving Berlin, the answer was a song. According to Hershey Felder, the composer wrote for "the people" - in some cases, specifically for his wife and children. Perhaps Felder had the same audience in mind when he wrote his one-man show, "Irving Berlin." Just under two hours long with no intermission, the robust production is an incomparable gift in itself.


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