BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB Is A Cliffhanger
(3/23/2015) - Jeffrey Hatcher's Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club is now on stage at Desert Foothills Theatre. Directed by Amy Serafin, the fun of the play is in the twists and turns that engage and captivate the audience until the true culprit is unmasked and the conceit that has driven the crime is revealed.
BWW Reviews: Mesa Encore Theatre's CAROUSEL Wins The Brass Ring
(3/16/2015) - Mesa Encore Theatre is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL with a delightful and dazzling production, directed by Philip Fazio and Sarah Wolter and featuring standout acting and singing performances by Brenda Jean Foley as Julie Jordan, Joseph Cannon as Billy Bigelow, Alanna Kalbfleisch as Carrie Pepperidge, and Harmon Swartz as Enoch Snow.
BWW Reviews: THE HEIRESS at Theatre Artists Studio
(3/16/2015) - The Heiress, Ruth and Augustus Goetz' award winning 1947 drama based on Henry James' 1880 novel, Washington Square, is in 2015 a tired, tedious, and entirely predictable chestnut. Theatre Artists Studio, which has had its share of theatrical wins this year, has not fared well in resurrecting it to the fiery psychological drama and social critique that the promos have proclaimed it to be.
BWW Reviews: CHOOSE YOUR OWN… Features the Vision and Voice of Jamie Maletz
(3/10/2015) - The Choose Your Own Adventure series for children ~ stories calling on the reader to make choices for the characters at critical turning points in a plot ~ is a nifty concept on which to base a musical entertainment, and the multi-talented Jamie Elizabeth Maletz has taken an inspired, if not fully refined, stab at such a challenge with the staging of CHOOSE YOUR OWN... for which she has also written the book, music, and lyrics.