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BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Popejoy Hall BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - December 09, 2017

From the opening act onward, it's easy to see how A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder has received so much critical acclaim and praise. With exquisite set design and gorgeous costumes-that earned the original Broadway production a Tony Award-and phenomenal acting, this hilarious dark comedy is a ... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS  at Popejoy Hall BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - October 23, 2017

With breathtaking dancing and exquisite sets, An American in Paris transported the enthusiastic audience at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall to 1940's Paris. The show, choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon (with several dance routines arranged by Sam Davis), seamlessly blends dance, singing, ... (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC LILY TOMLIN at Popejoy Hall BWW Review: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC LILY TOMLIN at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - October 02, 2017

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BWW Review: DIE FLEDERMAUS at Santa Fe Opera BWW Review: DIE FLEDERMAUS at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - August 03, 2017

On August 1, 2017, Santa Fe Opera presented Johann Strauss II's operetta, DIE FLEDERMAUS (THE BAT). The original German libretto was by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée. The audience heard it sung in an English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin with dialogue adapted by Charles Ludlam from W. S. Gi... (more...)
BWW Review: ALCINA at Santa Fe Opera BWW Review: ALCINA at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - July 31, 2017

George Frideric Handel composed the opera seria, ALCINA, for a 1735 premiere at London's Covent Garden. Handel's anonymous librettist based his text on Riccardo Broschi's 1728 book for L'ISOLA DI ALCINA. Three years following its 1735 run, ALCINA was revived but after that it fell dormant until the... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GOLDEN COCKEREL at Santa Fe Opera BWW Review: THE GOLDEN COCKEREL at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - July 29, 2017

The Golden Cockerel was Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's last opera. He wrote it in 1905 as a satire on the Russian government of the time. As with many political satires, the libretto that Vladimir Belsky based on Pushkin's poem THE TALE OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL can still make some points over one hundred y... (more...)
BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Crosby Theatre, Santa Fe Opera BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Crosby Theatre, Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - July 23, 2017

On July 21, 2017, Santa Fe Opera presented Ron Daniels' production of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto work, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Beginning with a storm and several huge rainbows, the open sides of Santa Fe Opera's Crosby Theatre allowed the audience to watch the sun set as the orchestra played the ope... (more...)
BWW Review: THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Sells Out at Santa Fe Opera BWW Review: THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Sells Out at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - July 23, 2017

On July 22, 2017, Santa Fe Opera presented the world premiere of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell's opera THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS. The new piece was co-commissioned by Santa Fe, Seattle, and San Francisco Operas. Director Kevin Newbury used a great deal of new technology in telling Jobs' story. ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Civic Plaza BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Civic Plaza
by Beth Leitman - July 13, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, one of the playwright's earlier plays, involves an intricate plot that revolves around multiple instances of mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and the word play that Shakespeare is so well-known for.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ICEMAN COMETH, a Symphony of Sadness (and Kindness), at The Vortex BWW Review: THE ICEMAN COMETH, a Symphony of Sadness (and Kindness), at The Vortex
by Devon Hoffman - March 23, 2017

Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh--the portrayal of a dysfunctional bunch of rock-bottom alcoholic barflies and the salesman who tries to 'save' them from their futile pipe dreams: This show is an extraordinary symphony--nineteen excellent actors all piping in and out, rising and falling collective... (more...)
BWW Review: MOVING ARTS ESPAÑOLA's Youth Share Their Story at United World College's Annual Conference BWW Review: MOVING ARTS ESPAÑOLA's Youth Share Their Story at United World College's Annual Conference
by Devon Hoffman - February 13, 2017

This was our first ever 'tour,' our first time outside the dome theater where we conducted our Monday-Wednesday after-school drama program. The beautiful Moving Arts Performance Center where we rehearse (a transformed casino gambling hall) is a testament to what is possible in Española, but our thea... (more...)