Anton Anderssen

Anton Anderssen Dr. Anton Anderssen is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in "high culture." Visit his web page at Hartforth.com. Anton is a member of several high IQ societies, including Mensa, Triple 9, ISPE and Prometheus. He has seasonal residency on the Italian Riviera, The Alps, Hawaii, Michigan and elsewhere world-wide covering cultural events. Dr. Anderssen's articles are included in the United States Library of Congress as part of their Official Performing Arts Historical Web Archives.


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BWW Review: SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Brings Back Fond MemoriesBWW Review: SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Brings Back Fond Memories
Posted: Sep. 29, 2017


Columnist: My Pilgrimage to Hail Michael Moore's TERMS OF MY SURRENDERColumnist: My Pilgrimage to Hail Michael Moore's TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
Posted: Oct. 5, 2017


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BWW Review: EVITA Thrills Audiences on Nights of a Thousand Stars at Diamond Head TheatreBWW Review: EVITA Thrills Audiences on Nights of a Thousand Stars at Diamond Head Theatre
Posted: Apr. 15, 2017


BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL Wows at Beef And Boards, Thru July 2BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL Wows at Beef And Boards, Thru July 2
Posted: Jun. 17, 2017


BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


BWW Review: THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House Never Fails to ImpressBWW Review: THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House Never Fails to Impress
Posted: Feb. 7, 2017


BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera HouseBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Detroit Opera House
Posted: Jan. 19, 2017


BWW Reviews: ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE; Premiering on PBS, June 28BWW Reviews: ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE; Premiering on PBS, June 28
June 27, 2013

'I never thought I'd have a kid on Broadway' says Rachel Rosenfeld, mother of Emily, who plays Molly the orphan in PBS' ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE, which airs to the public in select parts of the country tomorrow night. The program opens with Emily riding in her car and a visit to her home where she is practicing for the enviable role. She was one of 5,000 children who auditioned for the Broadway revival.

THERESE, Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, to Hit Cinemas, 9/27THERESE, Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, to Hit Cinemas, 9/27
June 17, 2013

Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, THERESE is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge based on Emile Zola's scandalous novel, Thrse Raquin. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the 'Harry Potter' franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

BWW Reviews: 50 SHADES THE MUSICAL is Trashy, Tacky, Wicked and WONDERFULBWW Reviews: 50 SHADES THE MUSICAL is Trashy, Tacky, Wicked and WONDERFUL
June 16, 2013

50 SHADES THE MUSICAL is an interesting snapshot of people who live alternative lifestyles. In this case, it is the BDSM lifestyle. To make it simple, these are the people who enjoy being slapped around, and their dominant partners who beat them.

Michigan ElvisFest Returns to Riverside Park in YpsilantiMichigan ElvisFest Returns to Riverside Park in Ypsilanti
June 14, 2013

Beautiful Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan will be transported back in time to pay tribute to one of America's most recognized figures -Elvis Presley. The 14th Annual Michigan ElvisFest is many of a handful of events that is sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The local charities supported by the festival are Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels and the Hope Clinic.

BWW Reviews: SOUND OF MUSIC A Hit in Royal Oak Through June 23BWW Reviews: SOUND OF MUSIC A Hit in Royal Oak Through June 23
June 3, 2013

Now on stage at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak is the adorable Broadway smash hit 'The Sound of Music.' Directed by the King Midas of Community Theatre, Randall Wrisinger, this production is spectacular; as usual, everything he touches turns to gold.

BWW Interviews: Survivor, Acamea Deadwiler, Shares 4 Strengths to Build UponBWW Interviews: Survivor, Acamea Deadwiler, Shares 4 Strengths to Build Upon
May 31, 2013

Acamea Deadwiler's earliest memories are the two weeks when she, at age 6, and her brother, 5, nearly starved to death as her mother suffered a mental breakdown.

Disney's PIRATE AND PRINCESS ADVENTURE Launches 90 City Tour, 11/1Disney's PIRATE AND PRINCESS ADVENTURE Launches 90 City Tour, 11/1
May 16, 2013


Stagecrafters Unveils 2013-14 SeasonStagecrafters Unveils 2013-14 Season
April 22, 2013

Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre proudly announces its fifty-seventh season, which opens in July 2013 with the youth theatre production of Seussical Jr. The ambitious 10-production season features seven musicals and three plays.

Spotlight Players Presents BARNUM Through April 28Spotlight Players Presents BARNUM Through April 28
April 21, 2013

BARNUM: a delightful play based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum. This man captivated the nation's attention, especially during the bleak and arduous years of the American Civil War; the musical covers the period from 1835 through 1880, both in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. His sidekick, Charles Sherwood Stratton, also known under the stage name General Tom Thumb, was a sensation in London, where Queen Victoria invited him to perform live at her palace, holding his hand and serving as his personal guide.

Michigan Philharmonic Performs a 'Watershed' Earth Day Celebration TodayMichigan Philharmonic Performs a 'Watershed' Earth Day Celebration Today
April 21, 2013

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform a concert that unites nature & music at 2pm today, April 21, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth. Sharing the stage for a side by side performance of An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copeland, will be the spirited exuberance of the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Community Film Studio Santa Barbara Screens THE BET at Arlington Theatre, 4/19-20Community Film Studio Santa Barbara Screens THE BET at Arlington Theatre, 4/19-20
April 19, 2013

Community Film Studio Santa Barbara presents their first feature-length film THE BET at the Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA) tonight, April 19th and 20th, 2013 at 7 p.m.

American Cruise Lines Adds Mark Twain Theme Cruise for 2013American Cruise Lines Adds Mark Twain Theme Cruise for 2013
April 13, 2013

Twain's hometown of Hannibal, MO, is the featured stop on American Cruise Lines' Mark Twain Tribute Cruise from St. Louis to St. Paul. Travel along the Mississippi River - much like Huck Finn - and a stop in Hannibal allows guests to take part in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the town, including a look at Huck Finn's house and the Becky Thatcher home.

Ancient Water Jousting in Sete makes for Az-amazing EveningAncient Water Jousting in Sete makes for Az-amazing Evening
April 12, 2013

Water jousting was all the rage during the age of chivalry, when suits of armor and spare horses were summoned away on crusades or being used to rescue damsels in distress. Chivalry is not dead - and brave men throughout riparian Europe keep this ancient tradition alive.

BWW Reviews: Gibraltar Rocks: Azamara Unveils its Inaugural AzAmazing EveningBWW Reviews: Gibraltar Rocks: Azamara Unveils its Inaugural AzAmazing Evening
April 3, 2013

New for 2013 on Azamara Cruiselines is a series of inimitable special events called "AzAmazing Evenings"; 51 of these spectacular experiences, created by Emilio Freeman, Director, Brand Operations and Destination Delivery, form the initial lineup.

Community Film Studio Santa Barbara to Screen THE BET at Arlington Theatre, 4/19-20Community Film Studio Santa Barbara to Screen THE BET at Arlington Theatre, 4/19-20
March 23, 2013

Community Film Studio Santa Barbara presents their first feature-length film THE BET at the Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA) on April 19th and 20th, 2013 at 7 p.m. This delightful romantic comedy marks the directorial debut of Finola Hughes, veteran film and television actress and local Carpinteria resident. The film was produced by Christine Fry, James Kahn, and Jack Presnal. Annie J. Dahlgren and Christina Eliason wrote the script, which pits a teenager against his grandfather in a wager over who will find love first. If the teen wins, he acquires his deceased father's vintage muscle car; and if the grandfather wins, the teen has to rebuild the family porch and re-do the landscaping.

Russian National Ballet Performs Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit TonightRussian National Ballet Performs Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit Tonight
March 23, 2013

Detroit Music Hall hosts The Russian National Ballet Theatre, tonight, March 23rd at 8 pm as they stage the rarely performed, original Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky version of the William Shakespeare tragedy, Romeo And Juliet and Chopiniana by Frederic Chopin.

Authors Rayya Elias and Elizabeth Gilbert at Detroit Institute of Arts, 4/18Authors Rayya Elias and Elizabeth Gilbert at Detroit Institute of Arts, 4/18
March 22, 2013

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) hosts author Rayya Elias, who will read from her new book, HARLEY LOCO: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side. The event is on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Following the reading, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, will join Elias for a discussion, and both authors will sign books.

The Michigan Philharmonic Performs a “Watershed” Earth Day Celebration, 4/21
March 22, 2013

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform a concert that unites nature & music at 2pm Sunday April 21, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth. Sharing the stage for a side by side performance of An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copeland, will be the spirited exuberance of the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

BWW Reviews: BOOK OF MORMON a Merciful Look into Missionary Positions You Never ConsideredBWW Reviews: BOOK OF MORMON a Merciful Look into Missionary Positions You Never Considered
March 18, 2013

Starring Mark Evans as Elder Kevin Price and Christopher John O'Neill as Elder Arnold Cunningham, the comedy duo bring convulsive comedy to the stage rivaling veteran actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Each elder attempts to spread the good news in his own way; Arnold seems to pull scripture out of his a$$ to fit whatever point he is trying to promote. Kevin tries the traditional method but winds up having to pull the actual book out of his a$$ after it was unceremoniously placed there by a terrorist. It's never fun being the butt of a joke.

Disney On Ice Begins DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills TonightDisney On Ice Begins DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills Tonight
March 14, 2013

Experience Disney's hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true.



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