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 Blog: Kona Nui Night at Ward Village marred by selfish Fort Shafter Lexus DriverBWW Blog: Kona Nui Night at Ward Village marred by selfish Fort Shafter Lexus Driver
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BWW Blog: Kona Nui Night at Ward Village marred by selfish Fort Shafter Lexus DriverBWW Blog: Kona Nui Night at Ward Village marred by selfish Fort Shafter Lexus Driver
Posted: Dec. 26, 2017


BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Turns PHANTOM Upside DownBWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Turns PHANTOM Upside Down
Posted: Oct. 29, 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: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
Posted: Aug. 26, 2017


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


BWW Preview: John Sartor stars in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Livonia Comm Theatre Nov 17 to 19BWW Preview: John Sartor stars in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Livonia Comm Theatre Nov 17 to 19
Posted: Nov. 11, 2017


Community 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.

Disney On Ice Presents DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 3/14Disney On Ice Presents DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 3/14
March 5, 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.

Russian National Ballet to Perform Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit, 3/23Russian National Ballet to Perform Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit, 3/23
March 2, 2013

The Russian National Ballet Theatre company brings this rarely seen original - as opposed to the later and more often performed Sergei Prokofiev version to Detroit Music Hall's main stage. The Tchiakovsky version was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and restaged by The Russian National Ballet's Elena Radchenko.

MICHELANGELO AND THE MEDICI Lecture Comes to Detroit Institute of Arts, 3/9MICHELANGELO AND THE MEDICI Lecture Comes to Detroit Institute of Arts, 3/9
February 17, 2013

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will host Dr. Edward Goldberg, a distinguished Florence-based art historian and writer on Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. for a talk on Michelangelo's relationship to his major patrons, the Medici. The lecture is free with museum admission and is sponsored by the European Paintings Council, a DIA auxiliary.

BWW Reviews: Rich Ridenour Warms Dearborn with a Night at the Oscars in GREAT MOVIES, GRAND PIANOBWW Reviews: Rich Ridenour Warms Dearborn with a Night at the Oscars in GREAT MOVIES, GRAND PIANO
February 2, 2013

It may have only reached 10 degrees outside the Michael A. Guido Theater in Dearborn Friday night, but inside, the stage was as hot as it gets! Special guest artist Rich Ridenour conducted the Dearborn Symphony in a salute to the movies. Great Movies, Grand Piano was a magnificent performance filled with stirring music and unexpected comedy.

BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER Delights Audiences at Grosse Pointe Theatre Through Feb 2BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER Delights Audiences at Grosse Pointe Theatre Through Feb 2
January 31, 2013

Sometimes you just want to jump on a raft and float down the river just for the fun of it. If you're a fan of Mark Twain, you'll love Big River; this musical takes you on the famed journey down the Mississippi, with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn singing and dancing right before your eyes. Now on stage at Grosse Pointe Theatre is the effusive musical, complete with jovial action, infectious songs, larger than life characters, and superb talent.

Rich Ridenour Stars with Dearborn Symphony, February 1Rich Ridenour Stars with Dearborn Symphony, February 1
January 28, 2013

For one night only, Rich Ridenour takes the stage with the Dearborn Symphony in a grand celebration of cinema. The program, Great Movies, Grand Piano features some of the best-loved themes from the Big Screen.

BWW Reviews: Low Notes on the High Seas: Slow Boat to Curacao with Paul VincenttBWW Reviews: Low Notes on the High Seas: Slow Boat to Curacao with Paul Vincentt
January 21, 2013

When New York cabaret crooner Paul Vincentt escapes the hustle and bustle of The Big Apple, he loves cruising the high seas. His latest cruise was on Holland America's Maasdam, a floating palace with five-star dining and five-star entertainment.

Les Lankhorst Brings High Class to the High Seas
December 26, 2012

Guests of Holland America's Statendam were treated to a magnificent concert by tribute artist Les Lankhorst on this year's Christmas cruise to the Panama Canal. For one night only, Lankhorst took the stage and presented a beautiful selection of standards made famous by vocal giants: Frank Sinatra, Mel Torm, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Darrin and Hugh Jackman.

Michigan Philharmonic Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Through Dec 15Michigan Philharmonic Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Through Dec 15
December 12, 2012

Be sure to make this concert a tradition to your holiday schedule as the Michigan Philharmonic invites you 'Home for the Holidays'. Enjoy a festive program featuring such classics as, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, A Canadian Brass Christmas, Christmas at the Movies with selections from Miracle on 34th Street, the Polar Express, and more! In addition the concert features Bach's Piano Concerto #3 in D Major performed by Michigan Philharmonic Pianist, Patrick Johnson.

BWW Reviews: Sensational FOREVER CHRISTMAS Plays Avon Players Through Dec 15BWW Reviews: Sensational FOREVER CHRISTMAS Plays Avon Players Through Dec 15
December 9, 2012

Now on stage at Avon Players in Rochester is an exquisite presentation of holiday cheer, Forever Christmas, conceived and directed by artistic and brilliant troubadour JD Deierlien. This show was, in a word, sensational!

BWW Reviews: SUNSET BLVD Plays at Village Players of Birmingham Through Nov. 18BWW Reviews: SUNSET BLVD Plays at Village Players of Birmingham Through Nov. 18
November 15, 2012

If you liked the film "Sunset Boulevard" you'll love the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version, now on stage at The Village Players in Birmingham. This Tony Award-winning musical includes a haunting score and hit songs As If We Never Said Goodbye, With One Lookand the title song, Sunset Boulevard.

BWW Reviews: MEANWHILE BACK ON THE COUCH Runs Through Nov 17 at Baldwin TheatreBWW Reviews: MEANWHILE BACK ON THE COUCH Runs Through Nov 17 at Baldwin Theatre
November 7, 2012

"Do you believe in love at first sight?" asked the presumptuous Jingle Jabonski to the handsome Dr. Victor Karleen.

Sweet Spoonful of Sugar MARY POPPINS Comes to Detroit October 23-28Sweet Spoonful of Sugar MARY POPPINS Comes to Detroit October 23-28
October 19, 2012

My distant cousin Walter Elias 'Walt' Disney had a knack for turning everything into perfection, or at least practically perfect in every way. He took the mean, cranky nanny from P.L. Travers' book "Mary Poppins" and turned her into a saint. He excised two of the four Banks children, allowing the cutest ones to remain in the story. Travers' nanny couldn't dance on rooftops, didn't have adventures with Bert, didn't win at the horse races and couldn't sing. Travers was Australian; they take pride in being able to endure aggressive crocodiles, harsh deserts and appalling alloparenting. For those of us in the northern hemisphere who prefer our protagonists to be a bit on the spoonful of sugar side, Disney's Mary Poppins is just the ticket.

Prince Charming George Hamilton and Callipygian Christopher Sieber Dazzle Detroit in LA CAGEPrince Charming George Hamilton and Callipygian Christopher Sieber Dazzle Detroit in LA CAGE
October 4, 2012

Prince Charming George Hamilton and callipygian Christopher Sieber are now on stage at the beautiful Fisher Theatre, in the outrageous and wacky musical "La Cage aux Folles". Broadway In Detroit is always working hard to bring entertainment that appeals to diverse audiences, and this is one of those niche productions that had audiences rolling in the floors with laughter.



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