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Chris Arneson

Chris Arneson

Chris has been writing with BroadwayWorld since 2014. He's also an actor, typically performing in musicals based on movies where he dies. He almost won a BroadwayWorld Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Scott in Evil Dead: The Musical, but he was ousted by an actual Broadway veteran. He's actively recovering from the loss. 




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BWW Review:  BDT Stage's AVENUE Q is Just As Clever As You Remember PhotoBWW Review: BDT Stage's AVENUE Q is Just As Clever As You Remember
Posted: Sep. 1, 2021


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BWW Review: VAN GOGH is ALIVE at Stanley Marketplace PhotoBWW Review: VAN GOGH is ALIVE at Stanley Marketplace
Posted: Jul. 14, 2021


BWW Review: Aurora Fox's TOMFOOLERY isn't a Foolish Choice PhotoBWW Review: Aurora Fox's TOMFOOLERY isn't a Foolish Choice
Posted: Oct. 1, 2020


BWW Review:  BDT Stage's AVENUE Q is Just As Clever As You Remember PhotoBWW Review: BDT Stage's AVENUE Q is Just As Clever As You Remember
Posted: Sep. 1, 2021


BWW Review: Parker's LITTLE SHOP is Full of Big Moments PhotoBWW Review: Parker's LITTLE SHOP is Full of Big Moments
Posted: Jul. 14, 2021


BWW Previews: Locally Written Musical Brings Diversity, Mental Health, Queerness to t PhotoBWW Previews: Locally Written Musical Brings Diversity, Mental Health, Queerness to the Forefront
Posted: May. 11, 2021


BWW Review: Forge Light's HOWARD BARNES is More Than Just Noteworthy PhotoBWW Review: Forge Light's HOWARD BARNES is More Than Just Noteworthy
Posted: Aug. 12, 2021


BWW Review: SHOUT! at Town Hall Arts Center PhotoBWW Review: SHOUT! at Town Hall Arts Center
Posted: Jun. 9, 2021


BWW Review: Performance Now's DROWSY CHAPERONE Is Nowhere Near Tired
September 17, 2021

At some point in the last year, we were all a lonely person in a chair, nostalgically listening through every one of our favorite Broadway cast albums, reminiscing of a time we were able to see them live.

BWW Review: BDT Stage's AVENUE Q is Just As Clever As You Remember
September 1, 2021

Oh, how I missed raunchy theatre. It's been years since I paid my old pals at Avenue Q a visit. And the jokes still feel as fresh as...well, the salad I had right before I watched puppet sex at a dinner theater.

BWW Review: Forge Light's HOWARD BARNES is More Than Just Noteworthy
August 12, 2021

As a theatre person, I can confidently say if my life were suddenly a musical, I'd be thrilled. Isn't the what many of us crave, anyway? The combo of having the world not only revolve around our story, but supplemented with harmonies and well-rehearsed choreography?

BWW Review: Parker's LITTLE SHOP is Full of Big Moments
July 14, 2021

Just by hearing the title, you've probably got the familiar bops of Little Shop of Horrors running through your head.

BWW Review: VAN GOGH is ALIVE at Stanley Marketplace
July 14, 2021

Even if you're not much of an art connoisseur, you probably know a bit about Van Gogh. At least enough to be excited about an immersive exhibit featuring his work.

BWW Review: SHOUT! at Town Hall Arts Center
June 9, 2021

SHOUT! The Mod Musical, now playing at Town Hall Arts Center, offers a silly (and sometimes somber) escape from our current world.

BWW Previews: Locally Written Musical Brings Diversity, Mental Health, Queerness to the Forefront
May 11, 2021

Wellspring by BackStory Theatre announces its inaugural production: THERE WILL BE LIGHT. This exceptional new musical brings awareness to the intersectionality of race, religion, queerness, and mental health and hopes to open a community dialogue about the impacts of mental health and difference for youth and those who support them. 

BWW Review: Aurora Fox's TOMFOOLERY isn't a Foolish Choice
October 1, 2020

You might not be ready to go back to indoor live theatre a?" but if you are, the Aurora Fox is ready for you.

SUMMER isn't Necessarily the Hottest Stuff
February 4, 2020

I've almost started to lose track of how many jukebox bio musicals have come out. To be honest, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical isn't one I've given a second thought to since it played Broadway. After seeing ita??I probably won't give it much more either.

BWW Review: MARGARITAVILLE is Best Enjoyed with Extra Tequila
December 31, 2019

If there's one thing we all could use right now, it's an escape from the winter weather to an island resort sipping on mixed drinks. If that's a little tough for you to pull off during the holidays, you might wanna try to Escape to Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical playing downtown through Sunday. 

BWW Review: DCPA's CAMP CHRISTMAS is a Festive Selfie Wonderland
December 22, 2019

If you've tired of your traditional holiday selfie ventures, there's a new festive fixture that's sure to jingle your sleighbells. 

BWW Review: Brighton's DISASTER! Is Anything But
November 13, 2019

Whether it's for the performances, the music or all the moments that made you laugh, Disaster! is one of those nights at the theatre you'll be talking about long after you see it.  

BWW Review: Reimagined PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Has A Spectacular New Magic Of Its Own
November 13, 2019

Even if you've managed to avoid seeing Phantom of the Opera in its decades of existence, you can tell there's something fresh about the current tour.

BWW Review: You'll Be SPEECHLESS at BLUE MAN GROUP...But You Might Not Know Why
October 25, 2019

Some shows don't leave you with a ton to saya??so I guess Blue Man Group's Speechless tour lives up to its name, at least.

BWW Review: Miners Alley's ONCE is a Spectacle of Raw Musicianship
October 4, 2019

Immediately upon entering the theater, you'll realize Once isn't going to be your typical musical theatre fare.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON is More Than Spectacle - But It Helps
September 19, 2019

It's probably been quite a while since you've seen Miss Saigon...but if you have, you'll likely recall its extravagant moments most. The vibrantly large sets, huge ensemble number and of course the legendary helicopter.

BWW Review: Stirring BRIGHT STAR Shines at Arvada Center
September 12, 2019

If there's one thing you can expect at the heart of a bluegrass musical, it's a great storya?"and that's only one of the many ways the Arvada Center's latest musical shines.

BWW Review: ANASTASIA is a Bit More Than a Journey to the Past
August 15, 2019

Let's be real -- if you're catching the musical Anastasia, it has more to do with your fixation with the 1997 animated movie than your fascination with Russian history.

BWW Review: The Second City's IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME
August 13, 2019

If you're familiar with The Second City, you know what to expect from their shows - a clever mix of sketch and improv comedy, throw in musical number or two. And of course the audience gets to play along.

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Save $20 on The Wit's immersive wedding event - WISH YOU WERE HER/E - tonight
July 27, 2019

The Wit Theatre Company presents Wish You Were Her/e, an immersive wedding taking place at The Ramble Hotel on Saturday, July 27, and featuring a tale of love and the power of presence.



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