Dan and Julie Izzo

Dan and Julie Izzo

Dan and Julie Izzo began their theatrical collaboration at the College of William and Mary where they studied theatre and speech. They were founding members of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival and have acted at various regional theatres on the east coast. Between them they have taught English literature, acting, voice, dance and improvisation. For the past 20 years they have directed and designed numerous productions. Most recently they have collaborated on writing original musicals.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at JCC Of Rochester SummerStageBWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at JCC Of Rochester SummerStage
Posted: Jul. 22, 2019


BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Shake On The LakeBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Shake On The Lake
Posted: Jul. 27, 2019


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at JCC Of Rochester SummerStageBWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at JCC Of Rochester SummerStage
Posted: Jul. 22, 2019


BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Shake On The LakeBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Shake On The Lake
Posted: Jul. 27, 2019


BWW Review: MACBETH at Rochester Community Players Shakespeare ProgramBWW Review: MACBETH at Rochester Community Players Shakespeare Program
Posted: Jul. 14, 2019


BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Shake On The Lake
July 27, 2019


BWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at JCC Of Rochester SummerStage
July 22, 2019

The corporate labeling of Disney's Newsies drips with irony. Newsies tells the David versus Goliath story of a strike initiated by the fictional Jack Kelly when newspaper carriers in 1899 took on media mogul Joseph Pulitzer, protesting a hike in the cost of paper delivery. The strike mushrooms into a questioning of unfair child labor practices instituted by corporate greed throughout New York City at the turn of the century. The notion of a children's crusade promoting the rights of the individual laborer against monopolized capitalism should make one question whether Disney is protesting against itself. But Disney often taps into this mythos of impoverished youthful idealism overcoming entrenched, systematized and cynical power, generically elevating the exuberant heroism without promoting the political ideals involved. The book and music for Disney's Newsies is no exception. It swells with emotion but is woefully short on ideas.

BWW Review: MACBETH at Rochester Community Players Shakespeare Program
July 14, 2019

Pack a picnic, take a blanket and some bug spray and commune with nature and your fellow lovers of the Bard at this free 25th anniversary performance by the Rochester Community Players: Shakespeare Program. You will experience Shakespeare as a rich shared experience.