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Review Roundup: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Artists Rep
April 11, 2018

The reviews are in for THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Artists Rep! The world-premiere of Larissa FastHorse's new play opened on April 1st and will run through April 29th.

Review Roundup: MAMMA MIA at 5th Avenue Theatre
February 18, 2018

5th Avenue Theatre presents MAMMA MIA, which opened February 9th and runs through the 25th. The ABBA jukebox musical follows Sophie, a young woman determined to have her father walk her down the aisle, despite not knowing who he is. After reading her mother's diary, she narrows down her father's identity to three possible men, and, much to her mother's dismay, invites them all to the wedding.

VIDEO: Hear Director Lisa Peterson Give Her Thoughts on OFFICE HOUR at Berkeley Rep!
February 16, 2018

Berkeley Rep presents Julia Cho's OFFICE HOUR. This touching and timely play examines what happens when a teacher is tasked with reaching out to the withdrawn, intimidating student that has the rest of the school incredibly nervous. Though difficult, gaining his trust leads to shocking revelations.

VIDEO: Take a Look Inside the Rehearsal Room for MEMPHIS at TUTS!
February 15, 2018

Theatre Under the Stars presents MEMPHIS! The 2010 Tony Awards Best Musical winner, featuring a book by Joe DiPietro and music by David Bryan, is set in the 1950s. It follows DJ Huey Calhoun, who breaks convention when he becomes one of the first white DJs to play black music on his radio station. MEMPHIS is set to open February 20th, and will run through March 4th.

VIDEO: Take a First Look at FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS at University of Hawai'i's Kennedy Theatre
February 15, 2018

The University of Hawai'i presents FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS, a trio of Chinese comedies! FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS is a collaboration between University of Hawai'i's Asian Theatre program and Theatre for Young Audiences program. FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS is a combination of three separate Chinese plays: TREASURE IN THE CHEST, PI JIN ROLLS THE LAMP, and WHERE THREE ROADS MEET. FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS opens February 16th and runs through the 25th.

Review Roundup: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Media Theatre
February 10, 2018

The Media Theatre presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's Pultizer Prize winning musical, NEXT TO NORMAL. This deeply moving rock-musical follows a typical suburban family, haunted by past trauma that manifests itself in matriarch Diana's bipolar disorder. NEXT TO NORMAL opened on January 31st and runs through February 25th.

Review Roundup: AMERICAN MARIACHI at Denver Center For The Performing Arts
February 8, 2018

Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the World Premiere of AMERICAN MARIACHI, written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. AMERICAN MARIACHI tells the story of a group of young women in the 1970s who break tradition to form an all-female Mariachi band. AMERICAN MARIACHI opened on January 26th and will run through February 25th.

Review Roundup: VIETGONE at San Diego Rep
February 7, 2018

San Diego Rep presents VIETGONE, which opened January 25th and runs through February 18th. Written by Qui Nguyen, VIETGONE is a dramatized account of his parents own meeting and ensuing relationship. The two met in the 1970s when they immigrated to the United States following the fall of Saigon, and quickly fell in love. Both humorous and heartwarming, VIETGONE looks at the past through contemporary eyes.

Review Roundup: THE FULL MONTY at San Diego Musical Theatre
February 3, 2018

The reviews are in for THE FULL MONTY at San Diego Musical Theatre, which opened on January 26th and is set to run through February 25th. The musical comedy features Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek and Book by Terrence McNally, and is based off of the 1997 comedy film of the same name.

VIDEO: Regional Premiere of ONCE Now Playing at Playhouse on the Square!
February 2, 2018

The Regional Premiere of ONCE opened at Playhouse on the Square on January 19th, and will continue to run through February 11th.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
February 2, 2018

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents the 1983 musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which is set to open on February 17th and run through March 4th.

Review Roundup: HINTER at Steep Theatre
February 1, 2018

Steep Theatre presents the world-premiere of Calamity West's new play, HINTER. The play was inspired by the Bavarian Hinterkaifeck murders, where six members of one household were brutally murdered in 1922. The case was never solved. HINTER delves into that mystery and attempts to piece together what may have really happened on that fateful night. HINTER opened on January 25th and will run through March 3rd.

Photo Coverage: Have a Look at THE FULL MONTY at San Diego Musical Theatre!
January 30, 2018

THE FULL MONTY opened on January 26th and is set to run through February 25th at San Diego Musical Theatre. The musical comedy features Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek and Book by Terrence McNally, and is based off of the 1997 comedy film of the same name. THE FULL MONTY follows six men recently laid off from their jobs working at a Steel Mill. Desperate to earn some cash to help support their families, they note how much the women in their lives enjoy a Chippendales act, and how willing they are to give their money to them. Inspired, the guys decide to take it a step further: they'll do a strip-tease act, but they'll go THE FULL MONTY.

Review Roundup: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Virginia Stage Company
January 26, 2018

Virginia Stage Company presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, based on the 1813 novel by Jane Austen, and adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE opened January 17th and runs through February 4th.

VIDEO: Peek Inside the Rehearsal Room for San Diego Musical Theatre's THE FULL MONTY
January 23, 2018

THE FULL MONTY, a musical with Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek and Book by Terrence McNally, opens on January 26th and is set to run through February 25th at San Diego Musical Theatre. The musical comedy follows six friends recently laid off from their Steel Mill jobs. In need of money to support their families, these 'average joes' decide to turn to a more unassuming way to make some extra cash: stripping.

Photo Coverage: See Rehearsal Photos of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Drury Lane Theatre!
January 20, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, opening January 25th and running through March 25th. The sung-through musical, based on the Coat of Many Colors story from the Book of Genesis, was first produced on Broadway in 1982. JOSEPH is notable for covering a variety of musical styles throughout its score.

Photo Flash: Take a Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage
January 19, 2018

The World-Premiere of SOVEREIGNTY opened January 12th and runs through February 18th at Arena Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. Mary Kathryn Nagle's play, which features flashbacks spanning to the 1830s, follows a modern-day Native American woman, trying to use her powers as a lawyer to restore rights to the Cherokee Nation. SOVEREIGNTY explores anger over injustice, and how long it takes things to reach a boiling point.

World Premiere of DOUBLEWIDE to be Performed at Vermont Stage
January 18, 2018

Seven Days, Vermont's Independent Voice, reports that Vermont Stage will host the world premiere of Stephen Spotswood's new play DOUBLEWIDE, running January 24th - February 11th. DOUBLEWIDE has been picked up by the National New Play Network, an organization that aims to help new plays gain visibility by promising a given play that their work will be picked up by at least three participating theaters in the span of the year. DOUBLEWIDE will be produced first in Vermont, before later being staged by theaters in Florida and Michigan.

Photo Coverage: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Riverside Theatre
January 19, 2018

Riverside Theatre presents Rupert Holmes' 1985 musical THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, which opened January 16th and runs through February 4th!

Photo Coverage: Fall in Love with LOVE LETTERS at NC Theatre
January 18, 2018

NC Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 1988 play LOVE LETTERS, running January 12th-21st. LOVE LETTERS follows two childhood friends, Melissa and Andy, who stay in contact over fifty years of their lives by writing letters, effectively becoming pen-pals. As Melissa and Andy share the highs and lows of their lives with one another, LOVE LETTERS becomes a story of companionship, friendship, and love.