Originally hailing from Reading, Pennsylvania, Madelyn Geyer now calls Austin home. She holds a BA in Film and Media Studies as well as a certificate in Public and Professional writing from the University of Pittsburgh. A deep love of writing, live theater, and the general creative arts drive her to seek out all that the Austin arts scene has to offer. She loves using reviews as a vehicle to spread the word about inspiring stories being told and inimitable performances waiting to be experienced.
'This is a story of kings.' The opening line of playwright Ayad Akhtar's JUNK gives the audience an epicsummary of what they're about to experience. Kings not determined by the biggest crown or most expansive army, but by the fullest pockets. Robert Merkin, played by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, is one such king, though unconventional in that the lead character of Akhtar's longest work sees debt as an asset. Robert sits proudly on the cover Time Magazine, and he's ready to capitalize on his role as 'America's Alchemist'. Performer Garcia revels in all the teeth sucking, furtive gesticulating, and slick talking of a classic 1980's Wall Street yuppie.BWW Review: JANE EYRE, THE MUSICAL Strains to Hit Emotional Beats February 7, 2019
JANE EYRE, THE MUSICAL began workshops in 1995 before moving to the La Jolla Playhouse in 1999 for pre-Broadway try-out performances. The musical premiered onBroadway in December of 2000 and closed in June of 2001, scoring 5 Tony Award nominations along the way. And deservedly so. Paul Gordon's elegant music and moving lyrics reveal the simmering passions and inner struggles the main characters face.BWW Review: Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet of MacTheatre's Joyous 42ND STREET February 7, 2019
MacTheatre's production of 42ND STREET exudes pure Broadway bliss from the moment a massive line of energetic tap dancers greets the audience from behind a rising curtain. Come along and listen to the lullaby of Broadwayonly it won't lull you to sleep.