Rosanna Liuski

Rosanna Liuski

 

I love seeing shows and I always try to look for their deeper meanings whether socially, politically or philosophically. A 22-year old deep thinker and a lover of aesthetics. Theater is for entertainment, a moment for escape, but most importantly for growth. A pathway to understand the world. Theatre is one of my passions, so I write to this site as a contributor. I do aim a career in theater; directing, writing or acting.

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Youth on Stage: CRAZY FOR YOU at Culturehouse Martinus, ReviewYouth on Stage: CRAZY FOR YOU at Culturehouse Martinus, Review
Posted: Jan. 19, 2019


Review and photos: THE LORD OF THE RINGS mesmerizes at the Turku City TheatreReview and photos: THE LORD OF THE RINGS mesmerizes at the Turku City Theatre
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


Interview: IIDA ANTOLA is CHRISTINE of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Finnish National OperaInterview: IIDA ANTOLA is CHRISTINE of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Finnish National Opera
Posted: Nov. 17, 2018


BWW Review: SPAMALOT, FINLAND at Tornava's Summer TheaterBWW Review: SPAMALOT, FINLAND at Tornava's Summer Theater
Posted: Aug. 11, 2019


Review and Photos: HAMLET reflects and breathes without an effort at the Turku City TheatreReview and Photos: HAMLET reflects and breathes without an effort at the Turku City Theatre
Posted: Mar. 15, 2019


Review and analysis: CHEKOV'S THREE SISTERS at the Finnish National TheatreReview and analysis: CHEKOV'S THREE SISTERS at the Finnish National Theatre
Posted: Jan. 26, 2019


Arvio: ROSVOT kajahtaa Taaborilla ja jaa resonoimaan mieleen ja tunteisiinArvio: ROSVOT kajahtaa Taaborilla ja jaa resonoimaan mieleen ja tunteisiin
Posted: Jul. 1, 2019


Review and Photos: DISNEY'S LITTLE MERMAID PREMIERED AT HELSINKI AND LOOKS MAGICAL
September 5, 2019

I step into the auditorium. The awaiting audience is as if underwater already because of the lighting that resembles water. As the show starts, we get the logo of 'The Little Mermaid' projected onto otherwise transparent screen. The music plays the classic tunes, for example Part of Your world. It looks 3D! Two little fish puppets swim and seem to fall in love, guiding us into the under sea world and puppetry.

BWW Haastattelu: Katriina Honkanen, Nainen Rosvojen takana
August 12, 2019

Jos ihminen ei anna kaikkeaan lavalla, niin se on tosi surullista, että se pitäisi yrittää ohjaajana sieltä sitten löytää, toteaa Katriina Honkanen

BWW Review: SPAMALOT, FINLAND at Tornava's Summer Theater
August 11, 2019

Spamalot at Tornava's Summer Theater is full of physical comedy, keen actors and glee on a cool set design!

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Suomenlinna
July 8, 2019

Murder on the Orient Express is a performance filled with excitement, colorful characters and plot that opens up to the audience bit by bit, just at right times. The performance doesn't leave you could though Suomenlinna could, but surely gets you on an emotional ride if you are just willing to take the train.

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Hits Samppalinna's Summer Theater, a Scandinavian Premiere!
July 6, 2019

Mother and daughter swapping bodies. To me it reminds of the movie filmed in 2003, starred by Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, which was my only reference to the title. Fortunately, from the show's program I was able to read more of its history and was surprised: it's based on a book published in 1972 and has been made into several films and now just a few years back into a musical! (The reasons why the mother and daughter switch places varies quite much depending on the version, so don't except a Chinese restaurant and fortune cookies on this one!)

BWW Review: ROSVOT (ROBBERS) Echoes at Taabori and Stays Resonating in Your Mind and Emotions
July 1, 2019

A small moment of silence and a giving of a rhythm and the music starts to bang at Taabori: the huge ensemble and all of the actors gather up in front of us, mouths from the biggest to the smallest ones opening up widely as they sing the Joutomiehia Useless men -song.

Arvio: ROSVOT kajahtaa Taaborilla ja jaa resonoimaan mieleen ja tunteisiin
July 1, 2019

Kaikinpuolin Rosvot on kesan 2019 teatteri- ja musiikkitapaus, taynna taidokkaita tekijoita, mika ehdottomasti kannattaa kokea!

Review: TURKKA DIES has its moments, but lacks focus
June 8, 2019


Review and Photos: FOMO by Ryhmisnuoret, the Youth of The Group Theatre
June 2, 2019

All in all, FOMO was a great show and the actors' work in this was anything but lazy. The storyline focuses on the variance of the happenings of the life of the youth that actually deepening into any of them intensively, which is a good choise. The Youth of the Group theatre enjoy being on a stage without a doubt, and so they're enjoyable to watch too!

Review and Photos: VILJA ANDAS at The Swedish Theatre Of Helsinki
May 29, 2019

All in all Vilja Andas is an informative performance that speaks on important topics, for example how ill must someone be mentally before they are valid to get help? The music fits well to the way of the storytelling. The songs are highly enjoyable and the scenes are touching at their best.

SKENE, a musical theatre school for youth: interview with Jermo Grudstrom and Anna Paivaniemi
May 22, 2019

Skene is a musical theatre school for youngsters and teenagers. Its founders are Marco Bjurstrom and Sinikka Sokka: in 2006 they realised there's hardly any chances for youth to study and do musical theatre. Now there is and this year's show The Addams Family was directed by Jermo Grudstrom, whom I got to interview after the premiere 15.5. He's also continuing next year as a director and acting coach in the group. With us sat also Anna Paivaniemi, who is a student but also works as a dance captain in the group.

Review: KILARI - a tale about falling apart at the Finnish National Theatre
May 23, 2019

Kilari is a Amanda Palo's self-written monologue about her life, which deals with sexual violence and mental health issues that result from that.

Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Finely Right at Turku City Theatre
April 11, 2019

Things fall of, stage men and women hustle on the stage that's not even ready yet. The play had a good intro with the giggly, proud 'director' Teemu Aromaa. He also made a cameo role as the detective in the play they performed to us.

HOMO! SLAVA! MUSTA SAARA! PIECES FROM THE MUSICAL TRILOGY OF SAISIO AND TUURNA at The Finnish National Theatre
April 2, 2019


Review and Photos: HAMLET reflects and breathes without an effort at the Turku City Theatre
March 15, 2019

Westerberg knows how to fill space and time just at the right time so that nothing leaves hanging. In big scenes (the golfing-scene) as in small details (Hamlet and their friends are hearing something and Hamlet turns around in a full circle, his friends just in a half one).

Review and Photos: The Loud and Distinctive CHERRY ORCHARD at the Helsinki City Theatre
March 8, 2019

The Cherry Orchard at the Helsinki City theatre is distinctive and loud in various ways. The madame is so perky, coming to the surroundings of her traumas, yet she doesn't want to deal with the things that haunt her. Only when the future is glaring at the horizon she runs inside, becoming like a stone at the feet of things not processed.

Review: MAKING OF LEA at KOM-theatre
February 26, 2019

Text and directing Juha Hurme. Set Design Matti Rasi, Costume Design Anne Kotola, Make-Up Leila Makynen, Lighting Design Tomi Suovankoski, Sound Design Jani Rapo, Music Petra Poutanen-Hurme. On Stage Paavo Kinnunen, Jarkko Lahti, Vilma Melasniemi, Sara Melleri, Juho Milonoff ja Eeva Soivio.

Review: HARRIET at the Group Theatre
February 15, 2019

The beginning is beautifully harmonious: there is white, black and light yellow in tender different shades. White in clothes and the walls, black in boots and in the decorations of the piano. The candles beam yellow light in which everything basks.

Lauri Maijala: MEANINGFUL THEATRE ARISES FROM ARTISTS' OWN THEMES AND TOPICS, a BroadwayWorld Finland interview
February 10, 2019

Lauri Maijala is currently directing Chekhov's classic at the Helsinki City Theatre, The Cherry Orchard (Kirsikkatarha), which is premiering 26 of February. Lauri is undoubtedly a very keen and intelligent in terms of theatre and life itself. The world needs more individual thinkers who are ready to tell the truth they see-- whether in theatre or outside of it.

Review and analysis: CHEKOV'S THREE SISTERS at the Finnish National Theatre
January 26, 2019

Projections. Massive set designs. Intensive acting. Symbolism. Paavo Westerberg's Three Sisters at the Finnish National theatre is extremely ambitious, a little crazy and might be too much for people with sensory processing sensitivity (SPS).



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