Shelby Tyler

Shelby Tyler

Shelby Tyler is an arts administrator with a passion for theatre and writing. In 2021, she received degrees in Theatre and Communication Studies from East Tennessee State University. Now located in southern Maryland, she is the Assistant Manger for the Dodge Performing Arts Center on the St. Mary's College of Maryland campus. She also spends her time volunteering at her local community theatre where she has begun to build a children's summer program. She is looking forward to contributing to BroadwayWorld, hoping her articles are a call to action for locals to go out to the theater.

 






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Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Signature Theatre
Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Signature Theatre
August 17, 2023

What did our critic think of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Signature Theatre? Andy Warhol once questioned, “I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.” The Bridges of Madison County answers this with its sweeping Jason Robert Brown score, following the extramarital affair between Francesca (Erin Davie), an Italian war bride, and Robert (Mark Evans), a lost National Geographic photographer. Based on the Robert James Waller novel, Bridges is set in 1960s rural Iowa as Francesa sees her husband, Bud (Cullen R. Titmas), and her two children off to go to the state fair for a few days. That’s when Robert Kincade rides up her driveway, lost and looking for directions. What follows is a four-day whirlwind that changes Francesa’s life forever.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Kennedy Center
Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Kennedy Center
August 8, 2023

What did our critic think of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Kennedy Center? When you step into Moulin Rouge! The Musical, reality melts away. You are transported somewhere lush, sensual, and dazzling; the allure of seductive and passionate Parisian romance whispers to you through every catch of light. It’s impossible to not feel a part of the story from the second you walk into the theater.

Review: ALISON LEIBY: OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION at Kennedy Center
Review: ALISON LEIBY: OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION at Kennedy Center
June 22, 2023

Walking into the Kennedy Center’s Theater Lab last night, I did not know I’d walk out thinking about my identity as a woman in ways I hadn’t before due to a 70-minute comedy show about abortion. But not even a 5-mile hike from where Roe v. Wade was overturned, Alison Leiby brings her new show Oh God, A Show About Abortion and no matter who you are, it might change your perspective too.

Review: SWEENEY TODD at Signature Theatre
Review: SWEENEY TODD at Signature Theatre
May 25, 2023

What did our critic think of SWEENEY TODD at Signature Theatre? Set in the dark streets of London in 1785, we follow barber Sweeney Todd (Nathaniel Stampley) as he returns from wrongful imprisonment by the horrifying Judge Turpin (John Leslie Wolf).

Review: JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING at Round House Theatre
Review: JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING at Round House Theatre
April 12, 2023

What did our critic think of JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING at Round House Theatre? Jennifer Who Is Leaving, written and directed by Morgan Gould, is a snapshot into the lives of four vastly contrasting characters while all stuck in a Dunkin' Donuts on the side of a snow-ridden Massachusetts highway. This script makes a vital commentary on the expectations of women, the lengths women will go to make sure things get done, and what happens when one of them decides to flip the script.

Review: THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON at Kennedy Center
Review: THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON at Kennedy Center
March 6, 2023

What did our critic think of THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON at Kennedy Center? The Mortification of Fovea Munson is a fast-paced, TYA musical based on the novel of the same name, both penned by Mary Winn Heider. The story follows Fovea, a middle schooler who just wants to find her place in the world despite her parents' owning a cadaver lab. Suddenly, when Whitney, the cadaver lab's receptionist, runs off with her boyfriend to Florida, Fovea finds herself stuck working at the cadaver lab all summer. She finds it insufferable... until three disembodied heads need to ask her for a huge favor.

Review: GIRLHOOD at Round House Theatre
Review: GIRLHOOD at Round House Theatre
February 19, 2023

If there’s one thing that all teenagers are, it’s underestimated.






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