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Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Desert Theatreworks is terrific.

Desert Theatreworks has done a fabulous job with its final presentation of the season, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, a one act, two-character, mostly sung-through musical by Jason Robert Brown. Mr. Brown's take on the disintegration of a marriage, which unfolds before the audience's eyes and ears in eclectic musical styles, is emotionally powerful. The music, performed live by a keyboard and violin, and the superb on-stage performances in the production, help make this one of the most memorable shows I've seen.

Review: JIMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at Desert Theatreworks is a Rollicking Good Time

Desert Theatreworks showcases its talented cadre of singers, dancers, and comedic actors in its current production, the musical comedy JIMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Director Lance Phillips and musical director Douglas Wilson have done a superb job with this jukebox musical that features Buffett's tunes. A cast of twenty dances enthusiastically to excellent original choreography by rising Coachella Valley star Anthony Nannini, and impressively pulls off both sweet folk rock songs and belted numbers. The performances and strong visuals from the designers result in an enjoyable, cheerful evening, with numerous stand-out moments.

THE BRIEFING Comes to Campari House in April

The Briefing was birthed from McGlensey's obsession with global politics and love of biting satire. Quick-witted and genre-defying, this 50-minute experience invites MICF audiences to join the press pack and take aim. Professional Hecklers; this one's for you.

Review: NUNSENSE A-MEN! at Desert Theatreworks is Heavenly (or maybe Hellacious) Fun

If you’ve seen the original NUNSENSE, which consists of hilariously stupid (stupidly hilarious?) jokes and songs, you’ve seen NUNSENSE A-MEN! — same book and lyrics, same music, and same characters, but with a twist: The cast is entirely made up of men. DTW’s performers play their roles STRAIGHT rather than as if they were part of a drag show; if they wore stage makeup at all, they applied it with a light touch. Their earnestness adds to the hilarity, for example when rubber-faced, diminutive Raul Valenzuela glares at Charles Harvey’s Mother Superior, and the tall Mother Superior glares back. The even more diminutive Larry Martin, playing postulant Mary Leo, is a dentist in real life; he performs an excellent ballet routine. DTW veterans Mark Demry and Michael Hamlin round out the cast. They, too, are DIVINE; this ensemble cast works together seamlessly. They ace the singing and dancing (ballet, Broadway-style, and tap), and their chemistry is terrific.

Review: Desert Theatreworks Shows off Singing and Dancing with WHITE CHRISTMAS

There is a great deal of enthusiastic singing and dancing by a large, energetic cast in Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) production of WHITE CHRISTMAS, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, and songs and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Daniela Ryan directed this production, which features two choreographers - Stacy Casaluci-Grenrock, assisted by teenaged veteran DTW member Violet Feath (who also serves as dance captain) for the tap numbers.

Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Desert Theatreworks

How can eight murders onstage bring an audience to laughter that almost raises the roof? I suggest you get to Desert Theatreworks' production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder to find out for yourself! Great music, acting, directing and sets - this show has it all.

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's BOY

Inspired by a true story that explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between doctor and patient. A well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. Written by Anna Ziegler. Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger, the Cast includes: Ollie Worden, Ralph Scott, Valtinen Erik Karille, Britt Kline, Scott Douglas Wilson. Performances run September 15 - 24, 2022 at Abbey Theatre of Dublin, 5600 Post Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Has Mounted A Must-See Production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

There is a new must-see production in the Coachella Valley: Desert Theatreworks’ presentation of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the rock musical mash-up of comedy, horror, and sci-fi, with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. The directing, acting, singing, dancing, puppetry, and all-around technical quality make for a delightful afternoon or evening of entertainment.

Photos: First look at Red Herring Theater Company's DANCING LESSONS

In this slightly offbeat and somewhat romantic comedy, Ever, a brilliant young professor with Asperger’s syndrome, seeks dancing lessons with his talented, yet cranky neighbor, Senga, a Broadway dancer. However, as she recovers from a serious leg injury that may stop her dancing career permanently, Ever and Senga's relationship unfolds in both conventional and unconventional ways. Both are caught off-guard by their discoveries as they help one another re-examine their beliefs around self-perception, purpose, and connection while opening up a future of new possibilities. Written by Mark St. Germain, Directed by Nancy Shelton Williams, the Cast includes: Jordan Davis Turner, and Scott Douglas Wilson. Performances run March 24 thru April 10, 202, are at Red Herring, 3723 S. High St. Columbus, Ohio. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

COMPLETELY IMPROVISED SURVIVOR to Come to Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Who can outwit, outplay, and outlaugh? Find out April 2022 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Completely Improvised Survivor is a 50-minute nostalgia filled unscripted parody of pop culture's most infamous reality TV show. Join the cast each night as the contestants fight their way through fictional tribal councils, playable onstage challenges and Jeff Probst's meddling to be crowned the sole Survivor by the audience. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the real hidden immunity idol stashed in the theatre; it could be anywhere. 

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Abbey Theatre's LES MISERABLES Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Abbey Theater of Dublin's LES MIS Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.


There's an old joke that says only three things can survive a nuclear war - cockroaches, Twinkies, and Cher. In the post-apocalyptic world of CATCO'S MR. BURNS: A POST ELECTRIC PLAY, only a handful of people, a limited number of cans of Diet Coke, and the flawed memories of the Fox Network's cartoon series THE SIMPSONS, remain.

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre's VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM

Features a series of vignettes that deals with the lives of two eponymous immortal vampire lesbians, a creature known as The Succubus who is also known as La Condessa or Magda Legerdemaine, and the virgin-turned-vampire who becomes known as Madelaine Astarte and Madelaine Andrews. The two are locked in eternal, if comic, antagonism after surviving the downfall of the mythical Biblical city in question. Particular conflict occurs when both women arrive in 1920s/1930s Broadway and Hollywood and masquerade as silent film stars. A final scene in Las Vegas in the 1980s sees them finally reach a truce. Performances run June 17th thru the 26th, 2020 at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Performances run April 16th thru May 2nd, 2020 at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:

Anne Hampton Callaway Joins The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus For A Drive-In EASTER PARADE

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) is proud to continue its 22nd Season with 'Easter Parade Drive-In Edition,' Saturday, April 10 at 7:00p.m. Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road. In a creative departure from the Chorus’ usual spring performance, Ethylina Canne will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for a combination LIVE and VIRTUAL Easter spectacular featuring Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade” starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Purchase your tickets for this incredible production, which is sure to be a sell out, call 760-219-2077.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Red Herring Productions' A BETTER AND NOBLER MAN

A Better & Nobler Man, written by Sheldon Gleisser and directed by Michael Herring, is the story of Chester A. Arthur, James Garfield’s Vice President. Arthur became the 21st President of the United States, an office he never wanted, when Charles Guiteau assassinated James Garfield in 1881. Live Stream performance on Friday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM. More info at Video On-Demand January 24th through April 30th. Tickets

Columbus Civic Theater Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Columbus Civic Theater has created a radio play based on its stage adaption of Charles Dickens’ popular novella, A Christmas Carol.

Photo Coverage: First look at Red Herring Productions' DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Dr. Jekyll is desperately seeking a cure for madness. So desperate, in fact, that he’s willing to test is potion on himself. We all know how that works out for him. But you will be surprised by the twists and turns in this hilarious farce based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic novella. Show opens Oct 9th and runs until the 18th. In-person performances at 3723 S. High St. Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for virtual and in-person performances available at

Actors' Theatre Scholarship Offers Opportunities For Globe School Summer Camps

Actors' Theatre of Columbus will offer scholarship opportunities for its 2020 Globe School socially-distant, in-person summer theatre camp program in Schiller Park, now through August 28. Scholarships and underwriting are provided by the Leventhal Artist Fund and the Village Singers Endowment Fund of the German Village Society.

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