BWW Review: MTW Presents a Definitive GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Review: MTW Presents a Definitive GUYS AND DOLLS
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2018

Guys and Dolls/music & lyrics by Frank Loesser/book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows/based on stories by Damon Runyon/directed by Mark Martino/musical director: Benet Braun/choreographer: Daniel Smith/Musical Theatre West (MTW),Long Beach/through March 4 My first association with musical composer Frank Loesser was as an actor in the 70s in a revue of his music. I played Sky Masterson of Guys and Dolls and sang a duet of 'I've Never Been In Love Before'. I came to realize quite rapidly how lovely his music is and how well he manages to capture the moment of genuine emotion within a song. Upon seeing Guys and Dolls several times since, I have been awestruck as well by Abe Burrows' and Joe Swerling's ability to take Damon Runyon's New York Broadway characters from the 20s and 30s and blow them up into something overwhelmingly moving and appealing. The two worlds of sin and redemption have never been connect (more...)

Photo Flash: THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Chance Theater is set to present its 14th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire... The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, directed by Resident Artist James McHale. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues will perform December 8 through December 23 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance TheaterTHE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Chance Theater is set to present its 14th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. (more...)