GREAT F. SCOTT! F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby recently entered the public domain, and as we approach the centenary of this American classic published in 1925, there is a plethora of stage adaptations, including the lavish musical now on Broadway. I haven’t seen any of the others, but I’m willing to wager that Gatsby, […]

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A KITE THIS BIG DOESN’T ALWAYS TAKE OFF; WHEN IT DOES, THIS STAGE ADAPTATION IS WORTH SEEING Directed by Giles Croft, the touring production of The Kite Runner at CIBC Theatre is an intensely human piece of theatre perhaps better suited for a more intimate venue. Based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini, the […]

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Jason Graae is a frisky clown. — The New York Times What can be said about musical comedy actor and funny man Jason Graae? Well, first, his last name is pronounced “Grah.” Second, third, and fourth, he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and on over 65 CDs (“over”? no one has counted?). But Graae especially shines […]

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The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation presents Help is on the Way: 30th Anniversary Concert & Gala on Sunday, July 14, 2024 at the Marines’ Memorial Theater (concert) and Beacon Grand Hotel (VIP after party with the cast). This show will feature cast members for the Broadway touring cast of Mrs. Doubtfire with the lead actor, Rob […]

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STRAIGHT FROM HIS HEART Dezart Performs has always been one of the most ambitious, bold and successful theater companies in the Coachella Valley. Now the company is planning a new state-of-the-art home in Cathedral City, which is slated to be ready by the 25/26 season (donate here). As part of the company’s “Next Stage Campaign” […]

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WHISTLING DIXIT  Last week, Long Beach Opera concluded the west coast premiere of its new production of Kate Soper’s 2016 lecture with musical notes, Ipsa Dixit, self-described in the program as “an artistic revelation,” “profound,” “bold,” and “mesmerizing.” Smart critics lavished praise on previous productions of it. It got nominated for a Pulitzer. Therefore, it […]

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Traditional finance in the movie world is getting a bit of a much-needed shake-up, thanks to blockchain. Times are changing and it’s no longer seen as a digital currency ‘just’ studied by finance nerds and geeks who want to study the Solana price chart today on Binance, or find out how their Ethereum investments are […]

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Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live. — David Binder, Artistic Director of BAM in Brooklyn Montreux July 14, 2008 MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 75th Anniversary Celebration Claude Nobs with Quincy […]

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HOLY QUEER HORROR! IT’S JOEY MERLO Joey Merlo may be best known (so far) for his On Set with Theda Bara, a “haunting and refreshingly funny fever dream” (Vulture), a one-man play starring David Greenspan — who also stars in the third play of the trilogy Midnight Coleslaw’s Tales from Beyond the Closet!!! Currently the […]

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“I’m determined to do it–and nothing’s more determined than a cat on a tin roof–is there? Time goes by so fast. Nothin’ can outrun it.” – Maggie, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Tennessee Williams This year’s Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis will give center stage to Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by […]

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