Tag Archive for Theatre

Hairspray

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Grab your can of hairspray and head over to NSMT! Based on the 1988 screenplay by John Waters, Hairspray is set in Baltimore, 1962, Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto TV, and into the heart of…

Rock of Ages

Theatre review by Steve Duffy –  It’s back to the ‘80s at the Boch Wang Theatre!  It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker.  As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous rock club, ROCK OF AGES allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite…

Jekyll & Hyde

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Broadway’s Gothic musical thriller about Dr. Henry Jekyll (played by Tony-Nominee Constantine Maroulis), who accidentally creates a potion that changes him into a murderous alter ego, Edward Hyde. Jekyll must figure out a way to stop the uncontrollable violent transformations before it results in deadly consequences for his fiancée,…

5 Questions: Bush Moukarzel, author of Hamnet

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – William Shakespeare had one son: Hamnet. The young boy never knew his famous father, but in this riveting tour-de-force from Ireland, Shakespeare’s only son finally takes center stage. How do our dreams impact our families? Do adults really have it all figured out? Or are we…

Born for This

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Born for This will take you to church! Detroit teenagers BeBe and Cece Winans experience the ultimate in culture shock when they leave the comfort and safety of their already-famous family to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise The Lord Network in Pineville, North Carolina. The televangelist couple…

Dirty Dancing

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – We all know the story. Now is your chance to watch it come to live on the stage! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she…

Mame

Theatre review by Steve Duffy- Based on Patrick Dennis’ novel “Auntie Mame,” MAME tells the story Mame Dennis, a true American original—a sensational, inspirational freethinker who refuses to live by the rigid rules of 1920s society. She’s irreverent, irrepressible, and irresistible. And when she takes on the rearing of her 10-year-old orphaned nephew Patrick, she…

5 Questions: Kaleigh Courts

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Kaleigh is excited to be making her national touring debut with Dirty Dancing! She will be playing Frances “Baby” Houseman. As a life-long dancer and music lover, she is excited for her two worlds to collide with Dirty Dancing. SD: What do you enjoy most about…