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Sexy, Dirty, and Thrilling, Matthew Bourne’s 2000 Ballet, The Car Man, Is a Feast for All of the Senses

April 17, 2021

The New Adventures production of British director and choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne OBE’s 2000 dance production, The Car Man, filmed in 2015 during its most recent revival at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, is a ballet loosely based on Georges Bizet’s beloved 1875 opera, Carmen. But Bourne’s reworking of the opera’s plot is closer in… Read More ›

The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.’s Virtual Performance of Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride) Is a Deliciously Light, Crisp Satire of “Art for Art’s Sake”

The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.’s FREE 2021 production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “poetical, aesthetical, comical operettical” Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride) (1881), with music by Sir Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) and a libretto by Sir William S. Gilbert (1836-1911), is a deliciously light, crisp satire on — of all things — the Aesthetic Movement, which pioneered the… Read More ›

RLT Director Patrick Torres Finds the Soul, and Amy (White) Pridgen Finds the Heart, of This Wonderful Life from Dec. 17th to Dec. 25th

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nancy Rich’s husband, videographer Rod Rich, taped the online version of this show. The following review is based on the final edited version of that video-on-demand production. — R.W.M. “The theatre is the only institution in the world which has been dying for 4,000 years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and… Read More ›

On The Shows Must Go On, Brits Take the American Musical 42nd Street to the Next Level

The Shows Must Go On YouTube Channel has been an entertainment treasure for musical comedy fans this year. These full theatrical productions are available to watch for FREE every Friday, starting at 2 p.m. and playing for 48 hours, as a fundraiser for Acting for Others (U.K.), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (U.S.), the Actors Benevolent… Read More ›

Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen was best known as the founder of the band Van Halen, which dominated the hard rock scene in the 1970s and 1980s. Who was Eddie Van Halen? Guitarist and singer Eddie Van Halen formed the band Van Halen in 1974 with his brother Alex. His quick-fingered guitar riffs and singer David… Read More ›