Last month, I gave a way a copy of Memphis – A New Broadway Musical. I thought I might revisit this since they’ve released a release date for the CD, nationwide on March 30th. If you’ve been waiting for it to show up on iTunes instead of buying the $25 version at their website or […]Read more "Listening to “Memphis” A New Broadway Musical"
It’s called Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular for a reason. Phantom in Las Vegas is spectacular. There’s really no other way to describe it. From the gorgeous 40-million dollar theatre (specifically built for this production), to the stunning costumes, amazing special effects, falling chandelier (in four parts) and incredible set design, Phantom does not […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Phantom” @ The Venetian Resort, 02/20/10"
Ever since The Lion King made it’s debut roar on Broadway in the New Amsterdam Theatre, I have heard mostly great things about the show (especially about Julie Taymor’s direction and costumes). I’ve been avoiding it for 12 years for no particular reason other than it’s a musical based on a cartoon. I’ve always just […]Read more "Theatre Review: “The Lion King” @ Mandalay Bay, 02/20/10"
To the West Coast, New York City can be quite the journey! It usually takes most of the day (or night – if you take the red eye) to get there and then you have to deal with the 3-hour time difference. Though New York City is thrilling and one of my favorite cities, it […]Read more "The Las Vegas Broadway Weekend"
Three Different Perspectives on the San Francisco production of Wicked: 1. Third Time (once on Broadway, twice in San Francisco) – Written by: Spencer Williams I had the chance to see the magical San Francisco production of Wicked for a second time this last week. Now, this is the third time I’ve seen Wicked. I saw […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Wicked” @ Orpheum Theatre, 02/11/10"
“Please spell excited.” “Excited. E – X – C -I – T – E – D. Excited.” “You are correct!” Yes, I’m excited to see this production! I posted the full cast as well as the photos from the production a few weeks back. I’ve only seen this show once (at San Jose Rep last […]Read more "Theatre Preview: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” @ Foothill Musical Theatre, 2/19-3/7"
Okay, I’m gonna be truthful here: I’m not totally sold on the new Frank Wildhorn musical, Wonderland. I’m trying to put my biases aside (I don’t really like Wildhorn’s music that much) and have an open mind but some of these songs are drenched with over-the-top pastiches of musical genres from Boy Band to Latin […]Read more "Listening to “Wonderland the Musical” by Frank Wildhorn"