In the Heights Soars at TTIP Indoors

We've all heard about Hamilton, the Tony winning sensation that has audiences flocking to see it around the country.  You may also be familiar with the Disney film Moana.  Writer/composer Lin-Mauel Miranda was behind both of these.  However, before there was Hamilton or Moana, there was In the Heights.  Miranda is a Hispanic performer who... Continue Reading →

Overture Hits All The Right Notes

We've all seen the Broadway musicals. They are big and bold and cost a fortune to launch. They have high production values and often times have a “hook” built in to get press and public recognition to help build interest and sale, which are crucial to their success. But not all musicals are created in... Continue Reading →

A Worthwhile Venture Into the Woods at TTIP

Happily ever after... Isn't that how all the stories end? Sondheim mixes several fairy tales into one to explore not just what it takes to get to happily ever after, but what happens after the happily ever after. Blending together the stories of Jack (Arthur Clifford) and the Beanstalk; Cinderella (Courtney Koval), Rapunzel (Rachel Adcock)... Continue Reading →

OCTA’s Unnecessary Farce is Necessary Fun

Farce can be a fickle thing. Comic timing, fast paced, sexual innuendo, physical comedy, mistaken identities, slamming doors, quirky plot twists and people trying to pretend to be someone else are all necessary elements of a great farce. Unnecessary Farce at OCTA has all of these and is a delightfully fun evening (or afternoon) of... Continue Reading →

A Worthwhile Trip to Avenue Q

For those who don't know, be warned... The Tony Award winning Avenue Q that opened last night at the new Theatre in the Park Indoor space at the Arts and Heritage Center is definitely not for kids.  Yes, it has puppets and looks like Sesame Street, but with songs like The Internet is for Porn... Continue Reading →

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