“Life Could Be a Dream” at International City Theatre

If one counts movies, then I have seen dozens of “jukebox musicals.” Sometimes I head for the theatre thinking, “Ahhh…oh boy…yet another jukebox musical.” But when the performers come on and show their stuff, then they can turn some pretty sappy songs from the 1950s and ‘60s into pure gold. And that is just what … Continue reading “Life Could Be a Dream” at International City Theatre

“Silent Sky” at International City Theatre

At a certain point in Lauren Gunderson’s play, Silent Sky, a turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century professor declares with hubristic certitude that the universe consists solely of the Milky Way galaxy. Henrietta Leavitt, an extraordinary, passionate astronomer, was confined by her gender to the grinding, but important job of “computer,” that is, the examining of photo plates and cataloguing … Continue reading “Silent Sky” at International City Theatre

“Sondheim on Sondheim” at International City Theatre

“Sondheim on Sondheim,” a new twist on an old idea, is a fresh approach to a musical revue. Now in production at International City Theatre, this Sondheim review throws the composer/lyricist directly into the action as a giant image on a screen upstage. Footage from multiple sources – old photographs and film clips, television appearances … Continue reading “Sondheim on Sondheim” at International City Theatre