“Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Slim and elegant, Julia Migenes wafts onto the Odyssey stage, which is bare save for a baby grand, a chair, two or three crates and a ladder. She chats up the audience with easy self-effacing humor, then launches into the whys and wherefores of an evening of Kurt Weill songs. Establishing a warm rapport with … Continue reading “Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

“Uncle Vanya” at Antaeus Theatre Company – Mermaids Cast

Antaeus Theatre Company has the most unusual production scheme of double casting their shows while rehearsing both casts in ensemble. Eschewing the dull names of Cast A or Cast B, the company draws the names of its casts from the text of the current play, in this case, Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya.” You will hear … Continue reading “Uncle Vanya” at Antaeus Theatre Company – Mermaids Cast

“Uncle Vanya” at Antaeus Theatre Company – Vixen Cast

Anton Chekhov called his plays comedies and so they are. On the page it might not be obvious, but on stage in the hands the very best players, the boredom, ennui and angst of the characters becomes absurd and deliciously, giddily funny. And this is just the case in Antaeus Theatre Company’s achingly brilliant production … Continue reading “Uncle Vanya” at Antaeus Theatre Company – Vixen Cast