Author Archives

  • Medea

    The phrase “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” probably has roots in the story of Medea, although back then it would’ve been “Hades hath no fury like a woman scorned.” One of the oldest stories still performed today… Read More ›

  • How To Be a GoodPerson™

    New blood must always be brought into the mix.  The elders who hold the reigns are meant to pass them onto the next generation.  It becomes the responsibility of those who have come before to assist those who come after,… Read More ›

  • Sherlock’s Last Case

    Sherlock’s a popular guy, isn’t he? I mean everyone knows who he is, but how many people have actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels? I’m not being uppity, I never read them either. You don’t need to, because we’ve… Read More ›

  • Much Adoe About Nothing

    It was my first time seeing a production by The New Renaissance Theatre on Saturday evening and after a very rainy Pittsburgh week it was refreshing to be able to attend a sunny outdoor performance. The theater was presenting their… Read More ›

  • Gypsy

    I often can’t defend the “classic” musicals to my peers. Shows like Guys and Dolls andAnything Goes can be hard to explain to modern audiences, and you have to say things like “It’s just some old-fashioned fifties fun!”. But I… Read More ›

  • Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s “SummerFest” Opens July 10

    Opera Theater of Pittsburgh (now in its 38th year) will begin its fourth “SummerFest” on Friday, July 10, at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. First up will be that evening’s production of Mozart’s perennial The Marriage of Figaro, which has been… Read More ›

  • Brewed

    On Friday evening I had been afforded the honor of attending opening night of the playBrewed written by Scott T. Barsotti, and Directed by Steven Wilson.  This production, performed by the No Name Players at the Off The Wall Theater… Read More ›

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    I was excited to see another show at the New Hazlett Theater this past Friday having thoroughly enjoyed my previous experience of All the Names in roughly the same location. Although these performances were housed in the same building, my… Read More ›

  • Man of La Mancha

    Why do you go to the theater? Or to the movies or to a comedy show or what have you? “To be entertained” is the common surface answer, but a deeper underlying reason could be to escape your life for… Read More ›

  • Lucky Guy

    I had the fortune to be at the opening night of the Little Lake Theatre Company’s production of Lucky Guy. The theater provides a bar to cool your thirst, and they provide an enjoyable menu of light fare for guests… Read More ›