The Little Mermaid gets big love

The Little Mermaid gets big love

What happens when you house hundreds of little ones in a theater full of simulated bubbles, brightly colored Disney characters and catchy music to bop to? You get ecstatic, wide-eyed, and chatty children whose cuteness cannot be contained for at least two plus hours....
Jersey Boys delivers loads of nostalgia

Jersey Boys delivers loads of nostalgia

Cory Jeacoma, Matthew Dailey, Aaron De Jesus, and Keith Hines in “Jersey Boys.” I’m probably one of the few living souls that has never seen the play based on the rise and fall of a young brood of Italian thugs from up north (though I know the...
Fun Home sheds blinding light on making choices

Fun Home sheds blinding light on making choices

All she wanted was to be her authentic self and have people love her unconditionally. But the journey was scarred by insecurity, unacceptance, and fear. Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori bring to life a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel chronicling her life as a closeted...
Charlotte Squawks – and then there were 13

Charlotte Squawks – and then there were 13

For 13 seasons in a row, Mike Collins has led his team of squawkers around the Booth Playhouse stage while throwing powerful punches at everything from local politics to national news. This year was no different, and droves of patrons came out to make certain they...
Circus 1903 flies high

Circus 1903 flies high

It didn’t seem too far-fetched that a circus was coming to town. After all, the likes of Ringling Bros. and UniverSoul circus’s visit every year (though Ringling Bros. ended recently), with their big tents or enormous space at a local arena. Unlike the...
The Secret Comedy of Women – Girls Only

The Secret Comedy of Women – Girls Only

It’s never been a secret that women are comical and complicated. From the eras of Moms Mabley and Phyllis Diller to our current mavens, Tina Fey and Tracee Ellis Ross, women have stories to tell – they just need someone to listen. And a house full of...