Schooled on rock

Schooled on rock

What could possibly happen in a prim private school, that prides itself on high test scores and chart stars, when a down and out wannabe rockstar poses as his teacher best friend simply for a quick paycheck? Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock”...
Sweet sounds of music

Sweet sounds of music

The last time I saw a parade of swastikas, they were plastered on arms of neo-nazi right-wingers marching in downtown Charlottesville, VA several months ago. It wasn’t a feel-good moment then, and seeing them so boldly displayed in Rogers &...

On Your Feet…Literally

If you think this is just an ordinary sit-down-and-listen-to-show-tunes type of musical, you’re mistaken. Selecting the title song “On Your Feet” was a wise choice because it depicts the total experience most accurately. The Emilio & Gloria...
A Simple Snowy Day

A Simple Snowy Day

A simple yet sensory-filled 55 minutes is all that’s needed for little theater-goers coming to watch Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day and Other Stories” currently at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. The short vignettes show the fun-filled...
Poppins is a mix of top-notch ingredients

Poppins is a mix of top-notch ingredients

Theatrical performances, whether small or large tend to be very involved. Casting calls, auditions, set and costume designs, then months of rehearsals are just of few of the elements that make up a successful performance. Well, it’s clear that Children’s...
RENT is back!

RENT is back!

Playwrite Jonathan Larson never had the privilege of sitting in the audience, along with a packed house to witness his stageplay, RENT. He never experienced the standing ovations, physically received the Tony Awards, or spent any of the millions of dollars the play...