Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘The Children’ in Berkeley: Eco-thriller in a post-meltdown world by Randy McMullen

Lucy Kirkwood's "The Children" -- playing at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre -- takes place after a Fukushima-like disaster.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Hobbit’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

Heading into the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) play “The Hobbit,” I wondered how young children could possibly portray and deliver the complexities of the characters of J.R.R. …

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Call Answered: Charlene Oliver: "I've Never Been To Me" by Adam Rothenberg

Charlene Oliver is best known for her world-renowned mega-hit “I’ve Never Been To Me.” I first came to know Charlene and “I’ve Never Been To Me” in 1994 when I saw the filmThe Ad…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Medea *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons February 12, 2020: In Medea, a tragedy written by Euripides in the 5th century B.C.E., the eponymous princess from Colchis marries Jason, a Greek, who leaves her fo…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

‘A wonderful whirlwind of a show’: THE THREE MUSKETEERS – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The Three Musketeers has a somewhat pantomime feel to it, full of energy and is great for all, we really enjoyed hearing the children in the audience laughing along.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Especially the Dancers by Mo Brady

by Betsy Struxness Betsy Struxness …

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Friday, January 31, 2020

The children’s cast is announced for the West End production of The Prince of Egypt

We’ve heard a lot about the grown-ups appearing in the London production of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film, but now it’s t…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cast Set for She Persisted, the Musical at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater by Andrew Gans

The Atlantic for Kids production, based on the children's book by Chelsea Clinton, has also extended its run.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

"There Is Nothing Better Than Being In An Ensemble Like This." by Angela Tricarico

by Angela Tricarico As veterans of the stage, s…

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People’s Light presents Lucy Kirkwood’s ‘The Children’ by Brad Rothbart

In a fine production at People's Light, Lucy Kirkwood's 'The Children' brings a human scale to the kind of story that often feels overwhelming. Brad Rothbart reviews.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway musical's star wants to make Robin Williams 'proud': 'It's all I can wish for' by Dave Quinn

Meet Broadway’s newest star: Euphegenia Doubtfire! The character at the center of Robin Williams’ beloved 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is making her way from the big screen to the Great Wh…

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Imagine: Watch Billy Porter Surprise Audiences of The View with a Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute by Michael Appler

Audiences of The View were already moved by the Martin Luther King Jr. Day appearance of the Cardinal Shehan School community and Krieger Schechter Day School choirs. The celebratory pe…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Edith Kunhardt Davis, Author Of ‘Pat The Bunny’ Sequels, Has Died At 82 by Artsjournal2

Davis followed rather literally in her mother’s footsteps when she wrote the sequels to her mother’s bestselling and beloved children’s book. But she didn’t write the children’s bo…

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Sheltered’ at Theater J by Mary Ann Johnson

“Sheltered,” like “The Children” currently playing in Annapolis, asks some very important questions regarding what do we as a society owe to the next generation? This play goes a ste…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Children’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Mary Ann Johnson

“The Children” is one of the most thought-provoking, humorous and heart-wrenching stories I’ve seen in quite a while. The writing is brilliant, and the story is timeless. This is a pro…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

A World Without Work Sounds Fun. But Would It Be? by Artsjournal

The challenge of a world without work isn’t just economic but political and psychological. To paraphrase the children’s author Richard Scarry: what will people do all day? You can only c…

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Colonial Players’ fascinating ‘The Children’ explores bleak post-nuclear future by Darby Dejarnette

Annapolis’ Colonial Players takes on Lucy Kirkwood’s 2016 environmental disaster drama The Children in an intimate production which explores the human cost of uncontrolled consumption an…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

"These Moments Are The Ones That Take You By Surprise." by Angela Tricarico

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Miracle on 34th Street review – flawed fairytale of New York by Clare Brennan

Playhouse theatre, LiverpoolA cracking score and an energetic cast can’t disguise an unconvincing romance in Gemma Bodinetz’s update of the seasonal classic Kris Kringle believes he is S…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

The Midnight Gang – Live on Stage is now on tour by Sally Wright

When young Tom arrives at the horrifying St Crook’s Hospital, he discovers the Midnight Gang. The members are the occupants of the children’s ward; they are the keepers of its secrets, a…

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Dance Review: ‘The Hip-Hop Nutcracker’ at Strathmore Music Center by Kristen Waagner

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums breakdanced in their heads… wait, breakdanced? You read that right. “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” brings breakd…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

‘A charming presentation of a Victorian classic’: A LITTLE PRINCESS – Drayton Arms Theatre by Shyama Perera

Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that the litmus test of a good Christmas show is not whether the grown-ups are enjoying the writing or the acting or the storyline, but how the …

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Monday, December 9, 2019

‘A delightful piece’: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Leeds ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The theatre’s production of The Night Before Christmas is a delightful piece, full of fun and silliness, with moments of wonder and the chance for the children to interact with the cast.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

THE MUSIC MAN to Hold Open Casting Call for Child and Teen Dancers December 8 in New York City

The Music Man, coming to Broadway Fall 2020, is seeking the CHILDREN and TEENAGERS of River City, Iowa. Top-tier dancers with strong technique who can sing. Any ethnicity, ages 8-17.

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Off Broadway League Christmas Toy Drive Will Benefit Children With Incarcerated Parents

The Off-Broadway League today announced that between December 11th and December 16th, it will partner with the Osborne Association a?" donating toys to children whose parents are incarcerate…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Call Answered: J. Robert Spencer: "Waiting on Christmas," "Jersey Boys," The Midtown Men by Adam Rothenberg

Ever since I saw J. Robert Spencer in the original production of Broadway’s Tony and Grammy Award winning musical Jersey Boys, I have been a fan of his. It’s so great to catch up with J.…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Wizard of Oz review – thrilling staging, tremendous performances by Mark Fisher

Leeds PlayhouseDorothy turns eco-warrior, seeking justice in an unjust world, in this visually exciting production of the children’s classic Check out the internet theory that Greta Thunbe…

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Wild Goose Dreams review – an internet liaison complete with visions by Clare Brennan

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal BathHansol Jung’s tale of two lonely Koreans who meet online is witty but overstuffed with ideasWe are in Seoul. Guk Minsung is a “goose father”, one of t…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

'It's about celebrating difference': The Boy in the Dress arrives at RSC by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Author David Walliams hopes new musical about 12-year-old Dennis can speak to everyone While the Royal Shakespeare Company’s big new family musical The Boy in the Dress is, on the face of …

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Conference Call: Ty Autry and James Cougar Canfield: "The Christmas Carol: A Queer Fantasia" at Access Theater by Adam Rothenberg

The holiday season is in full swing! I’m fa-la-la-la-laing with glee about the world premiere of The Christmas Carol: A Queer Fantasia, an updated production of the Charles Dickens’ Chri…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Syria Puppeteer Offers Idlib Children Breathing Space by Ahram Online

Walid Abu Rashed walks past bombed-out buildings in war-torn northwest Syria, carrying a large wooden board and a plastic bag filled with puppets while dozens of children trailing behind him…

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