Author Archives: Theater Pimp

Much Ado About Nothing – Synetic Theater

After Synetic Theater’s wonderful production of Twelfth Night last year I was really excited to see what they would do with this play. Much Ado…is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, easily my favorite of his comedies and Beatrice and Benedick are probably my favorite romantic couple (is it odd that the Macbeths are number … Continue reading »

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Gigi – Pre-Broadway Run

Well I managed to catch the show on it’s next to last day in town, but fear not, if you’re a fan of the movie and music this was merely the out of town try-out and GiGi is headed for a revival on the Great White Way, starting mid March. So lets start with the good … Continue reading »

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Macbeth – Shakespeare’s Globe #44

All Hail Macbeth! I know not why I love this play so much but I really do; I’ve seen it numerous time and I am certain I will see it many times more. It is a powerful story with complex character relatively simply told (compared to many of Shakespeare’s works.) And the play is kind … Continue reading »

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Indian Ink #43

I have an ongoing pact with a close friend to see as many of Tom Stoppard’s works as possible. A noble goal, all will agree, and not an undaunting task. Mr. Stoppard has been staging a play every 2-3 years since the mid ‘60s! And he’s still writing! Nevertheless, we are resolute and that is … Continue reading »

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A Streetcar Named Desire – NT Live #39

Yes, this show is out of order but I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted to say about it. Every so often there are those shows that I really want to like but I just can’t seem to work-up any real enthusiasm for. I had heard generally good buzz about this show and about Gillian … Continue reading »

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Elmer Gantry #42

The theme at Signature Theater last month appeared to be people who love each other but are still capable of exploiting their lover for their own personal benefit. You have the wonderful “Sex with Strangers” which explores the perils of modern day love, lust, publishing and the cyber age and “Elmer Gantry” which explores lust, love, faith … Continue reading »

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Broadway World – Columbus

I’m not one to generally promote such things but a talented young actress who I happen to know has been nominated in multiple categories for her local chapter of BroadwayWorld.com. She’s been treading the boards for the better part of her life (a brief time it may seem to some) in one form or another, … Continue reading »

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Galavant – A Fairy Tale Musical

Obviously ABC is attempting to cash in on the relative success of the “Once” franchise and the “Glee” trend of making musicality on TV acceptable. The more I watch this clip the more I want to see the show. It helps that they’re not taking themselves seriously at all, and that there’s a distinct touch … Continue reading »

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A Thurber Carnival #41

I have a pretty strict policy of not reviewing community theater productions that I attend. It’s just not fair to compare amateur productions on shoe string budgets to the regional production or national tours. I have a great deal of respect for people who take the not small amount of effort and time it take … Continue reading »

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Sex With Strangers #40

There is just something about really good piece of theater where all the elements, the writing, the directing and the acting, even the set design, come together to form this perfect  morsel of theater that is entirely satisfying and still leaves you wanting more. This is what keeps me coming back to the theater time after … Continue reading »

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