D. L. Groover
7 days ago | Stage
The setup: He's back! If you've been living under some anti-musical rock for the past 27 years, you may have missed Phantom of the Opera, a super-production from Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard) and Charl...
9 days ago | Stage
The set-up: Award-winning playwright Tom Jacobson (Ouroboros, Bunbury, Sperm) goes undercover in The Twentieth-Century Way and flings wide the closet door, turning on the light to reveal a fascinating, unreported, and, by all accounts, ubiquitous ...
It's Difficult to Like Charlotte in Everything Will Be Different, But Actress Clarity Welch Delivers a Tour-de-force Performance14 days ago | Stage
Fifteen-year-old Charlotte (a wildly unfiltered Clarity Welch) is a mess. The poster child of teen angst, this high-schooler is devastated by the death of her beloved beautiful mother. She's adrift, unmoored, and riddled with enough untethered tee...
20 days ago | Stage
“I need to know,” cries star-obsessed Henrietta Leavitt (a radiantly flinty Shannon Emerick) as she’s surrounded by crisp projections of the blazing heavens. What is it we really see in the vast firmament? Where do we fit in among the countle...
24 days ago | Opera
The set-up: What exactly are they thinking at Opera in the Heights? In this two-opera set, Gian Carlo Menotti's little bauble of an operetta, The Telephone (1947), has been given an insane Halloween gloss so that characters Lucy and Ben appear as ...
27 days ago | Stage
Eons before the cellphone, Facebook or Twitter, there was a peculiar method of social intercourse called personal correspondence, a.k.a. letter writing. It involved ink and paper, a person to deliver the missive and then time to wait for a respons...