‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is like ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Takes on the Ziegfeld Follies.’ A young man cheers himself up by playing a cast album from 1928. And he offers quips and commentary on all the showbiz silliness. But unlike MST3K, ‘Chaperone’ actually offers a defense of brainless escapism, and Theatre 3′s scaled-down version actually suits the musical’s happy-idiot delights.
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The New York Post’s drama critic reviews the Dallas Theater Center’s ‘It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman’ — just before the show’s closing weekend. So let’s tally all the official reviews, shall we?
Revival? Revisals? People have been acting like the Dallas Theater Center’s ‘It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman’ musical is some sort of strange bird. But we’ve been down this particular path before.
North Texas has something of a mini-Charles Strouse festival going on. The Broadway composer is represented here by Lyric Stage’s revival of ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ his first big hit from 1960, and the Dallas Theater Center’s new, revised version of ‘It’s a Bird.. It’s a Plane… It’s Superman’ — opening Friday. Jerome Weeks, guest-hosting on Think for Krys Boyd, talks with Strouse about rock ‘n’ roll, comic books, Latin rhythms and Krypton lullabies.
Say hello to ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at Lyric Stage and to Broadway composer Charles Strouse, talking on Think today. It’s not goodbye just yet for Ft. Worth’s Ridglea Theatre and an Ansel Adams photo broke an auction record. You can see the snapshot at the Amon Carter.
The triple Tony Award-winning musical comedy about puppets getting drunk and having sex comes to the Winspear. It works as more than just a smart-mouthed satire of Bert and Ernie, says Jerome Weeks, more than just an R-rated spoof of ‘Sesame Street.’
In Philadelphia Sunday to receive a lifetime achievement award, Charles Strouse — Tony Award-winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Annie and It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman!, which is set for a major revival at the Dallas Theater Center next month — fell ill while being interviewed onstage at the Arts Bank, reports […]
Judy, let’s put on a show! In fact, let’s put on a show about the very show that, um, we’re trying to write … right now. [title of show] turns the ‘backstage musical’ into the ‘meta-musical.’ It’s coy and cute, proudly insular and inconsequential. Putting “quotation marks” around a musical doesn’t make it smarter or deeper — just post-modern.
Mike Granberry’s Sunday story in the Dallas Morning News confirmed in detail what some people saw two years ago when negotiations failed between the Dallas Summer Musicals and the AT&T Performing Arts Center (then called the Dallas Performing Arts Center): We would have two presenting organizations and two separate facilities competing over touring musicals, and […]
Awakening won eight Tony Awards, including best musical, and just this week, it won another best musical trophy — this time at the Olivier Awards, London’s equivalent to the Tony. This week also saw the national tour open at the Winspear Opera House. But is it the landmark rock ‘n’ roll musical people have been hailing? Jerome Weeks reviews.