Reviews Tagged “Musicals”
- Beauty and the Beast (2010 Tour)
San Diego, 2012
The simpler staging & costumes work well enough, but the big numbers suffer from the smaller cast.
- Beauty and the Beast (3D Theatricals)
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 2016
An elaborate production by a local company with great performances from the leads, and a surprise understudy.
- Chess in Concert: Post-Cold War Edition
Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 2017
The cold-war musical Chess works surprisingly well set in the present day.
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
A campy take on the super-hero genre, from the point of view of a D-list villain trying to make it to the big leagues.
- Ordinary Days
South Coast Repertory, 2010
A slice-of-life musical about four people living in New York, their paths intersecting.
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 2014
Ragtime has even more emotional impact on stage than the songs do alone, and the historical themes resonate strongly with the present day.
- Xanadu (Stage Musical)
Segerstrom Center, 2009
The stage musical of Xanadu is a silly, self-aware parody that revels in its camp. I really liked about 10% of it. The rest, not so much.