Lyric’s “Jesus Christ, Superstar”: A New and Powerful Treatment of a Classic Rock Opera

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photos by Todd Rosenberg The Rock Opera Jesus Christ, Superstar is about as iconic a musical as the modern era has produced. The familiar territory of this show–not only does the story hold no surprises to anyone even remotely familiar with the gospels, but the music, […]

“33 to Nothing”

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Review by Bradley Laas; sorry no photos due to technical issues We are all familiar with the stories behind the iconic Rumours album by Fleetwood Mac. The band, centered around two couples, was turned on its head when Bassist John McVie and keyboard player/vocalist Christine McVie called it quits on their 8-year marriage. Singer Stevie […]

“Once” Celebrates the Joy of Music and the Joy of Giving

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photos by Liz Lauren You walk into the theatre and an Irish band is playing enthusiastically onstage, playing with extraordinary energy and joy, playing for themselves as much as for the incoming audience. The exuberant musicians jump and dance along with their music, laugh and generally […]