CURTAIN CALLS: We learned to like it

“As You Like It”, Shakespeare’s frolic in the Forest of Arden, is one of those iron sided plays that can withstand all manner of interpretation. Call it the dude ranch trail horse of Elizabethan comedy. Director Gaye Upchurch may have…
CURTAIN CALLS: ‘Titanic:’ The unsinkable musical

The greatest theatre often requires the greatest risks. There’s no statuette for playing it safe. Aware of the challenges but thrilled by the possibilities, composer and lyricist Maury Yeston steamed ahead with writer Peter Stone into unchartered waters. Their destination:…
Curtain Calls: Golden “Carousel” comes  ‘round again

The jewel in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s crown doesn’t need any tinkering or apologies. All it needs is the treatment it’s getting right now at Arena Stage. Set in the four-sided Fichandler space, Todd Rosenthal’s simple, whitewashed plank stage…