You have read "The Cat in the Hat." The Dr. Seuss classic is not very long and uses only 236 words. So when you and your kids see everything that happens in the Playhouse Family Theatre's production of "The Cat in the Hat" that opened Saturday afternoon on the Depot Theatre stage, you will be impressed by the Theatre for Young Audiences' most engaging production to date.
The “Gods & Myth” concert Saturday night at Symphony Hall provided the titular centerpiece of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season with “The Ring Without Words,” Lorin Maazel’s arrangement of symphonic excerpts from Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung.” We knew we were in for something different as soon as we saw the rows of winds, brass and percussion players ran four rows deep, and conductor Dirk Meyer pointed out the night’s instrumentation included such novelties as a Wagner tuba, anvils and a Shofar horn.
Each year in the last edition of A&E we publish a list of memorable moments from what area audiences saw on stage during the year.
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra's collaboration with Runway Manhattan at the DECC's Symphony Hall on Saturday night was a rather overwhelming sensory experience. Absorbing the spectrum of fashion represented by a single world-class designer would be a heady experience. Multiply that by two dozen and your head is about to explode. The multimedia experience, put together by Tryon Media, consisted of photographs from Fashion Week events from around the world.
For its second pop concert of the season, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra polled its patrons for their favorite movie scores and composers.
Why is "White Christmas" the first revival the Playhouse has staged since I started reviewing shows seven years ago? Because it provides a positively perfect fit for the December slot in the Playhouse's season. How perfect? The complete run of "White Christmas" was sold out before Thursday's opening night performance (and they even added another show). If you are one of the lucky people who have tickets, then stop reading. Just go, see the show, and enjoy it. Put up the tree, wrap presents, and bake cookies in the interim.
“Fractured Love,” the title given to the collection of original short works that opened Thursday night at the Dudley Experimental Theatre, is something of a misnomer. That is because more often than not the point where the particular love on display was fractured is in the rear-view mirror and fading fast.
So the big questions is: Was it worth it? All the time, the money, the effort, the living hell of perpetual tech, everything that went into the Playhouse production of “Les Misérables” at the DECC this week. Mon Dieu, oui! “Les Misérables” is tres great.