Category Archives: Great Performances

42nd Street: The Musical (2019) Rated NR

A small-town talent gets her first break on Broadway. Starring Philip Bertioli, Billie-Kay, and Emma Caffrey. This musical is adapted from the original Broadway production. The lead actors are brilliant; Clare Halse, as Peggy Sawyer, the small town talent, is … Continue reading

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Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2018) Rated NR

Set in a mining camp in California, a woman falls for the stranger that comes to town and is set on him being her first kiss. Starring Marco Armiliato, Susanna Phillips, Scott Scully, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonas Kaufmann, and Zeljko Lucic. … Continue reading

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Verdi: Aida (2018) Rated NR

In ancient Egypt, an Ethiopian princess is captured and enslaved. An Egyptian military commander struggles between his love for her and his loyalty to the Egyptian King. To make matters worse, the Egyptian King’s daughter is also in love with … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music Live (2015) Rated NR

A nun is tasked with caring for seven children whose widowed father is a naval captain. Starring  Kara Tointon, Julian Ovenden, and Alexander Armstrong. This live performance of The Sound of Music combines both the stage show and the 1965 movie … Continue reading

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An American in Paris: The Musical (2018) Rated NR

An American GI comes to Paris to paint, while there he meets a dancer. Love and friendship fill a city recovering from war. Starring Ashley Andrews, Sophie Apollonia, and Zoe Arshamian. This is a brilliant retelling of a classic musical. The … Continue reading

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn The Broadway Musical (2017) Rated NR

A live production of Holiday Inn. A singer leaves showbiz behind to own a farmhouse in Connecticut where he creates a performance venue. Starring Corbin Bleu, Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer. I loved this production of Holiday Inn. Pinkham as Jim Hardy  … Continue reading

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The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live (2017) Rated NR

The Moody Blues play though their album Days of Future Passed live. Starring Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge. The Moody Blues perform their album Days of Future Passed live at the Toronto’s Sony Centre. The performances are intertwined with interviews … Continue reading

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Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration (2016) Rated NR

 Joan Baez celebrated her 75th birthday on  Saturday, January 27, 2016 at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. The concert spans her 50+ years as a musician with live performances and special guests. Starring  David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, … Continue reading

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Noel Coward’s Present Laughter (2017) Rated NR

 A self-obsessed actor juggles his weaning career, his ex-wife, and his friends’ personal lives. Starring Matt Bittner, Kate Burton, Ellen Harvey, Kevin Kline, Cobie Smulders. Being previously unfamiliar with the play Present Laughter, it was a treat to see it performed on “Great … Continue reading

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