A Moment with Sunflower Duran on FORT DICKS

Five Star Arts brings you a series of brief discussions with members of the independent theatre community prior to the openings of their works this fall. Here is Sunflower Duran, appearing in FORT DICKS the MUSICAL.       Tell us about yourself as an artist.   I am a free thinker and I love the…

He put OFF-OFF on-on the map!

  Theater Resources Unlimited’s The 2018 TRU Love Benefit, “The Power of Community” honoring Baayork Lee and John Chatterton The event honors legendary A Chorus Line co-star and co-founder of the National Asian Artists Project Baayork Lee, who will receive the TRU Spirit of Theater Award for a lifetime of creating opportunities for Asian artists. Ms. Lee is choreographing the upcoming 50th Anniversary…

The Super in Supernatural!

Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical Review by Jen Bush Let’s play a game.  You think of a category related to entertainment and I will guarantee you, it’s in Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical.  You like live theatre?  This was vivacious theater.  How about dancing?  Well swivel your hips and do a happy dance because there…

Observations by Michael D’Antoni Yesterday’s DRAG MUSICAL FESTIVAL at the age old long standing HELL’S KITCHEN FLEA MARKET on 39th Street between 9th and 10th went off with out a hitch even in the rain! AM NEW YORK rated this event one of the five best things to do this past weekend and without a…

GIRL INSIDE THE MIRROR By Peruvian-Italian Director Nicoletta Mandriotti continues its exciting journey. Director/Creator: Nicoletta Mandriotti Choreographer: Lindsey Dietz Merchant (Current Faculty Staff at Movement Research, Performer in “Then She Fell”, Third Rail Projects). Lighting Designer: Gilberto “Lucky” Pearto (3 times nominated for Outstanding Lighting Designer at Planet Connections Festival).  Stage Manager: Nicole Amaral Performers: …

Ronny Dutra puede actuar, cantar y bailar … ¡y es hermoso!

International vocalist and dancer, Ronny Dutra, will be at The Duplex Cabaret Theater on September 8 at 7pm for an encore of his acclaimed musical presentation, THE WAVE. His autobiographical tale starts at his humble roots in Brazil and transports his audience to the fast paced world of competitive dance in New York City and finally to…

Pole Hilarity

You Hold A Pole Everyday Day By Laura Sisskin Planet Connections Theatre The Clemente, The Latea 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 Review by Alexa Garcia We can choose what to do and who to be. It’s in our hands. Actor/singer Laura Sisskin performs a darkly/comic/musical one-woman show about an unsettling sexual encounter that leads…

WYSIWYG is RFAWD (Really Fun and Well Done)

WYSIWYG the Musical By April Alsup & Evan Duggan Planet Connections Theatre The Clemente, The Latea 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 Review by Alexa Garcia Just cause you’re connected to Wi-Fi doesn’t mean you are connected to someone. WYSIWYG or What You See Is What You Get is a musicalized timely tale about…

Life is a Cabaret

Rusalka By Erika Phoebus Planet Connections Theatre The Clemente, The Flamboyán 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 Review by Alexa Garcia Amsterdam 1943, two young sisters infiltrate an underground bar catering to jazz-loving Nazis. The Nazis who say they find an escape in the music they are meant to forbid. One particular SS Lieutenant welcomes…

The New “Bradys” but Brilliant!

Happy If Happy When: A Musical By Kimerer LaMothe/Geoffrey Gee Planet Connections @ The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street Review by Mia Moreta   “Happy If Happy When” concerns two parents and their five children (ages 9-17) and their desire for a bigger living space. What’s bigger than a farm? You can guess the rest: The…

Poor Kid

  Birthday Boy Written by Brett Roelofs Planet Connections Theatre Festivity @The Clemente 107 Suffolk Street, NYC Review by Alexa Garcia Children don’t forget, so what does a little boy do when he is scared and all he knows has been taken away? On the day Johnny turned 8, his mother had dropped him off at…

SWELL SWAK

SWAK (Sealed With A Kiss) By  June Rachelson-Ospa Underground Theater at 215 East 99th Street, NYC Produced by Identity Theatre Review by Alexa Garcia SWAK or Sealed with a Kiss is a classic retelling of the Frog Prince story. Actually, it’s not really your usual fairy-tale of the princess and the frog… it’s more of the Frog-Prince and…