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…

SHINKA makes you think-a

SHINKA by Ren Gyo Soh @ Planet Connections – The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC Reviewed by Mia Moreta “SHINKA” explores mankind and how we stumbled upon becoming society. According to DC Metro Theater Arts “The post-World War II Japanese dance theatre form, Butoh, is traditionally performed in white body make-up.” Slow movements, tension and spiritual feelings fill the air,…

Beautiful Ugly

The Ugly Kids by Anne Michael and Tony Macht The Fresh Fruit Festival @ The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, NYC Reviewed by Jade Fernandez If you’re a musical lover like me, this is the play for you! Writer Anne Michael and composer Tony Macht have created a musical about Chris. A girl in a poetry club with…

Beautiful “Ugly”

  The 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival MainStage’s 16th Season at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street presents a downtown classic, The Ugly Kids with words by Anna Michael, music by Tony Macht. This new version performs Tuesday 7/17 7 pm, Friday 7/20 6 pm, and  Saturday 7/21 2:00 pm after an incarnation won great praise at the Downtown…

Rockin’ the Town Hall

Chicago Meets Motown That Motown Band and Beginnings at Town Hall Reviewed by Jen Bush The music of the band, Chicago, and the genre of Motown might seem like strange bedfellows to be sharing a bill.  My curiosity beckoned me to look up some other unique concert pairings.  I discovered that Jimi Hendrix opened for…

Maura sings a song of Bernadette Jones

  The Song of Bernadette Jones by Maura Campbell makes its New York premiere on the 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival MainStage for its 16th Season at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, on 7/10 @ 6 pm, 7/14 @ 4:30 pm, 7/15 @ 5 pm. Award-winning playwright Maura Campbell’s lyrical tale of genderfluid teen Carolyn, whose…

Johnny Roggio: Renaissance Man!

See Johnny this Thursday with Beginnings as part of Broadway’s Town Hall presentation of CHICAGO MEETS MOTOWN Tell us about yourself as an artist. My name is Johnny Roggio. A Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwirter& Recording Artist. I have been doing what I do since I was a teenager & have never looked back. Played all sorts of venues around this country…