ASU Gammage: Matilda Review

As the season at Gammage continues, I continue on with my journey to learn more about musical theater and to cultivate an appreciation for it. On the menu for February was Matilda, a musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s book. I was a big fan of the book and the Danny DeVito movie, so […]

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Ballet Arizona: The Nutcracker

I’m quite the novice when it comes to ballet, much like musical theater. Given the holiday season, I decided to take the plunge with my wife and go see The Nutcracker, as performed by Phoenix Ballet (Ballet Arizona), at the incredibly beautiful Orpheum theater in Downtown Phoenix. I went into the performance knowing next to […]

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ASU Gammage: Beautiful Review

Having my musical theater exposure begin with Nazis and more Nazis, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. At the start, I couldn’t tell you which songs she wrote or sang, only that she had done both. I certainly couldn’t have told you what the musical was about but […]

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ASU Gammage: Cabaret Review

I’m not a bit musical theater person, but I’ve found myself surrounded by those who are very much into the scene. With the coming ASU Gammage season, I’ve decided to take the plunge and see if I could find some musicals that are more my speed. First on the docket is Cabaret. Note: There will […]

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