Ralph Malachowski reviews Finding Neverland at the Academy of Music
Oscar Wilde, notorious bisexual, playwright, poet, novelist, and genius had a short but illustrious career during the last decade of the nineteenth century. Celebrated actor Michael Cumpsty leads a young and sprightly cast through this amazing comedy.
It was around 4 or 5 I didn’t really fit into my gender and being that I lived mainly with my nieces and aunt’s I never truly had male leadership in my life. By the age of 13-14 I began crossdressing and displaying female tendencies. By age 16-18 I began seeking hormonal treatment.
I would say i started realizing i didn’t relate to my birth in my early teens. I never wore the typical girl clothes or played with the usual girl toys.
The Amazing Kreskin appeared at The Rrazz Room in New Hope Saturday, October 14. Those of us who are of a certain age recall Kreskin from his many television appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and many other talk shows of the era, where he would do, well, amazing things.
Men in red satin corsets, bustiers, high heels and nylon stockings, living only for pleasure … The average lives of men living in the mansions of Solebury, PA, you say? Not this time. We are speaking of the snappy reinvention of The Rocky Horror Show
The American musical theatre classic Cabaret is now at the Arden Theatre. The story was first written by Christopher Isherwood, which was turned into a play by John van Druten, which later became a musical with book by Joe Masterhoff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Stephen Sondheim’s, Burt Shevelove’s and Larry Gelbart’s classic musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is now at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia until October 22.
A world premiere musical is now at the Bucks County Playhouse until October 1st. Rock and Roll Man is a great new musical which tells the compelling story of Alan Freed, the DJ who became famous for playing ‘Race Music,’ eventually coining the term ‘Rock and Roll.’ It is a great evening of rock and roll.
Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute is being presented by Opera Philadelphia now until September 24 at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. Opera Philadelphia’s festival, named O17, is an intense, immersive experience of five new opera productions and related programs which began September 14 and ends September 25. As their advertising states, ‘For 12 days, our city is a stage.’