• Todrick Hall: An Unprecedented Success

      Todrick Hall has achieved success like no other artist ever has. Todrick is one of the few theatre people to gain mainstream attention with ‘theatre culture’. I started watching his videos a decade ago, I promise you I didn’t think the guy singing at the drive thru would be where he is today. Over ten years, I’ve watched him do flash mobs, mashups, tours, TV shows, two documentaries, and two visual albums. I mean this wholeheartedly and with the pun intended, this man is Nonstop. I’m not going to breakdown his life and how he got to where he is because there’s a Youtube channel with 489 videos on…

  • Serenbe Playhouse’s Little Mermaid review!

      The show must go on, my Serenbe Playhouse ‘Little Mermaid’ experience. FAMILY! I got to see Opening Night of The Little Mermaid at Serenbe Playhouse and I must applaud this cast. Theatre is about the recovery, if you mess up a line but recover well you just won the audience. At the end of the last number, the sound cut out. The orchestra somehow was disconnected and wasn’t coming through the speakers. This cast finished that song and in just enough time for the sound to get connected again. THEY FINISHED THE NUMBER WITH NO MUSIC. The audience was on its feet. An audience will forever respect the recovery…

  • The Horizon Theatre Company’s Freaky Friday

    The Horizon Theatre Company Presents: ‘Freaky Friday’ ‘Freaky Friday, the best Disney musical that never went to Broadway.’ Disney is a juggernaut in every medium of entertainment, from screen to stage. From shows like Aida, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Frozen, but there are a few that didn’t make it to Broadway that are brilliant. Freaky Friday is honestly just a good show, often you’ll see shows with incredible music but with a disconcertingly bad book. I’ve even seen my share of shows that just don’t make sense, but the music is brilliant, so we forgive the book, but Freaky Friday is the opposite. Disney somehow assembled the perfect group…

  • Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Tour Review

      ‘Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, an incredible theatre experience that lacks diverity’ ‘Gentleman’s guide to Love and Murder’ flies generally under the radar in this season. It’s one of the lesser known events of the season compared to juggernauts like Rent, Hamilton, and The Lion King. Which is surprising because of its 2014 Best Musical Tony Award, and three other wins that night. ‘Gentleman’s guide’ is truly the most underrated show this season. ‘Gentleman’s Guide’  does something that no other show does this season has, keeps you laughing. It’s an unprecedented night at theatre. Something you generally wouldn’t expect and it’s the perfect comedy. Every moment is choreographed, and…

  • Review: ‘King Hedley II’ , Most Underrated August Wilson Play

    Review: ‘King Hedley II’ , Most Underrated August Wilson Play The most underrated August Wilson show. King Hedley II is the most underrated August Wilson play. Period. When people think of August Wilson’s works, your first thought is… Fences. Of course, Fences is the Golden Child of his plays, but I disagree with the popular opinion. I think King Hedley II is the best of his plays. King Hedley II is arguably one of his richest plays in subject matter. He talks about issues that are still timely in the black community while maintaining connections to other plays in his cycle. For those that don’t know, August Wilson wrote a…

  • Review: ‘Sheltered, ‘Questioning the meaning of Love and Protection

    Review: ‘Sheltered, ‘Questioning the meaning of Love and Protection ‘Sheltered’ is one of the most well written plays I’ve ever seen. The Playwright, Alix Sobler, is the winner of the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda playwrighting competition. The competition gives the winner, a student playwright, a production of their work. A FULL PRODUCTION, FULLY STAGED. This Competition bridges the gap between student playwright and working professional. I’m so thankful that she won this year because this story is EVERYTHING. ‘Sheltered’ takes place pre-WW2, and brilliantly holds up a mirror to the audience. It sets up some incredible parallels between 1939 and 2018. So many of the discussed material is prevalent today in the…

  • Lion King Atlanta

    I recently got to see the Lion King and it was everything I’ve ever dreamed of. The Lion King is possibly one of the best kept long-running shows. It’s just as powerful as the day it premiered 21 years ago. One thing I love about this show is its risk-taking evolution. This show has changed and shifted over the years and I think it’s gotten better. When I saw it, I’d noticed there were some changes they’d made to the script. I think this was brilliant choice to keep younger audiences and parents engaged so you don’t know what’s next. From jokes about twitter to Frozen they hit all the…

  • An Aurora Theatre Holiday

    Have you ever wondered how holiday tragedy can be turned into the most hilarious 90 minutes you’ve had in a theatre? If you have, the Aurora Theatre has the thing for you. The Aurora Theatre’s funniest shows to date are “The 12 Dates of Christmas” and “A Christmas Carol”. Both shows are performed by only one actor and they’re brilliant. Breaking the Myth of the One Man/Woman show When most think of a one person show they think it’ll be someone’s life story or even a more standup like setting. In some instances, it is but sometimes you luck up on an incredible show. I found this pot of Gold…

  • The Color Purple Revival Tour Review

    GUYS! I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve the shows I’ve seen recently but I’m thankful! This has been by far the most diverse theatre season I’ve been able to witness. It’s incredible to see artist of color onstage together. The truth is it doesn’t happen very often but when it does it’s mindblowing! “The Color Purple” Broadway revival national tour is a prime example of the mindblowingness of this (yep I made up a word). A show comprised fully of black people?!? It was like Christmas for me because it’s important to see people like me on stage. People that look like me, sound like me, dance, and…

  • Serenbe Playhouse’s Cabaret review

    Serenbe assembled an all-star cast for Cabaret! They called in the big guns this show and did not disappoint. They went all out in this production from the casting and choreography to the set and lights. It was truly the best production I’ve seen at Serenbe so far. I know that just like they did this year, next year they’re going to one up this show, so I’m ecstatic. They came with it all this year! I don’t know how many other ways I can say how all out this show was. The set was massive and really transports you to the kit kat klub. The lighting for this show…