V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
Photos by Cassidy Knight
A New Normal
MTS brings authenticity to America’s most dysfunctional family
By Blake Driver
The Addams Family gets a spring in its step with this vibrant musical production that questions conformity and celebrates oddity.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
photos by Janelle Ciaccio
D’oh! The Apocalypse Will Be Much Weirder Than You Think
Storytelling and “The Simpsons” drive experimental play
By Nora Hickey
Mmm, unclassifiably bizarre. Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play imagines “The Simpsons” as the cornerstone of a new civilization.
V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
It’s a hard-knock life for a former orphan and a guy who used to be Daddy Warbucks in this not-so-expertly updated musical
By Devin D. O’Leary
Tone-deaf update of Annie can’t find its rhythm.
V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014
Love That Green Skin You’re In
Wicked romps across the Popejoy stage
By Lisa Barrow
Wicked brings flying monkeys and social justice back to Popejoy in a dazzling production.
V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
By Lisa Barrow
The fine unline
This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.
V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013
Springtime for a Hit
A dynamic Producers pleases
By Julian Wolf
Musical mayhem comes to the Albuquerque Little Theatre stage with The Producers
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Photo by Max Woltman
Landmark Musicals animates Independence Day with song and dance
By Leigh Hile
It takes a special kind of nerd to appreciate the joy that is 1776. One must be equal parts musical-theater geek, history buff and lover of all things patently silly. If you’re the type that gets a kick out of seeing the Founding Fathers dancing around in funny wigs and singing whimsical songs about the Declaration of Independence, 1776 is a great pleasure.
V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A Little Love Hexagon
Landmark Musicals’ latest is well-acted and well-sung
By Christie Chisholm
A Little Night Music is a show that will likely appeal to more mature audiences. Maybe it’s the tone of the show, which is surprisingly wholesome given the subject matter. Maybe it’s the near-constant, often operatic singing. In either case this one’s probably not for a thirtysomething crowd. That said, Landmark Musicals has done a fine job with it. While not all the actors are fantastic, there aren’t any sore thumbs that stick out, and a handful of them are obvious pros.
Annual Winter Solstice Concert at First United Methodist Church
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, Cantata BWV 151, a selection of beautiful Renaissance motets of the season and recent music from Irsee Monastery in Bavaria.
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