landmark musicals


V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Patriotic padre: John Adams (Shawn Wayne King) makes his case to Congress.
Photo by Max Woltman

Performance Review

Wigged Out

Landmark Musicals animates Independence Day with song and dance

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.

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V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Someone here is up to no good.
Max Woltman

Performance Review

A Little Love Hexagon

Landmark Musicals’ latest is well-acted and well-sung

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.
V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
kids everywhere
Landmark Musicals

Performance Review

Like the Dickens

Little thieves steal the show

Oliver! is a sad story.

But watching Oliver!, aside for a few key moments, isn’t sad. It’s heartwarming, and it’s sweet, and once the plot picks up and all the main actors are introduced, it’s pretty much fantastic. Such is the way of catchy songs and lovable characters—they obscure the grim and the grime.