Something Rotten explores journey of self-discovery, offers comical atmosphere

By |2020-02-26T19:46:53-08:00February 20th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Good Company Players presents Something Rotten, a musical-comedy taking place during the Renaissance era at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre, Jan. 16-March 15. Intertwining history and comedic elements, the "funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years", according to Time Out New York, surpassed expectations. Something Rotten follows two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom and their journey to out-write Shakespeare. This process of compiling a production with singing, dancing and recitations invites the audience into a 1590s passage to self-discovery.

She Loves Me features comedic musical numbers, captivates audience

By |2020-02-27T23:30:00-08:00November 14th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Set in Budapest, Hungary, 1937, “She Loves Me” is a romantic comedy musical that explores the complex subject of love. Put on by Good Company Players, the production features talented performers and alluring musical numbers. Without a doubt, the play excelled in comedic temperament while also touching on the emotional realities of human longing. As the dimmed lights break into a softened glow, performers emerge to take their places on stage just outside Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Dusting off a bench to sit, a man is soon interrupted from his newspaper reading with an ecstatic "Good morning!" from a young man on a bike. Thus begins the first musical number which captivates viewers into a series of melodic story-telling with a humorous heart and soul. 

Driving Miss Daisy entertains audiences via friendship story

By |2019-02-28T08:15:49-08:00January 25th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

The 1989 hit movie, “Driving Miss Daisy” follows the sweet relationship of a spunky older Jewish women and her African-American chauffeur in the American South. Second Space Theater performs their own version of the popular story, Jan. 4 - Feb 24 2019.

Broadway Aladdin combines theatrical talent with modern comedy

By |2019-01-10T08:54:43-08:00May 4th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Performed live in the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway in New York City; Disney production Aladdin brought a classic story to life using comedy and extravagant actors. Aladdin the Disney movie was originally made in 1992. The musical has been on Broadway for four years since 2014 in the New Amsterdam Theater. The team who made the play has won over 20 Tony Awards in a collective amount.

Theatre Review: Legally Blonde fails to meet expectations

By |2019-01-10T09:05:11-08:00May 2nd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

The movie version, featuring Reese Witherspoon is a well known and classic movie. Unfortunately CMT’s theatre version pales in comparison. From the costumes to the singing the show was a disappointment, even though there wasn’t much to look forward to after seeing Annie in December.

The Phantom of the Opera draws in audience

By |2019-01-10T08:55:14-08:00April 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Phantom of the Opera recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary, making it the longest running show on Broadway ever. The show is based on the horror novel by French author Gaston Leroux, and has then since been adapted into several films.

Hello, Dolly! shatters expectations with star-studded cast

By |2019-01-10T08:56:39-08:00March 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews, Theatre|

After a day full of touring, The Feather staff entered the Sam S. Shubert Theatre dressed in their best formal attire they had brought to New York City, March 13. Students and chaperons found their seats and flipped through their playbills, noting cast members who they had seen in other plays or films. After seeing Wicked two days earlier, the group now prepared to watch the classic Broadway play, Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! was first produced by David Merrick in 1964 and has since become a show beloved by many across the nation. The story is based off the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder and the music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman.

Wicked cast entertains as lead characters shine

By |2018-11-12T17:37:52-08:00March 11th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

Sleep-deprived eyes perked up as the lights dimmed down and the orchestra began performing at Gershwin Theatre in New York City, March. 11. Feather staff members, advisers and chaperones arrived at Broadway for the first main activity of the week, Wicked, before preparing for the CSPA’s 94th annual Spring Scholastic Convention. Wicked is a Broadway Musical by Stephen Schwartz and is based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. The play itself is an alternate telling of the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, and the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, however the play includes several references to both.