Nicole LaBresh

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Extra! Extra! TBTS Newsies Is a Heartwarming Theater Experience
July 22, 2019 No Commentby

Extra! Extra! TBTS Newsies Is a Heartwarming Theater Experience

In the summer of 1899, the New York City newsboys went on strike, inspiring urban, working children around the country ...

The Mysterious Mystery of Edwin Drood at Weber Theater
June 18, 2019 No Commentby

The Mysterious Mystery of Edwin Drood at Weber Theater

Before his death, Charles Dickens was working on a novel titled The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The real mystery, as ...

Stakes Are High at Swamp Meadow's Spelling Bee
April 28, 2019 No Commentby

Stakes Are High at Swamp Meadow’s Spelling Bee

Six will enter, only one will emerge victorious. The stakes could not be higher. Well, okay, they could absolutely be ...

Academy's Godspell Is Fun and Whimsical
April 21, 2019 No Commentby

Academy’s Godspell Is Fun and Whimsical

In response to Christian criticisms of the portrayal of Jesus Christ put forth in Godspell, composer Stephen Schwartz added the ...

RISE's Saint Joan: Nevertheless, She Persisted
March 26, 2019 No Commentby

RISE’s Saint Joan: Nevertheless, She Persisted

The poster for RISE’s production of Saint Joan features the titular character’s face composed of four different images, posing the ...

Stadium's Sister Act Is a Fun Night of Theater
February 16, 2019 No Commentby

Stadium’s Sister Act Is a Fun Night of Theater

The Stadium Theatre’s production of Sister Act may not take you to heaven (especially considering some of the devilish humor ...

The Shadow Box Is a Poignant Study on Death
January 31, 2019 No Commentby

The Shadow Box Is a Poignant Study on Death

In the program of Barker Playhouse’s production of The Shadow Box, director Jeff Sullivan notes the definitions of “shadow box” ...

Gamm's Gloria both Shocking and Shockingly Relevant
November 28, 2018 No Commentby

Gamm’s Gloria both Shocking and Shockingly Relevant

On the surface, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria appears to be about millennials trying to make it as employees of a print ...

<i>Next to Normal</i> Handles Mental Illness with Grace and Humor
November 7, 2018 No Commentby

Next to Normal Handles Mental Illness with Grace and Humor

At one point in the first act of Next to Normal, one character poses the question “Who’s crazy?” Though it ...

Arctic's Red Hot Lovers Showcases Brilliant Acting and Direction
October 23, 2018 No Commentby

Arctic’s Red Hot Lovers Showcases Brilliant Acting and Direction

In the first five minutes of Last of the Red Hot Lovers, we learn just about everything we need to ...