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July 26, 2019

Cabaret, set in Berlin in 1930, may be more relevant today than when it first premiered in 1966. Act one is a thrill ride as the audience is asked to leave their troubles behind, yet there is an undercurrent of menace as we are reminded of what is to come. Act two is a...

July 26, 2019

When theatre is well-performed, it entertains us.  When theatre is emotionally resonant, it makes us examine our deepest selves.  The greatest theatre is able to do both: to draw an audience in with a thoroughly absorbing story, and then sucker-punch us with a reminder...

July 13, 2019

What happens when those wholesome characters we remember from our childhood grow up to become rebellious teenagers with every problem imaginable?  In Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, written by Bert V. Royal, produced by Passion Theatre Group at the As...

July 11, 2019

As a college student attending the cheap midnight weekend movies in 1982, I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time. The difference between this movie and the other midnight movies (think Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or Plan 9 From Outer Space) wasRocky Horro...

July 11, 2019

It would seem redundant to begin a review of the Rocky Horror Show, something we’ve probably all encountered in our lives countless times, with a synopsis, so I’ll be brief. Newly engaged Brad Majors (Spencer Beyerlein) and Janet Weiss (Erica Close) find themselves wit...

July 6, 2019

Just in time for the Independence Day weekend, Vanishing Elephant Players gives us their production of The Complete History of America (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, where a trio of actors gives you all the information you need to know about...

July 6, 2019

If you feel like you weren’t paying attention in History class and think that attending The Complete History of America (Abridged) just might help you with that ACT exam, umm, probably not going to happen. On the other hand, if you decide you want to spend a quick 90 m...

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