Tag Archives: musicals

Just a Moment: “Guys and Dolls” from Fresno Pacific University Theater

As the title implies, “Guys and Dolls” is all about the pairings, and there are a lot of fun and lovable pairings to choose from in this production of the show presented by Fresno Pacific University this weekend – from lovers quarrels to male bonding and female solidarity, it’s got something for everyone in the […]

Just a Moment: The Full Monty at StageWorks Fresno

One of the things about making comedy work is that to get to the truthful emotion beneath the comedy, you have to play it straight. You can’t goop up the joke with obvious pandering and knowing winks to the audience. You have to commit. My favorite moment in Stageworks Fresno’s production of the hilarious The […]

Sondheim Teaches

 I believe that Sondheim will be musical theater’s Shakespeare.  In 400 years, they will still be mounting his productions everywhere, all over the world.  There will be Sondheim Festivals. There will be music and drama classes dedicated just to the Sondheim canon. There will be jokes in sci fi movies about how “Sondheim is good […]