Tag Archives: musicals

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 […]