My new production company, Sparkly Unicorn Productions, presents a cabaret benefit for Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation at Don’t Tell Mama NYC
This celebration of love, life, joy, and home to help end domestic violence forever features (l to r top row) Musical Director-Tracy Stark (MAC & Bistro Award Winner), also Carole Demas (original Sandy in Grease, Bistro Award Winner), Eve Eaton (MAC Award Winner), Meg Flather (MAC & Bistro Award Winner); (l to r second row) Sean Harkness (MAC & Bistro Award Winner), Becca Kidwell (MAC Award Nominee), Lina Koutrakos (MAC & Bistro Award Winner); (l to r third row) Sue Matsuki (MAC & Julie Wilson Award Winner), Tanya Moberly (MAC & Bistro Award Winner), Erick Pinnick (A Christmas Carol-Broadway); (l to r fourth row) Sarah Rice (original Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Bistro Award Winner), Marcus Simeone (MAC & Bistro Award Winner), Lisa Viggiano (Bistro Award Winner, MAC Award Nominee), Kristine Zbornik (MAC & Bistro Award Award Winner)
A Number by Caryl Churchill, Whistler in the Dark, The Factory Theatre, 1/20/12-2/4/12, (in repertory with Fen by Caryl Churchill), http://www.whistlerinthedark.com/productions/wantedsomething.html.
Reviewed by Becca Kidwell
(Boston, MA) If you were/are a parent, what would you do if you had a chance to fix the mistakes you made raising your child? As a child, what would you do if your parents told you that you were not their original child, but a new, improved version made to fix the mistakes they made with their first child? Caryl Churchill’s play, A Number deals with a controversial matter: cloning. Since the Dolly the sheep was cloned in the late nineties, fear and wonder has surrounded the possibility of cloning a human being. This play speculates on what might result from such a procedure and the repercussions of such a decision upon a father and his son. Read more “A Number: Once Upon A Theatre Critic”
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) Review–SERIOUSLY!
The Ultimate Christmas Show by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 11/25/11-12/18/11, http://www.merrimackrep.org/season/show.aspx?sid=110. Contains scatological humor and some Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor flesh.
Reviewed by Becca Kidwell
(Lowell, MA) They’re baaack! Every so often, a rustle of popular culture floats through the air, gets put into the Reduced Shakespeare grinder and out comes some side-splitting fun. At their east coast premiere of The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), the Reduced Shakespeare Company exceeds expectations. Blending holiday traditions from ancient times to modern, religious to secular, The Ultimate Christmas Show presents a jolly evening for anyone who can appreciate a little irreverence with sincere heart. Read more “The Ultimate Christmas Show: Once Upon A Theatre Critic”