Archive for July, 2012

Spotlight On: Sheena Janson

Spotlight On: Sheena Janson

Sheena Janson plays the Baker’s Wife in the wonderful Mu Performing Arts production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into The Woods (Mu, performing at Park Square Theatre, through Aug 5).  Ms. Janson is quite the best actor in the show, no mean feat given the super-high standard of performance set by the rest...
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Into The Woods by Mu Performing Arts, at Park Square Theatre

Into The Woods by Mu Performing Arts, at Park Square Theatre

Stephen Sondheim‘s Into The Woods (Mu Performing Arts performing at Park Square, through Aug 5) can be, like many late Sondheim works, difficult.  The songs, it goes without saying, thrill: Into The Woods contains the moving “No One Is Alone,” the show-stopping “Agony,” the otherworldly “Stay With Me.”  Has a better song than “Children...
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The Sunshine Boys at the Guthrie Theater

The Sunshine Boys at the Guthrie Theater

Peter Michael Goetz dominates The Sunshine Boys (at the Guthrie, through September 2), Neil Simon‘s paean to the lost glories of Vaudeville.  Goetz plays Willie Clark, one half of the famous comedy team Lewis and Clark.  It’s the early 70s and Vaudeville is long gone.  Clark dodders, wanders his sprawling apartment is a fog...
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