By Sheri and Josh Flanders Sheri and Josh are an interracial, married, Chicago-based comedy writing and performing duo and contributors to ChicagolandMusicalTheatre.com. The following conversation was spawned by attending Black Ensemble Theater’s production of “A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle” …with their moms! SHERI: This is a special Mother’s Day edition, since we
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By Sheri and Josh Flanders Sheri and Josh are an interracial, married, Chicago-based comedy writing and performing duo and contributors to ChicagolandMusicalTheatre.com. The following conversation was spawned by attending Flies! The Musical, presented by Pride Films & Plays. JOSH: It seems everything gets a musical treatment eventually, from TV shows (90210) to comics (Spiderman) to
Still, this opinion sees Forever Plaid coming up short in its quest to capture a period’s timeless elements in order to share them with another generation.
Stevenson doesn’t portray Holly quite so much as he channels Holley….
You don’t get that in a concert.
Shown first as frenized idealists feelin’ the Bern of their time and then as ruthless, treasonous accomplices to their messiah’s murder, the cadre of Jesus’ followers, as a unit, becomes a signature of this production.