By Barry Reszel Lincolnshire’s Marriott Theatre, a decades-long Equity regional leader, opened its post-COVID (we hope) life with a consummately professional, vaccination- and mask-required production of The World Goes ‘Round. The five-performer, intermission-less ninety-minute musical revue features the works of John Kander and Fred Ebb, among the most acclaimed Broadway musical songwriting teams ever. Director
By Barry Reszel It’s not a surprise when Aurora’s Paramount Theatre sets the musical theatre bar with its splendid production value. And to be sure, its first-since-pandemic-shutdown extravaganza that is Kinky Boots delivers delight to audiences in every possible way. But for just a couple upfront paragraphs here, the joyous onstage and backstage work itself
By Barry Reszel On about the twenty-third day of the month of February early in the year just before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places. Cue the doo-woppers.