Theatre Three (5/16 - 6/21)
THE WIZARD OF OZ (YPE)
Gateway Playhouse (8/17 - 11/25)
When Green Day's American Idiot arrived on Broadway in 2010, it received a mixed response. When I saw the original Broadway production, I thought the cast was glorious and found the Book, like everyone else, safe; an emotional roller coaster. Furthermore, you have the rocking score of Green Day's Grammy-winning album the musical is based on. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience seeing it on the Great White Way, and I am delighted Oakdale's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC) has added it to their current season.
Daniel Markovitz, the author of The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday on THE SOUNDS OF FILM. In addition, the show will feature interviews with filmmakers Susan Lacy and Martha Shane.
Troika has issued a statement to clarify a casting notice which called for submissions from only people of color for the upcoming national tour of TOOTSIE. The tour will be going out non-equity, though work had been done on an Equity production, including offers to actors and stage managers. The tour is set to launch in October in Buffalo.
One of the first socially-distanced shows in America opens this weekend in Stuart, Florida. The world premiere of the new musical GAVROCHE, originally slated for April, opens to 50-percent capacity audiences tonight at StarStruck Theatre.