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Average Rating Given : 4.75000
Reviews in Last 6 months :

Jekyll and Hyde in Concert, by Wildhorn / Bricusse
Well worth the wait.
Sunday, November 10, 2002
I never thought an Atlanta theatre would ever risk doing Jekyll and Hyde. What a great idea to do the concert version! This is like PBS, only live! Onstage Atlanta's new space is an intimate and cozy. And what a great format for such wonderful music! At first I was afraid that I would feel I had missed something by not seeing a full production with costumes and set, however I was so very wrong. Daniel Cook is THE best person for the lead. He became the character. (I noticed the woman next to me trying to hold back her tears). I love watching singers who can act, too! The entire cast was great. I am recommending this show to all of my friends, and I will probably see it again next week. I hope they bring it back later on. This was just SO great!

Ruthless: The Musical, by Joel Paley
Classic Camp!!!
Sunday, June 30, 2002
What a terrific show! For anyone who knows anything about movie classics and loves a great musical, don't miss Ruthless! The acting was quite good and the band is live, not recorded. 14th Street's infamous Stage 3 is tiny and I have seen all sorts of shows crammed in there, but this set is very effective amd well executed.

Act I has a sort of 1950's retro feel where a June Cleaver-type meets killer-Daisy Clover and Mama Rose. Everything is upbeat and happy until little Tina doesn't get her way.

Act II has the roles reversed. Mommie turns into Joan Crawford-on-Broadway while an Eve-like assistant tries to worm her way into the lime light.

Of course, the plot actually twists about 8 different classic movies into this melting pot of a show, and quite well indeed. The guys who wrote this one did a great job. The lyrics and music are very funny, and the cast has what it takes to make it all work. A very enjoyable evening that I highly recomend.

Second Samuel, by Pamela Parker
Don't miss this production of a local classic.
Sunday, February 24, 2002
For anyone who follows Pamela Parker's work and may have seen this show before, Onstage Atlanta's production is one you don't want to miss. Jeffery Brown has done a wonderful job, as always, in creating a nearly perfect and wonderful show! Stage limitations [14th St/Stage 3] make for a bit of a tango at times, but the acting and the story will draw you in and hold you there. For those who don't know the story, I can say no more without giving away 'the secret'. A "must see" performance! They say to bring a hankie, but it's mostly a knee-slapping comedy with a very strong and important universal message woven into the ending.

Some Things You Need To Know Before The World Ends (A Final Evening with the Illuminati), by Levi Lee and Larry Larson
Twisted humor, not for the bible-challenged.
Tuesday, November 6, 2001
A dark comedy that pokes fun at organized religion. Two excellent actors, playing multiple roles. A little trouble with scene changes, on a tech level, but easily over looked. The Reverend has these 'visions' on how religion might have evolved to what it is today. His assistant keeps trying to keep the Reverend from straying too close to the edge. Truely funny stuff, but not for the bible-banger crowd.

by Adapted by Nina Faso, Stephen Schwartz, Gordon Greenberg; Songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, etc.
Out of Box Theatre
Almost, Maine
by John Cariani
Centerstage North Theatre
Daddy Long Legs
by John Caird (book) and Paul Gordon (songs)
The Legacy Theatre
Friel Deal Two Plays After Anton Chekhov
by Brian Friel
Hands of Color
by Kimberly Monks
Synchronicity Performance Group
by Charly Evon Simpson
Actor's Express
Midnight at the Masquerade
by The Murder Mystery Company
The Murder Mystery Company in Atlanta
by Topher Payne
Onstage Atlanta, Inc.
Murder Impossible: Fortnight Edition
by Marc Farley
Agathas: A Taste of Mystery
by Lionel Bart
Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by John Logan
Yard Dogs Ensemble
Tapas IV, The Great Divide
by Benedict, Bray, Bruna, Freeman, Martin, Shima, Steadman, Whitehorn, Wang,
Academy Theatre
The Cake
by Bekah Brunstetter
Horizon Theatre Company
by Adapted by Nina Faso, Stephen Schwartz, Gordon Greenberg; Songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, etc.
Out of Box Theatre

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