The first review of 2018 is now in the can. It’s interesting to see new takes on classic plays. This time it was on Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. You can read the review at EatMoreArt!Vegas.com here: A classic with a new approach.
Next up will be a production of Company, the stalwart 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical. I’m a sucker for musicals, and I have a tendency to go easy on them when I go in to review. Some of my most fond memories are from working on productions like Something’s Afoot, a musical-comedy murder mystery, based on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. The production I directed brought the added pleasure of the Mystery Writers of America holding their 2009 awards ceremonies at the theatre. We fed them, they watched several numbers from the show, and it was the year that Sue Grafton shared their Grand Master Award with James Lee Burke. Had I been into writing at that time they both probably would’ve had me arrested for stalking them all evening long.
Last year I wrote two pieces on the history of Vegas theatre for EatMoreArt!Vegas – and recently had them mentioned in an article titled “Desert Defiance” with The Theatre Times. Great exposure for the theatre community, but it’s also great exposure for me. I’ll take it wherever I can get it.
I’ve also recently been added to the Southern Writers Magazine Gallery of Stars with a page all my own. Click on through and take a look. Perfect timing with Nathan’s Clan of Deadheads coming out in another ten days, since Nathan tries his utmost to remain the genteel Southern gentleman throughout his trials and tribulations.