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MetroStage's Holiday Musical Spoofing Broadway, Dickens

By Doug Rule
November 27, 2013 12:22 PM |
Last week Metro Weekly offered a roundup of many of the holiday-themed shows and events on tap this season. But there are just so many in this town we couldn’t possibly cover them all in one fell swoop. In fact, we overlooked one of my personal favorites, MetroStage’s annual offering A Broadway Christmas Show. Kathy Feininger's stage show spoof tells ... [Read]

Swimming from the sharks

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 7, 2012 11:30 AM |
In the one man show, Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!, Jorge "Jay" Alvarez recounts his family's escape from Fidel Castro's Cuba in 1964. Gay writer and actor Alvarez impersonates a remarkable range of characters, from his stubborn abuela to an American ship-captain to his ever-persevering father Humberto. The show has toured the country, winning accolades at both New ... [Read]

A Broadway Christmas Carol at MetroStage

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 14, 2011 9:30 AM |
Kathy Feininger's A Broadway Christmas Show tells the famous Charles Dickens classic by altering the lyrics to familiar Broadway tunes, 40 or so in all, from The Music Man to Sweeney Todd to Annie. The result is a pretty gay show, especially with the gay Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Michael Sharp returning to play Scrooge in the production at Alexandria's ... [Read]

A Broadway Christmas Carol at MetroStage

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 14, 2010 6:30 AM |
"Deck the halls with lots of showtunes," Donna Migliaccio sings in the opening number of A Broadway Christmas Carol. And that, she does. By the end of the show, the halls are overstuffed with showtune snippets -- 40 or so in all. They're presented in a hurried, altered, name-that-tune kind-of-way, a gaudy effect that distracts from the story -- but ... [Read]

Glimpses of the Moon at Metro Stage

Posted by Randy Shulman
September 8, 2010 9:00 AM |
MetroStage kicks off its season with this jazz age musical based on the novel by Edith Wharton, with book and lyrics by Tajlei Levis and music by John Mercurio. A sparkling romantic musical, Glimpses of the Moon focuses on two popular but penniless schemers who aim to help each other marry a millionaire -- but then they fall in love. ... [Read]