42ndSt7

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Feb2019
By Jay Handelman Arts Editor Herald-Tribune February 23, 2019 Musical based on a 1933 film runs through March 24 From the moment the curtain partially rises on Venice Theatre’s “42nd Street” to reveal just the legs and feet of its dancing cast members, tap shoes fly across the stage. From that opening number ... Read More
Patsy3

16

Jan2019
Audience jumps to its feet in standing ovation By AUDREY BLACKWELL ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR Venice Gondolier January 16, 2019 If you love the strong contralto sound of Patsy Cline’s lyrics, you’re going to fully enjoy Alana Opie’s portrayal of the late songstress at Venice Theatre. Opening ... Read More
SeeRockCity2

12

Jan2019
By Kim Cool Venice Gondolier January 12, 2019 In “See Rock City,” in the Pinkerton at Venice Theatre, we are reunited with May (Cheyanne Alford) and Raleigh (Jim Griesmeyer) who met on a train in “Last train to Nibroc,” which is part one of a trilogy by playwright Arlene Hutton. Raleigh had ... Read More
_MGL8339

12

Dec2018
By Kim Cool Venice Gondolier December 12, 2018 Down to his last $20, an out-of-work writer (Steven Flaa), endures multiple interviews to land a not-so-perfect job as “Crumpet,” an elf in Macy’s Santaland department. As if landing the job was not challenging enough, whenever Crumpet or any of his fellow workers had collected ... Read More
IMG_7947

05

Nov2018
By Maureen Martin / Correspondent Herald-Tribune November 5, 2018 Musical spoof of ‘Silence of the Lambs’ runs through Nov. 25 At first thought, a musical based on the intense psychological drama “The Silence of the Lambs,” depicting the encounter of a fledgling FBI agent and a brilliant cannibalistic serial killer, appears far removed from plausible. ... Read More
_MGL4650

31

Oct2018
By KIM COOL Venice Gondolier October 31, 2018 After all these years, there are still lessons to be learned from “South Pacific,” the musical that opened Friday on the main stage at Venice Theatre. Created by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the Tony Award-winning musical opened on Broadway in 1949. Set on two idyllic ... Read More
8Y6A0497

26

Sep2018
By KIM COOL Venice Gondolier September 26, 2018 Is there anything that Kristofer Geddie cannot do? As Max in Venice Theatre’s opening mainstage production of “Lend Me a Tenor,” he plays the role of someone with questionable talent for singing and a nearly terminal case of stage fright who is forced into playing the ... Read More
8Y6A6937

10

Sep2018

Theater Review: SUDS – Stage 2

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By William S. Oser talkinbroadway.com Suds: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera is playing at Venice Theatre's Pinkerton Theatre. When I first saw the show listed last year in the season announcements I thought it was fairly new, but no—this show has been kicking around regional theaters for a number of years now. Created and ... Read More
8Y6A3418

11

Aug2018
By KIM COOL Venice Goldolier Aug. 11, 2018 Venice Theatre’s summer stock production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” should go into the record book as one of the finest productions ever by that theater. To be clear, I mean one of the best of all ... Read More
Debbie2

28

Apr2018
By Jay Handleman, Herald Tribune, April 28, 2018 Musical spoof of porn film ‘Debbie Does Dallas’ runs through May 20 The title may suggest otherwise, but there’s really nothing dirty about the Venice Theatre production of “Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical.” Sure, it’s a parody of one of the most successful pornographic films ... Read More