“She Kills Monsters” provides a constant stream of creative, amusing, and outrageous moments.
Despite the material’s limitations, the stellar SpeakEasy Stage cast and designers nail “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”‘s irreverent, over-the-top vibe, serving up plenty of humor and high amplitude entertainment.
The first episode of the “Blood Rose Rising” series possessed creepy comic potential and an intriguing mix of multimedia, magic, and thrills that hinted at even better things to come. Alas, these hopes were dashed.
Part of the problem with the first episode of the “Blood Rose Rising” series may be signs of the show’s indecisive intent: is it a comic thriller spoof, a scary horror mystery, or a serious drama about relationships and spirituality?
The SpeakEasy Stage Company’s Xanadu is a joyful, fun piece of light summer entertainment, beautifully executed by the cast and crew, that celebrates sublime schlock in surprisingly hilarious and creative ways.
Don’t expect a standard musical. Think of Fela! as an immersive, artsy, concert experience featuring virtuoso displays of dance and musicianship.
This musical’s challenging, raw, and poignant storyline, along with the stunning work of the SpeakEasy Stage Company cast and designers create a can’t-be-missed, far from normal production.
The musical wheels out well-trodden jokes about growing old while supplying all the usual greeting card life lessons (live each moment as if it were your last!).
“The Rocky Horror Show” works best when it is immersive like this—a theatrical party that includes the audience.
The impressive cast and lovely, atmospheric design of the Lyric Stage production cannot completely overcome the flaws of “Big River,” but they make the trip a scenic, often amusing, and enjoyable theatrical journey.