Off-Broadway Review: Ma-Yi Theater Company’s “Felix Starro”

Off-Broadway Review: Ma-Yi Theater Company’s “Felix Starro”

Currently running at Theatre Row, Ma-Yi Theater Company’s “Felix Starro” launches the Company’s 30th Anniversary Season. The musical is based on Filipino-American writer Lysley Tenorio’s short story of the same name that appeared in his 2012 collection “Monstress” in which “a famous Filipino faith healer and his grandson Junior conduct an illicit business in San Francisco, though each has his own plans for their earnings.”

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Review: A Uniquely Fresh, “Into The Woods” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Review: A Uniquely Fresh, “Into The Woods” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has done it again and this time with music.  Now in its 33rd Summer season, the company presents its first-ever musical. This aesthetically modernized version of “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is an unusually unique romp into the woods realized by the dazzlingly creative mind of director, Jenn Thompson.  She unleashes us into a world of imaginative umbrellas, popcorn, puppets and recyclable cows, all used to tell her version of this well loved and occasionally overdone musical in our community.  

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