Author: Donna Herman

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

One temptation you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in this spring is “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations.”  The only lingering results will be the urge to break into song – perhaps at inappropriate times.  Whether or not you grew up listening to their music, it is impossible not to be engaged and happy hearing the music and story of The Temptations currently at The Imperial Theatre. 

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The Mar Vista

The press release bills “The Mar Vista” as a romantic and comical piece about a Russian-Jewish woman with a colorful and mysterious past, her war-time adventures, and the unbreakable bonds between a gay American son and his immigrant parents.  Quite a set up for a piece that is all incident and no insight. “The Mar Vista’s” saving grace is its visual appeal. 

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Be More Chill

Although it’s a musical about teenagers trying to be cool, “Be More Chill” has been heating up the internet with a popularity only out-clicked by Hamilton in 2017according to Tumblr.  That’s how this little show that could got it’s spot on Broadway after a lukewarm 2015 review of it’s premiere in a little theater in New Jersey.  Fan frenzy has forced the theater establishment to sit up and take notice.  Marrying familiar tropes of teenaged angst with a sci-fi flair and some high energy pop music with witty lyrics, the arrival of “Be More Chill” at the Lyceum Theater has been creating quite a buzz. 

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If you’re a fan of “Killing Eve” and bummed that Season 2 isn’t out yet, check out Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the writer of the critically acclaimed series, in her one woman show “Fleabag.” Turns out she’s not only a superb writer, but a marvelous actress as well. “Fleabag” is a cross between a raunchy “Bridget Jones” and a British “Girls,” and will make you laugh and gasp. And remember the name Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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The Cake

“The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter is a tasty treat that’s not just empty calories.  This is one snack your nutritionist and your mother would approve of. “The Cake” is food for the soul, full of filling ingredients that will make you think and feel, as well as satisfy your sweet tooth with plenty of laughter.  Just know that you’re going to leave with a hankering for baked goods.

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