Off-Broadway revival of ‘Kinky Boots’ dazzles at Stage 42

When it premiered on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2013, the blockbuster stage adaptation of Kinky Boots, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, won six (including Best Musical and Best Score), and ran for six … Read more

Annapolis Opera brings ‘La bohème’ to beautiful life

Annapolis Opera’s production of La bohème is a visual as well as musical treat. Directed by Joshua Horowitz and conducted by Artistic and Music Director Craig Kier, it blends beautiful music with rich, emotionally stirring singing and lovely movements. It is a wonderful way to open the 2022/23 season. Kara Goodrich as Mimi with Rafael … Read more

Lessons in Japanese culture, language, and humor in ‘Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo’ at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages

In 1999, Katsura Sunshine – born Gregory Robic in Toronto, Canada, to parents of Slovenian origin – went to Japan to pursue studies in Japanese theater. In 2008, he began a strict three-year apprenticeship in Rakugo – the 400-year-old art of comic storytelling that developed during the Edo Period – and became the first-ever Western … Read more

National Chamber Ensemble plans 2022/23 season of cultural expressions

The National Chamber Ensemble is thrilled to introduce its 16th season. The 2022/23 NCE Season of Cultural Expressions is an inspiring collection of outstanding artists, beloved masterworks, and thrilling discoveries. There’s something for everyone in this new season, from internationally renowned performers to inspirational programs. The Young Artist String Competition Winners will add an exciting … Read more