Tag: musical

Step into those red boots and stride

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The show is called “Kinky Boots.” And said “kinky” footwear rises from the feet over the knees and about mid-thigh. The whole construction, and the person wearing it, is balanced on a thin, supportive stiletto…

Shining the light on some funny women

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Women going through the “change” aren’t typical inhabitants of today’s pop culture where the sun shines brightest on the 18 to 34 demographic. But “Menopause the Musical” redirects the spotlight to women going through, well,…

How ‘Cats’ found its groove

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Years ago when I worked at a regional theater company, I was working the light board during a successful run of one of their play productions. The show was midway through its run, and the…

This show is ‘Beautiful’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re of a certain age, you’re well aware of the music of Carole King—either the material she wrote with her longtime writing partner and husband Gerry Goffin or the material she wrote and sang…

‘Matilda’ full of magic

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walking into The Bushnell for “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” I really didn’t know what I was getting into. Although I read Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,” and…