Theater Reviews

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(Photo by  Emily Padgett as Alex Owens,Flashdance The Musical. Photo by Kyle Froman )

K-BACH's theater Critic Chris Curcio was in the audience opening night at Gammage for the touring production of "Flashdance." Tickets and information for "Flashdance" is at

"A Wrinkle in Time"

K-BACH Theater Critic Chris Curcio tells us about Childsplay's production of "A Wrinkle in Time."

"Chicks with ***"
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(Photo Credit: John Groseclose)

The production, "Chicks With **" chronicles the misadventures of Vespa DeAmour, a prom queen runner-up who takes control of an all-girl biker gang and the crazy things the gang does for enjoyment.

"Chicks With **" continues through May 11th at the Tempe Performing Arts Center in downtown Tempe. For tickets, call the Stray cat Theatre box office, 480-634-6435, or order online at

"The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin"
L to R: Rob Alloca, Kenyata White
(Photo by Laura Durant)

Chris Curcio reviews a new musical exploring Vieca "Bubbly" Stanton's climb to become a Broadway performer and accept her racial heritage. 

"The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin" continues through April 21st at the Black Theatre Troupe in downtown Phoenix. For tickets, call the Phoenix Theatre box office at 602-254-2151 or order tickets online at

Review of AZ Opera 2012/13 Season & "soot and spit"
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"soot and spit" runs through April 14 at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse at ASU
(Photo by  (image credit Tim Trumble Photography)

KBAQ Theater Critic Chris Curcio reviews the five operas that were presented during the 2012/13 Arizona Opera season and the Arizona State University world premiere production of "soot and spit" that explores profoundly deaf artist James Castle.

"soot and spit" is about profoundly deaf artist James Castle and it is yet unknown if the artist was also unable to read, write, or use sign language. The play lets audiences into Castle's mind and allows them to experience what these challenges are like to those who have them. "soot and spit" continues through April 14th at ASU's Paul V. Galvin Playhouse.