Theater Reviews

"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 www.straycattheatre.org.

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"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 www.blacktheatretroupe.org.

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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
 
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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.

 

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The Sunshine Boys

"The Sunshine Boys" tells about two retired vaudevillian performers who worked together for 43 years but hate each other. They reunite to perform in a comedy tribute to great comedians but the long standing hates resurface.

"The Sunshine Boys" continues through April 14th at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. For tickets, call the Arizona Theatre Company box office at 602-256-6995 or order tickets online at at www.arizonatheatre.org.

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"The Musical of Musicals"

"The Musical of Musicals" spoofs the genre by looking at the same simple story as it would have been treated by five of America's top musical theater creators-Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander & Ebb. Chris talks about the musical and how it spoofs those composers' shows and he also evaluates the local production.

The "Musical of Musicals" continues through April 7th at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Peoria. For tickets, call the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts box office at 623-815-7930 or order tickets online at www.theaterworks.org.

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