Monthly Archives: June 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Theatre Review: National Touring Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

When the 2013 Sam Mendes directed stage musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first opened in London, the show was well received and ran for more than three years. In fact, it currently holds the record for the highest weekly gross of any production in London’s West End. Once it closed in 2017, the show […]

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The Addams Family – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

Since its inception in 2009, the musical comedy of the family with a taste for the macabre, The Addams Family, has gone through so many tweaks and changes, depending on the venue, it’s probable that no two stagings were ever quite the same. Out of town tryouts smoothed some issues; an early run in Chicago […]

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The Dead Don’t Die – Film Review

Let’s keep this brief. In director Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, they really don’t, but you’ll wish they did. In the small town of Centerville (a nod to Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels perhaps?) where the population totals 738 and the sign reads ‘A Real Nice Place,’ strange things are happening. It’s late in the […]

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