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Artistry heads for the heart of Hairspray
2 months ago by Ed Huyck
It’s safe to say that Brandon Caviness loves the musical Hairspray. “I got the cast album when it came out and I played it until it wouldn’t play anymore in my CD player,” he says. Safe to say, when Artistry (formerly Bloomington Ci...
Rich Hamson on La Cage Aux Folles: "I Have to Do the Can-Can. I Am 60."
9 months ago by Ed Huyck
Rich Hamson is no theatrical debutante. His turn in wig and mascara in Bloomington Civic Theatre's La Cage Aux Folles will be his first time onstage in 23 years. It isn't that Hamson hasn't remained involved in theater, as he works ...
La Cage Aux Folles
9 months ago by Brad Richason
Musical theater has long conveyed opposition to culturally ingrained LGBTQ bigotry through razzle-dazzle entertainment. One particularly cheeky example is La Cage aux Folles. Adapting an earlier French stage farce (and a subsequent ...
Next to Normal
12 months ago by Brad Richason
Five years since its Broadway debut, Next to Normal, an original work by composer Tom Kitt and lyricist/writer Brian Yorkey, continues to provocatively speak to the anxieties of our age. Set in a suburban community, the narrative fo...