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Latitude Festival 2017 – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Conductor: Ben Glassberg Reviewer: Nicole Evans Comedian and composer Vikki Stone's debut orchestral composition, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, is a tricky act to sum up. Conceptually, it has the potential to be great, and at times it is, the problem lies with knowing it could be better but not quite being able to put a firm finger on what needs ...

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Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil – The Acorn Theatre, New York

(Matthew McConaughey vs. the Devil) (NYMF) (NYC) (c)Michael Kushner

Book: Emilie Landmann Music: Jonathan Quesenberry Lyrics: Carrie Morgan Choreographer: Billy Griffin Director: Thomas Caruso Reviewer: Robert Price The first thing that a viewer should know is that the Devil makes no appearance in this production. Matthew sells his soul for an Oscar, and it turns out to be not-so-great for his childhood friend and agent Penny, or for his ...

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Errol And Fidel – The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York

(Errol and Fidel) (The Peter Jay Sharp Theater ) (NYC)

Book: Boyd Anderson & Guy Anderson Music: Peter Kaldor, John Kaldor & Doug Oberhamer Lyrics: Boyd Anderson Choreographer: Justin Boccitto Director: Michael Bello Reviewer: Robert Price ¡Qué calor! Sydia Cedeño takes the stage as Mima, the Cuban narrator for the swashbuckling tale of Errol and Fidel. Her storytelling is crystal clear and charming, adding a dash of perceived authenticity to ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sh!t Theatre: DollyWould

Devised by: Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit Reviewer: Kris Hallett Sh!t Theatre love Dolly. So much so that they are prepared to lie on an Arts Council funding form to make a pilgrimage to Dollywood over in Florida. In Sh!t Theatre style a show comes out of the wandering. Just like a trip, what follows is a rambling, personal and ...

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True Right – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writers: Brittany K. Allen, Gemma Kaneko & Adin Lenahan Director: Gemma Kaneko Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Sam Shepard’s 1983 play True West explores the relationship between two very different brothers—a by-the-books screenwriter who is working on his newest script and his older brother, a drunken petty thief who imagines himself a cowboy. In True Right, Bess and George Theatre Company ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Ida Barr

Reviewer: Nicole Evans While the majority of the Latitude world flocks to Saturday night headliners, Mumford and Sons, on the main stage, those few of us who aren't fans pile into the Cabaret tent to see the only other act on the line-up that sounds like it will be far enough away to drown out the guitar strums. Latitude and ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 at Latitude Festival 2017 (Cont.)

By KRIS HALLETT Along with Edinburgh and panto, Latitude is the one time of year where theatre can be a morning activity as well as a form keeping nocturnal hours. Consequently with coffees still in hand, a small spattering of cultural vultures packed into the Speakeasy tent to see a first work-in-progress showing of theatremaker Daniel Bye’s latest. So much ...

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UPDATE: Day 2 Comedy at Latitude Festival 2017

By NICOLE EVANS With so much going on all at once at Latitude it's simply impossible to get around everything, but in the spirit of ensuring a sample of all that is on offer, Saturday morning begins with a couple of hours in the Comedy tent. Phil Ellis, who is no stranger to the festival, kicks things off with his ...

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