On Sunday, June 25, the Blue Man Group will team up with Autism Speaks for the third straight year and present an autism-friendly performance on Sunday, June 25. Mike Brown has been performing as a Blue Man since 2003. He joined me to talk about his beginnings with the Blue Man Group and to preview the sensory-friendly performance. More
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Abe Rybeck, founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Theater Offensive was in studio this morning to talk about ClimACTS! Bounce, which celebrates art loud and proud at Royale on Wednesday, May 3. More
Melanie Gillespie is an author and the founder of Mel O’Drama School of Acting in Milton. She was in studio this morning to talk about her latest book Darlene and the Drama Queen and how acting can help kids to develop confidence. More
We’re not suggesting coconuts migrate, but we are suggesting that you see Spamalot at North Shore Music Theatre, two weeks only, September 27 through October 9. Click here to grab your tickets, and click “more” to hear my interview with Brad Bradley, who plays Patsy. More
You know Dracut, MA native Scott Grimes from television’s American Dad and ER. You know Bob Guiney from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. But did you know the two are teaming up to raise funds for the Dracut Performing Arts Program? More
This year, you’ll notice something different at The Nutcracker. Boston Ballet soloist Sabi Varga talked about what’s new for this year’s production and his unique perspective on the Ballet’s holiday tradition. More
In the wake of Vanity Fair’s cover story introducing the world to Caitlyn Jenner, everyone has had an opinion to share. But one opinion, posted by an Oregon man named Terry Coffey, has proven to be widely held, and has been shared over 750,000 times on Facebook.
“One movie cannot contain him.”
– Roger Ebert, 2001 review of Shrek
As I type this, there are men in America who dress up and perform as Shrek every night for a living.
Soliders fight overseas for these Shreks. These Shreks are taxed by their government accordingly for their Shrek-related activities. These Shreks are our fathers, our brothers, our tour guides at local museums when productions of Shrek aren’t happening. They are us, if we were Shrek.
As I type this, there is also an editor who would allow an adult writer to see Shrek: The Musical five times in a row at Wheelock Family Theatre in a mentally taxing endurance activity we’ll call #shrekweek — an action that makes it hard for me to look in the mirror. That is, until I put on my Shrek ears, which are hilarious.
So how has Shrek, a film intended as a sucker-punch to Disney fairytale juggernauts and loaded with early-aughts topical references, somehow followed us all the way into 2015?
Let’s go on a disturbing journey together. More