Backstage Review: ‘Into the Woods’

Take one part Grimm’s Fairy Tales and one part Stephen Sondheim’s music, add to that a talented cast, and you have “Into the Woods.’ Produced by the Sierra School of Performing Arts and performed at Bartley Ranch before hitting the road to Reno Little Theater, then it’s off to Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center.
~Photos and Review by Dana Nollsch~

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Backstage Review: ‘Quartet’ by Gothic North Productions

In a way, “Quartet” is a coming-of-age play. Four aging opera singers find themselves in the same luxurious British retirement home. The same home that the composer Giuseppe Verdi bequeathed to become a retirement home for opera singers. These four have a history with each other, a rich and intriguing past indeed. Now, these four are challenged to do one last performance.

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Back Stage Review “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at RLT.

’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ follows a group of unique sixth graders competing in The ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’. When I say Unique, I mean Very Unique indeed. One of the fun aspects of the ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is that there is audience participation. A few lucky audience members are picked to be part of the spelling bee. 

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Backstage Review: ‘Puffs’ at Good Luck Macbeth

Harry Potter fans will love this face-paced story of the other wizard’s adventures. You know the story but “Puffs” looks at the saga through different eyes.
If you don’t know, the Potter Saga “Puffs” will be the perfect way to enjoy the story and not have to watch 14 or more hours of movies, but after experiencing “Puffs,” you will want to.

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Backstage Review: “Admissions” at RAT

With one part comedy, one part white privilege bound together with a talented and passionate cast, ‘Admissions’ asks that very question.
Admissions by Joshua Harmon, Directed by Debra Lynn Hull and Performed at Restless Artist Theater from July 8th through July 18th

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Backstage Review: Clue at Bruka Theater

“Clue” is a campy play based on the board game of the same name. As in the game, you have several characters coming together for an evening of mystery and murder. Each character has instructions that include a new identity that they must adapt. Their host (Mr. Body) has many tricks up his sleeve for the evening.

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Backstage Review: Two Across at RAT

“Two Across” is a beautiful story of two strangers brought together by chance to discover a shared passion that opens their eyes to what life could be with the right person. But anything worthwhile, this is not an easy road for these two, and both of them are quite damaged. In the 80 minutes of traveling from one end of the subway to the other, the audience witnesses a remarkable transformation as Janet (Played by Robin Soli) and Josh (Played by Dave Cherry) soften to each other.

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‘Lifespan of a Fact’ at RAT

“The Lifespan of a Fact” is part funny and part cerebrally challenging, asking the question, where do journalistic ethics and good storytelling meet, and can that blending be successful? We have a writer, a fact-checker, and an editor battling with that very question in the story. Although there is no answer in the play, there are many thought-provoking questions that will fuel the audience’s conversations for some time after watching “The Lifespan of a Fact.”
RAT’s production of “The Lifespan of a Fact” is masterfully performed by Ron Flesher, JJ Mungcal, and Wendy Feign. This ensemble cast brings the story to life with a passion for the more profound questions of ethics.

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