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W-S Journal Review of “White Christmas”

‘White Christmas’ is a dream Posted: Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:05 am Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance fielded a new harbinger of the holiday season Friday night with the opening of “White Christmas.” The theatrical version of the 1954 movie musical includes even more wonderful Irving Berlin songs. The expectable “Count Your Blessings Instead [...]

By | December 9th, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on W-S Journal Review of “White Christmas”

Review of La Cage Aux Folles by Camel City Dispatch

The Real Family Values of W-S Theater Alliance’s La Cage aux Folles September 19, 2014 5:27 pm By Chad Nance Photos by Matthew Lopina & Dancing Lemur One of the absolute best aspects of life in Winston-Salem is the stunning quality of talent just free-ranging around to be discovered at unexpected moments. While solid productions [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on Review of La Cage Aux Folles by Camel City Dispatch

W-S Journal Review of La Cage Aux Folles

“La Cage aux Folles” never misses a beat Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am Mary Martin Niepold/Special Correspondent For sheer fun and the heartfelt celebration of people being whoever they are, you’d be hard pressed to find a more joyous presentation than “La Cage aux Folles,” which opened Friday night at Theatre Alliance. With [...]

By | September 15th, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on W-S Journal Review of La Cage Aux Folles

W-S Journal Review of “Miss Saigon”

Themes of ‘Miss Saigon’ still relative Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal | Posted July 21, 2014 Rock music from the 1960s and ’70s plays in the theater before the show begins and during intermission, but the sound of helicopter rotors and video projections of jungles and bombs bursting herald the start of the play “Miss Saigon.” It is a striking [...]

By | July 21st, 2014|Reviews|0 Comments

W-S Relish Review of “Grease”

Theatre Alliance’s “Grease” full of comedy, charm Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:17 am Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal In its production of “Grease,” which opened to a packed house Friday night, Theatre Alliance has fielded a well-matched ensemble cast and brought back its tradition of inclusive casting. They know how to put the “community” in community theater. [...]

By | June 23rd, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on W-S Relish Review of “Grease”

Camel City Dispatch Review of “Next To Normal”

Review- Theatre Alliance’s “Next To Normal”… Goodbye, Cruel World May 24, 2014 3:46 pm By Chad Nance “They just don’t appreciate that you get tired They’re so hard to satisfy, You can tranquillize your mind So go running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper And four help you through the night, help to [...]

By | May 29th, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on Camel City Dispatch Review of “Next To Normal”

Camel City Dispatch Review of “Chess”

Review – The W-S Theatre Alliance’s Chess – Get your Kicks Above the Waistline, Sunshine By Chad Nance “Chess” was a success on the London stage, it flopped on Broadway and has only rarely been revived in America since. Set in the waning years of the Cold War, it revolves around the obsessively-covered chess match [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on Camel City Dispatch Review of “Chess”

Winston-Salem Journal Review of AIDA

Theatre Alliance's 'Aida' has it all March 22, 2014 Lynn Felder/Reprinted from Winston-Salem Journal Great scenery, singing and costumes characterize Theatre Alliance’s production of Elton John’s “Aida,” which opened Friday. I saw it Saturday. Director Jamie Lawson’s staging and casting are super. The show, about a love triangle in ancient Egypt, and based on Giuseppe Verdi’s [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on Winston-Salem Journal Review of AIDA

W-S Journal/Relish Review of “When Pigs Fly”

Wordplay keeps the laughs coming in "Why Pigs Fly" Posted in Winston-Salem Journal: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:55 pm Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal Costume-designer-turned-playwright Howard Crabtree apparently never met a double entendre or a pun he didn’t like. No wordplay is too obvious or obscure, and the laughs just keep on coming in his play “When Pigs [...]

By | January 19th, 2014|Reviews|Comments Off on W-S Journal/Relish Review of “When Pigs Fly”

W-S Review of “Messiah On The Frigidaire”

‘Messiah’ adeptly avoids Southern stereotypes Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 11:49 pm in W-S Journal/Relish Lynn Felder/Special Correspondent “Messiah on the Frigidaire,” which opened Friday at Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem, is a surprisingly sweet comedy about finding the miraculous in the mundane. “Messiah” contains all the ingredients for an over-the-top Southern stereotype-fest: A shadowy image of Jesus [...]

By | November 18th, 2013|Reviews|Comments Off on W-S Review of “Messiah On The Frigidaire”