LIVE ANIMATION

The Rose comes wonderfully alive in its production of Tarzan The Stage Musical. Credit director Kit McKay and assistant director /choreographer Sue Gillespie Bolton for every vibrant, sweet and colorful movement in the production numbers.  The dancing singers move with vigor and precision as a variety of apes. They make the stage their natural territory as if some kind of joyful family. And, when humans file into...

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<p> ‘Three Times a Lady’

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When a Costco dumpster hands you a fairly large amount clear mannequin torsos…

Organizing a group show can be difficult, even a three-person exhibition. Add in a fairly specific theme for the work to follow and the exhibition has been set off on a path towards the dangerous waters of making the show harder on the artists than it should be.

Top it off with a repeated form...

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A MONSTER HIT

Mel Brooks creates wonderfully funny stuff. So, when he decided to make a transplant of his 1974 movie Young Frankenstein into a monster of a musical in 2007, who was going to stand in his way? After all, his transformation of 1968’s The Producers into 2001’s roaring, song-filled Broadway smash sent chills and thrills up the spines of backers, garnering 12 Tonys and staying alive and kicking there for seven lucky...

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TELLING STORIES

Outstanding acting vivifies SNAP’s newest production. It’s Voices from the Closet, eight monologues written by Daena Schweiger about gay people’s struggles with coming out. Don’t expect the obvious, in the path of recently much-trod ground concerning people emerging into revealing light about their private lives. Schweiger has devised many original, imaginative stories. But also don’t expect moving connections to...

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“Tarzan” Gets Ready to Swing into the Rose

Tarzan, the final show of the The Rose’s theatre season promises high-flying animal energy. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes and the smash hit 1999 Disney animated film, Tarzan is a story The Rose Theatre says is full of fun and adventure that will appeal to all ages. Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young...

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TARZAN: THE MUSICAL

FRIDAY 6
June 6-22
TARZAN: THE MUSICAL
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20-25. Reservations required
http://www.rosetheater.org

102 years ago Chicago-born Edgar Rice Burroughs probably had no idea that his imaginary trips in dark jungles would become world famous once Tarzan was on the scene. Not concerned with Darwin’s theories nor survival of the fittest, the story of...

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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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