Ed Rampell: What’s interesting about Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk -The First Flight is its adaptation of elements of James Cameron’s 2009 special FX big screen extravaganza Avatar to a live stage performance.
Ed Rampell: This Halloween screening of Nosferatu with live instrumental and voice accompaniment is part of LA Opera’s crusade to keep opera relevant to contemporary audiences.
Ed Rampell: Perhaps in the hands of a less talented dramatist, Unbound would have wound up merely being just another romantic comedy. But Watson has something deeper up his sleeve than merely wearing, like Othello, his heart upon it.
Ed Rampell: Playwright Ken Ludwig’s farcical Lend Me a Tenor is a romantic comedy with many tried and true crowd-pleasing aspects.
Ed Rampell: The Source is to be applauded for daring to tackle such controversial, complicated subject matter and for trying to find a form commensurate with the content for communicating it.