Ed Rampell: The performances and much of the music in Richard Strauss’ Salome are the most melodramatic of any opera I’ve ever experienced. But this is to be expected since, as that old expression goes, “consider the source”: The New Testament.
Eric A. Gordon: Filled with period music and the tuneful songs of Lalo Guerrero, Zoot Suit urgently demonstrates the clash between generations in a Chicano family, the rifts between communities in America, and the ways racism and bias can impact a society.
Ed Rampell: In a very sensitive yet often droll way Piano sets out to explore what made Oscar’s inner mental metronome tick.
Ed Rampell: Co-writer/director and son of a concentration camp survivor Howard Teichman’s Fugu sheds light on a little known episode of the exodus that took about 6,000 wandering Jews not to the Promised Land – but to the Land of the Rising Sun.
John Cromshow: If a title could say it all, An Enemy of the People certainly speaks to an all-too-modern trend in which criticism of political leaders is equated with treason.