Kepler, Brooklyn Academy

 KeplerPart of the 2009 Next Wave FestivalNov 18, 20 & 21, 2009 at 7:30pmAn Opera by Philip GlassLibretto by Martina WinkelBruckner Orchestra LinzConducted by Dennis Russell Davies www.bam.org  Philip Glass always does the unexpected. Or, as he said  ...

DV8 Physical Theatre, SF

DV8 Physical TheatreYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, November 2009 To Be Straight With Youhttp://www.dv8.co.uk/http://www.ybca.org/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV9FPO9ChlEphoto by Matt NettheimDV8 Physical Theatre’s production of To Be Straight With You, hits the stage like a stack of newspapers hitting the  ...

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, NY

Someone Who'll Watch Over meby Frank McGuinnessIrish Classical Theatre CompanyBuffalo, New YorkOct 30, 2009www.irishclassicaltheatre.com(left to right) Dan Walker as Adam, Lou Colaiacovo as Michael and Vincent O'Neill as Edward. Photo: Brian Cavanagh.At first glance, Frank McGuinness' Someone Who'll Watch  ...

Lohengrin-Houston

LohengrinMusic and Libretto by Richard WagnerHouston Grand OperaNovember 8, 2009Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgSimon O'Neill (Lohengrin) and Adrianne Pieczonka (Elsa) in Wagner's LohengrinCredit: Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera; Photo by Felix SanchezWhat is it about do-gooders who want to remain anonymous? Whether  ...

Suzanne Farrell Ballet (on tour)

The Suzanne Farrell BalletMixed repertory, including:“Pas d’action” from “Divertimento No. 15” (choreography by George Balanchine);“Contrapuntal Blues pas de deux” from “Clarinade” (choreography by Balanchine); “Scène d’amour” from “Romeo and Juliet” (choreography by Maurice Béjart);and “Agon” (choregraphy by Balanchine)Cal Performances,  ...

This Is It (2009)

This Is It (2009)Director: Kenny OrtegaStarring: Michael Jacksonhttp://www.thisisit-movie.com/http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/michael-jacksons-this-is-it/featurette-travis-payneThis Is It is one of those films that defies logic. As a document of the last months of Michael Jackson’s life, a behind-the-scenes record of rehearsals for the come-back tour that  ...

Inherit the Wind, London

Inherit the Wind by Jerome E. Lawrence and Robert E. LeeOld Vic Theatre, LondonOctober, 2009http://www.oldvictheatre.com/Lawrence and Lee’s 1955 Broadway drama has been revived as part of the Charles Darwin anniversary celebrations. It is 200 years since Darwin’s birth and  ...

Six Films from the Arab Film Festival

6 Films from the Arab Film Festival San FranciscoOctober, 2009Pomegranates and Myrrh (2008 )  Palestine  95 mins. Salt of This Sea (2008 )   Palestine 104 mins. Casanegra (2008 )  Morocco  124 mins.Help ( 2009 )  Lebanon   77 mins. Not  ...

Elixir of Love, Houston

The Elixir of Loveby Gaetano DonizettiHouston Grand OperaOctober 24, 2009Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgEktarina Slurina (Adina)  HGO Chorus. Photo: Felix Sanchez. Attention sensitive men of questionable self esteem, sometimes you get thegirl, and if you are lucky, the money too. So it goes  ...

Abduction from the Seraglio, SF

The Abduction From the SeraglioOpera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto by Johann Gottlieb StephanieDirected by Chas Rader-ShieberConducted by Cornelius Meister/Giuseppe FinziSan Francisco OperaSept. 23, 26 and 29; October 2, 11, 17 and 23, 2009http://sfopera.com/o/286.aspAnna Christy (Blonde). Photo  ...