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Musical Theatre West

Sunset Boulevard, Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

The staging was monumental, the better to highlight Norma's megalomania and her fall from grace from a once luminous career.

Man of La Mancha at Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

And if Hallmark and 1-800-FLOWERS aren't your cup of tea, then Musical Theatre West's fantastic production of La Mancha, directed by Nick Degruccio, certainly is.

Winter Wonderettes: Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

Roger Bean's marvelous "Winter Wonderettes" at Musical Theatre West plays but nine times and it's so funny, so touching, and, especially now, so seaso...

The Wedding Singer, Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

If there were a malady known as Terminal Cuteness, then that would be the diagnosis for The Wedding Singer, written by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.

Summer of Love, Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Some of us danced in our seats like Sesame Street puppets. While the concept of and subsequent staging for the script is brilliant, its construction, man, is a major downer.

"Cats," Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

We know that cats have nine lives. "Cats," based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with additional lyrics by Trevor Nunn, shows us how this process of reincarnation works.