humans 02

by Rebecca Rudnyk – I’m going to show my cards here and, admittedly, it’s quite an uncomfortable exercise. For once, I didn’t do my homework and went into a show nearly blind. No content research, no reading of the play, nothing. Because it was the ultimate result, I’d like toRead More →

arizona broadway theatre

by Rebecca Rudnyk – Every time I step into the mainstage at Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), I am stunned with how beautiful the space is. Part formal restaurant, part performance venue, attending is the epitome of a ‘night out on the town’. The beautifully red-draped stage is clearly the epicenterRead More →

color purple 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – The lights dim, the cast ascends into the fractured light projected onto the stage, and the audience is almost immediately taken to church — encouraged to make ‘a joyful noise’. And, to some extent, the audience remains enveloped in this ‘holy’ reverence for the duration of theRead More →

asu gammage 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – Arizona State University’s ASU Gammage recently announced its 2018-2019 Broadway Season, further solidifying its place amongst the most reputable venues for seeing high-caliber theatre in the southwest. In early 2018, Gammage hosted one of the earliest runs of the Hamilton tour, reportedly bringing in patrons from allRead More →

king an i 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – Before The King and I even begins, the beautifully draped stage greeted attendees with the promise of exotic extravagance. Thai Buddhist goddesses, almost holographic, peered out at the audience. It is an appropriate primer for the stunning opening scene: Anna (a well-traveled Welsh widow, and teacher ofRead More →

luna gale 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – Luna Gale, playing at the intimate Space 55 through March 4, is gritty, powerful and profoundly topical. Set amongst the cultural awakening of the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, and unable to ignore the ideological political perspectives that certainly divide (and are arguably beginning toRead More →

by Rebecca Rudnyk – So let’s be honest. If you’re reading this, a formal introduction is likely not necessary. In my lifetime as a dedicated theatre nerd, I recall no other show garnering the excitement or the hype of Hamilton. The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is based on the RonRead More →