Friday, March 16, 2007

Inside the dullest exterior is a drama: no less than 4 productions on the boards this weekend in Shreveport

The teens above are a small part of the Carousel cast. That show will likely be a sell-out production for Shreveport Opera, says Eric Dilner. Yet the Saturday night opera performance at Riverview Theater will only be one of your options for song-and-dance this weekend.

At Centenary College the Blackfriars Shakespeare troupe is mounting cowabunga shows (see earlier posts on this site). Last night the young actors were able to leap on and off the stage, tumble over each other, mount and entangle each other, dance, make music and juggle Elizabethan dialogue, simultaneously. Tickets were said to be finito by Patty Roberts. Want this kind of fun? I'd wait at the door on the chance of taking seats from a no-show.

Reviewed and described as a comedic sparkler by Alex Kent is the Shakespeare at East Bank Theater. Twelfth Night, done in the round, is being directed by Heather Peak Hooper and sworded by Haley Young, Rachael Magill, Jim Cowles and John Bogan. Also given pip-pips were Michael Blake Powell, Kerry Kirspel and Rob Gilchrist.

High School Musical is a sold-out success at First United Methodist's PAC. But the box office is selling tickets to an added show - Sat at 2 pm. Good luck getting those ducats at 429-6885.

Teen stars being made at PAC, says Times reviewer Kent, include Steven Bailey, Michelle Khare, Clara Caruthers and Tyler Krieg.

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