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6 actors, 86 changes, 32 wigs, and 94 minutes.

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Hornets Nest allows for Dreamers at Geva

Playwright, Karen Zacarias' play, "Just like Us" begs us to look more closely on what it means to be a true "American".

A Labor of Love

The Other Josh Cohen, by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, is running onstage now until February 4th. It's a deceptive little musical – on the page, it’s a playful story that unfolds cleverly and simply, occasionally breaking into song. But in the reality of the theatre, it’s a whole other animal. In order to create this … Continue reading A Labor of Love

Fresh Faces in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

This week, I set out to find out how our production departments handle remounting Geva's production of A Christmas Carol - currently in its 8th year! - each season. I was excited to learn about the intricate note-taking and organizational systems that get everything and everyone in the right place at the right time and curious about … Continue reading Fresh Faces in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dickens’ Crusade for Christmas Dinner

Did Charles Dickens invent Christmas Dinner? According to a Guardian article by Pen Vogler, who is also the author of Dinner with Dickens, not only did Dickens' A Christmas Carol popularize the Christmas Feast, but his writing also addressed an inequality in the distribution of good food. "Dickens’s most abiding influence is his conviction that everybody has the right … Continue reading Dickens’ Crusade for Christmas Dinner

Girl Groups and the Wonderettes

  When the Wonderettes step onstage in The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, they join the rich tradition of female recording artists dating to the 1950’s and 60’s, a phenomenon knowns as the “girl group.” While the individual women singing in these groups were frequently seen by producers as interchangeable, during these decades women began … Continue reading Girl Groups and the Wonderettes