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

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Bah, Humbug!

If you're like me, the lack of snow on the ground and this week's warm temperatures haven't quite put you in the holiday spirit. To counteract Mother Nature's refusal to provide us with the appropriate weather, I'm spending my time today thinking about Geva's production of A Christmas Carol. (I know, I know, I'm tempting … Continue reading Bah, Humbug!

Meet IN THE HEIGHTS Choreographer Julio Agustin

Choreographer Julio Agustin joins Geva Theatre Center for our first production of the 2017-2018 season, In the Heights! Julio has performed on Broadway in some excellent shows you may be familiar with - including Chicago and the revival of Bells Are Ringing, in addition to appearing in the original Broadway companies of Fosse, Never Gonna Dance, Steel Pier, and Women on … Continue reading Meet IN THE HEIGHTS Choreographer Julio Agustin

Fellow Stars of the ‘50s, Part 3–“Original Rock Legends”

Welcome to “Original Rock Legends!” To celebrate Geva’s final show this season, the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet directed by Hunter Foster, I’m taking you through a musical journey, uncovering the history behind the songs featured in Million Dollar Quartet. This week, we’re exploring rock music legends who are not part of the Million Dollar … Continue reading Fellow Stars of the ‘50s, Part 3–“Original Rock Legends”

Fellow Stars of the ‘50s, Part 2–“Original Rock Legends”

Welcome to “Original Rock Legends!” To celebrate Geva’s final show this season, the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet directed by Hunter Foster, I’m taking you through a musical journey, uncovering the history behind the songs featured in Million Dollar Quartet. This week, we’re exploring rock music legends who are not part of the Million Dollar … Continue reading Fellow Stars of the ‘50s, Part 2–“Original Rock Legends”

Fellow Stars of the ‘50s, Part 1–“Original Rock Legends”

Welcome to “Original Rock Legends!” To celebrate Geva’s final show this season, the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet directed by Hunter Foster, I’m taking you through a musical journey, uncovering the history behind the songs featured in Million Dollar Quartet. This week, we’re exploring rock music legends who are not part of the Million Dollar … Continue reading Fellow Stars of the ‘50s, Part 1–“Original Rock Legends”

Jerry Lee Lewis: “Original Rock Legends,” Part 3

Welcome to “Original Rock Legends!” To celebrate Geva’s final show this season, the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet directed by Hunter Foster, I’m taking you through a musical journey, uncovering the history behind the songs featured in Million Dollar Quartet. This week, we’re exploring the legends behind Jerry Lee Lewis’ music: “Real Wild Child” aka … Continue reading Jerry Lee Lewis: “Original Rock Legends,” Part 3