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If the title Titanic, the Musical conjures images in your head of life vest clad passengers tap dancing their way into lifeboats or a Nathan Lane-voiced singing iceberg, you’ve seen way too many Disney musicals. Thankfully, the Tony Award winning Peter Stone/Maury Yeston show takes a decidedly more serious approach in telling the tale of the world’s most infamous nautical disaster by focusing on the (mostly-true) human stories of those on board and, through them, touches on issues of class, greed, and hubris that Disney wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot trident. The end result is a highly entertaining, surprisingly emotional evening of grand musical theatre.
Ol’ Mackie’s Back in Town
Teeming with delightfully seedy characters in a dark underworld, imaginative staging and a truly unique musical score, the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill classic “Threepenny Opera” at 6th Street is a rare treat for local theatregoers who long for something different.
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd.
His skin was pale and his eye was odd.
He shaved the faces of gentlemen
who never thereafter were heard of again.
So begins Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most operatic musical program. How operatic? Well, the last major production in the Bay Area was in 2015 by the San Francisco Opera - which is my way of saying that it’s one helluva challenge for any community theatre to take on this show. So pre-review props to the Raven Players in Healdsburg for taking their shot.