Pasadena Playhouse rolled out the red carpet last Sunday for the Premier of the vibrant Head Over Heels, an Elizabethen play adapted with the music of The Go-Go’s. The play was originally written in the 16th century by Sir Philip Sidney and adapted into a musical with the pop magic music of the Go Go’s in 2018. It managed to successfully take new wave and bring it into a new age, with all sorts of gleeful nostalgia. Fluid gender identity and sexuality that normally don’t …
At the Sexson Auditorium the play “Cabaret” showcased the love stories of Herr Schultz, Fraulein Schneider, Clifford Bradshaw and Sally Bowels and their experiences with sexual fluidity, drug use, liberalism, poverty and income inequality while faced with the rise of fascism in a liberal and modern Berlin, Germany in 1931.
The crazy ex-girlfriend trope has survived for so long in romantic comedy media. The CW musical show with the same title is not about perpetuating this belittling label, it’s about deconstructing it.
Light chatter illuminated the Sexson Auditorium as audience members sat in their seats, anticipating the raising of the red curtains. Upon the lighthearted entrance of the orchestra, the curtains were finally raised, and the audience was greeted by a slumbering teen donning a characteristic beehive hairdo. Lights, camera, Hairspray!
Sass, spunk, passion and a whole lot of dedication â€” these words can only begin to scratch the surface of what it takes to be a cast member of the musical Hairspray. Unbeknownst to others, a core group of students has been hard at work in the Sexson Auditorium, singing, dancing and acting away in preparation for its opening on Feb. 22.