Review: Star Trek: Discovery

It’s been 12 years since a first-run Star Trek television episode aired. On May 13, 2005, the series finale of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE brought that short-lived incarnation to a close. So fans were naturally curious when a new series was announced. Would it be more like the well-received STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION or follow the path of the oft-criticized ENTERPRISE? Earlier tonight, that question was answered as STAR TREK: DISCOVERY made its two-hour multi-platform premiere.

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Review: The Bodyguard

The golden age of Broadway musicals saw many stage shows turned into classic films. But reversing that process has not always been as easy or successful and that trend unfortunately continues with THE BODYGUARD, a production that could more aptly be titled THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY instead of using the name of the hit 1992 movie.

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Review: The 39 Steps

Alfred Hitchcock loved “The MacGuffin.” For those unfamiliar, a “MacGuffin” is a plot device that the protagonist pursues, usually with little or no narrative explanation. What is the secret of this year’s Alley Theatre “Summer Chills” production ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS? It doesn’t really matter. What they’re pursuing isn’t the point – in this case getting there is ALL the fun.

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Review: Falsettos

My first exposure to “Falsettos” was a national tour in the early 90s and while I enjoyed that production, it didn’t stay with me long after the final curtain. The recent revival, which was screened earlier this week in movie theaters and will be a part of “Live from Lincoln Center” on PBS this fall, is a simple yet highly effective staging of this powerful musical.

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Weight Loss Scoreboard: Week 39

I know, I know – it’s been three weeks since I did a diet post. It’s not from a lack of results, but rather a very busy Premier Custom Travel keeping me occupied, a random root canal and some other things that prevented me from writing regularly. But I’m back — and I have the latest update on my diet journey.

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Review: Pippin

Pippin is a man in search of something more — his “Corner of the Sky.” Throughout his journey, he finds some exciting things, but they’re never enough. “Pippin” the show, which opened for a free week-long run at Miller Outdoor Theatre last night, has the same problem. It finds some exciting moments but needs to keep searching for something more.

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Review: The Lion King

November 13th will mark the 20th Anniversary of “The Lion King” premiering on Broadway. The tour first appeared in Houston in 2002 and has visited two other times since then. Yesterday, the national touring company nicknamed the “gazelle company” arrived at The Hobby Center for a one month summer run. Has the show held up over the last two decades?

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Weight Loss Scoreboard: Week 36

36 weeks. 252 days. 6,048 hours. That’s how long I’ve been on NutriSystem. Last week was the first time I’ve gained weight, but to be fair I was off the program and on a cruise. How did I do in this, my first week back on the program? Keep reading to find out…the suspense is killing ME and I know the answer…

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Tony Award Predictions

Being a big theatre fan, I love the Tony Awards. This year, I’m at sea for the show so I won’t get to see it or live blog it, but I’ll be keeping tabs. So this auto-post is my predictions, made before I set sail on Carnival Valor. I’ll update when I return with my win/loss percentage and thoughts on the winners & show.

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