Tag Archives: Frank Montoto

Not So Old as Time: Visionary, Urgent Deconstruction of Beauty and the Beast

Area Stage’s Giancarlo Rodaz’s visionary, deeply moving new production is still Beauty and the Beast, but it’s as radical a restaging as John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd.

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Be More Chill Is Uneven (But Mega-Pop) Sci-Fi Fantasy About the Hell of Being a Teen

A nerdy teenager struggling with being an outsider takes a pill with a dangerous computer that advises him on dealing with high school hell in Area Stage Company’s intriguing but flawed sci-fi fantasy musical Be More Chill which has been a huge hit with the target peer group.

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Area Stage’s Inventive Rethink Of Annie Is Fresh and Engaging

Young, visionary director Giancarlo Rodaz’s winning approach in Area Stage Company’s current unorthodox, yet triumphant production of the classic musical Annie features eight adult actors playing all roles in a stripped down environment in the round.

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