REVIEW: War Horse pulls its weight

War Horse avoids the tedium to which so many war plays before it have succumbed.We follow their journey like we do any good love story, grasping at the possibility that life could yield something beautiful as reward for the struggle of living it.

Memphis the Musical: Hockadoo!

Courtesy photo “Memphis the Musical” is a jubilant romp into a dark, blues-filled period of American history. The first scene opens in a smoky, underground Beale Street club where blacks go to let off steam from the repressive climate of the 1950s. Huey Calhoun, a white boy in mismatched clothes, steals into the bar just


Catch Me If You Can, the latest Broadway series musical for the Walton Arts Center, has all the exuberant cast and flashy design of any one of its counterparts this season, but was a little light in the surprise department, something of an essential for a play whose plot is centered on a crime-spree.

REVIEW: Dance the Night Away

Some shows give you a little hope and some shows make hope wear ballet shoes. Under it all is not only the familiar lesson that art can save us, but the truth behind every such aphorism, that it is only true because we are capable of saving ourselves.