Voice Lessons

Keep it rolling: Absinthe

This week in the Village Voice Theater section:

Michael Feingold rolls over Xanadu, though he finds kind words for the cast, especially Kerry Butler as the Aussie-accented Greek muse. He sings the praises, however, offered by the double-bill of Chinese operas presented by the Contemporary Legend Theatre of Taiwan, alas now closed. One notably features a sword-fighting dramaturg.

I found myself again intoxicated with the naughty cabaret acts offered in Absinthe at the Spiegeltent. I thrilled less to La Vie, likely as these acts were set in Purgatory.

In Sightlines, John Beer doesn’t express reverence for the Rev. martin Luther King The/King/Operetta, calling it, “a frustrating hodgepodge of a piece—infectious, profound, and baffling by turns.” And Angela Ashman reasons about Kirk Wood Bromley’s rhymes during No More Pretending at the Ice Factory Festival.

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