Category Archives: theater

…take another look

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In these final days of 2017, as we look back in order to move forward, I wanted to take a moment for a few more cultural highlights of the last 365 (give or take a few), particularly the ones that dared to reimagine beloved classics. Yes, I’m talking about “remakes.”

In a world screaming for originality, the remake gets a bad wrap. And, to be fair, a lot of remakes deserve that wrap. I will not contest that the world is full of many pointless remakes that don’t have good enough answers to the one basic question you should have to answer before you embark on such a scheme—Why? Read the rest of this entry

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…Make Strides

As we come to the end of 2017, it’s time to take stock of the year. That may sound like an unappealing task, and frankly, if you choose to look forward instead of back, I understand. Although, it is hard to determine progress if you don’t occasionally take a look back at where you started.

With that in mind, I’m reflecting on some of this year’s cultural highlights. It’s been said that the arts are a reflection of the times, and this past year certainly makes a case for that sentiment. From the small screen to the big one, and even the stage, the creative world was full of the new and inspired.

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…come down to Christmas

Last night, the now annual tradition of the live-televised musical returned…on FOX.

In past years, with NBC leading the way (and we thank them for their service) these live events became a bit of a snark fest on Twitter, but FOX has left little room for snark with its productions. Last January they gave us “Grease Live!” and showed NBC (who sat this December out) how it’s done.

This year the network did it again with a truly charming production of “A Christmas Story Live!” Read the rest of this entry

…Open Up

Today marks the 2WC’s eighth anniversary, or to put it another way — it’s our blog birthday!

It’s also Banned Books Week, which celebrates the power of words and the importance of freedom of speech in its written form. As you may have surmised we’re fans of this freedom (and books, too).

This freedom is why we were able to start our blog in the first place, and why we’re celebrating eight years. It also allows for a diversity of perspectives and opinions. Read the rest of this entry

…have fun with it

comic-con-2016-tv-panelsThere are those out there who shake their heads at the mere mention of Comic-Con, rolling their eyes at the mere mention of a fandom, let alone the unbridled joy of cosplay and teaser trailers. If you are one of those people, I trust that you’ve already navigated away from this page.

Because this Sunday, Funday brings with it a wealth of teaser trailers fresh off the Comic-Con presses, so I’ll go ahead and get right to it, and let you get right to the rest of your day of rest (however you choose to spend it). Read the rest of this entry