Moulin Rouge!

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return" is the mantra of the musical extravaganza Moulin Rouge! The excessively bohemian theme of this masterpiece is "freedom, beauty, truth, and love" --some very idealistic motifs indeed. Australian film director Baz Luhrman has made it his mission to make the … Continue reading Moulin Rouge!

Sleeping Beauty

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s production of Sleeping Beauty* was lovely; it had dazzling scene design, rich costuming, and committed actors. However, the makeup was somewhat lacking. Some characters seemed to have no makeup on altogether, while others were so heavily stylized, when in combination with their multi-patterned costumes, their features were rendered nearly indistinguishable. Characters such … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty