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The Moppet Takes Manhattan: "Annie," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through August 7
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-08-01 12:01:00

Mackenna Janz and Allison Winkel, alternating performances as AnnieThe Clinton Area Showboat Theatre's Annie feels like a show I've never seen before, even though I'd seen it many times prior to Thursday night’s performance. While the musical’s characters are portrayed in familiar ways, director Patrick Stinson's work seems new, mostly because of designer Kenneth Verdugo’s sets. As odd as that sounds – the idea that a set could change the feel of an entire show – it’s true, because the design not only affects the look of the production, but also how the stage space is used, and what elements are highlighted as a result.


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Boyz II Nun: "Nunsense" and "Altar Boyz," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through June 12
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2011-06-06 12:00:00

The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre's NunsenseThe Clinton Area Showboat Theatre kicks off its summer season with two similarly themed shows running in repertory, and I caught a double-feature of Nunsense and Altar Boyz on Saturday – a marathon day of Catholic humor. The pairing is a good choice, with each offering a self-aware musical featuring jokes related to Catholicism. And while the scripts push the boundaries of Christian decency, neither crosses over into completely irreverent territory, each maintaining a respect for religious roots and having fun with the shows’ core faith, rather than at its expense.


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Heaven and Hellions: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through December 13
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-11-30 12:00:00

Sarah Stephan and Noah Strausser in The Best Christmas Pageant EverThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the one-act play Barbara Robinson adapted from her beloved book, is set primarily in a church that stages a grade-school re-telling of the Nativity story - the exact same pageant, we're told, that the church puts on year after year after year. And after attending Friday night's hilarious, intensely charming production of Robinson's show, I, for one, would be totally on board with the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre opting to stage The Best Christmas Pageant Ever year after year after year, at least if director Jalayne Riewerts wouldn't mind making it an annual commitment.


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