Non-Registered Critics: Lawrence Lucero


M. Butterfly

This production has style but it’s not stylized, which makes M. Butterfly feel like a plain old complicated romantic espionage. The attempts to shock at the end — with Song stripping naked in court — feel gratuitous instead of shocking.

sour - full review



While the opening remains problematic, Dawson's staging of The Secret Garden, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's novel of 1911, is universally lush, spirited, and dark. With rich musical direction by Allen Everman, ghostly lighting by Paul Black, fanciful costumes by Alexandra Johnson (perhaps a bit too sparkly for spooks), a resplendent set by Stephen Gifford, and 24 incredibly strong singers, this production is most impressive.

sweet - full review