Non-Registered Critics: Mary Farah

Jan

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

With Sweeney Todd, the Bennett’s, (who star as Todd and Mrs. Lovett) along with director, Mirai Booth-Ong, have crafted a dynamic, sitting on the edge of your seat production while sprinkling in incredibly talented actors of all ages. The Bennetts shine as our demon barber and idiosyncratic baker. The chemistry is there, of course, and makes for an ideal match on stage as they make the often complexity of a Sondheim score seem effortless.

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Sep

THE HEAL

Director/adapter Aaron Posner has created an irreverent, spiritual, musical exploration about the wounds we carry, the ones we cause, and the redeeming power of human connection.

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Nov

THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF STRANGER THINGS

Something never lacking with an UMPO production is the talent of the cast. Founder and Producer, Kate Pazakis, has carved out a solid troupe with her UMPO productions with ‘regulars' that have become favorites among the show goers and new, fresh faces to always keep the audience intrigued. Stranger Things is no exception. Emma Hunton as a frantic Joyce Byers brings the house down with her Broadway pipes on numbers like Blondie's Call Me. While Disney Channel darling, Garrett Clayton, does an un-canny job at playing the dual roles of dorky 12 year old Dustin and Steve, the boy-toy hunk of Hawkins.

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