Long story short: ‘Hedwig’ rocks

Long story short: Hedwig and the Angry Inch has been around for 20 years, has been staged four times in Portland by Triangle Productions, and its once edgy ideas about gender fluidity, social acceptance and self-actualization now seem pretty unremarkable. All of this is all to the good. So is the fact that the show […]

DramaWatch: two great musicals

There are those among us who — brace yourself for this — dislike musicals. Perhaps they hate them, with an active, withering passion, but more likely they simply dismiss the form altogether as sentimental or soapy or sappy or just stupid. Theater folk understand how much craft and care and sheer intelligence of various sorts […]