Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Taking Upstage To The Extreme by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

What show can pull every redhead in town, under 4 ½ feet tall, out of the woodwork wearing their favorite hues of blue/green sequence? What underwater tale has all the big people singing the 1989 classic music word for word in their seats. Why, The Little Mermaid, of course Continue reading Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Taking Upstage To The Extreme by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The Cat In The Hat: A Fish Bowl With A View by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

With the magic of theater, this favorite bedtime story is so much more. Ludwig’s direction plays with perspective brilliantly. The audience gets a chance to see the world from inside the fish bowl, hear The Cat’s Appalachia banjo playing for a moment, from his point of view, as a beautiful Latin Ballad and experience Thing 2′s joy ride on a kite string in slow motion. We “SNAP” back to the page when sound effects get projected, in true Seussian fashion, above the action. Continue reading The Cat In The Hat: A Fish Bowl With A View by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

How does one know the holidays are coming? We begin with the act of reading the classic book by Dr. Seuss to the little ones before bedtime. Then, we all sit around the TV to enjoy the half hour special narrated by Boris Karloff. The Ron Howard movie with Jim Carrey portraying the main character is also an option. On top of all that… Atlanta gets to enjoy a live interpretation of the story at the fabulous Fox Theater this year. If you haven’t figured it out, I’m talking about that squirmy green guy, with a tiny heart, who tries to ruin Christmas for everyone, The Grinch. Continue reading How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Imperial Acrobats of China by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

There was sword play, the breaking of hard objects with body parts, beautiful costumes, dancing Chinese dragons and the balancing of many lit candelabras. The part that makes this more than a circus show is that there is also a decent story to tie it all together. Everything you need for Far East family fun. Continue reading Imperial Acrobats of China by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully