everything is not for everybody

Well, I’ve been writing about dance and theater for more than 40 years, and my first blog for Firehouse Forum is about a genre I have never seen before. I have, of course, heard about burlesque, but I’d never been to a burlesque show. So, let me share my impressions of my experience attending “NativiKitty 2: Burlesque Right Meow Searches for the True(er) Meaning of Strip-Mas” at Firehouse on December 16, 2018. Preconceptions: Prior to attending the show, my preconceived notion of burlesque was that it is a theatrical form that involves comedy and striptease. Definitions: Standard definitions include words and phrases like “literary, dramatic, or musical work,” caricature, exaggeration, skit,

A Beautiful Light Dimmed ~~ Richmond Says Goodbye to Andrew Boothby

The first blog I get to write on behalf of the Firehouse and I already have to say goodbye to someone very important to the Richmond Theatre Community. Recently we lost well-known actor and raconteur Andy Boothby after he finished performing as Santa Claus at the Jefferson Hotel tree lighting ceremony. Through the years, Andy graced all of the major theatre companies’ stages, ours included, and he did so with grace, dignity, and a devilish sense of humor. As a critic, I was always delighted to find his name in the cast list. He had a way of disappearing into a character and never failed to succeed in bringing it to life. He is also one of those rare people that seem to be liked by everyone e

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