CorningWorks’ ‘The Tipping Point’ Brings Home the Global Refugee Crisis [REVIEW]

CorningWorksThe Tipping Point25 CarrickPittsburgh, PAJanuary 27, 2022 By Steve Sucato Postponed since March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CorningWorks’ The Tipping Point, in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières, is said to have become an even more refined and timely production during its 20-month delay. The long-awaited premiere of it seemed to bear that out. Performed at Pittsburgh’s 25 Carrick Ave, … Continue reading CorningWorks’ ‘The Tipping Point’ Brings Home the Global Refugee Crisis [REVIEW]

Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [REVIEW]

Cleveland BalletThe NutcrackerPlayhouse Square – Connor Palace TheatreCleveland, OHDecember 3-5, 2021 By Steve Sucato Cleveland’s premier The Nutcracker production by the Cleveland Ballet returned once again to Playhouse Square December 3-5 after a yearlong hiatus because of the global pandemic. The annual production that regularly plays to sold-out audiences, was performed for the first time at the larger Connor Palace Theatre. In doing so, the … Continue reading Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [REVIEW]

NBC’s The Voice Finalist John Holiday Shines in ‘After/Glow,’ a Contemporary Interpretation of Schumann’s Dichterlieben [FILM REVIEW]

By Steve Sucato If director Ryan McKinny’s film After/Glow were nothing visually but 50-minutes of blank screen to the soundtrack of countertenor John Holiday’s angelic voice singing Robert Schumann’s 1840 song cycle Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), that would still be reason enough to head to the Helio Arts website where the film is now streaming. Add to that new spoken word poems by Marc Bamuthi … Continue reading NBC’s The Voice Finalist John Holiday Shines in ‘After/Glow,’ a Contemporary Interpretation of Schumann’s Dichterlieben [FILM REVIEW]