LMezz Interviews Geoff Sobelle

Sara interviews Geoff Sobelle straight off the run of his solo show The Object Lesson at New York Theatre Workshop. The Object Lesson is a performance-installation about the objects we keep and the significance of objects in our lives. The audience is surrounded by storage boxes, which we are encouraged to rummage through. Sobelle combines storytelling, illusion, and movement to recover our most meaningful memories through all our stuff.

sobelle_geoff_object_lesson_2015-16_04_ppGeoff is the choreographer and a performer in Holoscenes, a free public art installation in Times Square June 1-3 from 6-11pm as part of the World Science Festival. His next show, Home, will be performed in New York in Fall 2017.

Podcast on ‘Airline Highway’ and ‘The Visit’

We discuss the brilliant, fractured, messy, and joyous Airline Highway at Manhattan Theater Club, and the new Kander & Ebb musical The Visit starring Chita Rivera.

Our discussion of The Visit starts around the 20:00 mark.

For more information on Airline Highway and The Visit.

A link to a mentioned review by Ben Brantley in the New York Times.

Podcast on ‘Living on Love’ and ‘It Shoulda Been You!’

Norma and Sara discuss the shortcomings of It Shoulda Been You and how Living on Love excels by not falling into the same traps. This podcast was recorded before the today’s announcement that Living on Love would close, so there is no mention of it, but we are obviously sad to see it go!

Discussion of Living On Love starts around minute 25:15
Link to a mentioned review of It Shoulda Been You.

Link to our review of It Shoulda Been You

Podcast 5 Out on Doctor Zhivago and Fun Home!

Sara and Mariaisabel discuss the brand new Doctor Zhivago musical and the Broadway transfer of Fun Home. From Russia, and lesbians, with love.

Link to our review of Doctor Zhivago.

Please note that we incorrectly refer to one of the actors in Doctor Zhivago as “Paul Nolan Alexander.” His actual name is Paul Alexander Nolan. We hope he forgives us. Because we sort of love him.

Podcast 4 on ‘Something Rotten!’

Come fangasm with us.

For more thoughts on the show, read our review!

Podcast 3 on ‘An American in Paris’ and ‘Gigi’!

Hear us squee about the beautiful new musical that is An American in Paris and the fine works of art that are (future Tony winners) Robert Fairchild and Max von Essen.  Then, we discuss the PG-rated revival of Gigi starring Vanessa Anne Hudgens.

For more thoughts on these shows, read our reviews of An American In Paris and Gigi!

Podcast Episode 2 Out Now!

In this episode of Letters From the Mezzanine, we swap some theater-related news, talk about Sara’s experience at 39 Steps, and discuss the surreal and unique Iowa at Playwrights Horizons.

Links to Things Discussed:

Little Shop of Horrors at City Center Encores

39 Steps: Review and Website

Iowa: Review and Website

Our First Podcast!

Norma and Sara celebrated the holiday weekend by recording our first ever podcast for Letters from the Mezzanine! It’s live. It’s crazy. And it’s our voices! So check it out!

The format we’ve decided to go with is a post-show discussion between friends, mucking around in the themes and excitement of the productions we’ve seen that week and making connections between the show and our lives, pop culture, other productions, and other media (tv, books, film, etc.)

In this episode, we talk about Brooklynite the Musical and The Heidi Chronicles, with an emphasis on feminism (hell, yeah):

We reference the websites for both Brooklynite and The Heidi Chronicles, as well as the NYT obituary for Wendy Wasserstein.

For more thoughts on The Heidi Chronicles, read our review!

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