Once

by CHRISTINE SARKES SASSEVILLE Once is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime theater experience with achingly beautiful melodies, a ridiculously talented cast of triple-threat actors (actor, musician, and singer) and a richly compelling story about falling in love and following your dreams. Winner of eight Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the movie version of “Falling Slowly” (one of…

The Lion King

by SOPHIE KERMAN As a critic, it’s a rare opportunity to review a show in 2012 that I also saw on Broadway when I was twelve or thirteen. In its fifteen-year run, The Lion King has become such a Broadway staple that it’s hard to remember how revolutionary it was when it opened. Viewers marveled…