Performing Arts

The ensemble cast (Tim McNamara, Lynn Thorne, Jon Cobb, Elizabeth Howard, Jayne Gallagher and John Ashley pictured) of Live Arts’ Les Misérables lifts the epic to great heights. Photo: Martyn Kyle.

No despair: Live Arts soars with Les Misérables

I was 10 years old when I saw Les Misérables on Broadway, and my dislike of the show was immediate and intense. I wasn’t prepared for my total immersion into a world where destitute mothers became prostitutes, innocent men served on chain gangs and girls my age toiled barefoot in the streets. Oh, and then […]

Local students from the Wilson School of Dance perform in Ash Lawn Opera's annual production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Photo: Natalie Krovetz.

ARTS Pick: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Ash Lawn Opera’s seasonal offering Amahl and the Night Visitors is the perfect excuse to bundle up in formal attire and take in a show. The popular 60-minute holiday story about three kings stopping by en route to Bethlehem is performed in English and accessible to the whole family. The cast features 16-year-old Georgia Castleman, who […]