From the 19th century tale of Eugene Onegin, to the more recent tales of the Magrath sisters and Bonnie & Clyde, this week’s picks are all about strong characters in sometimes extraordinary circumstances.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]There is a brand new musical on the scene right now and it is a certifiable hit. What our reviewer called “perfection”, the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Onegin (until Apr 10) is sure to sell-out quickly. And for good reason. This Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille penned musical, based on Pushkin’s 19th century novel, is as quirky and emotion-filled as it is grand. If you see one show this year, you really should make it Onegin.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The all-female company Bright Young Theatre presents Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize winning Crimes of the Heart (Mar 30-Apr 10). Written over thirty years ago, Crimes of the Heart still stands out as one of the most nuanced and heart-wrenching depictions of sisterhood written for the stage.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap] What is about the legendary outlaws from the Great Depression that continues to captivate audiences? Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical (Mar 30-Apr 9) explores the story of the two ill-fated lovers who became two of America’s biggest folk heroes and American law enforcement’s biggest problems. Just like the larger-than-life characters, this full-length musical explores the couple’s dark descent, from their ambitious beginning to their tragic demise.