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2007 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Theater Scene

    published October 25, 2007

    Dracula: The Musical?: The question mark in this Scottsdale Desert Stages production’s title screams “Careful! Hyper-clev... More >>

  • Scenes From a Mall

    published October 18, 2007

    After more than a year of scouring my wee brain to come up with a reason not to hate the never-gonna-get-here light rail, I've finally come up... More >>

  • Nylon Curtain Call

    published October 18, 2007

    Conceived by dance maven Twyla Tharp, Movin' Out is a jukebox musical welded together with Billy Joel songs and set in... More >>

  • Twice Bitten

    published October 11, 2007

    Welcome to Phoenix, where the sun never sets and one can typically find on local stages the same half-dozen shows (Little Shop of Horrors,... More >>

  • Shane Dean

    published October 11, 2007

    He's one of three Draculas currently flapping their capes on local stages, but future Oscar contender Shane Dean is not willing to take third... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published October 11, 2007

    Forever Plaid: They’re dead and they like to sing close harmonies, so what’s not to love about The Plaids, a fictional g... More >>

  • Winnie the Shrew

    published October 11, 2007

    Growing up in Geneva, New York, Scott Coblio's storybooks were all about murder. "My mother was a huge true-crime buff," the filmmaker recalls... More >>

  • History Lessen

    published October 4, 2007

    Mr. Blackwell has his annual Best Dressed List. Condé Nast Traveler has its Best Destinations List. And Phoenix, Land of a Thousand... More >>

  • He Will, He Will Rock You

    published October 4, 2007

    He's dead, so the closest you'll get to a Freddie Mercury concert these days is one of the several Freddie-tribute shows currently trekking the... More >>

  • Bloody Horror

    published September 27, 2007

    Fifteen minutes after the curtain went up on Actors Theatre's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, two audience members ran for the exits. Ten... More >>

  • Oliver Wadsworth

    published September 27, 2007

    Given his name (not to mention his memorably lilting speaking voice), how could Oliver Wadsworth be anything but an actor? Here, The... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published September 27, 2007

    Diet! The Musical: Like nose hair or the flu, it’s back to trouble us again. This mean-spirited, barely entertaining... More >>

  • Phoenix, the Final Frontier

    published September 20, 2007

    People refer to Phoenix as an up-and-coming city; they call it a late-night ghost town, a sweatbox, a suburban desert. But what it looks more and... More >>

  • We-Were-Here-First Fridays

    published September 20, 2007

    Mayor Gordon may have declared last November 10 “Alwun House Day,” but for locals looking for offbeat and sometimes off-putting art,... More >>

  • My Three Sons

    published September 13, 2007

    Two years after its New York Theatre Workshop debut, Caryl Churchill's A Number is remembered primarily as the play that brought... More >>

  • Alfredo Macias

    published September 13, 2007

    We've heard of stage managers, but who knows exactly what they do? Alfredo Macias does, and he — the stage manager of Stray Cat Theater's... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published September 13, 2007

    Dracula: The Musical?: The question mark in this Scottsdale Desert Stages production’s title screams, “Careful! Hyper-clev... More >>

  • Arizona Byways

    published September 13, 2007

    Internet sites like MapQuest and Yahoo! Maps help us blaze the most expedient trails through the desert, getting us quickly to where we need to... More >>

  • Scene of the Crime

    published September 6, 2007

    My housekeeper busted me again. "You know," she said, pointing her hot-pink feather duster at me, "there are other books in the world.... More >>

  • Winnie Ruth Judd: A Tour

    published September 6, 2007

    Leigh Ford’s home, 510 West Lynwood Street. Next door to the Halloran family home, this is the house where Winnie Ruth lived after he... More >>

  • The Fax of Life

    published September 6, 2007

    In Caryl Churchill’s A Number, a young man discovers that he is one of a number of clones produced by his father. Despite... More >>

  • The Tools of My Tirade

    published August 30, 2007

    It's become a little embarrassing, frankly. I find myself answering the same handful of disgruntled questions, time and again, about how and why I... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published August 30, 2007

    Snake in Fridge: Dubbed “a gothic horror story for the 21st century” and “The Amityville Horror meets Boo... More >>

  • Magical History Tour

    published August 30, 2007

    They resemble picture postcards from the recent past: the one of the big, pink, stucco apartment house on Central Avenue; the one of that... More >>

  • Location, Location, Location!

    published August 23, 2007

    Every time I pass them, I'm reminded of Italy. Their Tuscan-inspired curves and Venetian-centric palette bring to mind my favorite Italian... More >>

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