Nashville Opera’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” at TPAC

The Nashville Opera was recently kind enough to invite me once again to see one of their shows for free in return for a review.  When I received the email asking me if I would give Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher a write up, I jumped at the chance.  I’m a [...]

A Night at the Nashville Opera – Puccini’s “Tosca” at TPAC

As far back as I can remember, I have loved stage performances of all kinds.  I don’t care if I go see local community theater productions, professional tours and companies at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, or public school renditions of student-written plays. I just love shows live on stage.  So when [...]

Something Wicked This Way Comes

I read Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked a few years ago—or rather, I listened to it on audiobook—and I thought it was quite good. It wasn’t as fantastic and mindblowing as I had been led to believe, but it was more than enjoyable. When it was time for my Master’s comps reading list, I put the [...]