Author: Richard Davis

DirectorTroy Heard discusses Majestic Repertory Theater’s ‘Chicago’ at Super Summer Theater

Spectrum chatted with Majestic Repertory Theater director Troy Heard about his production of “Chicago,” running at Super Summer Theater at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, July 31-Aug. 17. Bob Fosse wrote the musical, along with classic songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, for Fosse’s wife, Gwen Verdon, who originated the role of Roxie Hart […]

Theater in Las Vegas: ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Godspell,’ ‘Oregon Trail’ and Shakespeare in Utah

Las Vegas’s summer community theatre scene makes a hot summer hotter. The coolest spot to catch Broadway quality musical theater is Super Summer Theatre (SST) at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. SST kicked off their 44th summer season with the Stephen Sondheim hit “Into the Woods” in May. The woodland fantasy continues June through July […]

‘Georgia’ looks at drag, gender and hope

“Where’s the cheesecake?” asks director Troy Heard as he ransacks the small fridge on the set of “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” the last show of Majestic Repertory Theatre’s brilliant third season. “It’s a Japanese cheesecake,” says Marcus Randolph, the show’s lighting designer. “Japanese?” Heard asks. “It’s from that really good French bakery in Chinatown,” […]

Smoking in the LGBTQ community is nearly 70 percent higher, women are more likely to be impacted by COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD may not roll easily off your tongue, but it is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. COPD affects some 24 million persons; of whom only half have been diagnosed. COPD progressively robs a person of their breath. Although once thought of as an “old man’s disease,” […]

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