Elvis Presley impersonators have proliferated for decades, but if you’re gonna re-create a crucial event in the mega-star’s life, finding a good one is a necessary evil. The Maverick Theater stage show “Elvis ’68” does exactly that, and in singer and actor Casey Ryan, writer-director Brian Newell has the ideal Elvis stand-in. Ryan isn’t a physical dead ringer, but his body language, gestures and overall physicality carry him, even where his vocals or expressions are at odds with the Elvis we know.
In the 52 years since its Broadway debut, “Cabaret” has routinely been staged in Southern California – so often, in fact, that it’s probably pointless to try to speculate as to the number of “Cabarets” produced locally each year, or total since 1966. Suffice it to say that the prospect of mounting a new staging is daunting. How do you create a “Cabaret” that has something different to offer and might have a shot at attracting more than just existing fans of the musical?
If the title of “I Am My Own Wife” is confusing even to those who see the one-man show, it’s explained late in the play. Lothar Berfelde was a German man who had always identified himself as a woman. From a certain point on, he dressed and behaved as a woman and used the name Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. At age 40, he’s told by his mother, “It’s all very well to play dress-up, but now you’ve grown into a man. When will you marry?”His reply: “Never, my dear Mutti.
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Selecting a term
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