From April, 2012

Charles Castronovo – ArtsATL Review

Review: Lyric tenor Charles Castronovo delivers Italian romance to Spivey Hall April 16, 2012 By Stephanie Adrian Tenors are a hot commodity in the world of opera — especially the tall, dark and handsome kind that we covet for those romantic leading roles. Without a good tenor, there would be no “La Bohème,” no “Roméo et Juliette,” no “La Traviata.” And sopranos, of which there is no shortage, would have to settle for the likes of dreary Colline and Papa Germont. On Saturday night, Spivey Hall treated its patrons to one of those sought-after romantic leads, lyric tenor Charles Castronovo. Castronovo…

ArtsATL Review: “Young Frankenstein”

Review: “Young Frankenstein” at Cobb Energy evokes spirit of the movie … until the music starts April 2, 2012 By Stephanie Adrian A.J. Holmes summons his inner Gene Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein. (Photo by Paul Kolnik) “Read the book. It’s much better than the movie,” we’re frequently advised. After seeing the Mel Brooks/Thomas Meehan musical “Young Frankenstein” this weekend, my final assessment mimics that oft-heard cliché: stick to the movie. The Gas South Broadway Series presented “Young Frankenstein” at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre from March 29 through April 1 in a touring production that, surprisingly, has been going…