Friday, April 3

Musical review: ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ smoothly mixes mediums to bring viewers under the sea

This post was updated Nov. 6 at 10:39 p.m. The land meets the sea, and live performance meets animation in ABC’s newest musical production “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!” Following the lead of networks like Fox and NBC, ABC dipped its toes into live theater with a hybrid adaptation of the Disney animated classic “The Little Mermaid.” Not to be confused with Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” this production features the voices of Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel and Queen Latifah as Ursula, both of whom have familiarity with the musical film scene. Read more...




Second Take: ‘The Bachelor’ promotes toxic double standards of sexuality

They say “sex sells,” but it seems like a lack of sex is what’s selling the latest season of “The Bachelor.” Colton Underwood – who has dubbed himself “The First Virgin Bachelor” – is a personable former NFL tight end who was just tangled in a love triangle with two girls on the latest seasons of “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” In other words, he’s not exactly what most people picture when they hear the words “27-year-old virgin.” It would be hard to argue that “The Bachelor” reflects reality, despite its label as reality television. Read more...