Rick Schlussel

Place Community Theater hits high note with operatic farce

When a director says his cast lacks drama, you might be concerned. But he doesn’t mean that kind of drama. When it comes to their acting talent, he is more than pleased. Besi ...

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ told through microphones and sound effects

Fred Burks is old enough to remember Lionel Barrymore and approaches his role in a similar fashion. Rick Schlussel wants no part of Jimmy Stewart. “It’s tough enough ...

They’re killing ’em with comedy at Lou La Bontes’

Maybe in one of David Atkinson’s comedic murder mysteries the butler did it. After all, with 50 of them under his belt, what are the chances the much maligned manservant is n ...

The foothills are alive with the sound of movie music

Memories can be shaped by all five human senses, and this weekend Auburn residents will have the chance to take a trip down memory lane through sound. “Blame It on the Movi ...

‘Broad’ comedy: Dueling divas do their worst

Nine characters, five doors, one room. Those are the numbers. Oh wait. Throw in two oversized egos and one formidable feud and you’ve got the recipe for laughs. “The ...