According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

"Captain Louie," by Matt Windman

Speaking of impossibilities, Stephen Schwartz’s new Off-Broadway musical “Captain Louie” is meant for kids, performed by kids, but makes a joyous 60-minute experience for adults. Unlike the loud, electric and eclectic score of “Wicked,” “Captain Louie” soars with light, tender melodies and simple stagecraft. The show's book, which concerns lessons about making friends and growing up, is less convincing, but does provide opportunities for some pretty wonderful songs. Like "You're a Good man Charlie Brown," the show probably also has a big future ahead in amateur and community productions.

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