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"...Directed by: Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. Starring: Dylan McDermott, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett, William B..."
"...Between Mark Stewart's beautifully crafted songs, Elizabeth Doss' appropriate direction, Chase Staggs and Craig Matthew Staggs' delightful production design, and Hilah Johnson's hilarious costumes (all of Buttons' and Bows' clothing is constructed from the same American-flag-print material), this show comes together into 80 cohesive minutes of entertainment. The Buttons and Bows Show is very user-friendly..."
"...Mark Stewart and Andy Tindall,..."
"...1) Mark Stewart in The Comedy of Errors (Tongue and Groove Theatre) Superbly sly and physically agile, Stewart deserves a flattering spotlight...."
"...But rather than stirring horror and revulsion, the deaths are perversely loving or revoltingly comic, and all are set to music. Two of the songs particularly stand out: Content Love Knowles stops the show in the first act with her rendition of "You Got What You Deserved," and Mark Stewart, accompanying himself on guitar, fascinates in the second act with the strange ballad "The Night I Didn't Kill You."..."
"...Standing front and center, the Negro Problem's Mark Stewart is wearing a windbreaker with a camouflage and orange pattern. It looks distinctly camouflage, except the orange that rings the greens and browns changes the whole function of the jacket, forsaking functionality for something playfully and archly stylish..."
"...Not so much a sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman as a sandwich, this spin-off begins before the first film’s action, then leapfrogs to seven years after it. Snow White figures in here in name only – actress Kristen Stewart wasn’t invited back to the party, I guess – but we do reunite with the titular Huntsman (turns out his name is Eric), played as before with brawny, cocky cool by Chris Hemsworth..."
"...As Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires has pointed out, it's unusual to hear Price's songs coming from anyone but Dick. Though the ensemble – Adriene Mishler, Mark Stewart, Jay Byrd, and Hislope, accompanied by Lyova Rosanoff on piano – are emphatically not Dick, they channel his energy..."
"...The plot of Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One) is straightforward, as far as dream stories go: Richard (Mark Stewart) is an office drone in a Mad Men-looking workplace, with an eye on co-worker Martha (Courtney Hopkins). After work, Richard goes home, takes a shot of Evan Williams, and tucks himself in for the night..."
"...And the thick night air, periodically broken by the barking of East Austin hounds, adds to the weight of these siblings' sorrowful ballads. Composed by Mark Stewart, the songs bear the simple, languid melodies of folk airs as well as all the ache that runs through them, an ache drawn forth in the actors' soulful twangs, particularly Stewart's troubled eldest brother Aaron and Jacob Trussell's anguished Evan..."
"...Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Big River..."
"...The company provides other pleasures along the way: Anne-Marie Gordon's oversized pastel postcards on the stage floor and walls; Jennifer Sherburn's playful choreography; Peter Sukovaty's underlighting, casting big, dreamy shadows across the wall; beefy Mick D'Arcy as Cupid and lean Taylor Maddux as the Pharaoh's cruel slavedriver; Sükryie Yüksel and Star Costumes' colorful outfits, from Egyptian maidens to the Empire State Building; Mark Stewart's sweetly oblivious dreamer -- the only one who doesn't seem to know he's in a show...."
"...This time it’s an obscure band from Michigan dubbed Riley, after leader Riley Watkins, and their 1970 record Grandma’s Roadhouse. What is particularly interesting is that it features some early recorded work by Gary Stewart, known among hardcore country fans for hits like "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)” and “Drinkin’ Thing.”..."
"...While nothing in Looking for Comedy is as joyless as all that, it’s still a wildly uneven ride that never delivers on its inherent promise of giving Yankee xenophobia the shellacking it so duly deserves. Brooks plays a version of himself, first seen being roundly dismissed by Penny Marshall for the Jimmy Stewart role in her upcoming remake of Harvey (although you can just see him – or not, as the case may be – as the titular hare), then receiving an unexpected call to glory from the U.S..."
"...Leilah Stewart, Wallpaper Psalm..."
"...It is a smart decision to use a single set from designer Lisa Laratta, allowing the characters to operate atop the debris of their earlier years. The dominant design aspect is perhaps the sound, with music by Mark Stewart..."
"...Yeakle moves the story along briskly, which is to his credit, but at the expense of our sense of who these inmates are under their brightly colored clothes and why the Scotsman Plumpick, whom they crown the Roi de Coeur, comes to care for them so. Mark Stewart is as reliably winning here as he's been in any T&G show, but he just hasn't the time to give dimension to his Plumpick or develop much of a connection to the soldier's mad new friends..."
"...Usually, when a play reaches the end of its run, it's dead, departed, gone with the wind. Once in a while, though, a show gets pulled back from oblivion, and such is the case with Murder Ballad Murder Mystery, the backwoods musical by Elizabeth Doss (book) and Mark Stewart (score) that scored critical raves and multiple awards when it premiered in 2009..."
"...Ten years later, Yeakle has chosen to revive Wonders at the Long Center, with new performers, new sets by Wendy Mitchell, new costumes by Pam Friday, and new illumination by Jason Amato – but Mark Stewart will reprise his performance as George. Care to join him on the road to dreamland?..."
"...Among the 35 awards given for outstanding theatrical work in the 2007-2008 season, three shows came out big winners: Tongue and Groove Theatre's production of The Red Balloon, which was voted Outstanding Production of a Play for Youth and honored for Mark Stewart's performance, Arthur Adair's set design, Justin Sherburn's score and music direction, and the animation by Leah Sharpe; Zach Theatre's Porgy and Bess, which was recognized for Robin Lewis' choreography, Derek Whitener's costumes, and the performances by Marva Hicks, Cedric Neal, and Janis Stinson; and Vortex Repertory Company's Troades: The Legend of the Women of Troy, which took home the prize for Outstanding Production of Music Theatre and was honored for Bonnie Cullum's direction, the ensemble performance of its seven-woman chorus, and the lighting by this year's recipient of ACoT's Special Recognition Award, Jason Amato...."