Says Jeanie K. Smith , San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle
"One of the most difficult musicals to produce, with a challenging score and staging demands, West Side Story still merits the effort, delivering a cautionary tale that resonates all too well in today’s troubled times..."
Guests on my Thursday, June 14 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon included director Craig Miller and cast members Carmen Mitchell and Tracy Hinman from the 6th Street Playhouse production of Illyria.
Disney On Ice brings you an exclusive first look at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream. Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all. This ice spectacular brings to life some of your favorite Disney stories, including the action-packed excitement of Beauty and the Beast, Moana and Tangled.
Trinitee Stokes from K.C. Undercover goes undercover for the Disney On Ice show Dare to Dream! Watch more Disney Channel Original Movies on DisneyNOW! www.DisneyNow.com Like Disney Channel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disneychannel Follow @DisneyChannel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneychannel Follow @DisneyChannel on Instagram: http://instagram.com/disneychannel
Professional singer and actor Carmen Mitchell has performed many memorable roles in Santa Rosa Junior College productions, including Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Fantine in Les Misérables, and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Her acting career also includes many plays and musicals in the North Bay, East Bay, and San Francisco. However, the new extraordinary offer she received from Disney On Ice will definitely take her to a new level of stardom. While most performers begin their bi...
"With that goal in mind, there are really only two questions to be answered. Is Photograph 51 a story worth telling and, most importantly, is it a story well told?
The answer to both is yes."
06-11-2016 | HARRY DUKE
What’s a group of young actors to do when they want to continue to challenge themselves and develop their talents by undertaking roles they would never have a shot of getting cast in by a “mainstream” theatre company? The new Redwood Theatre Company’s answer is to produce a no-budget version themselves and hope the audie...
"An impressive way to end the concert season, the Sonoma County Philharmonic rendered three extraordinary performances this past weekend! Thanks to every member of the orchestra for the incredible level of artistry and to our volunteers for their support and loyalty! Guest soloists Marilyn Thompson and Carmen Mitchell were simply off the charts!"
"Carmen Mitchell is luminous, displaying a wonderful soprano that is showcased in songs like “Baubles, Bangles and Beads” and her lushly romantic duet “Stranger in Paradise” with the handsome young Caliph."
Reviewed by Suzanne and Greg Angeo
Members, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle
Photos by Diana Dumbadse and Tamarah Barton
Jacob Bronson, Carmen Mitchell
Superb Voices Steal the Show
A dreamy, exotic fantasy with its musical roots in 19th-century Russian classical opera is being presented by Spreckels Theatre Company. “Kismet” is...
Review: ‘Kismet’ at Spreckels Performing Arts Center
David Templeton / 2 days ago
Strangers in Paradise
Last year, Spreckels Theater Company staged an unconventional revival of Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel,’ a play many have heard of but few have ever actually seen. Eschewing complex sets, shoreline scenery—and, you know, an actual carousel—director Gene Abravaya inverted the whole concept, hauling the orchestra up from the pit, and letting the show unfold in front and aro...
"Mitchell developed Marsinah to be a believable character, and it helps the audience empathize with her; she delivers one of the best musical performances in the show as well, placing a great deal of emotion into each of her songs."
The complex ‘Kismet’ delivers whimsy to audiences
February 15, 2016 Katelyn Quinn, Staff Writer
COURTESY // TAMARAH BARTON
“KISMET” WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY THROUGH FEB. 28 AT THE SPRECKLES THEATRE COMPANY.
The Spreckels Theatre Company presents one of the most recent stage performances of the 1953 musical “Kismet” whi...
Radio Personality. Steve Jaxon from The Drive on KSRO and Theatre Critic, David Templeton discuss Shakespeare in the Cannery's Twelfth Night with Director David Lear and Actors, Carmen Mitchell and Alan Kaplan.
Here Ye! Here Ye! Listen Here!
Shakespeare in the Cannery interview on KSRO
"The multi-talented Carmen Mitchell as Marsinah, render a soulful and soaring version."
As Fate Would Have It
Kismet occupies an interesting place in American musical history. After a Tony-winning, long Broadway run starting in 1953, its failure as a film in 1955 largely precipitated MGM’s retreat from big budget musicals. And perhaps because it lacks sociological significance that is common to more recent musicals, revivals of the stage show have been scant. Yet, whatever its deficiencies, excellent music, dance, and atmospherics abound, a...