In this week’s “Plugged In,” local chanteuse Amanda Palmer lights up the stage in the American Repertory Theater’s rendition of Cabaret. Palmer, the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, is playing The Emcee. Surprised? Palmer, who many believed would play Sally Bowles said, “I couldn’t compete with Liza!” The Emcee, popularized by Joel Grey, is not only more improvisational but a delightful chance for gender-bending.
At the Boston Opera House, Wicked, the untold story of the Witches of Oz, has opened to critical acclaim. styleboston host Tony Corey, meets with Jackie Burns (“Elphaba”) to find out what goes into playing one of Disney’s famed faces. From fitting in to hitting the highest of notes, Wicked covers it all with a fantastic score. The 2010/11 season is an exciting one – get your tickets soon!