Elizabeth Kramer, Leo Weekly

Elizabeth Kramer

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Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ an outcast’s story of a virtual lie powerfully told

Since its 2016 Broadway premiere and winning six Tony Awards and a Grammy Award, this musical has become a favorite among young theater fans. → Read More

A Particularly Bitter Elf Marks Actors’ 'Santaland Diaries'

The now-classic holiday story of Crumpet, a desperate job seeker who finds work as a department store elf, offers a cynical curmudgeon for modern audiences. → Read More

A review of the The Louisville Ballet’s ambitious “Mozart”

Light and darkness defined the settings of the works in Louisville Ballet’s “Mozart” program that debuted Friday at The Brown Theatre, with George Balanchine’s opulent “Divertimento No. 5” providing the former and a new work by the company’s artistic and executive director Robert Curran working with local Cambodian-American visual artist Vinhay Keo. Also, company member … Continued → Read More

REVIEW: Solid Direction, Strong Cast Lead The Way In Actors Theatre's 'Curious Incident'

Actors Theatre’s Meredith McDonough’s solid direction melds story with strong design and casting in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” → Read More

REVIEW: ‘Les Misérables’ Is Grand And Impressive — But Rushed

“Les Misérables” runs through Sunday, March 15, at the Kentucky Center as part of the PNC Broadway in Louisville series. → Read More

REVIEW: 'we, the invisibles,' Shines Light On Service Workers

The play incorporates modern themes like the current #MeToo and immigrant rights movement to tell the stories of the workers and patrons of a fictitious New York City hotel. → Read More

Review: Poignant ‘God Said This’ Points Us To Look For What's Unsaid In Daily Life

The story is about a family fulfilling a schedule to be at the hospital bedside of the family matriarch, as she undergoes chemotherapy for an aggressive cancer. → Read More

REVIEW: 'School of Rock' Doesn't Make The Grade

“School of Rock," running through Sunday in Louisville, doesn’t live up to some of the raves that the Broadway version earned when it opened three years ago. → Read More

Review: 'Do You Feel Anger' Is A Smart Look At Empathy

How can one have empathy if one does not even know about or understand his or her own feelings? And, without such empathy, how can one even be able to comprehend reality? → Read More

Ballet, orchestra and opera make ‘The Beyond’ a must-see

“The Beyond” suggests earthy turmoil is likely to follow your spirit no matter where it passes onto after leaving this world. → Read More

Review: Strong Cast, Vocal Power Push Kentucky Opera's 'Barber Of Seville' Into High Gear

Careful comedic timing and the bustling movement blended to bring this opera’s recognized music into its own element. → Read More

In Rural Kentucky Nursing Homes, Art May Be Key To Quality Of Life

Signature Healthcare is launching a pioneering project in a dozen of its Kentucky nursing homes to improve the quality of life for residents. → Read More

Review: StageOne-Kentucky Shakespeare 'Hamlet' Hits Prescribed Notes

In this production of "Hamlet," actors sport contemporary fashions and speak the Bard’s authentic text. → Read More

Review: 'Chicago' Spectacle Still Resonates In Today's America

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” hit Broadway, no show seemed more staunchly American than “Chicago.” It opened Tuesday at the Kentucky Center. → Read More

Kentucky Opera’s ‘Dead Man Walking’ Displays Suburb Voices Amid Stunning Story

In seeking truth, the characters in "Dead Man Walking" find what can be so elusive in theater: a cathartic moment and one of grace. → Read More

JCPS leader briefs lawmakers on student assignment plan

JCPS acting superintendent told state legislators new student assignment plan need public input, district needs to review, overhaul facilities → Read More

5 must-see shows at the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial

5 shows to see in 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial; this year's event is dedicated to Julius Friedman, who died in July and whose work is featured. → Read More

Swastika found on North Oldham teen's car sparks campaign against hate

North Oldham Principal Craig Wallace said use of swastika 'can not be condoned' → Read More

Making music at home rare for noted opera artists preparing for Kentucky Opera

Making music at home is a rare for noted opera artists preparing for Kentucky Opera comedy → Read More

Actors 'Angels in America' takes flight

Tony Kushner’s Tony Award-winning “Angels in America” is legendary for its breadth and deep dive into the AIDS crisis and American history, with giant characters including portrayals of Roy Cohn, the hard-nosed aide to Sen. Joe McCarthy and once an attorney to Donald Trump, and Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed along with her husband Julius in 1953 after being convicted of committing espionage… → Read More