REVIEW: “The World Goes Round” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Emily Edelman Currently playing at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, New York, is the musical revue “The World Goes ‘Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb.” More than just a greatest-hits collection, this revue showcases the obvious (a la songs from “Cabaret,” “Chicago” and “New York, New York”) while…

REVIEW: “hang” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger debbie tucker green has been described as “one of the most stylistically innovative and politically engaged playwrights at work in Britain today.”* Her play, hang, is currently receiving a riveting production directed by Regge Life at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse.   green, who spells her…

REVIEW: “Beehive: the ’60s Musical” at the Mac-Haydn

The Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, New York, is extending its season through the beginning of October with a number of musical revues and limited performances. “Beehive: The ‘60s Musical” celebrates the female voices of the 1960s while also touching on the powerful changes in America during the era. A notable…

REVIEW: “Miss Gulch Returns” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York, has discovered a lovely way to re-emerge from the hiatus imposed upon the arts by Covid-19, selecting as their 2021 season theme: “American Roots—Re-awakened.”  And what is more American than THE WIZARD OF OZ?  Their first offering of the new…

REVIEW: “Good People” at The Theater Barn

by Jeannie Marlin Woods GOOD PEOPLE is the final production of the 2021 season at The Theater Barn. Founded in 1984 by Joan and Abe Phelps, this summer’s season is being produced by their son, Allen Phelps, the new Producing Artistic Director. This drama is an excellent choice for the…

REVIEW: “The Turn of the Screw” at Oldcastle

by Roseann Cane Henry James’s 1898 horror novella, The Turn of the Screw, was first published in a 12-part serial format in Collier’s Weekly. James, a foremost novelist in the English language, found his popularity waning, and although he later said he despised the serial format, he needed income. His…

REVIEW: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” at the Theater Barn

by Emily Edelman The Theater Barn’s current production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” — “Revised” refers to the fact that this is the 1999 revival version that includes additional songs — brings to life Charles Schulz’s classic characters with the help of a solid, youthful cast and…

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