REVIEW: “My Fair Lady” at Proctors

by Jeannie Marlin Woods MY FAIR LADY has opened at Proctors and it is a sparkling, joyous, and beautiful show of a classic that has not lost its appeal. First produced on Broadway in 1956 with the iconic Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison starring as Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins,…

REVIEW: “Zoey’s Perfect Wedding” at TheaterWorks Hartford

by Jeannie Marlin Woods “Perfect” is the exact word to describe the charming and hilarious production of ZOEY’S PERFECT WEDDING, which opened this week at TheaterWorks Hartford. From the moment you enter the theater, you are caught up in the excitement in celebration of a friend’s wedding. Playwright Matthew López…

REVIEW: “9 to 5” at The Majestic Theater

by Jeannie Marlin Woods Undoubtedly you know the song, “9 to 5,” which hit the top of the charts and went platinum, winning two Grammys, including one for Best Country Song of 1980. Perhaps you also know that the movie where the song originated is on the American Film Institute’s…

REVIEW: Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Jeannie Marlin Woods If you are looking for a night out to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Musical is sure to do just that. The Berkshire Theatre Group has just the ticket—a sweet and nostalgic, toe-tapping, all-around fun night at the theatre. There…

REVIEW: “The Mountaintop” at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

by Jeannie Marlin Woods The setting for THE MOUNTAINTOP is extremely specific: Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tennessee. The date, April 3, 1968, is full of significance. It is the day before the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be assassinated on the balcony of the…

REVIEW: “Shirley Valentine” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Jeannie Marlin Wood SHIRLEY VALENTINE is a one-woman comedy performed with charm, sensitivity, and great warmth by Corinna May. This play by Willy Russell is now playing at the Berkshire Theatre Group‘s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge and it brings us into the small, drab world of Shirley from the…

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…

OBSERVATIONS: “Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision” at the Whitney Center

by Jeannie Marlin Woods RITES OF PASSAGE: 20/20 VISION, being presented at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield August 13-17, is a unique performative art installation. So, in lieu of a traditional theatre review, I offer the following observations of my experience at the Sunday afternoon presentation of…

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