REVIEW: “Urinetown” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch Satire? Farce? Social Commentary? Political humor? Ecological & Environmental Propaganda ? Black comedy? Don’t bother trying to slot the Mac-Haydn‘s first-ever production of Urinetown into its “proper place” in musical theatre; it doesn’t have one. What it does have is a place as a show that checks…

REVIEW: “Pippin” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch Full Disclosure: After almost 2 years without the pleasure and privilege of being able to enjoy live theatre, I was becoming rather desperate for another opening, another show—anything to be taken out of the Stygian gloom of lock-downs, shut-downs, & mask-ups. So desperate was I that I…

REVIEW: “Ragtime” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch As a former librarian, I  am almost always wont to pronounce “the book was better” or “read the book” when presented with a film or stage adaptation of a printed or published work. And like thousands of readers, I devoured E.L. Doctrow’s best seller of 1975 and…

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