REVIEW: Panto 2021 “Rapunzel: Tale of a Quaran-Teen”

by Gail M. Burns The PantoLoons are back! The Ghent Playhouse has reopened its doors post-pandemic with its signature family-friendly laugh-fest, based on the British holiday tradition of the Panto. What is a Panto? Well, it is a British theatrical tradition for the holiday season. Basically you take a familiar…

REVIEW: “My Witch” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Bookending their fall, 2021 season of American plays, Bridge Street Theatre featured two solo productions, each showcasing a character created by Margaret Hamilton in THE WIZARD OF OZ:  Miss Gulch Returns! in September, and My Witch:  The Margaret Hamilton Stories, currently running.  The former, an original musical…

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: “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin The Bridge Street Theatre’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the fastest three hours I have ever spent in a theatre. Situated in Catskill, New York, this intimate theatre has produced one interesting and provocative play after another.  The performances and the technical…

REVIEW: “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Ancram Opera House presents a battle between two superheroes! Featured in an eighth-century B.C. epic poem (Homer’s The Iliad), Achilles, a demi-god, was the most powerful warrior in Ancient Greece, and his nemesis, Hector, was the greatest warrior in Troy.  Actor MaConnia Chesser, playing the Poet, brings…

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:”The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin An isolated lighthouse sets the scene for  Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Massachusetts.  James Warwick has directed a quirky and provocative production of one of the classics of The Theatre of  the Absurd. The plays of Jean Genet, Samuel…

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…

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