REVIEW: “The Wizard of Oz” at Capital Repertory Theatre

by Roseann Cane Prepare to be dazzled…if, like me, you’re fortunate enough to see theRep’s current production of The Wizard of Oz. I always expect to enjoy a first-rate evening of theater when I attend a show at theRep, but I’m so familiar with the film and various stage adaptations…

REVIEW: “All of Me” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane With its world premiere production of All of Me, written by Laura Winters, Barrington Stage Company presents a romantic boy-meets-girl coming-of-age story unlike any play I’ve ever seen, and, I believe, one that’s long overdue. You see, boy uses wheelchair, girl uses scooter, and both use text-to-speech…

REVIEW: “A Little Night Music” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane To see a well-produced Stephen Sondheim musical is a delight. To see a magnificently crafted Sondheim musical is sublime, especially if that musical is A Little Night Music. In directing her final show as Barrington Stage Company Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd has created a resplendent, mesmerizing event,…

REVIEW: “we are continuous” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Roseann Cane “So many plays in the HIV/AIDS theatrical canon are about white gay men and death and dying. I wanted to add something Black and gay and full of hope. we are continuous is my contribution.”  –Harrison David Rivers The phenomenon is all too familiar. We all know…

REVIEW: “Most Happy in Concert” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Roseann Cane Writing this review may prove to be among the most unpleasant tasks I’ve experienced in quite some time. The Most Happy Fella is one of my favorite musicals. I’m but one of many people who consider it Frank Loesser’s masterpiece.  Unlike other musicals by Loesser (which include…

REVIEW: “Once” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Roseann Cane Spending time in Pittsfield’s historic Colonial Theatre is always a treat. Currently the venue for the Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Once, the experience of soaking in the beautifully restored turn-of-the-20th-century theater is quirkily enhanced by an Irish pub alongside a stage transformed into the streets of…

REVIEW: Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Proctors

by Roseann Cane I am but one of many who consider To Kill a Mockingbird a favorite novel, and the 1962 film adaptation a favorite movie. Stage adaptations I’ve seen over the years have pretty much left me cold. Now the superb road company of Aaron Sorkin’s most recent, highly…

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