REVIEW: “Shear Madness” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin On a recent Thursday evening hundreds of people in Sharon, Connecticut suffered from a similar malady.  Their sides were aching from the non-stop laughter at Sharon Playhouse’s hoot of a show Shear Madness.  There is very little time to catch one’s breath with a host of sterling…

REVIEW: “Guys and Dolls” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Jeannie Marlin Woods There was a tremendous joy and a celebratory air at the July 29 opening of GUYS AND DOLLS at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, Connecticut. This was the Playhouse’s first fully-produced show in three years. In coming back after the COVID pandemic, the Playhouse side-stepped the…

“Guys and Dolls” Opens at the Sharon Playhouse

Justin Boccitto directs and choreographs the production, featuring Broadway veterans Amanda Lea LaVergne, C.K. Edwards, Lauralyn McClelland, and Robert Anthony Jones Connecticut’s Sharon Playhouse opens its production of Guys and Dolls July 29 in the Bobbie Olsen Theater.  Performances continue through August 14. Starring are Broadway veterans Amanda Lea LaVergne…

REVIEW: “Barefoot in the Park” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin Neil Simon, now 91 years old, is one of the premier comic playwrights of the American theatre.  The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, California Suite, Last of the red Hot Lovers, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys,  Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, and more……

REVIEW: “Anything Goes” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin Cole Porter’s music has been part of the American Song Book since 1915 beginning with a little-known show Hands Up.  His breakthrough came in 1929 with Fifty Milllion Frenchmen but his place in the American Musical Theatre was guaranteed with Anything Goes in 1934 which brought stardom…

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