BREATH OF KINGS: REBELLION AND BREATH OF KINGS: REDEMPTION Tom Patterson Theatre/Stratford Festival
Basically, Graham Abbey left out the slow parts.
The veteran actor, director and theater company founder pieced together four of Shakespeare’s History plays into two blocks of theater.
Jul 20, 2016, 12:25
EVITA MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
It’s only when you see a well-cast and well done production of “Evita,” like that put on by MusicalFare, that you realize how difficult a show this is, something sometimes lost on high school music directors.
Jul 15, 2016, 13:57
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
Oscar Wilde wrote “A Woman of No Importance” in his own time, first on stage in 1893.
For the Shaw Festival production, director Eda Holmes and designer Michael Gianfrancesco moved the play to 1951 and used designs of Cecil Beaton for the lavish costumes of the upper crust women who populate the show.
Jul 9, 2016, 23:53
ENGAGED Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
While it’s, at least for now, the United Kingdom, that disguises some major differences between England and Scotland, like the entire legal system.
Jul 9, 2016, 13:46
THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
George Bernard Shaw attacked organized religion with his novella “The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God” and Lisa Codrington has expanded it for a new play under the aegis of the Shaw Festival, using Shaw’s title.
Jul 8, 2016, 02:13
A CHORUS LINE Festival Theatre/Stratford Festival
In the vast expanse of Stratford’s Festival Theatre before a packed house, “A Chorus Line” kicks off with dash and flash, an amazing 18 minutes of dance.
Jul 1, 2016, 15:57
THE WINTER'S TALE Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Near the end of his career, Shakespeare had his eye on a continuing return to his mansion in Stratford when he produced b>“The Winter’s Tale.”
Jun 30, 2016, 12:09
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Avon Theatre/Stratford Festival
Since movies started well over a century ago, there is a long tradition of stage shows turning up on the big screen.
There is much less of a tradition of the reverse, movies being turned into stage shows.
Jun 24, 2016, 23:43
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
Director and adapter Peter Hinton keeps his musical version of “Alice in Wonderland” moving quickly, so fast that the weaknesses of the original story by Lewis Carroll don’t show.
May 25, 2016, 14:13
MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
Vivie Warren is that worst kind of college graduate, the kind certain of knowing more than anyone else and absolutely certain of moral superiority.
May 20, 2016, 13:17
UNCLE VANYA Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
A major contribution to the theater scene involves producing what are considered classic plays, like the Shaw Festival producing Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya.”
May 18, 2016, 13:21
OUR TOWN Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
I will start by saying I am not a fan of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” even while recognizing it’s considered a pillar of the Canon of American theatre.
May 18, 2016, 01:29
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Mar 18, 2016, 18:46
THE NEXT WHISKY BAR Studio Underground/Shaw Festival
A clue to Kurt Weill’s work is the people who wrote lyrics for his music: Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Langston Hughes, Elmer Rice, Maxwell Anderson and Roger Fernay.
Perhaps his best known work was the collaboration with Brecht, “The Threepenny Opera” and its legendary “Mack the Knife.”
Aug 26, 2015, 23:13
THE DIVINE: A PLAY FOR SARAH BERNHARDT Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
Lord Acton was right: “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
And that’s what Michel Marc Bouchard’s “The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt,” is about, a time when the absolute power of the Catholic Church in Quebec corrupted the province, the people and the church.
Aug 24, 2015, 13:18