SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH Irish Classical Theatre Company/Andrews Theatre
For theatrical purposes, there’s nothing like a good delusion.
It’s Tennessee Williams and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”
Sep 28, 2016, 14:39
DINNER WITH FRIENDS Road Less Traveled Productions/RLTP Theater
Dinner with friends, ah!
Often pleasant but also prone to problems and difficulties and poorly said comments.
Sep 26, 2016, 14:32
DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Kavinoky Theatre
It’s an old story in Hollywood that no one pays any attention to the script writer, although sometimes they should.
Sep 23, 2016, 18:00
DEAR LYDIA, Alleyway Theatre
Advice columnists are all over the media.
They go back to the British papers with their “agony aunts.”
Sep 23, 2016, 11:47
AMERICAN IDIOT American Repertory Theater of WNY/330 Amherst St.
For a certain generation, Green Day’s “American Idiot” will remind you of “Hair” and its young people and a war, clearly an earlier war than “Idiot.”
Sep 21, 2016, 12:47
LOUISIANA BACCHAE Red Thread Theatre/Jim Bush Studios
It took the first show of the theater season to display a performance which should show up on the Arties nominees list at the end of the season.
Sep 17, 2016, 12:25
URINETOWN: The Musical Subversive Theatre/Manny Fried Playhouse
“Urinetown” is the perfect musical for the lefty atmosphere of Subversive Theatre, a society whose bathrooms are controlled by a private monopoly, enforced by the police.
Sep 15, 2016, 12:54
GYPSY MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
“Gypsy” is one of those classic shows, on stage constantly and on the big screen.
The difficulty is that it’s hard to cast, because it needs singers and dancers and, most notably, it needs Mama Rose.
Sep 14, 2016, 13:57
THE DANCE OF DEATH Studio Theatre/Shaw Festival
You can count on a few things from the Swedish playwright, depressing story, fantastic characters and social issues.
Aug 16, 2016, 19:13
SWEENEY TODD:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
As the baker’s assistant slashes the throat of murderous Sweeney Todd, there was applause from a group of seats near me.
Aug 16, 2016, 18:45
MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS Court House Theatre/ Shaw Festival
The fault line of history runs across the Court House Theatre stage.
Unfortunately, that’s also theatrical history.
Aug 13, 2016, 00:13
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
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