STAGE KISS Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
It was once easy to believe stage actors were kept in some science fiction sleeping pods off-stage, to be wakened when there was a role for them or when the stage manager announced “places.”
May 21, 2018, 17:25
THE CHRISTIANS Road Less Traveled Productions/RLTP Theatre
“Christianity” is a very misleading term, an umbrella for all the forms of religion, all the denominations based on Christ.
May 15, 2018, 12:39
BLACKBERRY DAZE: A Murder Romance in the Key of Blues Paul Robeson Theatre/African American Cultural Center
“Daze” is a good word to use in Ruth P. Watson and Thomas W. Jones II’s “Blackberry Daze; A Murder Romance in the Key of Blues.”
May 11, 2018, 01:53
BUFFALO QUICKIES 2018 Alleyway Theatre
“Buffalo Quickies 2018” is the strongest aggregation of one-acters in many years in the Alleyway’s series.
May 8, 2018, 12:23
Every play has some must-haves, a particular performer, musicians, a piece of stage machinery, even a couple of doors.
May 5, 2018, 17:44
ONCE MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
“Once” at MusicalFare is kind of a European Union musical, based on a movie about a Czech woman and an Irish busker with an ex-girlfriend in New York City.
May 4, 2018, 17:41
THE AWFUL TRUTH Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
A century ago, when Arthur Richman set “The Awful Truth,” social media was gossip, whispering in the halls, the talk among “the ladies who lunch,” the quick conversations in the golf course locker room.
Apr 26, 2018, 12:02
The State Comptroller needs to intervene in West Seneca
The New York State Comptroller needs to intervene in West Seneca's finances. We have seen over the past decade or so repeated failings in the financial affairs of our town that has resulted in the wasteful spending of our tax money.
Mar 4, 2018, 14:00
MIDDLETOWN Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre/Shaw Festival
The 1929 study “Middletown” is a sociological look at an unnamed community grappling with the social change of the early 20th Century.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:08
DRACULA Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
“Dracula” is a wonderful show but the Shaw Festival production occasionally makes you want to be bitten just so it’s over.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:01
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Avon Theatre/Stratford Festival
Sometimes you get lucky.
When Stratford impresario Antoni Cimolino scheduled Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Restoration comedy “The School for Scandal,” he probably figured it was time for classic comedy.
Aug 14, 2017, 11:53
AN OCTOROON Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
The best part of the Shaw Festival’s “An Octoroon” is the work of André Sills as the star and narrator of this melodramatic tale of the Old South in the last days of slavery.
Aug 4, 2017, 14:52
HMS PINAFORE Avon Theatre/Stratford Festival
In these current days where there are concerns about all kinds of issues, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” may be one of the few shows which makes it onto stages without selective slashings.
Of course, a wonderful production on Stratford Festival’s Avon Theatre stage may also have something to do with it.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:59
ANDROCLES AND THE LION Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
In his director’s notes for “Androcles and the Lion,” Tim Carroll describes George Bernard Shaw’s play as “A crazy mishmash.”
So, is Carroll’s production.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:52
DANCING AT LUGHNASA Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
Listen carefully to your family stories and compare them to your own memories of events.
Jul 7, 2017, 22:47