JOHN Road Less Traveled Productions/RLTP Theater
Sometimes a show just doesn’t work.
Road Less Traveled’s “John” qualifies.
Besides that, it’s boring.
Sep 15, 2017, 18:04
THE PRODUCERS Kavinoky Theatre
It’s the kind of world where corporations make more money by having fewer employees and get tax write-offs for getting rid of them.
Sep 15, 2017, 16:05
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
In popular entertainment, we’ve seen a fad for prequels, the idea that if we know where people come from, we will better understand where they are.
Sep 13, 2017, 15:17
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
MACBETH Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Vicious and lethal power struggles were a feature of Shakespeare’s time and our own.
“Macbeth” is one of the greatest stories of the quest for power, with its (literal) backstabbing, mass murder, witchcraft and the madness of guilt.
Aug 1, 2017, 12:27
PRETTY FUNNY:The Musical MusicalFare Theatre
“Pretty Funny: The Musical” is a gumbo of a show, a mix of musical, lecture on bad bosses, young romance, teen cliques and parents trying to do the right thing by their Seventh Grade daughter.
Jul 28, 2017, 14:26
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
WILDE TALES Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
From his perch on the shadowy edge of patrician society, Oscar Wilde could see things as few others could.
Jul 5, 2017, 11:13
1837:The Farmers' Revolt Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
For years, people in Western New York have seen Toronto as this peaceful place where the streets are clean and it’s a nice place to spend a weekend.
Jun 20, 2017, 11:35
SAINT JOAN Shaw Festival/Festival Theatre
Joan of Arc is one of those symbolic figures in European history, a woman of sudden power who was victorious, captured and then burned at the stake.
Jun 6, 2017, 20:58