The tragedy of the Capulets and the Montagues moves the audience

American Repertory Ballet performed at the Raritan Valley Community Collage1The American Repertory Ballet ("ARB") presented the ballet, "Romeo and Juliet," at Raritan Valley Community College ("RVCC") on Saturday, March 8. The ballet was choreographed by artistic director Douglas Martin, with music by Sergei Prokofiev to William Shakespeare's tale of the doomed love of Romeo of Montague and Juliet of Capulet.

“South Pacific” at Paper Mill Playhouse was terrific

Scene from "South Pacific" at Paper Mill PlayhouseThe Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn brought us a ripping good production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific." Based upon the collected stories of James A. Michener, "Tales of the South Pacific," the musical introduces us to the young men and women from small towns and cities around the United States in the 1940s.

“Issei, He Say” depicts the tragedy of losses kept alive

World premier at New Jersey Repertory Company Hatred can be passed down from generation to generation until its origin becomes lost in the mists of...

“F Theory” explores the nature of friendship

It’s unusual in theater-going to see two powerful, well-written new plays back to back. It is rarer still to see them performed by the...

“Lend me a Tenor” is Ritz Theatre’s latest offering

Lend Me A TenorLend Me a Tenor is the Ritz Theatre's penultimate offering of its 2015 season. A comedy written by Ken Ludwig, it premiered in 1986 at London's West End theater and on Broadway in 1989, garnering nine Tony awards and winning two. It is set in 1930's Cleveland, Ohio, and the Art Deco hotel suite set reflects that beautifully.

“Halftime With Don” is a strongly written and powerfully delivered drama

One of the perks of writing theater reviews is that on rare occasions, one is privileged to watch the birth of a powerful new...

Hamilton Stage presents the American Repertory Ballet

American Repertory Ballet at Hamilton Stage"Signature Duets: Dances of Daring and Devotion" was the name of the mixed bill presented by the American Repertory Ballet at the Hamilton Stage on Friday, March 21. There were five pieces presented this evening. "Fantasy Baroque" by Mary Barton to music by J. S. Bach opened the program.

“A Comedy of Tenors”: Frenetic, door-slamming fun

Farce is like a soufflé: Difficult to create, but sheer delight when all the ingredients come together perfectly. Ken Ludwig, a Tony Award and...

Kean Stage presents Swan Lake

Swan Lake by Moscow Festival Ballet The Moscow Festival Ballet presented the ballet, "Swan Lake," at Kean University's Wilkins Theatre on Saturday, March 15. Music was by Peter Tchaikovsky, with choreography credited to Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

“Something Rotten!” is fun for musical aficionados

Theatre review Something Rotten! has a screwy idea at its core. It’s 1595, and William Shakespeare (Matthew Baker) is a rock star of the Elizabethan...