“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.

“The Outsider” at Paper Mill brings heart and comedy to the...

I don’t care who’s running this November or for what — I want to vote for Ned Newley, the title character of Paper Mill...

 “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a different take on a classic...

Unsuccessful at the box office when first released, the Frank Capra classic film It’s a Wonderful Life has, by frequent showings on television, become a staple...

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” becomes a revisionist fairy tale

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella started out as a 90-minute original live musical for television in 1957, with Julie Andrews in the title role. It was...

“Coriolanus” showing in HD at Monmouth University

Scene from the UK Production of Coriolanus

"Coriolanus" features actors who might be little known here, but be assured that they are quite famous in the UK. During the HD show intermission, it was said that the entire Donmar Warehouse run was sold out in days. What a treat this HD presentation is.

 

 

Coriolanus: A timely lesson in politics, honor, and pride

Many people who are devotees of Shakespearean drama may look puzzled when the tragedy Coriolanus is mentioned. Rarely produced, this play was written in...

Ritz Theatre kicks off the new season with “9 to 5”

9 to 5It's Opening Night! The 2016 Season at the Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township kicked off with 9 to 5: The Musical based on the 1980 film of the same name starring LGBT ally Dolly Parton and her music. Yes, it's been 36 years since the movie came out and the story line is still as appropriate and funny as ever.

“Pamela’s First Musical” is a family-friendly tale of the magic of...

Two Rivers Theatre brings us a wonderful World Premiere Two River Theatre in Red Bank opens its 25th Anniversary season with the world premiere of Pamela’s...

“Intimate Apparel” is heart-breakingly beautiful

I attend performances at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton to see solid, professionally crafted and performed works. I was unprepared for the sheer...

“Exit the King”: A serious comedy about love and death

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s season so far has been extraordinary. Last night’s opening of Exit the King, a masterpiece by absurdist playwright...