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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

“A Christmas Carol” or, the tragedy of loneliness

A Christmas Carol at Shakespeare Theatre NJ is splendid Charles Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol is being presented at four of the theatres for which...

“Hamlet” and “Saint Joan:” Bedlam reigns in Princeton

The bedlam that is currently reigning at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center is an acting company called Bedlam. They are performing two classic plays in...

“A Change Is Gonna Come” is a musical look at life’s...

Delightful cabaret making its world premiere at Luna Stage Actor/singer Ami Brabson, a self-described "woman of a certain age," has taken a look back at...

A Christmas Carol: A new setting of an old gem

Ever since 1846, when Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was written, this Christmas Eve’s ghost story has been a beloved staple of the holiday season. The...

“Murder on the Orient Express” successfully blends farce, suspense, and death

Most people up until now would recall Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie’s mystery set on a luxury trans-European express train, from the 1974 film...

Daddy Long Legs:  A romantic confection for the holiday season

The George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick has found a sweet, romantic gem of a show in their latest production, Daddy Long Legs. George Street...

“Benny & Joon” is sweet, funny, and romantic

Paper Mill Playhouse spring production is enchanting Benny & Joon, a musical based on the 1993 film, is being given its East Coast premiere by the...

“American Hero” examines the nature of heroism

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick presents American Hero by Christopher Demos-Brown, author of last season’s hit American Son. American Hero is the best,...

“Million Dollar Quartet” is a hot jam session with Carl’s boys

One of the most exciting, anything-can-happen times in musical history was in the early 1950’s when rock ‘n’ roll was being born. That time...

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” is mirthful pleasure at Shakespeare Theatre

Many know Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from one of its film adaptations, such as the 1999 version with a cast headed by Kevin...