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“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.

“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...

“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...

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...

“Ravenscroft”: A near-mystery

Billed as a comedy/mystery, Ravenscroft, written by the prolific playwright Don Nigro, is the winter production of the Bickford Theatre in Morristown. The play...

“God of Carnage” at the Ritz Theatre

God of CarnageGod of Carnage is the Ritz Theatre Company's latest offering in this, their 30th season. Written by French playwright Yasmina Reza, it is a comedy set in modern day Brooklyn.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” ius a difficult play well done at...

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Ritz TheatreTennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire was the Ritz Theatre Company's second production for their 2015 season. It is a play that juxtapositions the so-called "Southern Gentility," tottering on its last legs in the character of the mentally unstable Blanche Dubois, against the rough and tumble, sometimes violent, often immigrant Americana, swaggering full force in the character of Stanley Kowalsky, with Blanche's sister Stella caught between the two. 

“Hedwig and The Angry Inch” a must-see production at the Forrest...

Before you read this review, stop! Pick up the phone or go online to Forrest Theatre and order tickets to Hedwig and the Angry Inch before...

“The Merchant of Venice” is a troubling play

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is ranked among his comedies, though it is not as raucous as The Comedy of Errors or The Taming of the Shrew, nor...

“Mary Poppins”: You’ll believe a nanny can fly!

Mary Poppins has, since P.L. Travers created her in 1934, captured the imagination of generations of both children and adults. Best known to modern...