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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

“Rent:” still no day but today

New Jersey actor Javon King was outstanding The State Theatre in New Brunswick finished up its Broadway series with the 20th anniversary touring production of Rent. The...

“Red Vevet” at Kirby Theatre is electrifying

There is nothing more exciting for an audience than seeing a performance in a new style of acting, a first glimpse of the changing...

“The Little Mermaid” is an ocean of heartfelt imaginative fun at...

"The Little Mermaid" at the Open Air Theatre in Washington's Crossing NJMore than 25 years after The Little Mermaid  became a Disney princess icon, she joins the likes of The Lion King on stage. Whereas, the Broadway production received a mixed reception from critics, Director Louis Palena tackles the challenges (of which there are many) of bringing the story of Oceanic princess, Ariel, to life with charm and dazzle.

“A Christmas Carol” is a musical version of the classic tale

The tremendous energy and talent of the cast makes this show worthwhile  New Brunswick's Crossroads Theatre Company takes over the large Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theatre...

“Caged” is a stark drama on the effects of incarceration

Passage Theatre's Caged deserves to be seen There have been many plays about men in prison, usually focusing on the crimes committed or the...

Youth take the stage as a reflection on love

In a world of email scandals, relentless brutality, global agitation, and near-impending doom, people still aspire. Lisa Beth Vettoso must surely be counted as one of those...

“The Sound of Music” doesn’t quite climb every mountain

The Sound of Music is best remembered by many from the Julie Andrews movie version, which also starred Christopher Plummer and the spectacular Alps. Based...

“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...

Margaret Cho delivers her best yet in “Fresh off the Bloat” 

Margaret Cho has an extremely successful comedic career and quite the extensive resume in an industry which can be difficult to navigate long-term. She...

“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...