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  • Theater Review: Broadly Comedic And Moving ‘Avenue Q’

    NEW MILFORD — TheatreWorks New Milford is currently offering the edgy, puppet populated and Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks, book by Jeff Whitty, and based on the original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks. These are adult-only puppets with a message for the child in all of us.  

  • Theater Review: A New Danish Prince Is Crowned At Town Players

    We are products of our choices. With Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet, The Town Players of Newtown tackles the question of art over fame and fortune for one young, contemplative TV star. In doing so, the Town Players current summer fare proves to be the perfect antidote to summer doldrums and a delightful evening of theatre. 

  • Theater Review: Sherman’s Third Panto, ‘Aladdin’ Continues A Great Tradition

    SHERMAN — For the third year in a row, The Sherman Players are presenting a “Christmas Panto” — something that is traditional in Britain, and hopefully will become a tradition here as well, since the two that I’ve seen (last year’s Cinderella, and this year’s Aladdin) — are rollicking good fun, designed to entertain young children, but delightful fun for grownups as well.

  • Theater Review: ‘Fences’ Is Good For A Number Of Reasons

    I never saw the play when it was on Broadway, but I can’t imagine a stronger, more perfect cast than the one assembled for this production.  

  • Theater Review— Excellent ‘Time Stands Still’ Continues Margulies’ Exploration Of Attitudes On Marriage

    Donald Margulies is a highly successful playwright who has lived in New Haven for the last 30 years, where he teaches in the Yale Drama School; his plays, which are generally entertaining and accessible, are frequently performed in the area at both professional venues, like Long Wharf and Theaterworks Hartford, as well as at local community theaters. (Newtown’s Town Players staged a fine performance of Dinner With Friends a few years ago).

  • Theater Review: Great Production In Sherman About The Other Red-Headed Orphan

    Jeff Rossman as Matthew Culbert, Emma Nissenbaum as the title character, and Stacy-Lee Frome as Marilla Cuthbert, during rehearsals for Anne of Green Gables. The Sherman Playhouse is offering a great presentation of L.M. Montgomery’s series about Anne Shirley, wrapped into one show.

     

     

  • Theater Review: Long Wharf Offering Classic Shepard Work For Thinking People With A Sense Of Humor

    NEW HAVEN — Modern American drama tends to focus on the family, the dysfunctional family, that is.

  • Theater Review: ‘Rounding Third’ Another Winner For Stray Kats (And Audiences)

    If there is one local show that you really ought to go see — because it is beautifully written, perfectly acted, and hilariously funny (in other words, what we all could use right now) — it’s Richard Dresser’s two man play about Little League baseball. For two more weekends, The Stray Kats Theatre Company is presenting Rounding Third in Edmond Town Hall’s Alexandria Room.