Herbert Paine

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BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICEBWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICE
Posted: Mar. 28, 2017


BWW Review: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Sings Truth To Power ~ Director Jeff Whiting And Cast Deliver A Tour De ForceBWW Review: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Sings Truth To Power ~ Director Jeff Whiting And Cast Deliver A Tour De Force
Posted: Apr. 10, 2017


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BWW Review: Young Talents Give LES MISERABLES A+ TreatmentBWW Review: Young Talents Give LES MISERABLES A+ Treatment
Posted: Sep. 12, 2016


BWW Review: DAVID SEDARIS Is America's Humorist LaureateBWW Review: DAVID SEDARIS Is America's Humorist Laureate
Posted: May. 2, 2016


BWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering PerformancesBWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering Performances
May 22, 2017

Ashley Jackson, Victoria Fairclough, and Ben Mason deliver towering, indeed royal, performances that imbue Hale Centre Theatre's production of AIDA with sustained warmth, integrity, and vitality and their characters with distinctive and relatable authenticity.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond ElementaryBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary
May 19, 2017

David Ira Goldstein's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON a masterfully crafted cliffhanger. The play is receiving its world premiere with Arizona Theatre Company.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents OLIVER!BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents OLIVER!
May 5, 2017

When a gaggle of 25 eminently talented youngsters snakes around the tables of a workhouse dining room to the tune of Food, Glorious Food, it is a sign of things to come in Andy Meyers's production of OLIVER! (on stage through May 21st at Arizona Broadway Theatre): exuberant choreography (Kurtis Overby) and a dynamic song-and-dance ensemble to match.

BWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents MACBETHBWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents MACBETH
May 2, 2017

Gary Zaro's tightly staged and well-paced production of the play, now at Desert Stages Theatre through June 4th is an energetic enterprise and a valuable opportunity to reconnect with the story about the shameless lust for power and the casualties in its wake.

BWW Review: RIPCORD Parachutes Straight To The Funny BoneBWW Review: RIPCORD Parachutes Straight To The Funny Bone
April 14, 2017

Judy Rollings and Patti Suarez are delightful as the antagonists in Theatre Artists Studio's rendition of David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD, directed by David Weiss.

BWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIEBWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE
April 10, 2017

In iTheatre Collaborative's current revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE, Greg Lutz delivers a masterly performance as a down and out hustler, Erie Smith, who is forlorn over the death of a night clerk. It is to Hughie's replacement, played stoically by Christopher Haines, that Erie shares his lament in this brilliantly crafted production.

BWW Review: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Sings Truth To Power ~ Director Jeff Whiting And Cast Deliver A Tour De ForceBWW Review: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Sings Truth To Power ~ Director Jeff Whiting And Cast Deliver A Tour De Force
April 10, 2017

Phoenix Theatre's production of Kander & Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS, directed by Jeff Whiting, is a tour de force, featuring performances that leave you unsettled, breathless, and inspired.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASHBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
April 9, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company's production of RING OF FIRE is a a highly entertaining and upbeat tribute to the 'man in black' with a first-class cast that does its best when it is kicking up its heels and delivering every song with gusto. Featuring solid performances by Michael Monroe Goodman, Brian Mathis, Trenna Barnes, Allison Briner-Dardenne and a great band of musicians.

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICEBWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICE
March 28, 2017

If, perchance, you had never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, you'd be none the worse for the delight you'd glean from Southwest Shakespeare Company's scintillating and brainy production of PRIDE@PREJUDICE, Daniel Elihu Kramer's clever modernization of the 1813 classic.

BWW Review: ALBATROSS Is A Soaring Theatrical Experience ~ Benjamin Evett Is MesmerizingBWW Review: ALBATROSS Is A Soaring Theatrical Experience ~ Benjamin Evett Is Mesmerizing
March 23, 2017

Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett's ALBATROSS, now on stage in an all too short run at the Herberger Theater Center, features the gripping and riveting performance of Benjamin Evett as The Mariner. Mr. Evett is a force of nature in a tempest-tossed odyssey that reveals timely truths about the interconnectedness of all things, the ties that bind man and nature, and the consequences of mindless action.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
March 22, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is rousing and colorful. A revival worth seeing.

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Hits The Bullseye!BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Hits The Bullseye!
March 17, 2017

I daresay that Phoenix Theatre's current production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the musical highlight of the 2016-2017 theatre season. It is vintage Michael Barnard, full directorial guns blazing with a keen eye for the best in top-notch craftsmanship and splendid theatricality. His stellar cast, featuring some of the most versatile song-and-dance performers in the Valley of the Sun is locked and loaded for a volley of high-powered performances in a series of spirited numbers that are guaranteed to create a perpetual smile.

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents NATIVE SONBWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents NATIVE SON
March 13, 2017

In the directorial hands of Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's current production of Nambi E Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's NATIVE SON offers an unnerving and intense portrayal of Bigger Thomas's downward spiral and the price inflicted on the soul by racism.

BWW Review: AZ Opera's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Is EpicBWW Review: AZ Opera's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Is Epic
March 6, 2017

How momentous it is that an opera as monumental and well-crafted as Craig Bohmler's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE can now lay claim to a rightful place in the canon of works about the American West. In its World Premiere, as part of Arizona Opera's Arizona Bold Initiative, RIDERS is literally and figuratively blazing new trails, demonstrating the relevance and value of the age old genre in a dynamic and memorable production.

BWW Review: Close Encounters Of The Ethical Kind Converge In STOREFRONT CHURCHBWW Review: Close Encounters Of The Ethical Kind Converge In STOREFRONT CHURCH
March 6, 2017

Theatre Artists Studio's Carol McLeod has created a taut and well-paced interpretation of STOREFRONT CHURCH. Her cast delivers the goods, balancing wit and intensity to produce a provocative reflection on the limits of morality. The show runs through March 12th.

BWW Review: Rubén C. González Stirs A Mean Urban Soup In LA ESQUINITA, USA
February 17, 2017

Ruben C. Gonzalez delivers a rock solid and emotionally potent performance in LA ESQUINITA, USA, his metaphor for neighborhoods that time and economy forgot, where the streets are now boulevards of broken dreams, and where hope is replaced by ennui and meth. (Arizona Theatre Company, in co-production with El Teatro Campesino, is presenting the Arizona premiere of his one-man/twelve character opus through February 26th at the Herberger Theater Center.)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American WestBWW Review: EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American West
February 16, 2017

Doug Morrione's EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE is a beautifully crafted chronicle of four individuals whose personalities and perspectives define the American West. The film is one of the selected features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th.

BWW Review: GOOD FORTUNE Celebrates A Good And Philanthropic ManBWW Review: GOOD FORTUNE Celebrates A Good And Philanthropic Man
February 15, 2017

GOOD FORTUNE, Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell's bio-doc is an uplifting tribute to the humanity and philanthropy of John Paul DeJoria and a case for how accumulated wealth can be used to build a better world. GOOD FORTUNE is one of the featured films at the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th.

BWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents PERMANENT COLLECTIONBWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents PERMANENT COLLECTION
February 13, 2017

Artistic discrimination is the metaphor for racial discrimination in Thomas Gibbons' hard-hitting PERMANENT COLLECTION, the second work of his race trilogy, now on stage at iTheatre Collaborative. Charles St. Clair wields his directorial brush with an acute sense of the layers of meaning in Gibbons' script and the tempo required to draw out the colors and textures of each character's emotions. His actors follow suit with the requisite shades of mood and intensity.

BWW Review: BORN TO REWILD Is A Majestic And Meaningful Call To Preserve The WildBWW Review: BORN TO REWILD Is A Majestic And Meaningful Call To Preserve The Wild
February 13, 2017

Ed George and Bryan Reinhart's BORN TO REWILD chronicles the remarkable journey ~ TrekWest ~ of John Davis along the Continental Divide to promote wildlife corridors and the recovery of missing species. A beautifully conceived and impactful film!



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