Herbert Paine

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BWW Reviews: New A/C Theatre Company's MURDER BALLAD Is Top-NotchBWW Reviews: New A/C Theatre Company's MURDER BALLAD Is Top-Notch
Posted: Aug. 9, 2015


BWW Review: Everything Is Coming Up GYPSY!BWW Review: Everything Is Coming Up GYPSY!
Posted: Aug. 23, 2015


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BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LES MIS Is Magnificent! Thus, A Bouquet of Bravos!BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LES MIS Is Magnificent!
Posted: Mar. 13, 2015


BWW Reviews: GIRL ON THE EDGE Is A Poignant Tribute to the Power of Caring and the Possibility of RedemptionBWW Reviews: GIRL ON THE EDGE Is A Poignant Tribute to the Power of Caring
Posted: Feb. 23, 2015


BWW Review: Something Very Funny Is Going On At AZ Broadway Theatre: LUCKY STIFFBWW Review: Something Very Funny Is Going On At AZ Broadway Theatre: LUCKY STIFF
August 31, 2015

LUCKY STIFF, the rib-tickling musical farce by the team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is ringing out Arizona Broadway Theatre's hit-loaded 10th Anniversary Season with broad peals of laughter and a cast that you'll walk away loving. Directed by Evan Pappas, the show runs through September 20th.
BWW Review: GROUNDED Lifts Off With A Top Gun Performance By Caitlin NewmanBWW Review: GROUNDED Lifts Off With A Top Gun Performance By Caitlin Newman
August 24, 2015

Caitlin Newman delivers a powerhouse performance in iTheatre Collaborative's production of George Brant's GROUNDED, directed by Rosemary Close, running through September 5th in the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. From the moment Ms. Newman marches on to the stage to her climactic epiphany, she controls the oxygen in the theater, and by play's end, we are left breathless.
BWW Review: Everything Is Coming Up GYPSY!BWW Review: Everything Is Coming Up GYPSY!
August 23, 2015

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company presents GYPSY, featuring Debra Qualtire, Terry Gadaire, and Sarah Cassidy at Tempe Center for the Arts from August 20th through the 23rd.
BWW Reviews: New A/C Theatre Company's MURDER BALLAD Is Top-NotchBWW Reviews: New A/C Theatre Company's MURDER BALLAD Is Top-Notch
August 9, 2015

A/C Theatre Company, the Valley of the Sun's fresh new entry in local theater, has charged out of the chute with a magnificent and electrifying staging of MURDER BALLAD, directed by Tim Shawver and featuring four of the Valley's top talents ~ Cassie Chilton,Kim Richard, Miguel Jackson, and Marshall Glass.
BWW Reviews: The Hills (Peter J. and Fountain!) Are Alive with the Sounds of BUDDYBWW Reviews: The Hills (Peter J. and Fountain!) Are Alive with the Sounds of BUDDY
July 27, 2015

Peter J. Hill rocks and rolls with a punchy and spirited production of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, featuring Jack Lambert's flawless performance as the legendary singing idol, now on Fountain Hills Theater's Mainstage through August 16th.
BWW Reviews: Desert Foothills Theatre Presents THE CRUCIBLEBWW Reviews: Desert Foothills Theatre Presents THE CRUCIBLE
July 20, 2015

With a raw authenticity that derives from the astute and inspired direction of Scott Johnson, the cast of Desert Foothills Theatre's production of THE CRUCIBLE gives weight and urgency to Arthur Miller's allegory.
BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE Is High Style Staging With A Deep MessageBWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE Is High Style Staging With A Deep Message
July 17, 2015

AZ Broadway Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE features standout performances by Leanne Smith, Abigail Raye, and Jesse Michels, backed up by a sterling cast. Great production with a message!
BWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre Presents TARZANBWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre Presents TARZAN
July 13, 2015

Cambrian James directs and choreographs a lively and spirited production of TARZAN at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert AZ ~ featuring a colorful cast of splendidly wardrobed characters swinging their way through an imaginative and intricately designed jungle paradise.
BWW Reviews: The Bridge Initiative Presents ANATOMY OF A HUGBWW Reviews: The Bridge Initiative Presents ANATOMY OF A HUG
June 22, 2015

In its first-time festival of the works of women playwright's, The Bridge Initiative features the world premiere of Kat Ramsburg's Anatomy of a Hug, a gripping statement about the emotional miles that can divide the human heart. Allison Sell is the sharp knife of this play, delivering a riveting and stirring performance.
BWW Reviews: Theatre Artists Studio Presents NEW SUMMER SHORTSBWW Reviews: Theatre Artists Studio Presents NEW SUMMER SHORTS
June 19, 2015

Theatre Artists Studio has set the table for a healthy, satisfying, and inspiring feast of plays in its 2015 NEW SUMMER SHORTS which runs through June 28th. The play's the thing in a festival of short works written and directed my members of the co-op. At ten minutes a pop, each of the eight productions in this year's showcase catches the audience's conscience, at one level or another. As mirrors of human foibles and affects, their themes resonate with the familiarity of an old mistake, eliciting a knowing smile or a reluctant frown.
BWW Reviews: Valley Youth Theatre Presents INTO THE WOODSBWW Reviews: Valley Youth Theatre Presents INTO THE WOODS
June 15, 2015

With a 22-member cast, ranging in ages from 13 to 19-years-young, featuring remarkable performances by the likes of Alex Kirby and Sam Primack, Valley Youth Theatre is staging INTO THE WOODS, now at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix.
BWW Reviews: AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE Is A Gentle and Poignant Quest for MeaningBWW Reviews: AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE Is A Gentle and Poignant Quest for Meaning
June 14, 2015

Christopher Haines delivers a masterfully crafted performance in iTheatre Collaborative's staging of AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE, directed by Rosemary Close.
BWW Reviews: RUMORS Has It!BWW Reviews: RUMORS Has It!
June 8, 2015

A bullet train of laughs is reverberating across the Opening Night walls of Desert Stages Theatre, thanks to the deft direction of Virginia Olivieri and Gary Zaro and the quirky comic thespians who breathe fire into the script of Neil Simon's elegant farce, RUMORS.
BWW Reviews: Four Big Splashes for THE LITTLE MERMAID!BWW Reviews: Four Big Splashes for THE LITTLE MERMAID!
June 5, 2015

Lynzee Jaye Paul 4man and Jill-Christine Wiley lead a high-octane cast in Arizona Broadway Theatre's resplendent and enchanting production of THE LITTLE MERMAID.
Summer Stages: Cool Theatre for Hot Times in the Valley of the SunSummer Stages: Cool Theatre for Hot Times in the Valley of the Sun
May 27, 2015

Theater lovers have a sizzling menu of choices for their viewing pleasure this Summer in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area ~ from delightful old chestnuts to spirited and timeless musicals. Here are the picks of the crop.
BWW Reviews: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Five Stars! Laurels for Ron May!BWW Reviews: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Five Stars! Laurels for Ron May!
May 26, 2015

Ron May gives a laugh out loud and shining portrayal of a modern times harlequin in Phoenix Theatre's production of Richard Bean's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS. Featuring a great ensemble, brilliantly directed by Pasha Yamotahari, the show is a joyous jaunt into a world of 'comedic chaos.'
BWW Reviews: SOLD Is Bold and Daring Filmmaking of the Highest OrderBWW Reviews: SOLD Is Bold and Daring Filmmaking of the Highest Order
May 19, 2015

SOLD, the award-winning film based on Patricia McCormick's novel about the worldwide tragedy of human trafficking and directed by Jeffrey D. Brown, is a necessarily unsparing and stunning account of a Nepali child's ordeal in the nefarious world of brothels and gangsters, featuring riveting performances by Niyar Saikia, Seema Biswas, Sushmita Mukerjee, and Gillian Anderson. Mandatory viewing for all people of conscience.
BWW Reviews: Childsplay's THE THREE JAVELINAS Blows The House Down and Raises The SpiritsBWW Reviews: Childsplay's THE THREE JAVELINAS Blows The House Down and Raises The Spirits
May 4, 2015

Jenny Millinger has taken a heroic and successful leap into playwriting and, in collaboration with musical director Todd Hulet, has fashioned an uplifting and charming tale based on characters from the books of Susan Lowell. Adapt another fabled story about three pigs; stir vigorously with the motifs of the American Southwest; enliven with a melange of hip Broadway-style songs with a dash of regional flavoring; and energize with as electric an ensemble as you can find ~ and there you have it: The Three Javelinas, a delightful upbeat story about finding one's place in the (desert) sun.
BWW Reviews: There's No There At END OF THE RAINBOWBWW Reviews: There's No There At END OF THE RAINBOW
May 3, 2015

The all-out smashing performance of Jeannie Shubitz makes every moment of Phoenix Theatre's staging of END OF THE RAINBOW worth watching.
BWW Reviews: Stray Cat's THE TOMKAT PROJECT Is Satire on Steroids - A Well Done Roast!BWW Reviews: Stray Cat's THE TOMKAT PROJECT Is Satire on Steroids - A Well Done Roast!
April 27, 2015

Directed by Louis Farber, Stray Cat Theatre's production of Brandon Ogborn's THE TOMKAT PROJECT is like SNL on steroids, but with a top gun cast, nimbly firing off memorable caricatures of the famous, infamous, and those on the periphery of fame. It's a roast that will leave you breathless with the weight of the fast and furious performances of seven actors who are at the top of their game, playing over fifty distinct roles.


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