Central New York Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN VOICES OF ANGELS Tour Inspires at Crouse Hinds Theatre BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN VOICES OF ANGELS Tour Inspires at Crouse Hinds Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - June 23, 2017

The Celtic Woman returned to Central New York this week for a one-night-only engagement of the group's current concert tour, Voices of Angels. They were welcomed with open arms once again to Syracuse, a city full of Irish pride, as they passionately performed music and dance of the Emerald Isle at t... (more...)
BWW Review: CHICAGO Delivers Killer Performances at The Central New York Playhouse BWW Review: CHICAGO Delivers Killer Performances at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - June 20, 2017

Central New York (CNY) Playhouse's production of Chicago is a dream come true for Director Dustin M. Czarny, the ambitious Syracuse area community theatre's Artistic Director. The show is one of the hardest productions to receive the rights to perform in North America and the devoted director's requ... (more...)
BWW Review: RING OF FIRE Captivates at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: RING OF FIRE Captivates at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - June 12, 2017

Syracuse Stage ends its season with the jukebox musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. The musical, created by Richard Maltby Jr. and conceived by William Meade with orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, features the familiar and well-loved music of Johnny Cash. So, expect to he... (more...)
BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS is a Sure Hit at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS is a Sure Hit at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - June 10, 2017

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has officially kicked off their 2017 season of Broadway in the Finger Lakes with none other than the multiple Tony Award-winning musical of Guys and Dolls. Featuring a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, along with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the musical is widel... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - May 17, 2017

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and fo... (more...)
BWW Review: SU Drama's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Connects Weill's Music and Today's World at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: SU Drama's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Connects Weill's Music and Today's World at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - May 08, 2017

The Syracuse University (SU) Department of Drama is performing the powerful and engaging music of German composer Kurt Weill in its production of Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage at the Storch Theatre at Syracuse Stage. The entertaining production, directed by Syracuse University... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - April 19, 2017

The latest musical to grace the stage at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre is the U.S. tour of the jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Featuring a book by Douglas McGrath it showcases the early life and career of singer and songwriter Carole King. The music and lyrics featured in the produ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE Entertains at The Central New York Playhouse BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE Entertains at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - April 17, 2017

The Central New York Playhouse or 'The Theatre in the mall' usually delivers great comedic shows and their present production of Neil Simon's hit comedy of The Odd Couple is no exception. Under the impressive direction of Heather J. Roach, the strong leads put on an entertaining show with a lot of l... (more...)
BWW Review: Thought- Provoking HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: Thought- Provoking HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - April 09, 2017

Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of How I Learned to Drive is currently playing at Syracuse Stage in co-production with the Cleveland Play House. Astutely directed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, this edgy, intermission-less 90-minute production is captivating, deep... (more...)
BWW Review: DANIEL TIGERS NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! A Terrific Time at Crouse Hinds Theater BWW Review: DANIEL TIGERS NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! A Terrific Time at Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - March 27, 2017

This past weekend, for two performances only, the touring production of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! entertained many families at Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse, New York. The production was just pure fun and a wonderful way to introduce young children to live theater. The music, the lights, ... (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED Casts a Spell at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: WICKED Casts a Spell at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - March 17, 2017

The latest musical playing at Syracuse's historical Landmark Theatre is none other than the three time Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. The successful Broadway blockbuster with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman has everything - an amazing cast, spectacular sets, gor... (more...)
BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN': THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL  is a Swinging Good Time at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN': THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL is a Swinging Good Time at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - March 05, 2017

Syracuse Stage has almost turned into a 1940s jazz night club with Ain't Misbehavin,' a musical revue, named after the song of the same name by Fats Waller. The show features a book by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horowitz and musical adaptations and orchestrations by Luther Henderson. Directed an... (more...)
BWW Review: RIVERDANCE the 20th Anniversary Tour Charms at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater BWW Review: RIVERDANCE the 20th Anniversary Tour Charms at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - March 01, 2017

The international Irish dance phenomenon, Riverdance, is delighting Syracuse audiences at the Crouse Hinds Theater. Now in its 20th year, it's easy to see why this dazzling production remains so popular and beloved. Under the fabulous direction of John McColgan, the dancers, musicians, and singers g... (more...)
BWW Review: DISGRACED Brings High Emotions at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: DISGRACED Brings High Emotions at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - January 29, 2017

Syracuse Stage's first production of 2017 is the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar. Brilliantly directed by May Adrales at the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, the 90-minute production left the audience emotionally stunned as the curtain went down. T... (more...)
BWW Review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Entertains at the Central New York Playhouse BWW Review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Entertains at the Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - January 17, 2017

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BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Sizzles in Icy Syracuse's Crouse Hinds Theater BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Sizzles in Icy Syracuse's Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - January 11, 2017

Despite the ice storm outside, the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater was sizzling. The famous jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, is the latest national tour to come to Syracuse, New York as part of the Famous Artists B... (more...)
BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is Heartwarming at Central New York Playhouse BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is Heartwarming at Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - December 11, 2016

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BWW Review: CAMELOT at Capital Repertory Theatre BWW Review: CAMELOT at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - December 07, 2016

Beautiful melodies fill Capital Repertory Theatre with director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill's staging of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot." The musical's score is composed of lush, romantic, and memorable tunes that help to move along the somewhat flawed book.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Syracuse City Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER at The Crouse Hinds Theater BWW Review: The Syracuse City Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER at The Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - December 05, 2016

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BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - December 04, 2016

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BWW Review: 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT brings a Passionate Performance to the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater BWW Review: 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT brings a Passionate Performance to the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - November 16, 2016

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BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Opens at Proctors BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Opens at Proctors
by Carissa Chesanek - November 10, 2016

The electrifying cast belts out classic tunes with dance moves and talent like no other.... (more...)
BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Entertains at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Entertains at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - November 07, 2016

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BWW Review: Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND Continues to Mesmerize Audiences in its Fifth Year BWW Review: Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND Continues to Mesmerize Audiences in its Fifth Year
by Gianluca Russo - October 26, 2016

With five years under its belt (or dance belt, if you will), Travis Wall's Shaping Sound continues to mesmerize and stun audiences with innovated, invigorating, and enticing choreography. Wrapping up their fall tour this past weekend after a stop in Syracuse, it's easy to see why Shaping Sound has t... (more...)
BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS Entertains at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS Entertains at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - October 23, 2016

Syracuse Stage opened its 44th season with Gale Childs Daly's adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece GREAT EXPECTATIONS, brilliantly directed by Michael Bloom. The production is humorous, fast-paced, and very easy to follow regardless of familiarity with the novel.... (more...)