Connecticut Theater Reviews
 


BWW Reviews: GROUNDED in Westport BWW Reviews: GROUNDED in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 18, 2017

Elizabeth Stahlmann gives a tour de force performance.... (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival
by Joseph Harrison - July 16, 2017

"They have measured many a mile to tread a measure with you on this grass." A very appropriate quote from William Shakespeare's comedy LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, which is playing through July 30th on the grounds of St. Joseph's University in West Hartford - a performance of the Greater Hartford Shakespea... (more...)
BWW Review: MY WAY at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: MY WAY at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - July 16, 2017

Start spreading the news; the best musical tribute to Frank Sinatra that you will ever experience is now running in Berlin, CT, at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre!... (more...)
BWW Review: MILK at Thrown Stone Theatre Company BWW Review: MILK at Thrown Stone Theatre Company
by Sean Fallon - July 14, 2017

The brilliantly conveyed intertwined stories of three couples will spark deep emotions as Thrown Stone Theatre Company gives MILK its American debut with innovative theatrical elements including smell and actors remaining in character while moving the set.... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES at Connecticut Repertory Theatre BWW Review: NEWSIES at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - July 12, 2017

There are many reasons why people love to hear stories of the underdog making his or her voice heard and creating real change in the world. Sometimes it is because they can relate to the lone voice of reason cutting through the noise, or the brave soul willing to stand up for what's right, regardles... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - July 09, 2017

???????Very few people can claim to have seen all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays in their entirety. It would probably take a lifetime to do this, not to mention the fact that some of the more obscure plays are rarely performed. However, if someone wanted to get a flavor for the Bard's entire body... (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS 2017 at Ridgefield Theater Barn BWW Review: AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS 2017 at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - July 01, 2017

Eight well written, acted, and directed short comedies are all performed at the Ridgefield Barn Theater, providing the audience with plenty of laughs and entertainment, all throughout the evening.... (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH at Shakespeare On The Sound BWW Review: MACBETH at Shakespeare On The Sound
by Elizabeth Budinoff - June 30, 2017

Rowayton's Pinkney Park has been transformed into the Scottish Highlands! Shakespeare on the Sound's production of Macbeth is playing from June 15th through July 2nd at 7:30pm.... (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN at Foxwoods Casino BWW Review: PIPPIN at Foxwoods Casino
by Elizabeth Budinoff - June 30, 2017

Sunday, June 18th, marked the end of the Pippin National Tour. After months of performing the magical production came to a close at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. While the performers had an a-typical audience they performed with high energy and a renowned ability to treat this fa... (more...)
BWW Review: NOISES OFF at Connecticut Repertory Theatre BWW Review: NOISES OFF at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - June 17, 2017

Sardines. Slamming doors. Relationships budding (and burning) before your eyes. A farce within a farce. And laughter, so much laughter. Take all of this and mix it together and you get Michael Frayn's masterpiece of a comedy NOISES OFF, which is currently playing as the Connecticut Repertory Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: BODY AWARENESS at Ridgefield Theater Barn BWW Review: BODY AWARENESS at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - June 11, 2017

Joyce finds herself needing to juggle the needs of her 21 year old son, who she suspects may have Asperger's Syndrome, with the needs of her live-in partner. Her life becomes more complicated when a houseguest of questionable integrity arrives and shakes things up.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CEMETERY CLUB at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: THE CEMETERY CLUB at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - June 10, 2017

Three widowed Jewish friends visit their late husbands' graves together each month. When one of those widows begins to enter a new romantic relationship, the other two take issue for their own unique reasons. This plays out in comedic and dramatic ways that will keep the entire audience invested a... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE in Westport BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 04, 2017

History need never be dull.... (more...)
BWW Review: 1776 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre BWW Review: 1776 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - June 03, 2017

It is a staple image of American History - one that every American child learns about in school and one that comes to mind for many as the barbecues fire up and fireworks are prepared for Independence Day on the Fourth of July. I am speaking of the iconic image of the brave founding fathers signing ... (more...)
BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - May 21, 2017

From the very moment audiences enter the theater at Hartford Stage for its final production of the 2016-17 season, George Bernard Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, it is immediately apparent the evening is going to be quite unique. In what has been called Shaw's "most ambitious and prophetic achievement", HE... (more...)
BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at Square One Theatre BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at Square One Theatre
by Cindy Cardozo - May 17, 2017

Becoming Dr. Ruth is an uplifting show about the triumph of the human spirit.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK in New Haven BWW Reviews: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 15, 2017

Yummy new musical @Long_Wharf, from the city that offers Apizza and created the hamburger.... (more...)
BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Broad Brook Opera House BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 14, 2017

Whenever one thinks about the RMS Titanic, often the first images that come to mind is the massive vessel - the largest ship of its time that was "unsinkable", which met an unthinkable fate on its maiden voyage across the sea. But what is truly remarkable about the fateful voyage are the stories of ... (more...)
BWW Review: EXIT THE BODY at Town Players Of Newtown BWW Review: EXIT THE BODY at Town Players Of Newtown
by Sean Fallon - May 14, 2017

A New England cottage allegedly contains hidden stolen diamonds and definitely contains mysteriously appearing and disappearing presumably dead bodies. Who will discover the diamonds and make sense of this madness? Which characters may not be who they claim to be?... (more...)
BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed Opera House BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 13, 2017

Everything today, is indeed thoroughly modern. From the cars we drive, to the mobile phones we are glued to, to the latest fashion, American society is all about following latest trends and embracing the fads of the day. This is something that has been the case for generation to generation, even the... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES BY THE CASTLE CRAIG PLAYERS at Castle Craig Players BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES BY THE CASTLE CRAIG PLAYERS at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - May 13, 2017

A quartet of highly talented singers captivate the audience with their intriguing storyline primarily told through lyrics of songs from the 1950s and 1960s. This first rate performance keeps the audience entertained from start to finish.... (more...)
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Downtown Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 06, 2017

An excellent cast brings a high energy performance of In The Heights to the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT, providing high quality entertainment with singing, dancing, and acting that captivate the audience.... (more...)
BWW Review: LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - April 30, 2017

Sometimes love is unpredictable. It may come at the strangest moments, when you least expect it - even when you are at your lowest point or have suffered a recent loss. But one thing is certain, when it does come, it is hard to shake and something worth seeing through. Such is the kind of love on di... (more...)
BWW Review: LIFE COULD BE A DREAM at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: LIFE COULD BE A DREAM at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 23, 2017

An extremely talented cast of five puts on an amazing show with acting, singing, and dancing that brings 1950s and 1960s music, primarily doo-wop, to life in a way that keeps the audience involved and entertained throughout the entire show.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 15, 2017

Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT entertains while providing unique twists and positive lessons from the classic children's story CINDERELLA. The entire family will enjoy this musical with audience participation for children and music from the 1980s for their parents.... (more...)