San Antonio Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The Playhouse BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The Playhouse
by Kathy Strain - July 17, 2017

The Playhouse in San Antonio opened its production of HAIRSPRAY to a nearly sold-out crowd on July 7, 2017. There was a lot of buzz about this production, especially about Director Omar Leos. It seemed that everyone had high hopes for this production as Leos prepared the cast. And as it turns out, t... (more...)
BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - July 06, 2017

As a not-so-typical boy meets girl love story, SHREK, THE MUSICAL is a great adaptation of the original Dreamworks animated movie. With a cast of characters including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Donkey and Lord Farquaad, this show is bound to entertain a variety of audiences.... (more...)
BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - June 26, 2017

San Antonio, Texas has a rich history especially that of the Alamo and many military bases that have existed over the years. But, along with its history, San Antonio also has a lot of talent that has been seen at many of the local theaters rich in history. One such theater is that of the Harlequin T... (more...)
BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - June 08, 2017

Matilda is a beloved story written by Roald Dahl and enjoyed by children all over the world. It's hugely popular story led Dennis Kelly to adapt the story and Tim Minchin to pen the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL. As it first premiered in in UK in 2010, MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its way to ... (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San Antonio BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - May 03, 2017

Going to see FINDING NEVERLAND for the first time didn't raise any specific expectations. Having heard a little bit about it over the years, there were a few things to consider. It was the story of J.M. Barrie and how he came to write the famed Peter Pan story many years ago. It was well received b... (more...)
BWW Review: Playhouse's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Entertains Despite Lackluster Material BWW Review: Playhouse's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Entertains Despite Lackluster Material
by Jeff Davis - August 01, 2016

This particular production is winner. There's plenty to enjoy about The Playhouse's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The campy, over-the-top farce is wildly entertaining, and overall it's a feast for the eyes and ears.... (more...)
BWW Review: Monty Python is Alive and Well at the Overtime BWW Review: Monty Python is Alive and Well at the Overtime
by Backstage Bunny - July 11, 2016

Fans of Monty Python will have a great time at the Overtime Theatre's production of 'Black: A Comedy of Bubonic Proportions' - a production which marks a promising debut for Morgan Clyde, who wrote the play as a first-time playwright, and Sarah Goodwin as a first-time director.... (more...)
BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fredericksburg Theater Company BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fredericksburg Theater Company
by Kathy Strain - June 21, 2016

Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is a small theater in historic Fredericksburg, Texas between San Antonio and Austin. It's a perfect location to attract patrons from both cities. Beginning its 20th season, FTC opened with DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Having set the bar high from past shows, au... (more...)
BWW Review: High Times at The Harlequin BWW Review: High Times at The Harlequin
by Backstage Bunny - June 17, 2016

Some very high notes are to be heard in the Harlequin production of 'Those Oldies But Goodies', a compendium of songs mainly from the 1950s.... (more...)
BWW Review: 15-Year-Old Stuns as Cinderella at PASA BWW Review: 15-Year-Old Stuns as Cinderella at PASA
by Backstage Bunny - June 11, 2016

PASA proves to be a crucible for emerging young talent with stunning performances in Cinderella's Makeover... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SUPPER HOUR IN HELL at the Overtime BWW Review: THE SUPPER HOUR IN HELL at the Overtime
by Andrew Anderson - June 06, 2016

The Supper Hour in Hell proves to be one of the most absorbing, cohesive, entertaining and satisfying plays produced by the Overtime.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at the Playhouse - Carla Sankey Commands the Stage BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at the Playhouse - Carla Sankey Commands the Stage
by Andrew Anderson - May 31, 2016

A Chorus Line at the Playhouse overwhelmingly belongs to Carla Sankey, who choreographed the show and played the role of Sheila. A Chorus Line is very much a choreographer's show. It stands or falls by its choreography more than anything else. Carla Sankey's choreography was excellent.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GINGERBREAD LADY, Harlequin Dinner Theatre BWW Review: THE GINGERBREAD LADY, Harlequin Dinner Theatre
by Andrew Anderson - May 27, 2016

Priscilla Craft manages to steer a fine path between comedy and pathos in The Gingerbread Lady art the Harlequin.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE VAPOURS, Overtime Theatre BWW Review: THE VAPOURS, Overtime Theatre
by Andrew Anderson - May 23, 2016

Good direction, good acting - particularly from the always dependable Liz Vermeulen - and an intriguing plot idea combine to hold the audience's attention in 'The Vapours' at the Overtime, in spite of some deep flaws in a play that implodes at the end under the weight of expectations and ideas that ... (more...)
BBW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at the Classic Theatre BBW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at the Classic Theatre
by Andrew Anderson - May 14, 2016

Greg Hinojosa is a revelation in his role as the loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock in the ClassicTheatre production of Born Yesterday... (more...)
BWW Preview: BORN YESTERDAY, Classic Theatre BWW Preview: BORN YESTERDAY, Classic Theatre
by Backstage Bunny - April 29, 2016

Born Yesterday - the Garson Kanin playmade into a 1950 movie starring Judy Holliday, William Holden and Broderick Crawford - opens this weekend at the Classic Theatre on Fredericksburg Road.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at The Woodlawn Theatre BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at The Woodlawn Theatre
by Kathy Strain - April 16, 2016

The Tony winning musical takes you on a journey of life, prejudices and racism that existed in Memphis in the 1950's. Loosely based on the true life story of Memphis DJ Dewy Phillips and written by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book), the raw emotions of the storyline a... (more...)
BWW Review: MEMPHIS at the Woodlawn BWW Review: MEMPHIS at the Woodlawn
by Andrew Anderson - April 16, 2016

Memphis at the Woodlawn proves to be more dynamic and less melodramatic than the touring production, with some excellent performances from a very talented cast.... (more...)
BWW Review: MAKE ME A MUSICAL Performers Hit Comedy Heights at PASA BWW Review: MAKE ME A MUSICAL Performers Hit Comedy Heights at PASA
by Andrew Anderson - April 02, 2016

There are some terrific performances by a hand-picked cast in PASA's American premiere production of Make Me a Musical, a show that takes an affectionate dig at a number of classic musicals.... (more...)
BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Dances Through San Antonio, Texas BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Dances Through San Antonio, Texas
by Kathy Strain - March 29, 2016

With the disco craze a thing of the past and only one of the Bee Gees still living (Barry Gibb), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER takes the audience back to a time when disco ruled and dancing was the best thing to do on a Saturday night. The current touring production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER came to San Antoni... (more...)
BWW Review: LONDON CALLING at the Harlequin is the Best Rock Show I Have Seen BWW Review: LONDON CALLING at the Harlequin is the Best Rock Show I Have Seen
by Backstage Bunny - March 28, 2016

'London Calling' at the Harlequin is one of the slickest shows I have seen since moving to San Antonio just under six years ago. It offers a multitude of classic rock songs presented with such enormous verve and energy that it takes your breath away. The pace never lets up. It's a wonder the cast ha... (more...)
BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Palmetto Center, Northwest Vista College BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Palmetto Center, Northwest Vista College
by Andrew Anderson - March 12, 2016

Marx Brothers, line dancing and drag add spice to Palmetto production of The Tempest... (more...)
BWW Review: Disappointing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Playhouse BWW Review: Disappointing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Playhouse
by Andrew Anderson - March 05, 2016

There was some good singing, some good performances - particularly from Joshua Goldberg as Pilate and James Welch as Herod - plus some good staging ideas in the Playhouse production of Jesus Christ Superstar. So why was this production such a letdown - reflected in the tepid applause from the audi... (more...)
BWW Review: DIVAS OF EASTWOOD Returns to Carver BWW Review: DIVAS OF EASTWOOD Returns to Carver
by Backstage Bunny - March 02, 2016

After its recent sold-out run at the Carver Community Center, Divas of Eastwood - 'a celebration of the Chitlin Circuit' - returns to the Carver on March 4th for three nights to offer up another selection of familiar songs by some of San Antonio's finest singers and performers, including Danielle Ki... (more...)
BWW Review: RUTHLESS is Top Notch Entertainment BWW Review: RUTHLESS is Top Notch Entertainment
by Andrew Anderson - February 27, 2016

'Ruthless!' at PASA is one of the best-directed and best-performed musicals I have seen in San Antonio. While the show cannot compete with the lavish production values of the Woodlawn and the Playhouse, it more than makes up for it in the inventiveness of Vaughn Taylor's direction and the quality of... (more...)