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BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - March 20, 2017

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 13, 2017

Set in a hospital room, instead of tender moments, a belittling passive-aggressive wife and mother is more interested in changing the living room and moving on with her life, then providing comfort to her dying husband and two grown children.... (more...)
BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - March 06, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece is a gorgeous-looking production.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - February 23, 2017

Escape to Sweetgum, Texas for a couple of hours of country-bumpkin fun!... (more...)
BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - February 20, 2017

FAITH COUNTY II is 90 minutes of lighthearted, family-friendly silliness as Mineola, Arkansas' Council for Cultural Recognition amateur production of Romeo and Juliet... (more...)
BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - February 20, 2017

Chris Jackson, Derrick Phillips, and Franco Colon are at their brilliant best in this quirky, mesmerizing play, directed with so much heart by David Jenkins.... (more...)
BWW Review: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Brilliantly Ends August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' at American Stage BWW Review: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Brilliantly Ends August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' at American Stage
by Peter Nason - January 30, 2017

This powerful production is one drop-everything-and-don't-miss-it show.... (more...)
BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - January 19, 2017

It's like 'Some Like It Hot' meets 'Nuns on the Run!'... (more...)
BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre Presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre Presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Peter Nason - November 10, 2016

A very good production of one of the greatest musicals of all time.... (more...)
BWW Review: Robert Caisley's Updated, Trumped-Up Take on Moliere's TARTUFFE at American Stage BWW Review: Robert Caisley's Updated, Trumped-Up Take on Moliere's TARTUFFE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - November 07, 2016

It's funny, biting and scary, but will it be as humorous after Election Day?... (more...)
BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre
by Desiree Fantal - October 17, 2016

I have what I like to call 'theatre crushes;' gender nonspecific affections that occur whenever I see a stage performance that greatly interests or moves me to the point where I want to see everything that actor does for the rest of their career. I'm unashamedly open about these reasons for theatric... (more...)
BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - October 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director.... (more...)
BWW Review: Former US Army Captain Laura Westley's WAR VIRGIN: MY JOURNEY OF REPRESSION, TEMPTATION AND LIBERATION BWW Review: Former US Army Captain Laura Westley's WAR VIRGIN: MY JOURNEY OF REPRESSION, TEMPTATION AND LIBERATION
by Peter Nason - September 20, 2016

It's 'Spring Awakening' meets 'The Hurt Locker,' with 'South Park'-like humor thrown in for good measure.... (more...)
BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - September 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener.... (more...)
BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - August 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe.... (more...)
BWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID BWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Peter Nason - July 29, 2016

The powerhouse Courteney McClutchy and the lovely Katie Davis lead the cast in this enjoyable version of the classic Disney musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - July 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620 BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - July 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance.... (more...)
BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - July 18, 2016

EOT proves once again that they are several notches above other community theatres; this is one terrific show where everything comes together.... (more...)
BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's Exquisite THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's Exquisite THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by Peter Nason - June 23, 2016

Melissa Minyard, Kelly Pekar and Nick Lerew shine in this beautiful production.... (more...)
BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Peter Nason - April 18, 2016

Michael Ray, Chris Crawford and Scott Daniel dazzle in this hilarious musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: Amy Herzog's Stellar 4000 MILES at American Stage BWW Review: Amy Herzog's Stellar 4000 MILES at American Stage
by Peter Nason - March 26, 2016

Janis Stevens and Casey Worthington shine in this miraculous, unforgettable production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre's Rousing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre's Rousing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Peter Nason - March 14, 2016

EOT's production of Lloyd Webber and Rice's rock opera is galvanizing, creative, fast-paced and extremely moving.... (more...)
BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Celebrates Broadway's Greatest Genius BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Celebrates Broadway's Greatest Genius
by Peter Nason - March 14, 2016

A charming, beautifully realized look at the life and works of Stephen Sondheim.... (more...)
BWW Review: MEMPHIS Cast Redefines Community BWW Review: MEMPHIS Cast Redefines Community
by Desiree Fantal - February 09, 2016

I have seen a lot of great theatre & I've also seen a lot of leave-as-soon-as-the-curtain-drops-so-no-one-asks-my-opinion sort of 'bad theatre.' Many think Community Theatre only produces the latter. I dare that lot to go see Memphis the Musical at St. Pete City Theatre.... (more...)