Jaime is a freelance writer with a passion for everything theatre. Her work has been featured in the The East Hampton Press, The Southampton Press, 27east.com, The Long Island Press, Buzzfeed and Elite Daily. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to cover the Long Island theatre scene, which has been a second home since her youth.
The second act of Disney's 'Newsies' opens with a show-stopping number titled 'King of New York,' in which the Newsies celebrate their newfound celebrity in the press. The cast and production team of the John W. Engeman Theater's stunning production have equal reason to celebrate. Bringing to life a spectacle of pure entertainment, they earn the title of 'King of New York' - or Long Island, rather.BWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre June 7, 2018
What would you do if you met someone who had never seen a musical before? They have no concept of what goes into it - the dance breaks, the big ensemble numbers, the balance of humor and pathos. The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre's production 'On the Town' would be the perfect production to display what it means to be a musical. Although it teeters on the cliche at times, the production value and the performances make up for the sometimes flawed piece.BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Cultural Arts Playhouse May 29, 2018
A group of Long Island performers and musicians have gathered together once again for a charitable cause in the Luke Neuhedel Foundation production of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.'Summer Stages: Jaime's Spring/Summer Picks! April 3, 2018
Since late December the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts has been dark due to major renovations of their front lobby. But this weekend the theater's in house Act Out Theatre School will debut the first show in the updated venue with a production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.BWW Review: DOG SEES GOD at South Shore Theatre Experience January 21, 2018
The Merrick Theatre & Center For the Arts continues its 2017-2018 season with Jason Robert Brown's intimate love story, The Last Five Years, running until January 28. The two-person, song cycle musical tells the story of the romantic relationship between two New Yorkers - Cathy, an aspiring actress, and Jamie, a novelist of the verge of a success - over a five-year period. While Jamie's songs progress chronologically, Cathy's proceed in reverse - thus giving audiences a unique perspective into the growth and ultimate destruction of their relationship.BWW Review: A New Spin on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Cultural Arts Playhouse November 28, 2017
A young group of actors from Long Island had the experience of a lifetime as they journeyed to New York City in November to see a performance of the Broadway revival Once on This Island, currently playing at Circle in the Square. Since September, the children and their production team at Stagelight Academy, based in Lindenhurst, NY, have been working on their own production of Once on This Island Jr. Following the Broadway performance, they met with producers and actors and revelled in the excitement and inspiration of seeing the show they would soon stage back home.BWW Feature: Young Theatrical Professionals to Debut Triple Threat Training Ground November 6, 2017
A new theatrical training experience is debuting on Long Island this winter. Created by two local professionals with a passion for theatre, Triple Threat Training Ground promises to be just what you need to polish your skills - whether you're pursuing a professional acting career or enjoy the craft as a hobby.BWW Review: CARRIE at Cultural Arts Playhouse October 3, 2017
Long Island theatre patrons have the opportunity to attend the tale of a 'killer' production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's horror musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at the Merrick Theatre & Center For the Arts until August 20.BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre July 25, 2017
The 70's and 80's inspired jukebox musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, tells the story of three drag queens who travel across the Australian desert on a journey to reach Alice Springs on the titular bus.