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Jay Pateakos

Jay Pateakos

Jay Pateakos has been a newspaper journalist since the late 1990’s, branching off into theatre reviews more than 10 years ago, reviewing more than a hundred plays for the Herald News and Cape Cod Times for performances at Providence Performing Arts Center, Trinity Repertoire, Zeiterion Theatre and more than a dozen theaters across Cape Cod.



Review: FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL at Theatre By The Sea
June 27, 2022

What did our critic think of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL at Theatre By The Sea? So for the sake of full disclosure, I am an 80's kid at heart. It's the only music I listen to (maybe a little 70's too because of my older sister) and Footloose has always been one of the best 80's soundtracks bar none.

BWW Review: BLUE MAN GROUP- at Providence Performing Arts Center
May 23, 2022

Packing in a load of humor, music, spontaneity and spectacular staging, Blue Man Group has been a phenomenon for nearly 35 years for a reason and it won't take long to realize why.

BWW Review: IRONBOUND at Gamm Theatre
March 21, 2022

If you have ever known anyone that is honest to a fault and holds nothing back no matter what situation, well, meet the play version.

BWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS at Burbage Theatre Company
March 21, 2022

For those who have ever been in a wedding party, you know the drill. Who the hell are these bridesmaids or groomsmen that we are weirdly matched up with?  Do we even know them, or, more importantly, how much do we really know the bride or the groom (or both) at all?

BWW Review: CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at Providence Performing Arts Center
December 22, 2021

When typically going into a theatre performance, you have either seen the play before or heard about it in some way so you go in with certain expectations. The great thing about 'Cirque Dreams Holidaze' was, with never seeing a performance, we had no idea what we were in for, a visually stunning performance that proved to be magical.

December 1, 2021

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY.....a perfect time for a perfect holiday performance

BWW Review: THE LATE WEDDING at Pell Chaffe Performing Arts Center
November 16, 2021

THE LATE WEDDING-an abstract look at relationships far and wide, how people interact, and why we are who we are, just don't expect it all wrapped in a bow.

BWW Review: PRETTY WOMAN - THE MUSICAL at Providence Performing Arts Center
October 13, 2021

I'm not the biggest fan of romantic comedies-so predictable and just too much, well, drama you know? Probably why the movie studios have shied away from these over the past 18 months. Who needs more depression? But THE 1990 PRETTY WOMAN has always been a rare feather in the Rom Com hat and the launching of the North American Tour of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Providence Performing Arts Center proved no different.