Jen Poiry

Jen Poiry Jennifer Poiry is a freelance writer, marketer, longtime theatre performer, and proud Friend of DeSoto.




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BWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at THREE RIVERS MUSIC THEATREBWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at THREE RIVERS MUSIC THEATRE
Posted: Sep. 24, 2018


BWW Review: VERONICA'S ROOM at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: VERONICA'S ROOM at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
Posted: Oct. 1, 2018


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BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
Posted: May. 2, 2018


BWW Review: STAR-SPANGLED GIRL at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: STAR-SPANGLED GIRL at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
Posted: Aug. 5, 2018


BWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN THEATERBWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN THEATER
Posted: Sep. 12, 2018


BWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at THREE RIVERS MUSIC THEATREBWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at THREE RIVERS MUSIC THEATRE
Posted: Sep. 24, 2018


BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Arena Dinner TheaterBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Arena Dinner Theater
Posted: Mar. 29, 2018


BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
Posted: Jun. 11, 2018


BWW Review: VERONICA'S ROOM at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: VERONICA'S ROOM at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
Posted: Oct. 1, 2018


BWW Review: VERONICA'S ROOM at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: VERONICA'S ROOM at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
October 1, 2018

Just in time for the Halloween season, Arena Dinner Theatre brings back a creepy old theatrical thriller, 'Veronica's Room.' Written by Ira Levin, who also wrote 'Rosemary's Baby,' the 1973 play has an early '70s horror vibe that isn't seen onstage much these days. But given audience reactions on opening night and at the preview performance, maybe it should.

BWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at THREE RIVERS MUSIC THEATREBWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at THREE RIVERS MUSIC THEATRE
September 24, 2018

It's not often that a theatrical production makes me laugh until I cry during the opening number and continue sniffling with laugh-tears for almost 90 solid minutes. But that was my experience at opening night of '[title of show]' at Three Rivers Music Theatre.

BWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN THEATERBWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN THEATER
September 12, 2018

It's a shame that Noel Coward plays aren't produced more often. With online TV series trending toward witty dialogue, it seems like theatre audiences might be ready to be re-introduced to the English playwright-who also happened to be a songwriter, director, actor, and singer. Opening weekend audiences of the First Presbyterian Theater production of his semi-autobiographical comedy Present Laughter certainly enjoyed themselves.

BWW Review: STAR-SPANGLED GIRL at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: STAR-SPANGLED GIRL at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
August 5, 2018

Star Spangled Girl at Arena Dinner Theatre

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
June 11, 2018

Arena Dinner Theatre closes out its 2017-18 season with Stephen Sondheim's brilliant A Little Night Music. The 1973 hit musical weaves the stories of multiple love triangles involving an actress, a count and his wife, and a lawyer and his family, as facilitated by a Greek chorus of servants (sung by Brad Davis, Renee Gonzales, Andrew Gross, Leah Wedler, and Mineli Manoukian). Both hilarious and romantic, the show takes the audience on a wild weekend in the country where everyone plots to find love with the person of their choice.

BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at ARENA DINNER THEATREBWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at ARENA DINNER THEATRE
May 2, 2018

Arena Dinner Theatre specializes in charming comedies featuring middle-aged women, and its latest production, Calendar Girls, fits right in.

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Arena Dinner TheaterBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Arena Dinner Theater
March 29, 2018

One of the true joys of the Arena Dinner Theatre is its ability to pack a wide variety of styles and genres into a single season. After a musical drama, a murder mystery, and two comedies, Arena gives us a classic drama: 'The Glass Menagerie.' The semi-autobiographical play by Tennessee Williams was written in 1944, it takes place in 1937 during the Depression. It gives a fictionalized back story of his mentally unstable sister, their overbearing mother, and his own escape from the harsh reality he grew up in.