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Paul Bolton

Paul Bolton

Dr. Bolton has reviewed theater for BWW since 2015 An award winning actor and sought after vocalist he has performed nationwide.




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Review: SISTER ACT At Raleigh Memorial Auditorium At The Duke Energy Center
October 13, 2022

What did our critic think of SISTER ACT at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium At The Duke Energy Center? Tour de force cast takes you to church in a fun comedic wild ride of a musical - Sister Act.

Review: ON YOUR FEET! at NCTHEATRE at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
August 13, 2022

Current production at North Carolina Theater features the music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan. 'On Your Feet!' tells the story of two talented people who created an international sensation with their music. Featuring Estefan's hit songs, 'Anything for you', 'Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,' 'Conga,' 'Get on Your Feet,' 'Don't Want to Lose You,' '1-2-3,' and 'Coming Out of the Dark,' the show spans both their early years in Miami up to her devastating bus accident in 1990 that left her with a broken back. The award-winning musical had its debut in 2015 and has seen audiences on their feet ever since.

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at DPAC North Carolina
April 30, 2022

The Broadway Award Winning Musical 'Jersey Boys' plays through May 1st, 2022 at DPAC North Carolina featuring the hits of THE FOUR SEASONS

BWW Previews: HOMECOMING at Campbell UMC with SVGMC
November 26, 2021

Finally back after a long hiatus, it's the SVGMC Holiday Homecoming show. This show features the stage debut of new Director Corey Liggans Miller. Dec 10, 11, 12 at the Campbell United Methodist Church in Campbell, CA

BWW Review: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH a production of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill
November 15, 2021

Pulitzer Prize winning Drama now on stage live in Chapel Hill a production of PlayMaker Repertory Company now thru Nov 28th

BWW Review: LOOKING OVER PRESIDENT'S SHOULDERS at Tabard Theater, San Jose
August 9, 2020

Drama revolving around the behind-the-scenes White House from the perspective of the Butler. Looking Over President's shoulder at the Tabard Theater San Jose, CA starring James Creer

BWW Review: CHICAGO at San Jose Stage Company
February 9, 2020

Chicago is a class act at the San Jose Stage Theatre as it brings out the razzle-dazzle with one of the longest running Broadway musicals to date.The a?oeStage'sa?? production, directed by Randall King,  has an earthy grit to it that makes the sensual Bob Fosse Choreography all the more irresistible. With a live band on stage, a jazz-infused score, and a fabulous ensemble, this show is sure to dance it's way seductively into your heart. 

BWW Review: TAKING STEPS at The Pear Theatre In Mountain View, CA
February 2, 2020

The Pear Theatre threads an intricately interwoven tale strewn with fun and laughs. Confusion and chaos abound in Alan Ayckbourn's fantastically fun farce a?oeTaking Stepsa?? now playing at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View, CA 

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at South Bay Music Theatre
January 26, 2020

There's a mist of romance in the air as South Bay Music Theatre automizes a scent of romance with the hit musical a?oeShe Loves Mea??.  This scintillating tale of love lost and found at the workplace was the 1993 Tony Award winner for best revival. Written by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), this SBMT production, directed by Martin Rojas Dietrich, it's sure to charm and delight (especially for date night)!.

BWW Review: A NEW BRAIN at Tabard Theatre San Jose
January 10, 2020

Tabard Theatre presents 'A New Brain' a musical by William Finn and James Lapine, opening January 10th, 2020 in downtown San Jose CA

BWW Review: THE HUMANS at The San Jose Stage Company
November 25, 2019

Tony Award winning Best Play 'The Humans' (2016) now showing at The San Jose Stage Company.

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company
October 6, 2019

A time warp opens to a provocative dimension at The Stage in San Jose, with The Rocky Horror Show. This production is filled with juicy morsels delicious enough to whet ones uninhibited appetite.  This slice of pop culture is still succulently scintillating and fresh today as it celebrates the individuality and uniqueness in all of us. Running through Nov. 3, 2019

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at South Bay Musical Theatre
September 28, 2019

South Bay stages a sinister saga of singing and suspense. A Gentleman's guide to Love & Murder at South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) in Saratoga. The 2014 Tony Award winner for best musical. Sept 28-Oct 19, 2019

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL at Sunnyvale Community Players
September 20, 2019

Sunnyvale Community Players take on a Monster of a show with 'Jekyll & Hyde The Musical'.SCP open's their 51st season with an ambitious musical, a?oeJekyll & Hydea??.  The show, by Frank Wildhorn, Steve Cuden, and Leslie Bricusse spent several years on Broadway and had multiple Tony Award nominations.  This local production under the stage and vocal direction of Raissa Marchetti-Kozlov, along with musical director Benjamin Belew, taps into the classic battle between good and evil as it meanders it's way through the dark and twisted mind of Dr Henry Jekyll and his nemesis alter ego Edward Hyde.

BWW Review: HONKY at The Black Repertory Theatre Performing At The GEM Theater
April 28, 2019

The Black Rep of KC is performing "Honky" at the beautiful GEM THEATRE at 1615 E 18th St 64108 through May 12th. The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City presents "Honky", a new play by Greg Kalleres, April 25th through May 12th, 2019.

BWW Interview: Owen O'Neill of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre At The Warwick Theatre
April 14, 2019

The Shawshank Redemption performs at the Warwick Theatre on Main Street in Kansas City, MO from April 4-21, 2019 The show runs close to 2 hours and has an intermission between the two acts. There are some scenes of brief nudity and simulated assault. Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre is located at 3927 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111. There is ample parking behind the building. For tickets, call 816-569-3226. Visit www.metkc.org for more information or to purchase tickets online. Owen O'Neill interview

BWW Review: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY at Starlight Indoor Theatre
April 11, 2019

Friends! The Musical Parody runs through April 14, 2019 Location: Cohen Community Stage House at Starlight Theatre (the indoor theatre) Suitable for audiences born before the TV show's finale in 2004 (ages 14+). Parking Patrons park for free in the paved Zebra lot on Starlight's east side. Weather permitting, a courtesy shuttle will operate from the lot. ADA parking and patron drop-off is outside gate 8. Gate Time: open one hour prior to show time with a nice compliment of concessions and other libations. (It's quite tasty!) Duration: 2 hours including intermission Single tickets to Starlight events and Broadway season tickets may be purchased:     •    Online 24/7 at kcstarlight.com     •    By phone: 816.363.7827     •    In person: 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132          (the address of the theatre)

BWW Review: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre At The Warwick Theatre
April 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre busts loose with an evocative new adaptation of "The Shawshank Redemption. Audiences cannot escape being drawn in by this beloved tale and the strong ensemble that director Bob Paisley has brought to the Warwick Theatre stage. The Shawshank Redemption performs at the Warwick Theatre on Main Street in Kansas City, MO from April 4-21, 2019 Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre is located at 3927 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111. There is ample parking behind the building. For tickets, call 816-569-3226. Visit www.metkc.org for more information or to purchase tickets online.

BWW Review: UNSUNG at Kansas City Womens Chorus At The Folly Theatre
April 5, 2019

Kansas City Womens Chorus at the Folly Theatre presents 'UNSUNG' April 5, 2019 @ 8 pm, & April 6, 2019 @ 2:30pm. Featuring songs that celebrate the 'UNSUNG' women of history.

BWW Interview: Chris Roady & Keenan Ramos of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Metropolitan Theatre Ensemble At The Warwick Theatre
March 31, 2019

The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King and adapted to the stage by Owen O'Neill and David Johns. Directed by Bob Paisley and being performed at the Metropolitan Theatre Ensemble in the Warwick Theatre Kansas City MO April 4-21, 2019 World Premier