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BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Downtown Cabaret TheatreBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Posted: Sep. 23, 2019


BWW Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HAUNTED CABARET at Downtown Cabaret Children's TheatreBWW Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HAUNTED CABARET at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
Posted: Oct. 7, 2019


BWW Review: CABARET at Fairfield Center StageBWW Review: CABARET at Fairfield Center Stage
Posted: Sep. 16, 2019


BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at ACT Of ConnecticutBWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at ACT Of Connecticut
Posted: Oct. 7, 2019


BWW Review: THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL at Castle Craig PlayersBWW Review: THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL at Castle Craig Players
Posted: Sep. 23, 2019


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BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Opera House PlayersBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Opera House Players
Posted: Nov. 4, 2018


BWW Review: EVITA at ACT Of ConnecticutBWW Review: EVITA at ACT Of Connecticut
Posted: Oct. 12, 2018


BWW Review: BEAT BUGS at Pantochino ProductionsBWW Review: BEAT BUGS at Pantochino Productions
Posted: Oct. 20, 2018


BWW Review: LITTLE WITCHES at Downtown Cabaret Children's TheatreBWW Review: LITTLE WITCHES at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
Posted: Oct. 13, 2018


BWW Review: THE BIKINIS at Connecticut Cabaret TheatreBWW Review: THE BIKINIS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
Posted: Feb. 18, 2019


BWW Review: ANNIE at Downtown Cabaret TheatreBWW Review: ANNIE at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Posted: Dec. 15, 2018


BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Musicals At RichterBWW Review: SPAMALOT at Musicals At Richter
Posted: Jul. 1, 2019


BWW Review: MATILDA at Fairfield Center Stage
October 12, 2019

Opening night of Roald Dahl's MATILDA, as presented by Fairfield Center Stage, at Fairfield Ludlowe High School Auditorium yielded a large audience with profound applause.  With book by Dennis Kelly and music & lyrics by Tim Minchin, numerous differences from the Roald Dahl book or movie adaptation can be found in the stage production.   Perhaps the most spectacular of these is seeing an object on stage appear to move by itself, and writing on a board seeming to magically appear, concepts that can be written about or adapted to screen, but in those formats can never quite mesmerize people to the degree that these meticulously performed stage effects dazzled the live audience in this production.

BWW Interview: DEE ROSCIOLI of WICKED DIVAS at Ridgefield Playhouse
October 9, 2019

On October 9, I had the pleasure of interviewing Broadway star Dee Roscioli, over the telephone.  Dee Roscioli is believed to still hold America's all-time record for the most professional performances of the lead role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked, a role she played in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, spanning more than a thousand total performances.  On Saturday, November 2, 2019, she is scheduled to appear at the Ridgefield Playhouse, in Ridgefield, CT, in a Group5productions performance called WICKED DIVAS, performing with Alli Mauzey, who has played Glinda in Wicked, on Broadway. 

BWW Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HAUNTED CABARET at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
October 7, 2019

On Sunday, October 6, I had the pleasure of participating in SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HAUNTED CABARET at the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT.  I say, a?oeparticipating,a?? because this musical comedy with book by Phill Hill not only involves audience interaction, but goes one step further and lets the audience vote (by applause) to determine what happens, like a a?oechoose your own adventurea?? stage show.  Ricky Altamirano directs a spectacular cast of five that includes himself and showcases the strong talents of all five cast members in five well written and wonderfully performed roles.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at ACT Of Connecticut
October 7, 2019

On Saturday, October 5, I had the pleasure of seeing yet another stellar performance at the ACT of Connecticut, in Ridgefield, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.  Having never seen this show or the movie before, I was not familiar with the story, and had no idea how intense the horror side of this show would be, as I was under the impression that comedy was the primary genre.  This musical, with music by Alan Menken, captured the attention of the entire audience, generating laughs from the comedic moments, impressing us with the powerful singing, and shocking with the horror, all of which was brilliantly performed by this first-rate cast, under the brilliant direction and choreography of Jason A. Sparks.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
September 23, 2019

For fans of the music of Abba, MAMMA MIA! is a show you will love. Julia Lennon shines in the leading role of Sophie, bringing more to this character than I have ever seen before. With excellent choreography and dancing, this performance at Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT is one that I highly recommend.

BWW Review: THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL at Castle Craig Players
September 23, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, I had the pleasure of seeing Neil Simon's THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL as put on by the Castle Craig Players at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, in Meriden, CT.  This hilarious comedy is directed by Pam Amodio and features a highly talented cast of three who gel together wonderfully with each other.

BWW Review: CABARET at Fairfield Center Stage
September 16, 2019

I had the pleasure of seeing CABARET as put on by Fairfield Center Stage, at the Trevi Lounge in Fairfield, CT.  Fairfield Center Stage has yet again put on a well known production in a brilliantly unique way that audiences would not get to experience anywhere else.  Fairfield Center Stage gets the perfect cast for the roles, and furthermore finds the perfect venue for each production, to provide the ambiance appropriate to the show.  The Trevi Lounge creates a wonderful intimate atmosphere for the cabaret show within the CABARET show. 

BWW Review: LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at Ridgefield Theater Barn
September 7, 2019

On Friday, September 6, I had the pleasure of seeing Neil Simon's comedy LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at the Ridgefield Theater Barn in Ridgefield, CT.  This amazing cast, under director Michael Ferrara manages to successfully maximize every line and motion.  Whether the line or movement needs to be emphasized or whether it is more comedic if delivered casually, everything they do works!

BWW Review: NUNSENSE at Sharon Playhouse
September 3, 2019

On Friday, August 30, 2019, I had the pleasure of seeing the musical comedy NUNSENSE at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT.  With book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin, this show provides entertainment enjoyed by the audience from start to finish.  Director and choreographer Teri Gibson brings out the best in this talented cast of five actresses.

BWW Review: SYLVIA at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
August 26, 2019

On Friday, August 23, I had the pleasure of seeing the A.R. Gurney comedy SYLVIA at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT.  Director Kris McMurray has yet again found an excellent play to produce, and the perfect cast to perform the characters.   The highly entertained packed house at this opening night of Connecticut Cabaret Theatre's first show of its 22nd year reflects the consistency of first rate shows that audiences have come to expect at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre.  

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Sharon Playhouse
August 12, 2019

On Saturday, August 10, I had the pleasure of seeing JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT spectacularly performed by a talented cast at the Sharon Playhouse, in Sharon, CT.  Marking the fiftieth anniversary of this very first musical collaboration between songwriter Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, this show remains entertaining to audiences across multiple generations.

BWW Review: THE SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
August 12, 2019

On Friday, August 9, I had the pleasure of seeing the inaugural production of Downtown Cabaret Theatre's Decades in Concert series, which is THE SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES. This approximate two hour performance includes nearly fifty different songs, performed by four extremely talented cast members. Mikayla Petrilla, Saige Bryan, Robert Peterpaul, and Everton Ricketts all have incredible voices, strong stage presences, tremendous acting skills, tight stage chemistry with each other, and a positive attitude of genuinely enjoying their performance, radiating positive energy all throughout this packed house! The choreography by Jennifer Kaye helps highlight the excellent dancing and synchronization skills from this first rate cast.

BWW Review: GYPSY at Castle Craig Players
July 29, 2019

On Saturday, July 27, I had the pleasure of seeing the Castle Craig Players production of the musical GYPSY at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse in Meriden, CT.  This tale, based on a true story, has book written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Ian Galligan provides spectacular direction to this phenomenal cast, with the help of Chris Coffey as musical director and conductor of the talented live six piece band, and Erin Coffey as choreographer.

BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Musicals At Richter
July 29, 2019

On Friday, July 26, I had the pleasure of seeing the musical comedy SHREK, THE MUSICAL, as put on by Musicals at Richter in Danbury, CT.  Directed by Lindsay O'Neil, this talented cast brings these characters to life! The outdoor venue on the grounds of the Richter House Arts Center is perfect for this show. I highly recommend this show!

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Sharon Playhouse
July 22, 2019

I witnessed the best stage effects I have ever seen anywhere (including Broadway), when  on Saturday, July 20, I had the pleasure of seeing BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Sharon Playhouse, in Sharon, CT!   While this story is likely familiar to most people, the Sharon Playhouse grips the audience right from the start, not merely by elevating the Enchantress into the air, but by having the Young Prince transformed into the Beast, on stage, in front of the whole audience, in a manner of seconds, with effective use of strobe lights, a successful undertaking of a greater magnitude than what people can expect in a typical magic show, much less a musical!  Without providing any spoilers, for those of you familiar with how the story ends, that happens on stage too, right before our eyes, with effective use of strobe lights.  Lighting Designer Jamie Roderick deserves a lot of credit for working what appears like magic, on the stage.  Every show I have seen at Sharon Playhouse has been wonderful, but this is the best!

BWW Review: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA at Thrown Stone Theatre Company
July 19, 2019

On Thursday, July 18, I had the pleasure of seeing America's East Coast Premiere of BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, as put on by Thrown Stone, at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, in Ridgefield, CT.  This play, written by Anna Moench, is yet another brilliant selection by Thrown Stone, bringing a meaningful show to a new audience.   Under the phenomenal direction of Jason Peck, this highly talented two person cast of J.R. Sullivan and Melisa Breiner-Sanders who portray father and daughter, respectively, have such an excellent stage chemistry with each other that, combined with the intimate setting of the venue makes it easy for the audience to forget that we are watching a show, and not eye-witnessing a real father and daughter interacting.  

BWW Review: CRY IT OUT at Thrown Stone Theatre Company
July 12, 2019

On Thursday, July 11, I had the pleasure of seeing the Connecticut debut of Molly Smith Metzler's emotionally intense dark comedy CRY IT OUT, as put on by Thrown Stone at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance in Ridgefield, CT.  Thrown Stone is yet again masterfully performing a production that immediately grips the attention of the audience, stimulates the mind, touches the emotions, and captivates us with the story line, drawing us right in, in such an intimate setting that it makes us feel as if we are eyewitnesses to actual events. 

BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
July 1, 2019

On Saturday, June 29, I had the pleasure of seeing another first-rate production at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT, CALENDAR GIRLS. Based on a true story, this comedy is written by Tim Firth. As director, Kris McMurray continues to bring out the best in this stellar cast that includes many familiar faces within Connecticut Cabaret Theatre.

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Musicals At Richter
July 1, 2019

On Friday, June 28, I had the pleasure of seeing the farcical Monty Python musical SPAMALOT performed outdoors by Musicals at Richter, on the grounds of the Richter House, next to the Richter Park Golf Course in Danbury, CT. I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with Musicals at Richter. I am very impressed at the high level of talent that they have assembled together to perform what is truly a wonderful production for all in attendance, and all on stage. The show is brilliantly directed by Shannon Courtney Denihan with musical direction by Tracey Marble and Claire Simard.

BWW Review: BARNUM at Fairfield Center Stage
June 28, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, I had the pleasure of seeing another Fairfield Center Stage masterpiece, BARNUM in a spectacular manner that I have never seen it before, outdoors, outside the Fairfield Museum and History Center. The performers are so talented that the show comes across as a brilliant combination between a theatrical stage production and a circus. This is consistent with Fairfield Center Stage's innovative ventures of bringing special uniqueness to each show, in this case, presenting the dramatized life of P.T. Barnum (with much poetic license) in a way that makes the audience feel as if they are at 'the greatest show on Earth.'



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