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Susan Haubenstock

Susan Haubenstock has written theater criticism since 1989, first for the Stamford (CT) Advocate and then for the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch. She has an MA in theater from the University of Illinois. She is a founding member of the Richmond Theater Critics Circle and a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, and she always goes to the theater hoping to be thrilled.




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BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virgi PhotoBWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virginia Rep
Posted: Jun. 23, 2020


BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SHAKESPEARE HISTORIES at Richmond Shakespeare PhotoBWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SHAKESPEARE HISTORIES at Richmond Shakespeare
Posted: Jun. 23, 2020


BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THRILL ME at Richmond Triangle Players PhotoBWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THRILL ME at Richmond Triangle Players
Posted: Jun. 23, 2020


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Altria Theater Is Perfection PhotoBWW Review: HAMILTON at Altria Theater Is Perfection
Posted: Nov. 21, 2019


BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Virginia Repertory Theatre Deligh PhotoBWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Virginia Repertory Theatre Delights All Ages
Posted: Dec. 9, 2019


BWW Review: ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE at Virginia Rep At Hanover Tavern Delights Even  PhotoBWW Review: ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE at Virginia Rep At Hanover Tavern Delights Even with a Sub in the Title Role
Posted: Nov. 25, 2019


BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Swift Creek Mill Theatre Shines through the PhotoBWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Swift Creek Mill Theatre Shines through the Confusion
Posted: Nov. 25, 2019


BWW Feature: Mash note to JITNEY at African American Repertory Theatre PhotoBWW Feature: Mash note to JITNEY at African American Repertory Theatre
Posted: May. 4, 2020


BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Richmond Triangle Players Thrills the Audience PhotoBWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Richmond Triangle Players Thrills the Audience
Posted: Oct. 25, 2019


BWW Review: URINETOWN at TheatreLAB Is a Stunning and Hilarious Anti-Holiday Musical PhotoBWW Review: URINETOWN at TheatreLAB Is a Stunning and Hilarious Anti-Holiday Musical
Posted: Nov. 29, 2019


BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THRILL ME at Richmond Triangle Players
June 23, 2020

Back in the Fieldens Cabaret days, Richmond Triangle Players put on an affecting production of the Leopold and Loeb musical 'Thrill Me.'

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virginia Rep
June 23, 2020

A spectacular small musical I adored, and a spectacular big one I missed.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SHAKESPEARE HISTORIES at Richmond Shakespeare
June 23, 2020

I would never have made the effort to see all Shakespeare's history plays on my own. But Richmond Shakespeare made it easy--and wonderful!

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SPRING AWAKENING at Virginia Repertory Theatre
June 4, 2020

I love that Virginia Rep had the guts to produce 'Spring Awakening' in 2012. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to see it again.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SIDE SHOW at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
June 5, 2020

I remain awed by Swift Creek Mill's production of 'Side Show.' the 1997 musical focused on the real-life story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins born in 1908 who were exhibited as circus freaks and then became vaudeville stars.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO FACING EAST at Richmond Triangle Players
June 5, 2020

In 2010, Carol Lynn Pearson's 'Facing East' was the perfect show to usher Richmond Triangle Players into their own home.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO 'AMERICAN IDIOT' AND 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' at Firehouse Theatre Project And 5th Wall Theatre
June 4, 2020

Peak summer wackiness resulted when Firehouse did 'American Idiot' and 5th Wall did 'The Toxic Avenger.'

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THE FULL MONTY AND DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Barksdale And Virginia Rep
June 4, 2020

The two Richmond productions of David Yazbek's musicals made outstanding memories.

BWW Feature: A Mash Note to MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Richmond Shakespeare
May 27, 2020

Memories from some Richmond Shakespeare shows of yore that remain clear in my heart but maybe not so much in my head.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Firehouse Theatre Project
May 26, 2020

Thinking about 'The Late Henry Moss,' the Sam Shepard play that won the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle award for Best Play in 2008.

BWW Review: MASH NOTE TO THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT AND CORPUS CHRISTI at Henley Street Theatre Company And Richmond Triangle Players
May 20, 2020

Two related selectionsa?"a?oeThe Last Days of Judas Iscariota?? and a?oeCorpus Christi.a?? And one that got awaya?"a?oeGrand Concourse.a??

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO RAGTIME IN CONCERT at Stage 1 At The Cultural Arts Center At Glen Allen
May 18, 2020

Before Stage 1 Theatre Company opened in Mechanicsville, they put on a blockbuster convert performance of 'Ragtime' that lives on in memory.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
May 18, 2020

Swift Creek Mill has had a lot of eras that could be called golden, but for me the period around 2008 was memorable. In particular, I recall loving their production that year of a?oeOnce Upon a Mattress.'

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO 'DAS BARBECÜ' at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
May 13, 2020

Blend a hilarious opera parody with five all-out comic singer/actors and you have 'Das Barbecü' at Swift Creek Mill Theatre, a fond memory from 2005.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO PRELUDES at Firehouse Theatre
May 13, 2020

If anyone was paying attention (though I don't know why anyone would), they probably noticed that I was in the bag for 'Preludes' long before it ever hit the stage.

BWW Feature: On having missed BARE: A POP OPERA at Richmond Triangle Players
May 13, 2020

From everything I've heard, the 2013 production of 'bare: a pop opera' at Richmond Triangle Players was a knockout. I, alas, was in San Diego.

BWW Feature: FOREVER PLAID AND PLAID TIDINGS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre And Virginia Rep At Hanover Tavern
May 7, 2020

I've been chasing the geeky quartet known as The Plaids since 1994. Fortunately, they make frequent appearances in Richmond.

BWW Feature: Mash note to LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Quill Theatre
May 4, 2020

Nothing is more fun than a surprise. Especially when the surprise is that an actor you've seen before can steal a show.

BWW Feature: Mash note to JITNEY at African American Repertory Theatre
May 4, 2020

The now-dormant African American Repertory Theatre reached the heights with its 2011 production of August Wilson's 'Jitney'.

BWW Feature: Mash note to [title of show] at Richmond Triangle Players
May 4, 2020

'[title of show]' was the laugh machine that kept on giving, co-winning the Artsie for best musical (with 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels') in 2011.



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