Boise Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE GREAT TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL at Stage Coach Theater BWW Review: THE GREAT TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL at Stage Coach Theater
by Leesa Williams - November 28, 2017

Stage Coach Theater has returned to Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, the setting for last summers hilarious musical, The Great American Trailer Park musical, to bring you its sequel, THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL.... (more...)
BWW Review: GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA at Alley Repertory Theater BWW Review: GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA at Alley Repertory Theater
by Leesa Williams - November 27, 2017

Are you looking for a fun filled evening of music, comedy and the Golden Girls?! Look no further than Alley Repertory Theater's GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Boise Little Theater BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Boise Little Theater
by Leesa Williams - November 27, 2017

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 34 years, you have seen the 1983 Christmas comedy film, A CHRISTMAS STORY. The classic film, based on Jean Shepherd's semi-fictional 1966 book, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, has been adapted into a two-act play and a Broadway musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: HEDDATRON at Theater Arts Department Boise State BWW Review: HEDDATRON at Theater Arts Department Boise State
by Leesa Williams - November 14, 2017

Let me start off by saying that Heddatron is not a show that most community theaters would choose for a regular season. It is an Absurdist drama that would have a hard time attracting a general audience. Nevertheless, it is a mesmerizing piece of drama with some unique facets that make it an engagin... (more...)
BWW Review: Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Stage Coach Theater BWW Review: Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Stage Coach Theater
by Leesa Williams - October 31, 2017

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Stage Coach Theatre directed by Curtis Ransom is a fast-paced comedy revolving around the famous detective and a curious mystery. A cast of five actors tell the tale that involves more than 40 different characters. Sherlock and the ever present side-kick, Dr... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Boise Little Theater BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Boise Little Theater
by Leesa Williams - October 16, 2017

The Addams Family has taken many forms since their creation in the 1930's by cartoonist Charles Addams. Most of us can remember watching the 1960's tv series starring Jon Astin and Carolyn Jones, either live or in reruns. In 2009 the new musical had a trial run in Chicago. After some editing of the ... (more...)
BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Boise Little Theater BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Boise Little Theater
by Leesa Williams - September 07, 2017

Boise Little Theater travels back to the early 1800's for a telling of Jane Austen's classic novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE adapted for the stage by Jon Jory. The undertaking could be overwhelming with elaborate sets, props, & costumes, but Director Diana Holdridge, with an excellent production team ass... (more...)
BWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Stage Coach Theater BWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Stage Coach Theater
by Leesa Williams - September 07, 2017

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' by William Finn, based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman is directed by Cheryl Blauer this month at Stage Coach Theatre. It is a heartwarming, and sometimes heartwrenching, glimpse in the unexpectedly complicated lives of a ... (more...)
BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR at Encore Theater BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR at Encore Theater
by Leesa Williams - July 24, 2017

The only time I have ever admitted to liking Shakespeare was when Christian Borle played him in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN. Today, I'll say it for the second time, I actually liked Shakespeare. Specifically, Encore Theater Company's production of JULIUS CAESAR. In addition it was perfect evening we... (more...)
BWW Review: THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL at Stage Coach Theater BWW Review: THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL at Stage Coach Theater
by Leesa Williams - July 05, 2017

Neil Simon's Star Spangled Girl... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Idaho Shakespeare Theater BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Idaho Shakespeare Theater
by Leesa Williams - July 03, 2017

The Hunchback come to Idaho Shakes... (more...)
BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Stage Coach Theater BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Stage Coach Theater
by Leesa Williams - May 27, 2017

As the editor for BroadwayWorld Boise, I occasionally step onto the stage myself. As a member of the 9 to 5 the Musical cast, I sought out a fellow performer and friend to write the review for this show. Thank you so very much Nichole Stull.... (more...)
BWW Review: COPPELIA at Les Bois Junior Ballet BWW Review: COPPELIA at Les Bois Junior Ballet
by Leesa Williams - April 17, 2017

Great Ballet from Les Bois Junior Balley... (more...)
BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Meridian High School BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Meridian High School
by Leesa Williams - March 13, 2017

Bye Bye Birdie is a Hit!BYE BYE BIRDIE hit the musical stage in the early 1960's. The story line was inspired by the popularity of Elvis Presley and his draft notice. BIRDIE is full of great tunes that most will recognize. 'How lovely to be a woman', 'Kids', 'The Telephone Hour' and 'Put on a Happy ... (more...)
BWW Review: URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL at Boise State Theater Arts BWW Review: URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL at Boise State Theater Arts
by Leesa Williams - March 06, 2017

There's Trouble in URINETOWN... (more...)
BWW Review: ANATOMY OF GRAY at Mountain View High School -Delightful, Classic Play at Mountain View! BWW Review: ANATOMY OF GRAY at Mountain View High School -Delightful, Classic Play at Mountain View!
by Leesa Williams - February 08, 2017

Have you been wanting to see a poignant, funny and professional play without spending a lot of money? Look no further than ANATOMY OF GRAY by Jim Leonard. With nothing more than some hay bales and a projection backdrop, the Mountain View High School production takes us back to the 1800's.... (more...)
BWW Review: TARZAN at Centennial High School BWW Review: TARZAN at Centennial High School
by Leesa Williams - February 06, 2017

Students from Mountain View, Eagle and Centennial High Schools have joined together to bring us TARZAN. Directed by Centennial Drama Teacher, Machaela Burt, this Tarzan rendition is the stage musical based on the Disney film.... (more...)
BWW Review: ONCE at Velma V Morrison Center BWW Review: ONCE at Velma V Morrison Center
by Leesa Williams - January 23, 2017

This weekend the Velma V. Morrison Center brought us ONCE, based on the 2007 movie of the same name. The low budget film won an Oscar for for the best original song 'Falling Slowly', and I am thrilled that most of the music (the best part of the movie) is included in the musical version.... (more...)
BWW Review: LAST ROUND UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS at Boise Little Theater BWW Review: LAST ROUND UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS at Boise Little Theater
by Leesa Williams - January 06, 2017

The Verdeen family is at it again. LAST ROUND UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS, presented by Boise Little Theater and directed by Wendy Koeppl is fantastically ridiculous!... (more...)
BWW Review: TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS at Laura Little Theatricals BWW Review: TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS at Laura Little Theatricals
by Leesa Williams - December 27, 2016

I saw the final evening show for the Traditions of Christmas on Thursday night. Produced by Laura Little Theatricals and booked as a Radio City Music hall style show, Traditions of Christmas has been playing in San Diego for over 27 years and in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for the past 5 years. This is the... (more...)