Connecticut Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - June 18, 2018

Home. Family. Finding where you belong. Themes that best describe the heart and soul of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning Best Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS which is now playing at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. This powerhouse predecessor to Mr. Miranda's current smash hit HAMILTON, is a musical... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ACT Of Connecticut BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ACT Of Connecticut
by Sean Fallon - June 12, 2018

The ACT of Connecticut takes Ridgefield by storm with their amazing debut musical, MAMMA MIA! Excellent singing, dancing, and acting dazzle the audience in this wonderful show!... (more...)
BWW Review: RUMORS at Castle Craig Players BWW Review: RUMORS at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - June 11, 2018

Neil Simon's comedic farce RUMORS is brought to the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse in Meriden, CT, before a packed house that enjoyed this excellent production.... (more...)
BWW Review: DISASTER! at Connecticut Repertory Theatre BWW Review: DISASTER! at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - June 10, 2018

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BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at TheaterWorks BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - June 09, 2018

Money is a funny thing. It has a certain pull to it that has been inspiring (and corrupting) people since the beginning of time. Those who understand the complex world of money and finance can be assets to their employers (and themselves), and in some rare cases, such as the harrowing tale behind Ay... (more...)
BWW Review: THIRD at Milford Center For The Arts BWW Review: THIRD at Milford Center For The Arts
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 05, 2018

Third, the final play written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, closes the Eastbound Theatre's season at the Milford Center for the Arts.... (more...)
BWW Review: FLYIN' WEST at Westport Country Playhouse BWW Review: FLYIN' WEST at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 04, 2018

Tour-de-force performance in Pearl Cleage's thought-provoking play.... (more...)
BWW Review: TRUE WEST at Ridgefield Theater Barn BWW Review: TRUE WEST at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - June 02, 2018

Sam Shapard's TRUE WEST comes to the Ridgefield Theater Barn, providing an emotionally intense drama with comedic elements interspersed. A talented cast of four on a magnificently designed set make this a highly recommendable show.... (more...)
BWW Review: A LESSON FROM ALOES at Hartford Stage BWW Review: A LESSON FROM ALOES at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - May 27, 2018

There are few things that can impact relationships, families and communities as significantly as politics. Often one of the topics many consider off-limits for casual gatherings, political discourse has a tendency to divide groups along ideological lines and can make for a tense discussion. And in t... (more...)
BWW Review: LYING IN STATE at Town Players Of Newtown BWW Review: LYING IN STATE at Town Players Of Newtown
by Sean Fallon - May 20, 2018

A farce about politicians, but without any political leanings, is entertaining for all sides of the political spectrum. The Town Players of Newtown deliver this comedy in a way that is guaranteed to generate laughs.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE UNDERPANTS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: THE UNDERPANTS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 19, 2018

A hilarious farce, adapted by Steve Martin, comes to life on the stage of the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre! This first-rate production will have you laughing from start to finish. An excellent cast brings the characters to life and draws the audience in to this amazing show!... (more...)
BWW Review: ROCK 'N' ROLL REDEMPTION at Seven Angels Theatre BWW Review: ROCK 'N' ROLL REDEMPTION at Seven Angels Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 19, 2018

ROCK 'N' ROLL REDEMPTION tells the story of rock n'roll legend Dion DiMucci's life and music, while depicting Dion's faith journey and battle with his conscience. I highly recommend this show that delivers on very deep levels.... (more...)
BWW Review: BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse BWW Review: BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - May 14, 2018

BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER is an amazing tribute to classic Stevie Wonder songs done in new styles by talented Broadway stars, backed by an incredible band.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Opera House BWW Review: THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 13, 2018

Every once in a while, a person is born who is destined to influence the world in ways yet to be seen. Sometimes these men and women are born into a position of power, such as a king or queen, and other times they do whatever it takes to become great and powerful business or political leaders on the... (more...)
BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at the Warner Theatre BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - May 07, 2018

Imagine you suddenly find yourself out of a job and unable to find a new one. You have bills to pay and a family to support. Would you do whatever it takes to make ends meet? Even if that meant becoming a stripper in front of thousands of people you know? That is the dilemma facing the out of work m... (more...)
BWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Downtown Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 06, 2018

Based on the 1994 movie, adapted to the stage with disco music, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT concludes what has been an amazing season at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, in Bridgeport, CT.... (more...)
BWW Review: Opera House Players' PARADE BWW Review: Opera House Players' PARADE
by Joseph Harrison - May 05, 2018

Some musicals make you laugh, some musicals make you cry, and others make you want to get up and dance in the aisles. But on a rare occasion, a musical comes around that entertains while making the audience sit up, take notice, and think. This is the case with the Opera House Players' final producti... (more...)
BWW Review: CROWNS at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre BWW Review: CROWNS at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - April 30, 2018

Does anyone still wear a hat? sang Elaine Stritch in Company. The answer is a definite yes in Regina Taylor's Crowns, the final production of Long Wharf Theatre's 2017-2018 regular season.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage BWW Review: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - April 26, 2018

Passion, scandal, love (both requited and unrequited), and regret are emotions fraught with pain and joy. They are also timeless experiences - as relatable today as they were a hundred years ago. Such is the case with Edith Wharton's THE AGE OF INNOCENCE which has been adapted for the stage by Dougl... (more...)
BWW Review: GODSPELL at Landmark Community Theatre BWW Review: GODSPELL at Landmark Community Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 22, 2018

A very talented young cast succeeds in bringing Biblical truth, strong acting, and great music to the show GODSPELL. This is a great show for the entire family!... (more...)
BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 21, 2018

An all-star cast all perform roles that truly highlight their talents in this comical musical adaptation of SLEEPING BEAUTY, that is performed at the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT. I highly recommend this show for the whole family!... (more...)
BWW Review: SPRING PIANO BAR...N 2018 at Ridgefield Theater Barn BWW Review: SPRING PIANO BAR...N 2018 at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - April 21, 2018

The SPRING PIANO BAR...N 2018 brings talented musicians together before an encouraging and participatory packed house.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE REVISIONIST at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: THE REVISIONIST at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - April 14, 2018

How one defines family can vary greatly from culture to culture and from generation to generation. What that word means to one person may mean something completely different to another. These are lessons learned by Maria and David, cousins from two very different worlds that form the heart of Jesse ... (more...)
BWW Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Little Theatre Of Manchester At Cheney Hall BWW Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Little Theatre Of Manchester At Cheney Hall
by Sean Fallon - April 14, 2018

An amazing cast under wonderful direction delivers a first rate performance of an emotionally intense drama about a dysfunctional family.... (more...)
BWW Review: SECOND CHANCE at Seven Angels Theatre BWW Review: SECOND CHANCE at Seven Angels Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 08, 2018

A new show called Second Chance comes to Waterbury, with a great cast who convey numerous emotions in this comedy with dramatic elements.... (more...)