Connecticut Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: NUNCRACKERS at Seven Angels Theatre BWW Review: NUNCRACKERS at Seven Angels Theatre
by Sean Fallon - December 10, 2017

An excellent musical comedy called NUNCRACKERS is performed by a highly talented cast of adults and children, at the Seven Angels Theatre, in Waterbury, CT. Mixing segments of traditional Christmas songs with new music, done well, this show is highly entertaining.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Castle Craig Players BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - December 08, 2017

Ian Galligan stars in a one man show that provides insight behind the scenes of the workplace of a Macy's Elf. The mindset, the comical encounters, the serious situations, and the deep emotions are conveyed believably, as if this fictional story is rooted in the true stories that Macy's elves have ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN in New Haven BWW Reviews: Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - December 04, 2017

Masterful direction and superb performances make THE CHOSEN a must-see.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - December 03, 2017

It's a story most of us have heard or witnessed before. Crotchety and greedy old Ebenezer Scrooge, complaining about the poor, turning down the invitation of his nephew to Christmas dinner, and begrudgingly giving Bob Cratchit the day off for Christmas. We fondly remember past portrayals of Scrooge ... (more...)
BWW Review: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS at TheaterWorks BWW Review: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - December 02, 2017

Christmas is a season of traditions. From the decorations that have their certain place on the mantel, to the cookies like grandma used to make, people thrive on the familiar during the holidays. This goes for films and TV specials as well. Who doesn't pause to see if George Bailey will save the sav... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CHRISTMAS ELF at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre BWW Review: THE CHRISTMAS ELF at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - November 26, 2017

Children and adults can both have a great time watching the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport's unique musical production of THE CHRISTMAS ELF. With talent and positivity from an enthusiastic cast, this original story prvides entertainment for the entire family.... (more...)
BWW Review: GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - November 25, 2017

The jukebox musical GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL has great music and comedy, entertaining the audience at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT with music from the 1950s and 1960s, woven into a storyline involving three male characters and three female characters, all who are in pursuit of romance... (more...)
BWW Review: PHANTOM at Downtown Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: PHANTOM at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - November 18, 2017

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BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET in Westport BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 14, 2017

Think you've seen it enough times? Not like this.... (more...)
BWW Review: ANNIE at Broad Brook Opera House BWW Review: ANNIE at Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - November 12, 2017

Plucky red-headed orphan, shaggy stray dog, a grouchy, but loveable billionaire and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Sound familiar? I am, of course, talking about the musical ANNIE, by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin which is based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie . Th... (more...)
BWW Review: SEDER at Hartford Stage BWW Review: SEDER at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - November 05, 2017

Why is tonight different than all other nights? A question that is asked around the tables of Jewish households on Passover around the world every year. It is a question that causes those gathered to consider the suffering of their ancestors in Egypt, at the hand of Pharoah and to consider the litt... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Seven Angels Theatre BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Seven Angels Theatre
by Sean Fallon - November 04, 2017

The Million Dollar Quartet comes alive in Waterbury, with a rock n' roll musical show with talented live musicians who portray Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis in what commemorates a one time collaboration between these four legends of rock n' roll, while honoring Sam Ph... (more...)
BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Playhouse on Park BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Playhouse on Park
by Joseph Harrison - October 29, 2017

'Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!' These inspiring words were written by a young Anne Frank in the diary that would go on to become the most famous d... (more...)
BWW Review: RAGS at Goodspeed Opera House BWW Review: RAGS at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - October 28, 2017

Over the last few centuries, people from all over the world have dreamed of a better life and sought out opportunities to live that life to the fullest. For many, a dream of a better life in America caused them to give up everything familiar, leave friends, family and their way of life to try and ma... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FIREFLIES at New Haven's Long Wharf BWW Reviews: FIREFLIES at New Haven's Long Wharf
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 23, 2017

Jane Alexander, Judith Ivey, Dennis Arndt, and Christopher Michael McFarland light up world premiere of Matthew Barber's Fireflies.... (more...)
BWW Review: DRACULA: GOES TO HIGH SCHOOL at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre BWW Review: DRACULA: GOES TO HIGH SCHOOL at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - October 15, 2017

For an exciting musical that the whole family can enjoy, I highly recommend DRACULA: GOES TO HIGH SCHOOL at the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT. A talent cast brings familiar characters and well known songs from the 1950s and 1960s into a new story about the adventures of teen... (more...)
BWW Review: DRACULA at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: DRACULA at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - October 07, 2017

The classic horror story of Dracula is magnificently performed by a talented ensemble cast at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, in Berlin, CT. Between excellent acting, sound effects, and props, all on a brilliantly designed set, I highly recommend this show!... (more...)
BWW Review: Mohegan Sun Arena Hosts Tony Bennett BWW Review: Mohegan Sun Arena Hosts Tony Bennett
by Carissa Chesanek - October 02, 2017

On Saturday, September 30th, Tony Bennett gave a stellar performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The 91-year-old singing legend brought the crowd to their feet more than once, applauding him (and his strong vocals) time and time again.... (more...)
BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS at Westport Country Playhouse BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 02, 2017

How well do we really know each other -- and ourselves? Engaging script and performers a must-see!... (more...)
BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - September 24, 2017

Of all of Shakespeare's comedies, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is one that often rises to the top as a favorite for many theater-goers. Perhaps it is because of the universal themes of love and frolic, or maybe because it is a mix of the fantastical and ordinary, or perhaps because it is just downright... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Downtown Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - September 24, 2017

A spectacular performance with first rate acting, singing, directing, choreography, and lighting brings a classic story to the stage, a story that touches on the equal humanity of all people, and the call to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every one of God's children, demonstrating that ... (more...)
BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - September 16, 2017

As a young child, one of my favorite things to do was sit in front of the television, probably with a bowl of sugary cereal, and see what my friends who lived on Sesame Street were learning (and teaching me) that day. I consider the lessons I learned in my living room as the foundation that my futur... (more...)
BWW Review: WORKING: A MUSICAL at Broad Brook Opera House BWW Review: WORKING: A MUSICAL at Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - September 10, 2017

We spend a large percentage of our lives working in some way or another. Whether someone works in a trade (Ironworker, Stonemason), an office (Project Manager, Receptionist), in the home, or anywhere in-between, working is something that is an integral part of who we are. For some, a person's profes... (more...)
BWW Review: TEA AT FIVE at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: TEA AT FIVE at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - August 26, 2017

The life of Katherine Hepburn is brilliantly presented in a one woman show that captivates the audience making us feel as if we are in the presence of the real Katherine Hepburn, both in the first act set in 1938 and in the second act set in 1983.... (more...)
BWW Review: OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY at Hartford Stage BWW Review: OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - August 20, 2017

As Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky once said "To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never to be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing". These words, from arguably the greatest Russian composer of all time, summarize well the life of this conflicted, yet brilliant mus... (more...)