Connecticut Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - February 20, 2018

The art of creation, whether it be a beautiful painting, a poem, or a piece of clothing can be a very personal experience. The artist expresses herself through each stroke of the pen or flick of the paintbrush and aims to capture the world as she sees it or as she would like it to be. But creation, ... (more...)
BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - February 17, 2018

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is an amazing country musical with comedy and a talented cast who play their own instruments, telling the story, mostly through song. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, in Berlin, CT, has once again put together a first rate cast. For a night of great music and entertainment, ... (more...)
BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Downtown Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - February 10, 2018

Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN is presented at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport CT, by a stellar cast who provide first rate performances in a manner universally appealing to audiences of different backgrounds.... (more...)
BWW Review: EVITA at Westport Country Playhouse BWW Review: EVITA at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - February 08, 2018

A strong cast with amazing voices brings the story of Evita to the Westport Country Playhouse, mesmerizing the audience. You will see excellent singing and dancing, as the story is told through the music in this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: ONCE at the Warner Theatre BWW Review: ONCE at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - February 05, 2018

There is something magical and monumental happening on the stage of the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT. Granted, theatre is inherently magical by nature, but in the Warner Stage Company's production of ONCE, something extra, something ethereal, and something heart-wrenchingly beautiful is taking p... (more...)
BWW Review: FENCES at Ridgefield Theater Barn BWW Review: FENCES at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - February 04, 2018

A stellar cast provides a phenomenal performance in August Wilson's emotionally intense drama, FENCES.... (more...)
BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Theaterworks BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Theaterworks
by Joseph Harrison - January 28, 2018

There is a lot about the universe that we don't know. Could we be living in just one version of a life with infinite possibilities? And in that scenario what stays constant and what changes? What is the impact of a small change in tone or a choice of words to the outcomes of life? These are just som... (more...)
BWW Reviews: OFFICE HOUR in New Haven BWW Reviews: OFFICE HOUR in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - January 28, 2018

Julia Cho's compelling play, Office Hour, runs through Feb. 11 @Long_Wharf.... (more...)
BWW Review: FEEDING THE DRAGON at Hartford Stage BWW Review: FEEDING THE DRAGON at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - January 21, 2018

Many children dream of what it would be like to live in a unique and magical place. They dream of castles and princesses and, yes, even dragons. For most, living in a place like I have described only exists in those childhood dreams. But for one young girl, this fantasy was her life. That little gir... (more...)
BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Seven Angels Theatre BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Seven Angels Theatre
by Sean Fallon - January 21, 2018

The Seven Angels Theatre puts on an amazing retrospective of 1960s music by women, with a highly talented cast that can sing and dance, accompanied by a rocking band.... (more...)
BWW Review: PINOCCHIO at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre BWW Review: PINOCCHIO at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - January 14, 2018

The classic story of Pinocchio is adapted for the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre stage with the modern music and audience interaction that characterize the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre's ability to provide an entertaining show for adults and children.... (more...)
BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - January 14, 2018

'Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion', states salon owner and southern sage Truvy Jones in Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS. No line describes better the audience's experience while viewing this hilarious and touching play. This is especially the case in this, the latest offering at Playho... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LAST ROMANCE at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: THE LAST ROMANCE at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - January 07, 2018

The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT starts the new calendar year strongly with an excellent performance of a romantic comedy called THE LAST ROMANCE that stars three people and a dog. I highly recommend this show that will bring you through a gamut of emotions, all strongly conveyed by th... (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME at Connecticut Theatre Company BWW Review: RAGTIME at Connecticut Theatre Company
by Joseph Harrison - January 06, 2018

It is always a thrill when you discover a hidden gem in your own backyard. This was the experience I had last night attending my first show by the Connecticut Theatre Company in New Britain, Connecticut. It is appropriate that my first review for this company would be for RAGTIME, the Lynn Ahrens an... (more...)
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...)