Long Island Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - October 18, 2017

Halloween comes early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they opened their newest musical 'Jekyll and Hyde.' This chilling version of the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego Mr. Hyde is chock full of tricks, treats, and as always, riveting performances.... (more...)
BWW Review: CARRIE at Cultural Arts Playhouse BWW Review: CARRIE at Cultural Arts Playhouse
by Jaime Zahl - October 03, 2017

Just in time for the month of Halloween, the Cultural Arts Playhouse is generating goosebumps with its thrilling production of 'Carrie.'... (more...)
BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at BroadHollow Theatre Company BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at BroadHollow Theatre Company
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - September 17, 2017

The kids in Sweet Apple, Ohio are hooting and hollering over the arrival of Conrad Birdie and so is the audience over at the Broadhollow Theatre Company in Elmont. Bye Bye Birdie, the Broadway smash musical from 1960, is back and better than ever! Albert, Rosie, Hugo and Kim are also here to bring u... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Cultural Arts Playhouse BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Cultural Arts Playhouse
by Jaime Zahl - September 13, 2017

Teased hair, neon mesh and parachute pants galore - The Wedding Singer at the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset is a jubilant trip back to the '80s.... (more...)
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - September 08, 2017

The Merrick Theatre and Center For the Performing Arts is casting a spell over its patrons with a magical production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical 'Into the Woods' running until October 1.... (more...)
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - August 10, 2017

Long Island theatre patrons have the opportunity to attend the tale of a 'killer' production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's horror musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at the Merrick Theatre & Center For the Arts until August 20.... (more...)
BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - July 25, 2017

While disco may be dead, its spirit is alive and well at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale through August 19.... (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN at SoLuna Studios BWW Review: PIPPIN at SoLuna Studios
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - July 22, 2017

It was a magical night at the SoLuna Studio as the exceptional cast of 'Pippin' graced the stage, sang and danced in the aisles, and at times, wound up performing in our laps. Composer Stephen Schwartz' masterpiece is brought to life by a talented bunch of young actors and actresses who are certainl... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE at John Engeman Theater BWW Review: GREASE at John Engeman Theater
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - July 16, 2017

'Grease,' the 1950's rock and roll musical is back and slick as ever at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAIR at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts BWW Review: HAIR at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - July 05, 2017

The "summer of love" has officially dawned at The Merrick Theater as an energetic and inspired production of the tribal rock musical "Hair" plays until July 16.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GODFATHER IN CONCERT at Tilles Center At LIU Post: A production BWW Review: THE GODFATHER IN CONCERT at Tilles Center At LIU Post: A production "you can't refuse"
by Nicholas Pontolillo - July 05, 2017

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BWW Review: Gateway Playhouse's Swing! puts you “In the Mood” to experience the music of a classic era. BWW Review: Gateway Playhouse's Swing! puts you “In the Mood” to experience the music of a classic era.
by Nicholas Pontolillo - July 05, 2017

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BWW Review: MasterVoices' Babes in Toyland: “I did dwell within it and was forever happy there!” BWW Review: MasterVoices' Babes in Toyland: “I did dwell within it and was forever happy there!”
by Nicholas Pontolillo - July 05, 2017

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BWW Review: The National Touring Production of Once is “GOLD!!!” BWW Review: The National Touring Production of Once is “GOLD!!!”
by Nicholas Pontolillo - July 03, 2017

Based on the 2006 indie hit film, Once tells the captivating love story about Irish musician Guy and Czech immigrant Girl and how they are drawn to each other based on their shared love for music. From the moment Guy and Girl meet, the audience is enraptured by their chemistry and wait at the edge o... (more...)
BWW Review: Cast of CAP's SISTER ACT was BWW Review: Cast of CAP's SISTER ACT was "Fabulous, Baby," the Technology Definitely Was Not
by Nicholas Pontolillo - July 03, 2017

Originally founded in 1995, the Cultural Arts Playhouse, or CAP, has housed over 500 productions, established a highly successful acting school for Long Island Youth and formed a Youth Theater program.... (more...)
BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - June 14, 2017

The 70's and 80's inspired jukebox musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, tells the story of three drag queens who travel across the Australian desert on a journey to reach Alice Springs on the titular bus.... (more...)
BWW Review: Jonathan Larson's RENT Brings Excellent Ensemble to The Gateway BWW Review: Jonathan Larson's RENT Brings Excellent Ensemble to The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - May 23, 2017

I'm always cautiously optimistic in seeing a regional production of Jonathan Larson's Rent as I am a Renthead of MANY years. The thing to remember, obviously, is art has different interpretations. It is interesting to see the different elucidations of the choreography, the varied choices the actors ... (more...)
BWW Review: DOUBT at Theater 294 BWW Review: DOUBT at Theater 294
by Jaime Zahl - April 24, 2017

Over the next few weekends, Long Island theatregoers will have the opportunity to see 'Doubt' in action at the newly renovated Theater 294 in East Farmingdale... (more...)
Summer Stages: Jaime's Long Island Spring/Summer Picks Summer Stages: Jaime's Long Island Spring/Summer Picks
by Jaime Zahl - April 17, 2017

Spring is in full swing with summer just on the horizon, but that does not mean Long Island theatre goers are any less likely to relax indoors for a night of theatrical entertainment. This season in particular is filled with a plethora of theatrical productions to choose from, brought to you by the ... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: GREASE at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - April 10, 2017

The Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys have claimed their turf at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale through May 7 in a delightfully nostalgic production of "Grease."... (more...)
BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - March 14, 2017

You're a guest at the riotous wedding of Rebecca Steinberg and Brian Howard in Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' fantastic musical production 'It Shoulda Been You.' Family squabble, friendly foolery, and shocking surprises are all present in this delightful show that revolves around a young ... (more...)
BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG MOVIE PREMIERE at Cinema Arts Centre Huntington BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG MOVIE PREMIERE at Cinema Arts Centre Huntington
by Anthony Hazzard - March 08, 2017

Before Broadway's 'Hamilton' composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was the name on everybody's lips, Stephen Sondheim dominated the title of leading composer and lyricist in the 1970's and 1980's. After having both critical and commercial success with the Broadway musicals 'Company,' 'Follies,' 'A Little Nigh... (more...)
BWW Review: COMPANY at StageLight Entertainment At The Bacca Arts Center in Lindenhurst, Long Island BWW Review: COMPANY at StageLight Entertainment At The Bacca Arts Center in Lindenhurst, Long Island
by Anthony Hazzard - March 08, 2017

Stephen Sondheim's Broadway smash 'Company' is alive and well at the BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst. Presented by StageLight Entertainment, this production of the 1970 musical is a smash hit! Performed with linear staging and in a very intimate setting, this smart production felt like it was bei... (more...)
BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS JR. at The Schools Of St.Mary Performing Arts Department And The St.Mary's Elementary School BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS JR. at The Schools Of St.Mary Performing Arts Department And The St.Mary's Elementary School
by Anthony Hazzard - March 06, 2017

There's nothing like an old fashioned Broadway musical and St. Mary's fantastic production of 'Guys and Dolls' presented by their performing arts department makes everything right with the world. This classic fable of gamblers, showgirls, sinners, and evangelists has been on Broadway four times but ... (more...)
BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the BroadHollow Theatre Company in Elmont BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the BroadHollow Theatre Company in Elmont
by Anthony Hazzard - March 06, 2017

'9 to 5' is Broadhollow at Elmont's latest musical and it is a hoot! Those familiar with the vintage movie and those currently in the working world will certainly enjoy this timeless tale of three secretaries getting revenge on their 'sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot' of a boss. Doll... (more...)