Long Island Theater Reviews
 


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...)
BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard - November 30, 2016

The holidays came early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they present the blissful Irving Berlin tuner 'White Christmas' through December 18. This cheerful old fashioned Broadway musical is based on the classic Paramount motion picture starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song a... (more...)
BWW Review: BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION is 'the Vacation From Hell!' at Bare Bones Theater BWW Review: BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION is 'the Vacation From Hell!' at Bare Bones Theater
by Nicholas Pontolillo - November 14, 2016

Who would've thought serious topics like rape, dismemberment and molestation could be met with humor? All of these horrific acts occur in the hysterically angry Betty's Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang. The play begins with the arrival of Betty and Trudy arriving at their summer timeshare hop... (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve' BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve'
by Nicholas Pontolillo - November 14, 2016

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BWW Review: Hampton Theatre Company's NOVEMBER BWW Review: Hampton Theatre Company's NOVEMBER
by Melissa Giordano - October 25, 2016

When you have a David Mamet play - in this case November billed as political satire - with a cartoon turkey on the cover of the playbill, then you know you are in for an evening full of laughter. This show, which premiered on Broadway in 2008, is being mounted by The Hampton Theatre Company at a per... (more...)
BWW Review: MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT at Noel S. Ruiz BWW Review: MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT at Noel S. Ruiz
by Anthony Hazzard - October 24, 2016

"Monty Python's Spamalot," the Tony Award winning Broadway musical comes to life at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre until November 5 in Oakdale, New York and it is spectacular! From the hysterical performances to the amazing sets and vibrant costumes, this production dazzles and shines!... (more...)