Louisville Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at Bunbury Theatre BWW Review: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at Bunbury Theatre
by Keith Waits - October 09, 2017

Mitch Albom's book Tuesday's With Morrie told of the renewal of a friendship with one of his college professors in the months before the old man dies from ALS. It was a bestseller and popular television movie, and it remains an appealing inspirational story. The stage adaptation, by Albom and Jeffre... (more...)
BWW Review: YUJA WANG PLAYS RACHMANINOFF at Louisville Orchestra BWW Review: YUJA WANG PLAYS RACHMANINOFF at Louisville Orchestra
by Keith Waits - October 03, 2017

As the house lights dimmed the familiar rata-tat-tat on the snare drum signaled the beginning of our nation's anthem, the 'Star Spangled Banner' as the audience rose to their collective feet and sang along. Thus, this long-held tradition began the Louisville Orchestra's 80th Classics Season.... (more...)
BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO: PERESTROIKA at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO: PERESTROIKA at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - September 28, 2017

Addiction To LifeWith every ending, a new beginning is sure to follow. This common idea of change in literature and art manifests itself through themes of death and birth. Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika at Actors Theater picks up where Millennium Approaches leaves off at a rigorous pace. Em... (more...)
BWW Review: MISS IDA B. WELLS at University Of Louisville BWW Review: MISS IDA B. WELLS at University Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - September 28, 2017

We Wear the MaskTrayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner - just to name of few from recent, ongoing history. In the social discourse and overt protest surrounding the growing list of Black lives lost to police violence, the connection between these e... (more...)
BWW Review: COYOTE UGLY at The Alley Theater BWW Review: COYOTE UGLY at The Alley Theater
by Keith Waits - September 11, 2017

After a two-year stint in California, J Barrett Cooper's directorial touch has returned to Louisville stages. The founder of Savage Rose Classical Theatre here turns his attention to material that is world away from the period pieces that dominated his work in the last ten years. Coyote Ugly is a br... (more...)
BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE: MILLENIUM APPROACHES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE: MILLENIUM APPROACHES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - September 05, 2017

What is there to be said about Angels in America that hasn't already been said? Some would argue that it has passed into the literary canon and is no longer relevant; due to the Reagan-era time frame and a story tied to a health crisis now long forgotten. And yet, the LGBT rights, AIDS epidemic, and... (more...)
BWW Review: HIR at The Liminal PLayhouse BWW Review: HIR at The Liminal PLayhouse
by Keith Waits - September 05, 2017

The dysfunctional family drama has long been a staple in American theatre, only the particulars of the dysfunction change to reflect the times. In Taylor Mac's Hir, Isaac Connor (Neil Brewer) is a Marine discharged from active duty collecting dead bodies from a war zone, returns to his California ho... (more...)
BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - September 03, 2017

This modern American classic opens and makes a heavenly impression as the first show of Actors 2017 - 18 season.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Acting Against Cancer BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Acting Against Cancer
by Keith Waits - August 15, 2017

I am not the biggest fan of Adam Sandler, or at least the movies he manufactures for himself and his buddies, but I have always liked The Wedding Singer, one of his first, most endearing films. The story of Robbie Hart (Remy Sisk), a cheesy but sincere front man for a wedding band in the late 1980's... (more...)
BWW Review: LADY LEAR at Louisville Ballet BWW Review: LADY LEAR at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - August 15, 2017

Lady in the StormThis week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare's 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Derby Dinner Playhouse BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Taylor Clemons - August 14, 2017

Derby Dinner Playhouse brings back a solid chestnut musical with promising results.... (more...)
BWW Review: National Tour of MAMMA MIA! in Louisville BWW Review: National Tour of MAMMA MIA! in Louisville
by Keith Waits - July 24, 2017

Thanks to the comedic timing and moving performances of three actors, the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!,now playing at Kentucky Center, features enough to keep audiences entertained, whether they are into ABBA, or not.... (more...)
BWW Review: RICHARD II at Kentucky Shakespeare BWW Review: RICHARD II at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - June 19, 2017

This Royal Throne of KingsNeill Robertson is having a very good year. After a triumphant turn in Hedwig and the Angry Inch just one month ago, he here presents us with a Richard II that is nothing less than a lesson for us all.... (more...)
BWW Review: CONFESIONES at Teatro Tercera Llamda BWW Review: CONFESIONES at Teatro Tercera Llamda
by Keith Waits - June 19, 2017

In most of her work, Josefina Lopez explores the hearts and minds of Hispanic women with vivid and bracing language that feels authentic; an honesty filtered through poetry. In her 1997 play Confesiones..., she draws compelling portraits of eight female characters who together might be said to chart... (more...)
BWW Review: AVENUE Q presented by Mind's Eye Theatre Company s at the MeX Theatre BWW Review: AVENUE Q presented by Mind's Eye Theatre Company s at the MeX Theatre
by Taylor Clemons - June 16, 2017

Fur, fuzz, and four letter words make Mind's Eye's Avenue Q a delightfully raunchy romp at the theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at The Kentucky Center For The Arts BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - June 14, 2017

After a long wait, Louisville is finally ready to GET KINKY!... (more...)
BWW Review: EAST OF THE SUN at CirqueLouis BWW Review: EAST OF THE SUN at CirqueLouis
by Keith Waits - June 14, 2017

As the traditional circus format has faded more from view, the 'cirque' idea has adopted a higher profile. Cirque de Soleil is an international juggernaut, a cross between dance and human acrobatics presented with a layer of glitzy showmanship, that occupies rare territory in the world of theatre. B... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COMPARABLES at Theatre [502] BWW Review: THE COMPARABLES at Theatre [502]
by Keith Waits - June 07, 2017

Off The Shoulders Of Men... (more...)
BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Kentucky Shakespeare BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - June 07, 2017

Make 'Em Laugh... (more...)
BWW Review: THE FLICK at The Alley Theater BWW Review: THE FLICK at The Alley Theater
by Keith Waits - May 30, 2017

Not Such Small People... (more...)
BWW Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM! at ArtSpace presented by Acting Against Cancer BWW Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM! at ArtSpace presented by Acting Against Cancer
by Taylor Clemons - May 30, 2017

To my delight, the little known gem Tick, Tickā€¦ BOOM has made it's way back to Louisville in a wonderful production directed by Jordan Price.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour
by Keith Waits - May 22, 2017

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour... (more...)
BWW Review: QUARTET at Little Colonel Playhouse BWW Review: QUARTET at Little Colonel Playhouse
by Keith Waits - May 19, 2017

Getting older. We're all doing it, every minute of every day, whether we like it or not. Time exempts no one even as it robs us of qualities and attributes that once made us who we were, gifts us with new ones, and leaves certain things at our very crux unchanged. The Little Colonel Players' current... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kentucky Center For The Arts BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - May 17, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens triumphantly in Louisville.... (more...)
BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Pandora Productions BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Pandora Productions
by Keith Waits - May 16, 2017

When Love is Hard... (more...)