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Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Overture Center Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - June 16, 2022

What did our critic think? AIN'T TOO PROUD THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS follows the timeline of the Temptations, a Grammy winning group with 42 top ten hits, from conception as narrated by Otis Williams (Marcus Paul James) the group's founder and only surviving original member....
BWW Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 at Four Winds Farm For Capital Photo BWW Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 at Four Winds Farm For Capital City Theatre
by Angie Stanton - June 14, 2022

What did our critic think? Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 is not your typical musical. It is an immersive, emotional, raucous ride that I was thrilled to have witnessed. It is not, to say the least, your typical musical. In fact, it is an electro pop opera featuring a mix of rock, pop, so...
BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Overture Center Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen has been a long-awaited show for this reviewer and it did not disappoint. The show was inspired by the true story of Benj Pasek, the show's lyricist, who, after a high school classmate died of a drug overdose, witnessed classmates tell false stories of being part of the deceased stu...
BWW Review: THE PROM at The Overture Center Photo BWW Review: THE PROM at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - March 23, 2022

The Prom is a hilarious romp about a very weighty and far-reaching issue. The issue of course is that actors are perceived as narcissistic and shallow. Well, that and a high school in Indian is canceling the prom so that out of the closet lesbian Emma (Kaden Keaney) won't attend....
BWW Review: NASSIM at The Overture Center Photo BWW Review: NASSIM at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - March 10, 2022

I cannot imagine the bravery of the actor in last nights performance of NASSIM. The premise is simple. One actor on stage performing a never seen script....
BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL at The Overture Center Photo BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - February 25, 2022

Hairspray The Musical is based in 1962 Baltimore, the show answers the question, “Can a big girl with big hair and even bigger dreams, dance her way into changing the world?”...
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Overture Center Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - November 19, 2021

After nearly two years, the Overture Center welcomes back Broadway touring shows. There’s no better show to usher in the new season than FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with its theme of tradition, and it was a roaring success....
BWW Review: ROUGH CROSSING at American Players Theatre Photo BWW Review: ROUGH CROSSING at American Players Theatre
by Scott Rawson - July 05, 2021

It was another beautiful day up The Hill. Today’s picnic menu included canned cocktails (they’re better than you’d think), fried chicken and cholate mousse tort from an area café. It did not, unfortunately, include any Cognac....
BWW Review: AN IMPROBABLE FICTION at American Players Theatre Photo BWW Review: AN IMPROBABLE FICTION at American Players Theatre
by Scott Rawson - June 17, 2021

Tonight’s festivities are especially exciting, James DeVita’s “An Improbable Fiction”! Six improbable Shakespearean characters hang out at The Boar’s Head Tavern during the plague...
BWW Review: LAURA BENANTI LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE at Overture Center Photo BWW Review: LAURA BENANTI LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - November 25, 2020

Overture Center welcomes Laura Benanti in virtual Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway concert...
BWW Review: WICKED at Overture Center Photo BWW Review: WICKED at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - March 18, 2020

On the same day that Broadway went dark due to coronavirus concerns, the show went on for WICKED in Madison, Wisconsin. As the curtain rose, and before I was totally swept up in the experience of WICKED, I took a moment to wonder how it felt for the cast and crew to be performing when their Broadway...