Maine Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB by Mad Horse Theatre Company BWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB by Mad Horse Theatre Company
by Steve Feeney - May 07, 2018

There are some comedies where a good part of the fun lies in watching the cast having fun. 'The Explorers Club,' the final offering of the season from the Mad Horse Theatre Company, is one of those.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - May 06, 2018

The Spitfire Grill feeds the soul of the Penobscot Theatre Company.... (more...)
BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at AIRE BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at AIRE
by Steve Feeney - April 07, 2018

Love makes the world go around, even when it seems to have stopped in its tracks. Such is the message of 'Outside Mullingar,' a romantic comedy that's perfect for the return of the American Irish Repertory Ensemble (AIRE).... (more...)
BWW Review: BUG at 60 Grit Theatre BWW Review: BUG at 60 Grit Theatre
by Steve Feeney - March 24, 2018

Though the sample is still small, Portland's 60 Grit Theatre Company seems to show a preference for tense little plays where highly stressed characters are holed-up in increasingly claustrophobic circumstances.... (more...)
BWW Review: UGLY LIES THE BONE at Penobscot Theatre in Bangor, ME BWW Review: UGLY LIES THE BONE at Penobscot Theatre in Bangor, ME
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - March 18, 2018

Virtual reality is often thought of as just another video game. The Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor proved it to be anything but child's play their performances of 'Ugly Lies the Bone.' This drama ran from March 15th - April 1st as part of the Maine Science Festival held in Bangor the weekend of... (more...)
BWW Review: YEAR OF THE ROOSTER at Dramatic Repertory Company BWW Review: YEAR OF THE ROOSTER at Dramatic Repertory Company
by Steve Feeney - March 10, 2018

Year of the Rooster is edgy and entertaining.... (more...)
BWW Review: ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME BWW Review: ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - February 13, 2018

Penobscot Theatre Visits 'Escanaba in da Moonlight'... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE at Snowlion Repertory Company BWW Review: THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE at Snowlion Repertory Company
by Dan Marois - January 30, 2018

The Snowlion Repertory Company has taken a bold step in presenting the New England premiere of a production called The Conquest of the South Pole by Manfred Karge.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS at Good Theater BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS at Good Theater
by Dan Marois - January 29, 2018

Good Theater tops the mystery theater genre with a production of Shear Madness... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - December 24, 2017

The 'tale as old as time' of 'Beauty and the Beast' is one that has delighted young and old for generations including patrons of The Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor. This family-friendly musical runs from December 7th - 30th. Directed by Ethan Paulini, this presentation of Disney's classic doesn... (more...)
BWW Review: BROADWAY AT THE GOOD THEATER Serves Up Holiday Cheer BWW Review: BROADWAY AT THE GOOD THEATER Serves Up Holiday Cheer
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - December 02, 2017

Among the many holiday season theatrical offerings, the annual musical revue, Broadway at the Good Theater inevitably proves to be a refreshing and original approach to ushering in a season of good cheer. The 2017 production, conceived, written, and directed by Brian P. Allen, is no exception; in f... (more...)
BWW Review: MISERY at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME BWW Review: MISERY at Penobscot Theatre - Bangor, ME
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - October 16, 2017

Misery Strikes Penobscot Theatre Company... (more...)
BWW Review: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Ogunquit Playhouse BWW Review: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - October 09, 2017

From Here to Eternity Falls Short in New Musical Version... (more...)
BWW Review: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at Penobscot Theatre BWW Review: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at Penobscot Theatre
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - September 11, 2017

'The Fabulous Lipitones' Make Joyful Music at Penobscot Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOTEL at Ogunquit Playhouse BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOTEL at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - September 03, 2017

Heartbreak Hotel covers the rise of Elvis Presley from a humble truck driver in Memphis to the King of Rock 'N' Roll, a journey that took only 18 months to complete.... (more...)
BWW Review: A Place More Magical Than Dreams: MSMT's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Captivates Young and Old BWW Review: A Place More Magical Than Dreams: MSMT's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Captivates Young and Old
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 21, 2017

In the opening scene of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's Alice in Wonderland, Alice sings of her notion of Wonderland - 'a place where nonsense fills the air, a place more magical than dreams' - and in MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences' original musical version of this classic, witty nonsense is de... (more...)
BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Cast Aside Productions BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Cast Aside Productions
by Elaine Bard - August 21, 2017

Have you ever felt unheard or unloved? Then take a seat and allow the 'internationally ignored' rock star, Hedwig, take you on a journey you will never forget.... (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME Explodes in Rhythm and Rhyme BWW Review: RAGTIME Explodes in Rhythm and Rhyme
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 14, 2017

In a bold, beautiful, and powerful production of Ragtime, the Ogunquit Playhouse gives its audience a compelling reminder that, as E. I. Doctorow once said, 'history is the present.' The 1996 musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lyn Ahrens resonates perhaps... (more...)
BWW Review:  An Amazing Journey: MSMT's Riveting and Revelatory TOMMY BWW Review: An Amazing Journey: MSMT's Riveting and Revelatory TOMMY
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 01, 2017

Midway through the first act of The Who's Tommy, the young protagonist invites his mates and listeners to ride together on his amazing journey. And truly, Maine State Music Theatre's production of the Pete Townshend/DesMcAnuff musical, seen for two performances only at the Pickard Theater July 31 o... (more...)
BWW Review: Electrifying Joy Ride, GREASE Rocks MSMT Stage BWW Review: Electrifying Joy Ride, GREASE Rocks MSMT Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 21, 2017

Rock'n roll, teen rebellion, a collection of quirky, lovable characters, and a musical score seared into the American cultural fabric - all these come together in a breathless and breathtaking joy ride that pulsates with electrifying energy in Maine State Music Theatre's third main stage show, Greas... (more...)
BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Steve Feeney - July 10, 2017

It seems, even mobsters don't like to spend all their summer in the city heat. This July, a talented gang of old-school ruffians has taken over the Ogunquit Playhouse.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Penobscot Theatre BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Penobscot Theatre
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - June 20, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company Shows "The Full Monty"... (more...)
BWW Review: MSMT's Enchanting SLEEPING BEAUTY Offers a Fresh and Relevant Perspective on a Classic Fairytale BWW Review: MSMT's Enchanting SLEEPING BEAUTY Offers a Fresh and Relevant Perspective on a Classic Fairytale
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - June 14, 2017

MSMT opens its Theatre for Young Audiences with three performances of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's musical retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, in a striking visual production, performed with energy, conviction, and style by a company of young actors. The hour-long musical... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Steve Feeney - May 22, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse opens its 85th season on a romantic Greek island.... (more...)
BWW Review: DISGRACED at Portland Stage Company BWW Review: DISGRACED at Portland Stage Company
by Steve Feeney - May 12, 2017

Strong work at Portland Stage.... (more...)