Norfolk Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: ALWAYS PATSY CLINE at Riverside Center For The Performing Arts Soars! BWW Review: ALWAYS PATSY CLINE at Riverside Center For The Performing Arts Soars!
by Jeremy Bustin - June 24, 2018

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BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY is Richmond's Smash Hit of the Summer! BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY is Richmond's Smash Hit of the Summer!
by Jeremy Bustin - June 23, 2018

Sizzling with incredible talent and energy, and moving at a brisk pace, Virginia Repertory Theatre's first-rate production breathes new life into the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. West Side Story runs through July 29 at the November Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Richmond Triangle Players BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Richmond Triangle Players
by Jeremy Bustin - June 18, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players closes its 25th anniversary season with an already-extended, completely-sold-out production of the very ambitious A CHORUS LINE.... (more...)
BWW Review: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at TheatreLAB: A Therapy Session Onstage... Of Sorts... BWW Review: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at TheatreLAB: A Therapy Session Onstage... Of Sorts...
by Brent Deekens - June 12, 2018

Plays at TheatreLAB through June the 23rd, 2018... (more...)
BWW Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at TheatreLAB: A Powerful Portrayal of the Human Dynamic BWW Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at TheatreLAB: A Powerful Portrayal of the Human Dynamic
by Brent Deekens - June 06, 2018

Plays Through June the 9th, 2018... (more...)
BWW Review: ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID at the SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: Situational Fun with Laughs and Heart BWW Review: ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID at the SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: Situational Fun with Laughs and Heart
by Brent Deekens - June 03, 2018

Plays Through June the 30th, 2018... (more...)
BWW Review: PRELUDES at Firehouse Theatre: The Artist's Journey... BWW Review: PRELUDES at Firehouse Theatre: The Artist's Journey...
by Brent Deekens - May 27, 2018

Plays Through June the 10th, 2018 at the Firehouse Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: Compelling and Controversial: APPROPRIATE at Cadence Theatre Delivers BWW Review: Compelling and Controversial: APPROPRIATE at Cadence Theatre Delivers
by Jeremy Bustin - May 08, 2018

Cadence Theatre's latest offering is Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award-winning play APPROPRIATE-a wildly subversive and disturbing piece of theatre that is anything but appropriate. Given the perfectly cluttered stage, patrons walking into the theatre may feel they are about to bear witness to a li... (more...)
BWW Review: RENT, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at ALTRIA THEATRE BWW Review: RENT, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at ALTRIA THEATRE
by Brent Deekens - April 28, 2018

Plays Through The 29th of April, 2018... (more...)
BWW Review: RIVER DITTY: AN AMERICAN FOLKTALE at Virginia Repertory Theatre (World Premiere) BWW Review: RIVER DITTY: AN AMERICAN FOLKTALE at Virginia Repertory Theatre (World Premiere)
by Jeremy Bustin - April 28, 2018

For the past several years, Virginia Repertory Theatre has produced one world premiere of a new play or musical. Last year's award-winning THE END OF WAR by David L. Robbins was theatre at its very finest, with incredible special effects, set design and a gorgeous book by Robbins. While River Ditty'... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTH at TheatreLAB: A Taut Teenage Nightmare BWW Review: MOTH at TheatreLAB: A Taut Teenage Nightmare
by Brent Deekens - April 23, 2018

Declan Greene's MOTH is an 'in-yer-face' allegory that covers the sullen travails of two hopeless teenagers who just can't seem to find an adequate niche in school or, indeed, within the limits of their own lives.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE NORMAL HEART at Richmond Triangle Players is an Essential Piece of Theatre BWW Review: THE NORMAL HEART at Richmond Triangle Players is an Essential Piece of Theatre
by Jeremy Bustin - April 21, 2018

The Richmond Triangle Players' production of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART is not the most polished audiences have seen, but it is one of the most important and heartrending pieces of theatre the company has produced in recent years. While the story may be more compelling to those who lived throug... (more...)
BWW Review: ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at the Hanover Tavern: Her Hilarious Observations Still Merit Attention (And Gasping Guffaws) After All Of These Years... BWW Review: ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at the Hanover Tavern: Her Hilarious Observations Still Merit Attention (And Gasping Guffaws) After All Of These Years...
by Brent Deekens - April 18, 2018

Plays Through The 29th of April, 2018... (more...)
BWW Review: AN OAK TREE at Firehouse Theatre: Limitless Textual Interpretations Grounded By A Faultless Production BWW Review: AN OAK TREE at Firehouse Theatre: Limitless Textual Interpretations Grounded By A Faultless Production
by Brent Deekens - April 10, 2018

Plays Through April 14th... (more...)
BWW Review: Riverside Center Hits The Right Notes with HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Regional Premiere BWW Review: Riverside Center Hits The Right Notes with HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Regional Premiere
by Jeffrey Walker - April 01, 2018

Boasting an impressive production and stellar cast, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is presenting the professional DC-Northern Virginia regional premiere of the dark and romantic musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. It is well worth the trip along Interstate 95 to hear the rich score and ly... (more...)
BWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE at the RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS & 5TH WALL THEATRE: An Ominous (And Riveting) Trip Down Memory Lane… BWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE at the RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS & 5TH WALL THEATRE: An Ominous (And Riveting) Trip Down Memory Lane…
by Brent Deekens - March 15, 2018

It plays through the 17th of March!... (more...)
BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA at SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: As Cutely-Camp As Can Be! BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA at SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: As Cutely-Camp As Can Be!
by Brent Deekens - March 13, 2018

Plays Through May 5th, 2018... (more...)
BWW Review: JOHN & JEN at HATTheatre: A Family-Friendly Charmer BWW Review: JOHN & JEN at HATTheatre: A Family-Friendly Charmer
by Brent Deekens - March 06, 2018

Plays Through March 17th... (more...)
BWW Review: WINGS THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre Pensively Soars BWW Review: WINGS THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre Pensively Soars
by Brent Deekens - March 06, 2018

Plays Through March 10th... (more...)
BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Mill Mountain Theatre BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Mill Mountain Theatre
by Andrew Burrill - March 06, 2018

Defying the boundaries of the world we think we know, Nick Payne's Olivier and Drama League nominated hit is a charming and profound exploration of the universal truth in finding and losing love.... (more...)
BWW Review: Relevant and Remarkable, Virginia Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Delivers BWW Review: Relevant and Remarkable, Virginia Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Delivers
by Jeremy Bustin - February 20, 2018

Teeming with emotionally-charged and nuanced performances, and led by Tony-award winning actress Trezana Beverley, Virginia Rep's RAISIN is a tour de force not to be missed. Audiences can see the Broadway-caliber masterwork through March 11 at Virginia Rep's November Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill's ALL MY SONS: A Haunting Glimpse at an 'American Dream' Gone Awry BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill's ALL MY SONS: A Haunting Glimpse at an 'American Dream' Gone Awry
by Brent Deekens - February 15, 2018

I must preface this article to indicate that as much as I found this production of ALL MY SONS to be beguiling and devastatingly gripping, I found myself thinking, 'Wow, people just don't talk this way anymore. In fact, they really don't act this way anyone, either.' The play was written and set in ... (more...)
BWW Review: TheatreLAB's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD: Bare Bones, Metaphysical Theatre BWW Review: TheatreLAB's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD: Bare Bones, Metaphysical Theatre
by Brent Deekens - February 07, 2018

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD is a theatrical piece... about creating theatrical pieces.... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Proves A Super Trouper in Regional Premiere at Riverside Center BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Proves A Super Trouper in Regional Premiere at Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - January 24, 2018

The view looks pretty good from a pair of platform shoes. Heck, even on an idyllic, Greek island resort there's not a moment of stress and strain that can't be cured by breaking into the hits of Sweden's number one pop group, ABBA. If you want to get your groove back to the tune of 'Dancing Queen,' ... (more...)
BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its Best BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its Best
by Brent Deekens - December 21, 2017

In a swingin' cavalcade of big band excitement, director Tom Width and his sterling team of singer-actors, musicians and technicians have packed a real red, white and blue wallop!... (more...)