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Review: EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD at Castle Craig Players Photo Review: EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - Dec 4, 2022

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, I had the pleasure of seeing EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD, which is easily the funniest stage comedy I have seen in the last three years!  It is yet another first-rate Christmas comedy production performed by the Castle Craig Players at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse in Meriden, CT.  EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD is a hilarious satirical farce written by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez.  It is brilliantly directed by Bobby and Carleigh Schultz.  It stars the highly talented trio of Chris Brooks, Rick Bennett, and Bobby Schultz. 

Laurel Little Theatre Presents DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS Photo Laurel Little Theatre Presents DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2021

Laurel Little Theatre opens its ‚Äú60th¬†Sensational Season‚ÄĚ with the Southern comedy, ‚ÄúDOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS.‚ÄĚ

BWW Review: A GOOD OLD FASHIONED REDNECK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS at Connecticut Cabaret The Photo BWW Review: A GOOD OLD FASHIONED REDNECK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Dec 2, 2019

Hey y'all!  On November 30, I had the pleasure of seeing my favorite Connecticut Cabaret Theatre show of 2019, which is my outright favorite live comedy I have seen in 2019, A GOOD OLD FASHIONED REDNECK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS!  This comedy by Kristine Bauske had this packed theatre laughing all throughout the show.  Director Kris McMurray has found a stellar cast featuring many Connecticut Cabaret Theatre favorites, and continues to bring out the best in them all.   Every actor and actress in this production does so well that it feels like they truly have become their character on stage, something particularly impressive among cast members who we have previously seen also excel in other roles, some that are very different from these roles.

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents A GOOD OLD FASHIONED REDNECK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Photo Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents A GOOD OLD FASHIONED REDNECK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2019

What if the three wise men weren't really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding conflicts at home, who happened upon the greatest story ever told? Set the entire story in modern day America, sprinkle in a little redneck humor, and you have the smash A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas! Bill, Dave, and Jimmy (played by Connecticut Cabaret favorites Russell Fish, Chris Brooks and Rick Bennett) have had it with their women! Even though it's Christmas Eve, and tradition dictates they should be home, drinking hot cocoa and singing carols, the boys decide to high-tail it into the mountains for a little hunting and a lot of beer.

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Apr 8, 2019

On Friday, April 5, I had the pleasure of seeing a phenomenally performed comedy about comedy!  As expected, the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT has delivered another high quality show, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor.  Not only is it highly entertaining to watch, but I feel my takeaway from it has helped make me a better person, which to me is the ultimate sign of success for any show!

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) Photo Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2019

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre declares "Make Comedy Great Again!" Comedy should not be left in the hands of amateurs. The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) stars Chris Brooks, Rick Bennett and James J Moran. Watch as these three talents performers covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare and Moliere (Is Moliere funny? Why not?) to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey.

BWW Review: THE RAT PACK LOUNGE at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE RAT PACK LOUNGE at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Oct 21, 2018

THE RAT PACK LOUNGE is a highly entertaining fictional musical comedy about Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre has yet again produced a first-rate show with the perfect cast for the roles they perform.

BWW Review: THE UNDERPANTS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE UNDERPANTS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 19, 2018

A hilarious farce, adapted by Steve Martin, comes to life on the stage of the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre! This first-rate production will have you laughing from start to finish. An excellent cast brings the characters to life and draws the audience in to this amazing show!

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents THE UNDERPANTS Photo Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents THE UNDERPANTS
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2018

Theo Maske has an unusual problem, his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town--a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos, two infatuated men, a dapper poet and a whiny hypochondriac want to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them. In which the prospective lodgers now have some underlying surprises of their own.   Don't get caught with your pants down. Especially not your underpants.

BWW Review: GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Photo BWW Review: GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Nov 25, 2017

The jukebox musical GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL has great music and comedy, entertaining the audience at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT with music from the 1950s and 1960s, woven into a storyline involving three male characters and three female characters, all who are in pursuit of romance