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BWW Review: Pan Origin Story PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo BWW Review: Pan Origin Story PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Bruce Apar - June 09, 2022

The show made a splash on Broadway a dozen years ago, garnering several Tony Awards, mainly in the craft categories (scenic design, sound, lighting, choreography). The sketchy book is like a sketchbook of rapid-fire episodes that leans heavily on the strength of the ensemble to pull it off. This ens...
BWW Review: I AND YOU at Penguin Rep Theatre Climaxes in a Surreal Reveal Photo BWW Review: I AND YOU at Penguin Rep Theatre Climaxes in a Surreal Reveal
by Bruce Apar - May 11, 2022

Gunderson’s characters are two high school seniors who could not be more unlike each other. Yet, as we find out, they end up soulmates in the most surreal way imaginable....
BWW Review: Jukebox Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Chappaqua Performing Arts Cente Photo BWW Review: Jukebox Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
by Bruce Apar - May 04, 2022

Apart from the infectious, wall-to-wall music, which is rousingly played live on stage by all the actors, what makes Million Dollar Quartet a crowd-pleaser is the interpersonal dramas driven by the egos of four pop music pioneers.  ...
BWW Review: OFF PEAK Finds Hudson Stage in Peak Form Photo BWW Review: OFF PEAK Finds Hudson Stage in Peak Form
by Bruce Apar - April 27, 2022

After 23 years and 37 productions, Hudson Stage producers Denise Bessette and Olivia Sklar have decided it’s time they gave themselves some well-deserved R&R....
BWW REVIEWS: Sunday Afternoon With LIMELIGHT THEATRE COMPANY'S MARRY ME A LITTLE Photo BWW REVIEWS: Sunday Afternoon With LIMELIGHT THEATRE COMPANY'S MARRY ME A LITTLE
by Kristen Morale - March 04, 2022

Directed by Stephanie Scuderi, Marry Me a Little is Limelight Theatre Company’s next venture in bringing more inclusive and affordable performing arts to the greater NYC area....
BWW Review: Livin' La Vida DIVAS at Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo BWW Review: Livin' La Vida DIVAS at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Bruce Apar - February 15, 2022

There are no weighty messages here. No high drama. Just fun stuff, listening to a couple of 60ish female actors, virtually joined at the hip, tease and tolerate each other with all manner of jokey repartee, acid-laced with rapier ripostes that cut to the quick....
BWW Review: DINERS, DIVES, AND DREAMERS at Westchester Collaborative Theater Photo BWW Review: DINERS, DIVES, AND DREAMERS at Westchester Collaborative Theater
by Bruce Apar - December 07, 2021

Authored by five writers of diverse voices, styles and skillsets, tying the eclectic tales together is a uniform fascination with the meaning of existence, notably the randomness and revelations inherent in human interaction....
BWW Review: THE OCTOBER STORM Lights Up Hudson Stage
at Whippoorwill Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE OCTOBER STORM Lights Up Hudson Stage at Whippoorwill Theatre
by Bruce Apar - October 14, 2021

Mr. Allen has serious issues here to litigate -- children abandoned by a parent, Veterans abandoned by their government, wives abandoned by unfaithful spouses -- but the inevitable downers of life are entertainingly leavened by graceful, easy-flowing humor that springs not from punchy one-liners, bu...
BWW Review: MASQUERADE: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at White Plains Performing Photo BWW Review: MASQUERADE: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by Peter Danish - October 12, 2021

That said, any review of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, (for readers who have been on Mars for the last half century: 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Song and Dance', 'Aspects of Love', 'Evita,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' and 'School...
BWW Review: AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS Joyously Welcomes Audiences Back to Ridgefield The Photo BWW Review: AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS Joyously Welcomes Audiences Back to Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Bruce Apar - June 22, 2021

This smartly-curated collection of five short, lively, skillfully-mounted plays -- running without intermission for a fast-moving 90 or so minutes -- is a fine and fun way to become reacquainted with the kind of pleasures only live-audience theater can offer. (Zoom theater ably serves its purpose as...
BWW Review: VIRTUAL LIVING ART EVENT at Westchester Collaborative Theater: 7 Playwrig Photo BWW Review: VIRTUAL LIVING ART EVENT at Westchester Collaborative Theater: 7 Playwrights Paint Pictures With Words
by Bruce Apar - March 22, 2021

In VIRTUAL LIVING ART EVENT at Westchester Collaborative Theater, 7 Playwrights Paint Pictures With Words...
BWW Review: One Actor, 25 Characters Bring Alive 
A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ridgefield Th Photo BWW Review: One Actor, 25 Characters Bring Alive A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Bruce Apar - December 07, 2020

When the ghost of Scrooge’s deceased partner Jacob Marley shows up to apprise him of the three visitations coming his way, if you close your eyes, Mr. Spaddacino would have you believing there were two actors on stage. It’s a lot of fun to watch -- and hear. ...
BWW Review: At Westchester Broadway Theatre, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Got Mucho Mojo Photo BWW Review: At Westchester Broadway Theatre, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Got Mucho Mojo
by Bruce Apar - February 04, 2020

I don't remember a show moving with such energy, grace, Moe-mentum, musicality and sheer fun. From the moment the Moes materialize until the moment they Moe-sey off stage, this musical is magical, with just the right mix of mayhem, mugging and music....
BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Westchester Broadway Theatre Sends In the Clowns Photo BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Westchester Broadway Theatre Sends In the Clowns
by Bruce Apar - January 12, 2020

While Lend Me a Tenor's tenor is typically farcical -- breakneck pace, mistaken identities, misunderstandings, overactive hormones, sexual wordplay, frenetic and improbable physicality, and a panoply of slamming doors -- what sets it apart from others of its ilk is the musical conceit that drives th...
BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Ridgefield Theater Barn Sings the Phrases of Photo BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Ridgefield Theater Barn Sings the Phrases of AM Radio and 45s
by Bruce Apar - December 19, 2019

The Marvelous Wonderettes tugs at the memories of audiences who remember the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves and 45-rpm records were stacked, like hotcakes, on a phonograph spindle....