San Antonio Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Will Leave You Smiling and Sobbing BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Will Leave You Smiling and Sobbing
by Kathy Strain - May 23, 2018

As The Public Theater of San Antonio opened its latest play, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, audiences knew it was going to be a hit. The anticipation was great as many knew that J. Scott Lapp would direct this wonderful show based on the novel by Robert James Waller with the book by Marsha Norman an... (more...)
BWW Review: WISH - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE is Wise, Witty and Wonderful BWW Review: WISH - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE is Wise, Witty and Wonderful
by Frank Benge - May 09, 2018

WISH is a world premiere new musical for young audiences that is set 100 years in the past and uses a highly theatrical and presentational storytelling style that successfully combines magic, music and youthful optimism with action and adventure. This unique and original story imagines the America o... (more...)
BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON on Tour Entertains in San Antonio, Texas BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON on Tour Entertains in San Antonio, Texas
by Kathy Strain - May 03, 2018

My first time attending THE BOOK OF MORMON was in 2013 right after seeing my oldest son off on a full-time Mormon mission to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Going into the theater, I wondered if the controversy surrounding the play would make me worry more about my son. Would it challenge my own belief s... (more...)
BWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San Antonio BWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - January 15, 2018

Many children growing up are given the opportunity to enjoy fairy tales and funny stories. One very popular show was always CINDERELLA. The story of the girl who lived in cinders with a mean stepmother and two stepsisters is the quindecennial story of rags to riches from sad to happy from hate to lo... (more...)
BWW Review: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio BWW Review: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - December 13, 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it's not surprising that a wonderfully iconic show would come through San Antonio, Texas just in time for Christmas. Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS is everything you would hope to see in this classic movie brought to stage in 2017. As the show began, the music... (more...)
BWW Review: Overtime Theater's LIKE STARS, MOONIE BWW Review: Overtime Theater's LIKE STARS, MOONIE
by Kathy Strain - December 07, 2017

LIKE STARS, MOONIE is a two act play written and directed by thespian Morgan Clyde. Although comfortable onstage and starring in such local shows as SHREK THE MUSICAL as Princess Fiona and others, Clyde seems well adept at creating and directing this original work. LIKE STARS, MOONIE follows a see... (more...)
BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - November 15, 2017

If you're dreaming of a White Christmas this holiday season, look no further than the stages of Texas. Now in its 17th year of spreading festive fun, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is the tap-tastic wintery classic that perfectly marries the famous 1954 film with all of your old-fashioned Broadway ... (more...)
BWW Review:Cirque du Soleil Crystal BWW Review:Cirque du Soleil Crystal
by Kathy Strain - October 16, 2017

As the audience files into the arena, it's evident that there is something magical about to happen on the ice rink below. It is adorned as one would expect a Cirque du Soleil event to be with the beautiful lights, sets and lighting effects. It is a show that will live up to its famous name and be a ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Comes to the San Antonio Stage BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Comes to the San Antonio Stage
by Kathy Strain - September 20, 2017

From the moment the THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL begins, the audience is immediately riveted towards the action and suspense happening on the stage. Start to finish, this production had the audience sitting on the edge of their seats. Even if you saw the movie THE BODYGUARD with Whitney Houston and Kev... (more...)
BWW Review: Texas Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in San Antonio BWW Review: Texas Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - September 17, 2017

Notre-Dame de Paris is a novel published in 1831 and written by famous author Victor Hugo. As it became popular throughout the world, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME became a beloved Disney story which later became a stage production. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz added new music to be included in th... (more...)
BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The Playhouse BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The Playhouse
by Kathy Strain - July 17, 2017

The Playhouse in San Antonio opened its production of HAIRSPRAY to a nearly sold-out crowd on July 7, 2017. There was a lot of buzz about this production, especially about Director Omar Leos. It seemed that everyone had high hopes for this production as Leos prepared the cast. And as it turns out, t... (more...)
BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - July 06, 2017

As a not-so-typical boy meets girl love story, SHREK, THE MUSICAL is a great adaptation of the original Dreamworks animated movie. With a cast of characters including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Donkey and Lord Farquaad, this show is bound to entertain a variety of audiences.... (more...)
BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - June 26, 2017

San Antonio, Texas has a rich history especially that of the Alamo and many military bases that have existed over the years. But, along with its history, San Antonio also has a lot of talent that has been seen at many of the local theaters rich in history. One such theater is that of the Harlequin T... (more...)
BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - June 08, 2017

Matilda is a beloved story written by Roald Dahl and enjoyed by children all over the world. It's hugely popular story led Dennis Kelly to adapt the story and Tim Minchin to pen the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL. As it first premiered in in UK in 2010, MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its way to ... (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San Antonio BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - May 03, 2017

Going to see FINDING NEVERLAND for the first time didn't raise any specific expectations. Having heard a little bit about it over the years, there were a few things to consider. It was the story of J.M. Barrie and how he came to write the famed Peter Pan story many years ago. It was well received b... (more...)