West Virginia Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: CHICAGO at Apollo Civic Theatre BWW Review: CHICAGO at Apollo Civic Theatre
by Johnna Leary - September 27, 2017

Stuffed with razzle dazzle and old fashioned sex appeal, Chicago is an excellent musical evening at the Apollo Civic Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Old Opera House BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - September 09, 2017

A sharply timed and hysterical show featuring a wonderful ensemble cast with pristine comedic direction from Susan Thornton, Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor at the Old Opera House is one evening of comedy you don't want to miss!... (more...)
BWW Review: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at CATF BWW Review: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at CATF
by Johnna Leary - August 02, 2017

We Will Not Be Silent at CATF is an extraordinary theatrical experience based on true events. College student Sophie Scholl is arrested and interrogated by a German Nazi officer (not entirely unsympathetic to her cause) for the only act of civil disobedience protesting Hitler by a German citizen dur... (more...)
BWW Review: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI at CATF BWW Review: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI at CATF
by Johnna Leary - July 29, 2017

A dark comedy about unexpected choices and familial prejudices, Byhalia Mississippi is a phenomenal evening of entertainment directed by Marc Masterson and wonderfully written by Evan Linder.... (more...)
BWW Review: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY at CATF BWW Review: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY at CATF
by Johnna Leary - July 25, 2017

Though it contains the admirable and relevant racial contemporary message the playwright, Kara Lee Corthron, intended, Welcome to Fear City suffers from a lack of a coherent vision and a dragging pace unsuited to the fast-talking, non-stop world of the 1970's Bronx in which the play is set.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE NICETIES at CATF BWW Review: THE NICETIES at CATF
by Johnna Leary - July 24, 2017

Featuring a tour de force performance from its' two female stars, cutting dialogue and presenting the strongest of both social questions and CATF performances this summer, The Niceties is a show not to be missed.... (more...)
BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL at CATF BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL at CATF
by Johnna Leary - July 24, 2017

A beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness within a family, Everything is Wonderful truly is a wonderful show at CATF this summer. While still handling a dark subject matter, the tone and eventual outcome of the show is much more light-hearted than one would expect walking in and Ed Herendeen's... (more...)
BWW Review: WILD HORSES at CATF BWW Review: WILD HORSES at CATF
by Johnna Leary - July 19, 2017

Wild Horses is a charming, energetic coming of age story of teenage rebellion and romance in the 1970's expertly performed in a solo show by Kate Udall. Written by Allison Gregory and in the National New Play Network premiere, a single unnamed woman recounts a single summer from her teenage years wh... (more...)