Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

The Chekhov Dreams: Theatre Review by Sarah Moss


The invigorating portrait of love, loss and newfound life and love is currently playing at the Beckett Theatre. John McKinney’s dark, romantic comedy The Chekhov Dreams will fulfill all those theatregoers who enjoy Chekhov or yearn for a classic Greek Tragedy. All that may be required is a certain knowledge of ...

The Amazing Max: Show Review by Antonia Kasper


The Amazing Max isn’t just another kids’ magic show. It’s much more significant. Max Darwin is like a motivational speaker and comedian rolled into one who uses magic as its vehicle to make kids (and adults) feel good about themselves.  The message: Be you. Be proud to be you. And ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: This One’s For the Girls: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Lighthearted entertainment, but with an empowering message, this Valentine to women through the past 100 + years, will have you dancing in your seat or cheering....or both. The 90 minute jukebox musical features such tunes as  "I Want to See You Be Brave," "I am Woman," "Over There," "I Wanna Be ...

UNDESIREABLE ELEMENTS: GENERATION NYZ: Show Review by Sarah Moss


On the eve before the day reserved to memorialize Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. it was fitting to explore the intersections of race, culture, history, art, media and technology in the 25th anniversary production of Ping Chong + Company’s community-specific series. No fanfare, glitz or dazzle needed, just the raw ...

“The Snow Queen” Show Delivers Warmth by Andrea Santo Felcone


There’s something beautiful about leaning into things, rather than resisting them. This winter has been bitterly cold. The type of weather that is likely to keep a person inside, hibernating. But, resist those urges--lean into winter--and treat yourself and your family to Blessed Unrest’s “The Snow Queen” at the New ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: Bright Colors and Bold Patterns: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  [caption id="attachment_26222" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Russ Rowland)[/caption] Weddings drudge up a host of emotions.  And, many singles have had the experience of being invited to a friend's nuptials, only to feel like the odd unattached person out.  That's never easy. Enter Drew Droege who takes us on a laugh-ridden, yet bittersweet ...

Jason Bishop – Master of Illusion: Show Review by Antonia Kasper


Levitating Lady.  Light show. Disappearing and Reappearing Dog.  Money showers. Glowing floating “orb”.  Cool music. And of course, some good old fashion sleight of hand magic fun. That’s what my daughter (almost 9) and I thought of when we experienced Jason Bishop’s show Believe in Magic: playing at the The ...

Peter & The Wolf – Isaac Mizrahi’s Fresh Take on a Classic Piece: Show Review by Antonia Kasper


[caption id="attachment_26215" align="alignleft" width="300"] Isaac Mizrahi[/caption] What do Sergei Prokofiev and Isaac Mizrahi have in common?  Both are credited with the recent 30-minute  production of Peter and the Wolf at the Peter B. Lewis Theater, part of the Guggenheim Works & Process Series. Sergei Prokofiev’s (Composer) 1936 classic lighthearted piece, which introduced ...

20th CENTURY BLUES: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  [caption id="attachment_26003" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] Danny (Polly Draper) is an accomplished, fit and stylish photographer who has been chronicling the lives of her three BFFs over the decades, and now wants to bare all, so to speak, in a prestigious public exhibition of her work at The Museum ...

Treat Yourself to Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA: Show Review by Jamie Levine


My daughter and I traveled to Bellmore, not Broadway, to see this local Long Island production of Roald Dahl’s timeless story of a magical chocolate factory, and it proved just as deliciously satisfying. This musical was brought to life by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island's largest touring theatre company, which ...