Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

“Cirque Mechanics’ 42 ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels”: Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


If you are looking for family-fun entertainment this holiday season, and want to see something a little different, very likely to please everyone across all ages, look no further. My family and I enjoyed a wonderful experience this past weekend, and I can’t wait to share it with you. We ...

The Giant Hoax: Show Review by Alyson Treglia


[caption id="attachment_29428" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Brian E. Long)[/caption] The Giant Hoax is a musical for ages 6 and up, set in 1869 based on the true (?) events of the prehistoric petrified Cardiff Giant, a young farm girl, Emily, and Stub, the owner of the Giant.  The opening of the ...

Other Than We: Show Review by Jo Mispel


‘Other Than We’ is a very satisfying cli-fi (Climate-fiction) experience. It is a playful but powerful meditation on some of the more urgent philosophical questions we need to ask as we approach ecological catastrophe. Not just how did we as a species bring this crisis upon our biosphere, our home, ...

HOOKED ON HAPPINESS: Show Review by Jo Mispel


[caption id="attachment_29380" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo by Russ Roland)[/caption] THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is an amazing East Village cultural center that has been running since 1971 and has won 43 Obies and a Pulitzer Prize. It is a wonderful Off-Off-Broadway space, publicly funded and forever giving back to the community ...

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW: Broadway Review by Hanna Singer


[caption id="attachment_29377" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Veronique Vial)[/caption] Your perception of clowns and mimes will change after seeing this show! I had the opportunity to take my daughter to the opening night of  SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW on November 13th at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. All I knew about it, was that ...

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_29353" align="alignleft" width="215"] (Photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] If you are a theatre fan, run, don't walk, to Gerard Alessandrini’s FORBIDDEN BROADWAY that has returned to New York after a five-year hiatus.  Ardent fans know what they are in for....but if you have yet to experience, now's your chance to take ...

FEAR: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_29334" align="alignleft" width="300"] Enrico Colantoni, Alexander Garfin, and Obi Abili (Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel)[/caption] Testosterone and tempers fly amongst a plumber, college professor, and frightened 15 year old, who we meet in a rickety shed as they (almost literally) bat around the disturbing disappearance of a neighborhood eight year old ...

The Hope Hypothesis: Show Review by Jo Mispel


[caption id="attachment_29316" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo by Beowulf Sheenan)[/caption] As soon as one sits down and sees the dull, gray bureaucratic office space that is the stage set for The Voyage Theater Company’s new play The Hope Hypothesis, it is hard not to start preempting a story about the dehumanizing realities that ...

ALL HALLOWS EVE: Show Review by Alyson Treglia


[caption id="attachment_29304" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Jennifer Barnhart as Witch in All Hallows Eve - photo by Richard Termine)[/caption] My husband and I have always had a love for Halloween even prior to having our two kids. We plotted our costumes months before, whether purchasing them as a couple costume, or buying supplies ...

Monsoon Season: Show Review by Jo Mispel


Phoenix, Arizona, a dusty desert city with a sometimes spectacular Monsoon season. A season that brings moist tropical air to the dry desert, creating dramatic, and potentially dangerous, weather conditions.  Monsoon Season is also the provocative title of the new production of Lizzie Vieh’s award-winning play, directed by Kristin McCarthy ...