A Sign of the Times: Show Review by Jo Mispel


[caption id="attachment_29739" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo by Russ Rowland)[/caption] Time. How does our relationship to it change our understanding of, and ability to process, loss? How do we find agency for meaningful action when collective forces seem to hold us in an overwhelmed inertia? Can a philosophizing ex Physics teacher, standing on ...

Chekhov | Tolstoy Love  Stories: Show Review by Hannah Singer


I used to love reading the classics, which included classic Russian literature, when I still had time to leisurely read, you know, before motherhood!  So I jumped at the chance to see this show when I was offered tickets.  I thought, what a great opportunity to introduce my tween to ...

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ Concert and Pow-Wow: Review By Hannah Singer


[caption id="attachment_29645" align="alignleft" width="225"] (Louis Mofsie - Hopi/Winnebago. Photo by Jonathan Slaff)[/caption] It’s a family tradition for us to go to a Pow-Wow at least to one a year. We hadn’t been in over a year, so I jumped at a chance to see these dancers and musicians. This time instead ...

THE MIKADO: Show Review by Hannah Singer


When my daughter was 4, she was glued to the tv where an opera was being shown. I was floored! I have been meaning to take her to an opera since then. Luckily now that she is a tween, I had the opportunity to do just that. And it did ...

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANUKKAH, MERRY KWANZAA: Show Review by Hannah Singer


[caption id="attachment_29495" align="alignleft" width="300"] (L-R: Katarina Vizina and Valois Mickens. Photo by Jonathan Slaff)[/caption] This time of year always goes too fast for me, so I have been a bit of a Scrooge, thinking Bah Humbug. Then I was offered these tickets to a show I thought was for kids. So ...

The Amazing Max: Show Review by Alyson Treglia


[caption id="attachment_29483" align="alignleft" width="178"] (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] The Amazing Max is a one man performance starring Max Darwin and produced by Christine Cox. It is an interactive magical show for the whole family (recommended age 3 and up).  Prior to the show, premium ticket holders can engage in the VIP Magic ...

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 ...

RAP GUIDE TO EVOLUTION: Show Review by Hannah Singer


I had the opportunity to see one of Baba Brinkman’s “Guide To” rap shows. ‘Rap Guide to Evolution’ was my obvious choice as my tween and I have had many discussions about evolution vs. Adam & Eve. Right off the bat, you know this will be a show that thinks out ...

MAKE BELIEVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_28954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Joan Marcus)[/caption] I have long been a fan of playwright Bess Wohl, soon to be making her anticipated Broadway debut with Grand Horizons.  Ever since I saw Small Mouth Sounds, she has been on my theatrical radar, and Make Believe is yet another reason I ...

Flying Lessons: Show Review by Hannah Singer


[caption id="attachment_28937" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Hector Sanchez Jr.)[/caption] When I was initially presented with the opportunity to review this musical, I had no idea what to expect and if it would be child-friendly. My date to the play was my 11 year old tween daughter who attends middle school. She ...