Monday, August 8, 2022

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL@ Blank Canvas



THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
BLANK CANVAS
AUGUST 5-21, 2022

 

Roy Berko
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Sheri Gross

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Mark Horning
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Chris Howey

This musical spinoff from the uber-popular animated TV show (and a series of films) has found itself on the tiny stage at Blank Canvas Theatre. And thanks to director Patrick Ciamacco, who is a wizard at downsizing huge musical productions without losing a gram of energy or excitement, this production is a fast-paced, Jello-colored delight.

 

To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.

 

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD at Seat of the Pants Productions



OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD

Reinberger Auditorium
August 5-21, 2022 

Roy Berko

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD exposes the viewer to a part of history not well known to many.   The overly-long script gets a creditable staging by Seats of the Pants Productions.  It is worth the sit for anyone interested in probing theater.


To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM @ Cain Park's Alma Theatre



SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
August 4-14-, 2022
216-371-3000 or visit tinyurl.com/ye2b2zzu

Roy Berko

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is a theatre-lovers dream.  It is an in-depth look at one of America’s musical theatre greats presented in his spoken words, his musical sounds, and creative lyrics.  It is a must see for anyone who admires his work or is interested in finding out more about Sondheim!

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Sheri Gross
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Mark Horning
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Chris Howey


This iteration of Sondheim on Sondheim will tweak the pleasure zones of Sondheim devotees, because how can you miss with this kind of material? But due to some odd design and directorial choices, this production doesn't quite "finish the hat." 


To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

West Side Story @ Porthouse Theatre


Through August 14, 2022
https://www.kent.edu/porthouse
(330) 672-3884

 

Roy Berko

WEST SIDE STORY is near the top of my list of all-time great musicals. The creative choreography and solid character development of the Porthouse production did nothing to dissuade my love for the show.  Bravo!!!  I look forward to more shows produced by the Terri Kent and Martin C├ęspedes dynamic duo!

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Kerry Clawson

Passion, love, hate and tragedy leap onto the stage at Porthouse Theatre with its electrifying production of West Side Story.

... Director Terri Kent and artistic collaborator/choreographer Martin Cespedes have combined forces to create a swirling, constantly moving world of warring street gangs and star-crossed lovers caught amid hate, prejudice and violence in 1957 New York City. The 36 actors in their terrific cast throw themselves into this timeless musical ...

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To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Sheri Gross

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Mark Horning

Porthouse Theatre has always been more than the show. It is the gathering of old friends and family to break bread picnic style on the spacious grounds. It is also a chance to see the future stars of Broadway as they practice their craft for the first time. This remarkable production of “West Side Story” is not to be missed. Bring the clan and enjoy a superb evening of entertainment.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey

Porthouse Theatre's Production of 'West Side Story' Is So Damn Good

To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.