Saturday, June 15, 2024

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL



BACK TO THE FUTURE:  THE MUSICAL
KEY BANK STATE THEATRE
JUNE 11-JULY 7, 2024
216-241-6000 OR ON LINE AT PLAYHOUSEQUARE.ORG

 

Roy Berko

BACK TO THE FUTURE:  THE MUSICAL will delight anyone who loves farcical, outlandish and quirky stories and who has a special liking for special effects.  Don’t expect a deep thought-provoking tale or sublime music.  This isn’t a show for that.  Go!  Sit back and enjoy the overdone hijinks!  Escape from reality!  Laugh, clap and jump up at the end for the required standing ovation

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

Howard Gollop
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To see a full review of this show, read Howard Gollop's review here.

Sheri Gross
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To see a full review of this show, read Sheri Gross' review here.

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

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

Laura Kennelly
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To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Kate Klotzbach
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To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here.

Dr. Yuko Kurahashi
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To see a full review of this show, read Yuko's posts here.

Joey Morona

“It’s good, old-fashioned ‘Back to the Future.’”


To see a full review of this show, read Joey's posts here.

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE


THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

CAIN PARK--ALMA THEATRE

MAY 30-JUNE 6, 2024

216-371-3000 OR www.cainpark.com

 Roy Berko

Sometimes it’s fun to just sit in the theatre, smile and admire the talent of the cast.  If that is your kind of entertainment, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is your thing and will spell “d-e-l-i-g-h-t.”

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

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

Chris Howey

"In this Cain Park version which I saw at a preview performance, the direction by Patrick Ciamacco was energetic and the characters were all sufficiently dweeby as they fought off family issues, physical complications, and in one case a rogue boner to nab the championship."

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




A DOLL'S HOUSE:  PART 2
BECK CENTER

Roy Berko

Beck’s production, under the focused direction of Don Carrier, is a model of the right play, the right cast and the right presentation.  It is a perfect model of the “thinking person’s play.”  Though filled with ironic humor, it is the drama of the script that makes it work so well.

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

Howard Gollop
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To see a full review of this show, read Howard Gollop's review here.

Sheri Gross
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To see a full review of this show, read Sheri Gross' review here.

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

Chris Howey

"A Doll's House, Part 2 is engrossing and thought-provoking, enhanced by four precise and telling performances. And while serious Ibsen devotees may be distressed by the affrontery of playwright Hnath messing with these iconic characters, for the rest of us this play casts an intriguing new light on that "doll's house" Ibsen created."

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

Laura Kennelly
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To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Dr. Yuko Kurahashi

Carrier’s direction is very “physical” and intellectual, asking the performers to cover the entire stage in each scene.  Fully utilizing the four chairs as each character’s “fort,” Carrier expresses the four people’s emotions and thoughts by changing the spot and angle of each chair as if they have their own lives and memories.

To see a full review of this show, read Yuko's posts here. 

Sunday, June 2, 2024



Through June 15, 2024
WWW.CVLT,org 
(440) 247-8955

WORTH NOTING: 

In order to bring attention to local productions of merit at theaters that are not on the Cleveland Critics Circle’s approved Equity Theater list, members of the Circle who attend a community or educational theater production that is perceived as of high quality will have the option of listing that production on the CCC blogsite.  This review falls into that category.

 

Mark Horning

It is always a joy when the right combination of cast and crew are gathered for an uproariously funny comedy. You will need a scorecard to keep up with the various les histoires de coeur (affairs of the heart). The laughs are non-stop from start to finish. Come see this show for a good laugh.

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