Curtain Call: She Loves Me – A feel good musical

Benjamin Scheuer sings his story in the one-man show The Lion at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven.

Clay & Wattles Theater Company presents She Loves Me at The Gary-The Olivia Theatre on the grounds of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem. This musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff is one of those feel good shows that makes summer lighter and brighter no matter a matinee or evening performance. As usual director/choreographer Sally Camm … read more

Curtain Call: An Irish love story opens Bethlehem’s season

A crescent moon and a single star were shining in the cloudless sky over Bethlehem’s Abbey of Regina Laudis where the Clay & Wattles Theatre Company opened its summer season. You couldn’t ask for a better background for Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley. A good Irish love story beautifully presented by a talented cast reinforces the fact that this theater … read more

Curtain Call: Theater Barn goes True West in riveting performance

Theater Barn, Ridgefield: Having always been fascinated by “absent” characters, those that are pivotal to a play but are never seen on stage, and equally fascinated by the relationship of fathers and sons, in a most unlikely alliance, I thought about Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams as I watched Sam Shepard’s masterpiece “True West.” Currently on the boards at the … read more

Curtain Call: Third: A first rate play at Eastbound

Eastbound Theatre, Milford: Wendy Wasserstein’s Third is a grand, intelligent play. It’s about making assumptions and judgments about people without really knowing them. Currently, Eastbound Theatre offers a pretty good production of this play with some outstanding performances. The plot centers on a college student, Woodson Bull III, and an English professor, Laurie Jameson, a feminist pioneer. She doesn’t understand … read more

Curtain Call: Flyin’ West speaks volumes

Westport Country Playhouse: On opening night, Westport audiences whistled and cheered for the cast of Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West currently on stage at the Westport Country Playhouse. It was a fine production, but having seen this performed at Long Wharf some years ago, that production still lingers on, while Westport’s production doesn’t fly quite as high. The play focuses on … read more