Thursday, April 2, 2015

“The Undeniable Sound of Right Now” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater by Onstagecritics

David Roberts “Time it was /And what a time it was, it was/A time of innocence/A time of confidences/Long ago it must be/I have a photograph/Preserve your memories/They’re all that&#…

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Diana Sheehan: Easterner Enjoys First-rate Second Act in Texas by Onstagecritics

Alexandra Bonifield /  Howdy, y’all! Alexandra Bonifield here, Onstageblog.com’s N. Texas/Oklahoma contributor, regional theatre journalist, critic and advocate. This is my inaugural po…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What a Music Director does by Onstagecritics

Originally posted on and sure stars shining . . .:As I have returned to musical theatre work over the last eight months, I have been asked from time to time “Just what…

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The Cruise Ship Stage and Stigma by Onstagecritics

Michael Arvelo /  Thanks to an unexpected opportunity, for the first time in my life I was recently able to go on my very first cruise for 7 days across … Continue reading →

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review ~ “Music Hall” at 59E59 Theater C by Onstagecritics

David Roberts /  “With a smirk on their face, they wait now in the silence/and that dark hole/there, in front of me.”  – The Artiste in “Music Hall” Somewhere, someone ……

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A One-Night-Only Reunion Reading of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly to Benefit The New Group by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / The New Group announces a one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly, reuniting director Scott Elliott and original cast members from the company’s critica…

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Shakespeare Retro Reviews by Onstagecritics

Jon Ciccarelli / Investigating past Shakespeare related movies, books, TV specials and theater productions that are still handy for the modern actor and theater company Actors and theater pr…

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5 Non-Musical Disney Films In Need Of Stage Treatment by Onstagecritics

Sean Pollock / Before I start this list, I want to preface this by saying: I think Disney is overproduced in theatre across the board right now. Since the opening … Continue reading &#…

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How to be a Great Audience Member in 6 Easy Steps by Onstagecritics

Melinda Zupaniotis /  I got to a lot of theatre. A. LOT. Whether it’s Broadway, community theatre, regional or a kid shows, I am always amazed at the behavior of … Continue reading …

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Review ~ “Lord of the Flies” at Bridgeport Theatre Compnay by Onstagecritics

The production of “Lord of the Flies” at Bridgeport Theatre Company was performed in repertory by an all male and all female cast. Both performances were seen by two separate …

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‘The Addams Family’ at Nonnewaug High School by Onstagecritics

Nancy Sasso Janis / On the second weekend where it felt like every high school within a 40 mile radius of Naugatuck was putting on their spring musical (and it … Continue reading ͛…

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

The 100 Most Important People in Modern Musical Theatre History ~ 59-51 by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about the greatest lyricists in musical theatre history, yes this is what we theatre geeks talk … Continue r…

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‘Leader of the Pack’ at Watertown High School by Onstagecritics

Nancy Sasso Janis / Watertown High School presented ‘Leader of the Pack The Ellie Greenwich Musical’ this snowy weekend. This was a new musical for me and I knew that … Con…

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

You Want To Get Your BFA? Are You Sure? by Onstagecritics

Buying through Amazon? Help support the blog and make your purchase through this link! Chris Peterson In my line of work, college admissions, I speak with countless students who are … …

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Help Me Re-make The Music of the Night by Onstagecritics

Aaron Netsky  Cameron Mackintosh once said, when he announced the closing of the original Broadway production of Les Miserables, “I have also realized that I can’t have a crack at ̷…

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Karen Mason: “Mason at Mama’s in March” at Don’t Tell Mama by Onstagecritics

David Roberts  First things first: Karen Mason’s appearance at Don’t Tell Mama in March is an iconic seventy minutes not to be missed. Since opening the main room at Don’t … Con…

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Review ~ ‘I, Don Quixote’ at WAMS by Onstagecritics

Nancy Sasso Janis ‘I, Don Quixote’ is a non-musical play written for television by Dale Wasserman for the Dupont Show in 1959 that has almost exactly the same plot and … Co…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review ~ “Josephine and I” at The Public Theater by Onstagecritics

Tara Kennedy Josephine and I (Modern Plays) Full disclosure: I am a biography junkie. If I learn about a famous person that has even the inkling of a joie de … Continue reading →

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“Stephen Sondheim’s Greatest Musical Was Sweet Charity” by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief This was something that was said to me the other night. I was having a discussion with someone about Sondheim and his best work. … Continue reading …

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Songs That Will Make You Cry, Unless You’re A Robot by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief I was feeling a little blue today, so what better way to put myself into a deeper funk than to listen to the saddest, … Continue reading →

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Review ~ Riveting New Immersive Production of CARRIE – THE MUSICAL Makes Splashy L.A. Premiere by Onstagecritics

Michael L. Quintos / Critic Ever since its extremely short-lived 1988 Broadway run—closing just 5 days after it officially opened—the musical stage adaptation of Stephen King’s hor…

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Monday, March 23, 2015

The 100 Most Important People in Modern Musical Theatre History ~ 69-60 by Onstagecritics

I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about the greatest lyricists in musical theatre history, yes this is what we theatre geeks talk about over coffee. … Continue…

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Review ~ ‘On Golden Pond’ at Darien Arts Center by Onstagecritics

Kathleen Mosel / Critic I need to stop having pre-conceived notions of what to expect when seeing a play that has been popularized from its film adaptation. Walking into the … Continue…

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Review ~ Uncommon Cents: ‘Spring Fever’ at the Arthur Seelen Theatre by Onstagecritics

Thomas Burns Scully / Critic It’s easy to forget that beneath the cosy shelves and comfy sofas of the Drama Bookshop there is a black box theatre called The Arthur … Continue reading…

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

BritBits 8: It’s about bloody time! by Onstagecritics

BritBits 8, a theater festival-like collection of 16 short plays “by, for or about the British”, is the latest in Mind The Gap Theatre’s ongoing series but this time, BritBits … …

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Review ~ ‘Oblivion’ at Ridgefield Theatre Barn by Onstagecritics

Kathleen Mosel / Critic Last year I caught Oblivion at the Westport Country Playhouse and walked away disappointed. This year, when I saw that the Ridgefield Theatre Barn was going to take…

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Review ~ ‘Tarzan the Musical’ at Amity High School by Onstagecritics

Nancy Sasso Janis / Critic The students at Amity Regional High School come from the towns of Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge, and for their spring musical this year they decided … Conti…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

5 Ways To Sell Out Your Performances by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief Let be honest, after putting in weeks of rehearsal,  the last thing you want to happen is walking out on stage and seeing a … Continue reading →

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Ode To My Theatre Friends by Onstagecritics

Christina Giannelli / Columnist I did not get back into theatre with the intent of expanding my social circle. It was, however, an unexpected and pleasant bonus. I love and … Continue …

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Review ~ “Every Brilliant Thing” at the Barrow Street Theatre by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic “Social isolation — or lacking social connection — and living alone were found to be even more devastating to a person’s health than feeling lonely, respective…

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My Broadway Audition by Onstagecritics

Lisa Bailey / Columnist One chilly, Saturday morning in Chicago, I found myself at the Actor’s Equity building waiting in line to audition for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Doors …

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