At Jacob’s Pillow, four wildly divergent views of where ballet may be headed were given world premieres at Jacob’s Pillow under the guidance of impresario and principal dancer Daniil SImkin.
A modern Comedy of Errors “truly is Shakespeare for the whole family. This is the kind of action-packed, colorful introduction to the Bard that can make life-long converts of youngsters,” says Gail Burns.
“In a performance as big as all outdoors,” Gail Burns writes, the melancholy Dane and his cohorts take the stage of The Dell at The Mount to “tell Hamlet’s tale in record time.”
Corinna May and John Woodson revolve slowly before you while their characters talk about life. An interesting, if mundane, play reviewed by Gail Burns.
This is musical theatre, sure, but it is much more than that. Instead of pretty songs with repeated melody lines and salubrious lyrical sentiments, this is everyday speech, rhymed and coupled, like operatic recitative with a rock beat. And it works.
Paradise Blue is the second of Dominique Morisseau’’s trilogy of plays about Detroit, community and the reality of life.
Here’s a Neil Simon play that searches for answers and truth in a family with a cruel matriarch. There are plenty of great laughs, too, but the touching story is the real reason to cherish Lost in Yonkers.