A Wonderful Life at Cohoes Music Hall

Review: A Touching Musical Version of ‘A Wonderful Life’ at Cohoes Music Hall

Of all the classic Christmas stories, Frank Capra’s A Wonderful Life is the holiday touchstone that best conflates holiday nostalgia with authentic real life situations. The Nutcracker is a bit too sugary, A Christmas Carol typically Victorian, Santaland Diaries is somewhat world weary and sarcastic, but A Wonderful Life hits the Christmas sweet spot perfectly.…

The Game at Barrington Stage Company

Preview: Scandalous Musical Version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Game) returns to Barrington Stage

Seduction…Betrayal…Revenge… (Seen above: Rachel York and Graham Rowat. Photos by Kevin Sprague.) The Game – now in previews at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) – is the very model of a beautiful, satisfying musical. It boasts glorious costumes, elegant sets and a score with deep roots in classical music, yet with a decidedly contemporary sensibility. The…