REVIEW: “Moonlight and Magnolias.”

by Gail M. Burns Moonlight and Magnolias, currently on the boards at Oldcastle, centers on a story related in William MacAdams’ 1990 biography of Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Hecht. A scene-setting quotation from MacAdams: “At dawn on Sunday, February 20, 1939, David Selznick … and director Victor Fleming [who Selznick had pulled away from shooting The…

Soul Rebel Performance Troupe Presents a Weekend of One-Acts, Monologues, and Stand-up Comedy

Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, a Watervliet-based organization with a mission of fostering better cross-cultural understanding through the performing arts, will present a weekend of one-acts, monologues and stand-up comedy at the First Congregational Church on Quail St. in Albany, NY. This is the troupe’s second production in the First Congregational Church. “Our home theater is…

REVIEW: “Million Dollar Quartet”

by Macey Levin On December 4, 1956, in the seedy recording studio of Sun Records in Nashville, Tennessee, four iconic rock and roll musicians met in an improvised jam session. Immortalized by a photograph of Elvis Presley at the piano staring up at Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, this major moment in…

REVIEW: “Spring Awakening”

by Macey Levin             There is a theatrical experience awaiting you at The Egremont Barn in 17 Main Street in South Egremont, Massachusetts.  Not only are they presenting a dynamic production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, but the venue is not your usual theatre space. The show,…

REVIEW: “The Birds”

by Macey Levin To be clear!  The title of the short story The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier written in 1952 is the only thing the play, currently at Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Theatre, has in common with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller of 1963. The play has a prescient quality in that the human…