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By Matt Chandler » Thursday, September 25, 2014

Theodore Geisel was a masterful storyteller and though Dr. Seuss put down his pen years ago, his timeless messages live on thanks to the musical “Seussical,” adapted for the stage. Theatre of Y... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, September 25, 2014

The local reputation of playwright David Ives has come a long way in five years. In 2009, a Kaleidoscope Theatre production of his play “Polish Joke” at Canisius College incited a controversy o... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eighty uncomfortable, maddening and elliptical minutes. There you have it, a brief summary of Buffalo Laboratory Theatre’s first production of the new theatrical season, “Gidion’s Knot,” by... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here's this week's Wednesday Theater Roundup, which features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers: "Fiddler on the Roof," through Sunday in the Lancaster Opera... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The premise of the Paul Robeson Theatre’s world premiere of “Shake Em On Down: A Blues Opera,” the work of an anonymous playwright who goes by the pen name of R. Skye Kamiyo, is instantly charmi... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, September 24, 2014

May and Charlie, two Howard University students and activists, traveled to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 to do honorable work. They wanted to encourage their young black peers to vote, to exercise... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A year ago, The New Phoenix Theatre – Richard Lambert, Robert Waterhouse and company – “developed and performed” an adaptation of the classic story of the sea, “The Mutiny on the Bounty.” ... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, September 21, 2014

In the first scene of the second act of Torn Space Theatre’s confounding production of “Lulu” that opened Thursday night in the Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle and Library, an elderly man in ful... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Here’s a good way to kick off the theater season: Anne Gayley! Anne Gayley! Anne Gayley! Anne Gayley, the one and only, is a force to be reckoned with. Her performance in “Six Dance Lessons ... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, September 18, 2014

The first 10 minutes of Rich Orloff’s new comedy “Tropical Heat,” now in the Alleyway Theatre, are so bad they’re almost good. When the lights go up on Neal Radice’s rickety set, we meet ... Read More
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