Author: Sarah Downs

Three Wise Guys

This is America during Prohibition, and the rum runners are running wild, bootleggers have yet to be given the boot, and homemade “punch” packs a secret punch.

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Hallelujah, Baby!

A throwback to a bygone era, Hallelujah, Baby! is unapologetically Broadway, with everything from ballads to fan dancing, although in this concert production you have to imagine the fans. It is moving and great fun at the same time, with solid performances by an excellent cast.

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The story of Frankenstein’s Monster’s ‘life’ is a tale of innocence, fear, beauty and cruelty. I had hoped this production would explore that range of nuance, illuminating the heart behind the horror. Unfortunately the collection of diverse elements never fully coalesces into a coherent whole.

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Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

Shakespeare creates a ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ world in which mistaken (and mis-taken) identity and buffoonery collide, to make a play that brims with humor, schadenfreude and, of course, romance. It’s a wild ride worth the taking.

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Once on This Island

In Once on this Island, Director Michael Arden has created an island of joy at the Circle in the Square Theatre. It is glorious and you absolutely must see it.

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