REVIEW: “Better” at Bridge Street Theatre

by DL Simmons The set-up is inspired (literally): In 2010, a respected Alabama biology professor shot and killed three of her colleagues in cold blood. Defeated after a long and humiliating tenure review, the wife and mother of four opened fire in a faculty meeting with a gun her family didn’t even know she carried.…

REVIEW: “Nunsense” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin   Dan Goggin’s Nunsense is a theatre institution.  After debuting in 1985 and becoming the second longest running off-Broadway show (The Fantasticks being first) it has produced six sequels, the last Nunset Boulevard in 2009, and three spin-offs.  A swarm of actresses including Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard, Rue McClanahan and Sally Struthers…

REVIEW: “George Gershwin Alone” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Barbara Waldinger During the question and answer session that concludes his solo production, George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder was asked by an audience member at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre why he did not choose to be a concert pianist.  His response was that in performing his nine distinctive one-man shows he plays more…

REVIEW: “Oklahoma!” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Roseann Cane The first musical written by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! opened on Broadway on March 31,1943. An box-office smash from the get-go, it ran for more than 2,000 performances. During the nearly 76 years since, it’s a fair bet that this deservedly celebrated American musical has been…