REVIEW: “The Book of Mormon” at Proctors

by Roseann Cane The Book of Mormon (the musical comedy, that is) opened on Broadway in 2011 after seven years in development. It wowed the critics, won nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical), and set a record for Broadway ticket sales, grossing over 500 million dollars to date. Proctors is currently hosting a national tour…

REVIEW: “Tales of the Lost Formicans” at Silverthorne Theater

by Jenny Hansell In Silverthorne Theater Company‘s Tales of the Lost Formicans, a cheery group of aliens from the future explore and describe an odd life form, their artifacts, and their environment, a place we know as “the suburbs.”  They explain oddities such as chairs and tables, social interactions and the means these creatures reproduce.…

REVIEW: “Lady Randy” at WAM Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger It has been said that a play is merely a blueprint until it receives a full production. Lady Randy, by Anne Undeland, is a perfect example of how a biographical play about Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill, becomes an extraordinary theatrical event. Undeland’s witty and well-researched play details Jerome’s life…

REVIEW: “Shakespeare in Love” at Capital Rep

by Roseann Cane Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director of the Capital Repertory Theatre, has long been devoted to making the company currently known as theREP a vital contributor to the community in which it lives, to, as she has written, “…to keep our mission of community service strong!” From theREP’s educational programs to its regular…

REVIEW: “I Am My Own Wife” at Hubbard Hall

by Roseann Cane Born Lothar Berfelde in Berlin-Mahlsdorf, Germany, in 1928, the son of a leader of the Nazi Party, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf recognized early in life that she felt more herself in female clothing. Despite her formidable, abusive father, who forced her to join the Hitler Youth, she would become increasingly more comfortable in…