REVIEW: “Arsenic and Old Lace” in Stockbridge

“Arsenic”—Old Hat? by Barbara Waldinger Can this 1941 farcical black comedy still amuse an audience in 2017?  You bet–check out Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace on The Fitzpatrick Main Stage.  If its initial pre-war audience craved an escapist entertainment, perhaps we too might be grateful to enjoy a good laugh and…

Bridge Street Theatre’s Weekend Full of Music

Bridge Street Theatre presents A WILD MUSICAL WEEKEND! “Jungle Gym Jam!” with ‘Jersey’ Jason and ‘Awesome’ Amy Didner – Sat Aug 12 @2:00pm “The Hudson Dusters” Foggy Otis, Jon Byron-Woodin & Raema Rotindo –  Sat Aug 12@ 7:30pm “Heart’s Content Ensemble” – Sun Aug 13 @ 2:00pm Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY A wildly eclectic weekend full of magnificent…

REVIEW: “Cymbeline” at Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare’s “tragical-comical-historical-pastoral” by Barbara Waldinger Congratulations to Tina Packer and her supremely talented and versatile cast and crew on their gorgeous production of Cymbeline at Shakespeare & Company!  We are transported back to the early glory days of the company, outdoors at the Mount, when performers surrounded the audience as they brought to life the…