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…

HRC Showcase Theatre Presents Reading of “La Fonda”

On April 27 HRC Showcase Theatre, in Hudson, New York, will present a staged reading of La Fonda, by . It’s 1945 in the bar of the La Fonda Hotel, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty miles from Los Alamos. People from the town meet to drink, gossip, and trade theories about the activity on…

Berkshire On Stage Critics Pick Their Favorites of the 2018 Season

Some of the critics who review for BerkshireOnStage.com – Gail M. Burns, Roseann Cane, Macey Levin, and Barbara Waldinger – have listed their favorite regional theatre productions of the past calendar year. Because for the most part we all see and review different shows, our individual picks for our favorite shows, performers, directors, choreographers, and…

REVIEW: “Casse Noisette” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Casse Noisette, French for Nutcracker and subtitled A Fairy Ballet, is Bridge Street Theatre’s current World Premiere offering. Given these clues, audience members may be excused for expecting Balanchine’s ubiquitous holiday ballet, set to the familiar score of Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, based on Hoffmann’s famous fairy tale.  However, Michael Whistler’s play combines…