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: “Barefoot in the Park” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin Neil Simon, now 91 years old, is one of the premier comic playwrights of the American theatre.  The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, California Suite, Last of the red Hot Lovers, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys,  Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, and more… are plays that are revived…

REVIEW: “Anything Goes” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin Cole Porter’s music has been part of the American Song Book since 1915 beginning with a little-known show Hands Up.  His breakthrough came in 1929 with Fifty Milllion Frenchmen but his place in the American Musical Theatre was guaranteed with Anything Goes in 1934 which brought stardom to Ethel Merman in the…

REVIEW: “She Loves Me” at Capital Rep

by Roseann Cane When was the last time you left a theater feeling exuberant, even beguiled? For me, it was about 24 hours ago, right after Capital Repertory Theatre’s opening night of She Loves Me. I’m still smiling. She Loves Me originally opened on Broadway in 1963 with a star-studded cast that included Barbara Cook,…