REVIEW: “Blue” at the Glimmerglass Festival

by Roseann Cane A few days ago, I attended the World Premiere of Blue at the Glimmerglass Festival. I found I required something of a respite before I was able to sit down and write about this opera. I was so profoundly affected by this contemporary story of grief and injustice that I frequently pondered…

REVIEW: “Into the Woods” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane As Barrington Stage Company‘s production of Into the Woods opens, we’re presented with a group of fairy-tale familiar characters, including Cinderella (Amanda Robles); Jack (the Beanstalk climber, played by Clay Singer); Little Red Riding Hood (Dorcas Leung), and Rapunzel (Anna Tobin). A dapper narrator (Thom Sesma) draws us into their world, where…

“Into the Woods” Opens Barrington Stage Company’s 25th Season

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Into the Woods with performances June 19 through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.   Into the Woods features music and lyrics by 13-time Tony Award winner Stephen Sondheim, a book by…

REVIEW: “Waitress” at Proctors

by Roseann Cane   I remember the 2007 independent film, Waitress, well, and with a tinge of sadness. A charming and whimsical story of a young woman whose ingenious pie-making skills help guide her away from her abusive husband, I remember it so vividly because its writer, director, and co-star, Adrienne Shelly, was murdered in…

REVIEW: “Hold These Truths” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane History and artistry have merged on the St. Germain Stage of the Barrington Stage Company in a rare and wonderful way to bring us a one-man play that couldn’t be more timely. Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths, starring Joel de la Fuente as scholar and civil rights champion Gordon Hirabayashi (1918-2012), is…