REVIEW: “Fall Springs” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger   A musical about fracking?  Is it doomed to share the fate suffered by entertainments on such unlikely subjects as Anne Frank or Anna Karenina, the Musicals:  obscurity and a critical chorus of “What could they have been thinking?” Decidedly not! Fall Springs by Niko Tsakalakos (music and lyrics) and Peter Sinn…

Barrington Stage Presents World Premiere of “Fall Springs”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical Fall Springs. Previews begin August 9, with an official Opening Night on August 14, with performances through August 31 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).  …

REVIEW: “Seared” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Barbara Waldinger Wilted spinach salad with warm bacon dressing; seared wild salmon with a Bengali onion chutney; seared asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper; gnocchi, pork belly sliders, scallops. . . This is not a restaurant menu but rather a gustatory appreciation of Theresa Rebeck’s Seared at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Accolades to every…

REVIEW: “The Cake” at Barrington Stage Company

by Barbara Walldinger Directions for a perfect production of The Cake:   start with a brilliant, sensitive and brave playwright (Bekah Brunstetter), add a director who understands the playwright’s message and translates it beautifully from page to stage (Jennifer Chambers), throw in a multi-talented actress who can embody the inner life of a baker in her…

Hartford Stage Announces Casting for “Lesson from the Aloes”

HARTFORD, CT — April 25, 2018 — Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced the cast and creative team for Athol Fugard’sA Lesson from Aloes. Ariyon Bakare, Randall Newsome and Andrus Nichols will appear in the revered Fugard drama. The play will perform Thursday, May 17, through Sunday, June 10 – closing out Hartford Stage’s 2017-18 season. Tresnjak will direct. “In his…