Monthly Archives: March 2012

Name a play that requires pre-reading to follow the plot…

You mean besides A Flea in Her Ear? French farceur extraordinaire George Feydeau’s 1907 madcap play is running weekends through April 1 at Villagers Theatre in Somerset, New Jersey. Reading the play isn’t mandatory; the large cast romps through the … Continue reading

Blog, Community, Regional

A man tames unruly kids – or vice versa: “Summer in Sanctuary” at New Jersey Rep

Summer in Sanctuary is the most well-intentioned play in recent memory. Good intentions do not guarantee the best results, however, and playwright-actor Al Letson’s good intentions do him no favor. He’s so immersed in the telling of his story that, … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

18 Years in 90 Minutes…

Rated P for Parenthood, which originated at the South Orange, NJ PAC last May, has opened off-Broadway. No show ever deserved the move more. The musical revue-with-a-theme is a highly original, compact series of sketches and songs about modern-day parenting. … Continue reading

NY Theater, Off Broadway

Landmark musical: “Oklahoma!” in Deal, NJ

Oklahoma! is indestructible. The first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, in 1943, is a recognized landmark in the evolution of the American musical theater, partly because unlike pre-‘40s musicals, the songs move the story along. And what … Continue reading

Community, Regional