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"Boasting a powerhouse cast, dynamic staging and design, Fey’s strong book, and an engaging score...Fans of the movie should be pleased as punch at the musical, and Fey’s work surpasses the screenplay...Fey wisely updates the story to the present day...Richmond and Benjamin provide songs that grow from the book, echoing both modern Broadway and the sounds and rhythms of hip hop and rap. It all feels of one piece and should be a favorite score to young and old alike." Full Review
for a previous production "One wild ride of a show...This show practically leapt off of the immersive stage. The energy level of the cast stayed at such an intensity, it was almost too much to take in...I don’t want to spoil the frantic fun of the entire experience by exposing their little flourishes and embellishments, but this is a savvy and sharp group of comic actor/singer/musicians; under Graney’s direction, they not only get the G & S bits right, they add some hilarious touches." Full Review
for a previous production "A delicious romp...It is wall to wall fun and frothy, gorgeous to look at and a fine way to spend an hour or two in the theatre. Ives has taken the ball of witty, rhyming verse and ran with it all the way to Paris and back...'The Metromaniacs' glitters with literary references, up-to-the-minute pop culture allusions and topical humor. These ingredients mingle with the silliest of comic plot lines for a delicious confection." Full Review
for a previous production "A fluid journey where time is relative and nothing is mundane, 'Kafka on the Shore' is intense, engaging, and erotic...If you are looking for a theatrical experience that could be described as Zen meets avant-garde, 'Kafka on the Shore' may be your kind of show...If you embrace the experience of this play, Kafka and Nakata's crisscrossing journeys have the potential to grip you. But remember, you have been warned: you cannot check your brain at the door." Full Review
for a previous production "Not only a finely tuned and sharpened play performance, but a masterclass in acting...Some of Gero’s best moments come when he underplays a line or using a protracted pause to allow for his facial expressions to say everything. But he doesn’t shortchange Strand’s strong text either...Strand really doesn’t take sides. His play works to show how two humans with more in common than they first realize can find a level playing field, no matter what their political leanings are." Full Review
for a previous production "Those bad boys of abridgment, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, have struck again...This time their mixed up, verse-juggling, quick-change, three-person comic extravaganza proposes to be the premiere of William Shakespeare’s recently discovered first play...Clearly these performers are in their element...The Reduced Shakespeare Company has always been a hybrid of highbrow and low humor, and this show hits that sweet spot to appeal to all comers." Full Review
for a previous production "It's bright, it's tinkly, it has snow, it has a curmudgeon who gets his heart warmed, it has hustle and bustle, and Santa. In other words, the creators threw in every Christmas trope they could into the two and a half hour running time...They also keep the character development to a minimum, providing types rather than full-blown characters. The short-hand works, if only because of the simplistic nature of the piece - think a Muppet special, but with people." Full Review
for a previous production "'Shear Madness' is still sharp, silly and totally engaging. Everything works in 'Shear Madness.' And by ‘everything works,’ I mean that you will laugh until you no longer think you have it in you. It works when the actors interact with each other and it really works when a murder takes place and the tension mounts among the suspects. And the entire experience is made whole when the detectives look to the audience to question the possible perpetrators." Full Review