Reviews - 2021

Reviews Archive


As a service to the theater-going community, and to the many theaters in and beyond the Berkshires, the BTCA provides links to published reviews. We are not responsible for, nor do we necessarily support, all the reviews to which we provide access.

A Crossing, Barrington Stage Company
September 23-October 17, 2021

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Preview by Lisa Green Rural Intelligence

Preview by Joseph Dalton Albany Times-Union

Preview by Matt Ristaino Spectrum News 1

hang, Shakespeare & Company
September 10-October 3, 2021

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview Berkshire Eagle

The World Goes Round, Mac-Haydn Theater
September 10-October 3, 2021

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Andrew Andrews Opplaud

Review by Bill Kellert Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Beehive:The '60s Musical, Mac-Haydn Theater
September 11-October 2, 2021

Review by Emily Edelman Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Miss Gulch Returns!, Bridge Street Theatre
September 9-19, 2021

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Good People, The Theater Barn
September 9-19, 2021

Review by Jeannie Marlin Woods Berkshire on Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Preview by Bob Goepfert The Saratogian

Always, Patsy Cline, Fort Salem Theater
September 3-12, 2021

Review by Bill Kellert Nippertown

The Turn of the Screw, Oldcastle Theatre Company
September 3-12, 2021

Review by Telly Halkias Bennington Banner

Review by Roseann Cane Berkshire on Stage

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Telly Halkias Bennington Banner

Preview Berkshire Eagle

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised), The Theater Barn
August 29-September 5, 2021

Review by Emily Edelman Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review Berkshire Eagle

Man of La Mancha, Mac-Haydn Theater
August 26-September 5 2021

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Bill Kellert Nippertown

Review by Lisa Jarisch Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow, Capital Repertory Theatre
August 20 - September 26, 2021

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Roseann Cane Berkshire on Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by Steve Barnes Albany Times Union

Review by Paul Lamar The Schenectady Daily Gazette

Sister Sorry, Barrington Stage Company
August 13-29, 2021

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Terry Teachout The Wall Street Journal

Review by Mark G. Auerbach on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 3:25)

Review by Macey Levin Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Tiny Beautiful Things, Chester Theatre Company
August 18-29, 2021

Review by Mark G. Auerbach on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 1:25)

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Christopher Tucci Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Falstaff, Berkshire Opera Festival
August 21, 24 & 27, 2021

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Review by Robert Levine BachTrack

Interview with Joe Donahue WAMC's Roundtable

Preview by Sharon Smullen Berkshire Eagle

Preview by David Weinger Boston Globe

Walden, TheaterWorks Hartford
July 27-August 29, 2021

Review by Mark G. Auerbach on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 3:25)

Review by Alexis Soloski The New York Times

Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision, Ritual Theatre
August 13-17, 2021

Review by Kate Abbott BTW Berkshires

Observations by Jeannie Marlin Woods Berkshire on Stage

Review by Shrishti Mathew Albany Times-Union

Preview by Gail M. Burns Berkshire on Stage

Interview with Nicole M. Young Creating in Color

Article by Pooja Prema HowlRound Theatre Commons

The Plein Air Plays, Ancram Opera House
August 13-15, 2021

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Nina Simone: Four Women, Berkshire Theatre Group
August 13-September 5, 2021

Review by Fred Sokol Talkin' Broadway

Review by Kate Abbott BTW Berkshires

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Reviews by Macey Levin and Roseann Cane Berkshire on Stage

Review by Mark G. Auerbach in the Westfield News and on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 4:13)

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview Berkshire Eagle

She Loves Me, Mac-Haydn Theatre
August 12-22 2021

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Trixie Starr Trixie's List

Review by Andrew Andrews Opplaud

Review by Lisa Jarisch Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Shakespeare's Will, Oldcastle Theatre Company
August 6-15, 2021

Review by Telly Halkias The Brattleboro Reformer

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Reviews by Jeannie Marlin Woods and Roseann Cane Berkshire on Stage

Queen of the Night, Dorset Theatre Festival
August 10-September 4, 2021

Review by Telly Halkias The Manchester Journal

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Interview with playwright travis tate American Theatre Magazine

Preview by Jim Lowe The Rutland Herald

Night and Day, The Theater Barn
August 6-15, 2021

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Row, Williamstown Theatre Festival
July 13-August 15, 2021

Comments by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Comments by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Boca, Barrington Stage Company
July 30-August 29, 2021

Review by Terry Teachout Wall Street Journal

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Mark G. Auerbach in the Westfield News and on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 2:49)

Review by Macey Levin Berkshire on Stage

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Preview by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

The Christopher Boy's Communion, Great Barrington Public Theater
June 29-August 8, 2021

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Enid Futterman IMBY Great Barrington

David Mamet Interview with Joe Donahue The Roundtable WAMC

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Terry Byrne Boston Globe

Preview Berkshire Eagle

ART, Shakespeare & Company
July 30-August 22, 2021

Interview by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review Berkshire Eagle

StageStruck Review by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Pippin, Mac-Haydn Theater
July 26-August 8, 2021

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by Lisa Jarisch Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Next to Normal, Fort Salem Theater
June 23-August 1, 2021

Review by Emily Edelman Berkshire on Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Preview by Shirishti Matthew The Albany Times-Union

Mr. Fullerton, Great Barrington Public Theater
June 24-July 3, 2021

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Jesse Green New York Times

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview Berkshire Eagle

ALIEN/NATION, Williamstown Theatre Festival
July 20-August 15, 2021

Preview by Kate Abbott BTW Berkshires

Preview and interviews by Gail M. Burns Berkshire on Stage

Preview by Alexa Criscitiello Broadway World

Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination, Williamstown Theatre Festival
July 20-August 15, 2021

Preview by Kate Abbott BTW Berkshires

Becoming Othello, Shakespeare & Company
July 16-25, 2021

Interview by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Sarah Sutro Berkshire Fine Arts

Review by Terry Teachout The Wall Street Journal

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review by Roseann Cane and Macey Levin Berkshire on Stage

Preview by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

The Niceties, Chester Theatre Company
July 14-25, 2021

Reviews by Barbara Waldinger and Macey Levin Berkshire on Stage

Review Berkshire Eagle

Preview by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Bess Hochstein Splash Magazines

Review by Bob Goepfert WAMC

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by Mark G. Auerbach in The Westfield News and on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 7:35)

Review by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Eleanor, Barrington Stage Company
June 18-July 3, 2021

Review by Fred Sokol Talkin' Broadway

Review by Bob Goepfert WAMC

Interview by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Sarah Sutro Berkshire Fine Arts

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Terry Teachout The Wall Street Journal

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by Don Aucoin Boston Globe

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review Berkshire Eagle

Reviews by Macey Levin and Roseann Cane Berkshire on Stage

Review by Mark G. Auerbach on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 2:05)

Preview by Joseph Dalton The Albany Times-Union

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Glory Denied, Berkshire Opera Festival
July 22 & 24, 2021

Review by Mark G. Auerbach on Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 2:41)

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Agatha Christie's The Stranger, The Theater Barn
July 15-25, 2021

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Emily Edelman Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

King Lear, Shakespeare & Company
July 2-August 28, 2021

Interview by Emily Rome American Theatre Magazine

Review by Bob Goepfert WAMC

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Terry Teachout The Wall Street Journal

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Fred Sokol Talkin' Broadway

Review by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Steve Barnes The Albany Times-Union

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Chris Tucci Berkshire on Stage

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Preview by Christopher Wallenberg The Boston Globe

Laughing Wild, Dorset Theatre Festival
July 9-31, 2021

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Telly Halkias The Manchester Journal

Review by Jim Lowe The Rutland Herald

Preview by Jim Lowe The Barre Monpelier Times-Argus

Preview by Telly Halkias The Brattleboro Reformer

Visiting Mr. Green, Oldcastle Theatre Company
July 9-18, 2021

Review by Telly Halkias The Bennington Banner

Review by Emily Edelman Berkshire on Stage

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Telly Halkias The Brattleboro Reformer

An Iliad, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
July 14-August 6, 2021

Preview by Jim Lowe The Barre Monpelier Times-Argus

Preview by Telly Halkias The Brattleboro Reformer

Ain't Misbehavin', Playhouse Stage Company
July 6-24, 2021

Review by Paul Lamar The Daily Gazette

Print & radio review by Bob Goepfert, WAMC

Review by Steve Barnes The Albany Times-Union

Preview by Steve Barnes The Albany Times-Union

A Doll's House, Part 2, Living Room Theatre
July 8-24, 2021

Review by Telly Halkias The Brattleboro Reformer

Review by Roseann Cane Berkshire on Stage

Preview by Telly HalkiasThe Brattleboro Reformer

Dad, Great Barrington Public Theater
June 24-July 3, 2021

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire on Stage

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Fully Committed, The Theater Barn
June 26-July 4, 2021

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Emily Edelman Berkshire on Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

The Importance of Being Earnest, Berkshire Theatre Group
June 17-July 10, 2021

Comments by Kate Abbott BTW Berkshires

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

StageStruck by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Macey Levin Berkshire On Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

The Marvelous Wonderettes, Fort Salem Theater
June 23-27, 2021

Review by Jeannie Marlin Woods Berkshire on Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Chester Bailey, Barrington Stage Company
June 18-July 3, 2021

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

Review by Jesse Green The New York Times

Review by Mark G. Auerbach in Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 2:19)

StageStruck by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Fred Sokol Talkin' Broadway

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Roseann Cane Berkshire On Stage

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Preview by Alexis Soloski New York Times

Preview by Allison Considine American Theatre Magazine

Preview Berkshire Eagle

Title and Deed, Chester Theatre Company
June 15-27, 2021

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by Mark G. Auerbach in The Westfield News

Review by Macey Levin Berkshire On Stage

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

StageStruck by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Who Could Ask for Anything More?, Barrington Stage Company
June 10-July 10, 2021

Interview by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Dan Shaw Rural Intelligence

Review by Dan Dwyer Off Script

StageStruck by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

Review by Marc Savitt Broadway World Boston

Review by Mark G. Auerbach in Pioneer Valley Radio (segment begins at 1:54)

Review by Shera Cohen In the Spotlight

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by Steve Barnes Albany Times-Union

Reviews by Roseann Cane and Macey Levin Berkshire On Stage

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Re/Emergence, Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA
June 11-20, 2021

StageStruck by Chris Rohmann The Valley Advocate

We The People, The Theater Barn
June 3-6, 2021

Review by Barbara Waldinger Berkshire On Stage

Review Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman Berkshire Bright Focus

Christiane Noll: Coming Alive Again, TheaterWorks Hartford and Goodspeed
May 9-30, 2021

Review by Mark G. Auerbach in The Westfield News and on Pioneer Valley Radio

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Playhouse Stage Company
April 30-May 23, 2021

Review by Paul Lamar Schenectady Daily Gazette

Review by Patrick White Nippertown

Review by Bob Goepfert The Troy Record