Reviews - 2019

Reviews Archive


 

DIG, Dorset Theatre Festival
July 11-27, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

The Skin of Our Teeth, Berkshire Theatre Group
July 11-August 3, 2019

Preview by Barbara Waldinger, The Berkshire Eagle

 

In the Heights, Playhouse Stage Company
June 28-July 27, 2019

Review by Steve Barnes, Albany Times-Union
 
La Traviata, Glimmerglass Festival
July 7-August 24, 2019

Review by Joseph Dalton, Albany Times-Union

 

 

The Full Monty, Capital Repertory Theatre
July 5-24, 2019

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire On Stage

Review by Paul Lamar, The Daily Gazette

Review by Steve Barnes, Albany Times-Union

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus


 
Now Circa Then, Chester Theatre Company
July 4-14, 2019

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Show Boat, Glimmerglass Festival
July 6-August 24, 2019

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire On Stage

 

Times Flies & Other Comedies by David Ives, Barrington Stage Company
July 5-27, 2019

Review by Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Sharon Smullen, The Berkshire Eagle

 

Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story, Berkshire Theatre Group at The Colonial
June 27-July 21, 2019

Review by Gloria Miller, Curtain Up

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by Shera Cohen, In.the Spotlight

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire On Stage

Review by Marc Saviit, Broadway World

 

The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, Bridge Street Theatre
July 11-21, 2019

Preview by hv1 staff

A Streetcar Named Desire, NorthEast Theatre Ensemble
June 22-July 8, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Witness for the Prosecution, The Theater Barn
July 6-21, 2019

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by Gail M. Burns, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Grease, Mac-Haydn Theatre
July 4-21, 2019

More Theatre Talk Interview with Cast Members

Review by Lisa Jarisch, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

 

Twelfth Night, Shakespeare & Company
July 2-August 4, 2019

Review by DL Simmons, Curtain Up

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

More Theatre Talk Discussion

Review by Jenny Hansell, Berkshire On Stage

Preview by Jennifer Huberdeau, The Berkshire Eagle

 

 

A Human Being, Sort Of, Williamstown Theatre Festival
June 26-July 7, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by DL Simmons, Curtain Up

Review by Marc Savitt, Broadway World

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage
Review by DL Simmons, Curtain Up

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

The Lyin’ Kings, The Capitol Steps at Cranwell
June 28 – August 30, 2019

Review by Fred Baumgarten, Berkshire On Stage

 

A Raisin in the Sun, Williamstown Theatre Festival
June 27-July 13, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Gloria Miller, Curtain Up

More Theatre Talk Discussion

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by Marc Savitt, Broadway World

Review by Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Jennifer Huberdeau, The Berkshire Eagle

 

La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), The Whitney Center for the Arts
June 29-30, 2019

Preview by Sharon Smullen, The Berkshire Eagle

 

Peter and the Starcatcher, GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company
June 26-30, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

Preview by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

 

Outside Mulligar, Berkshire Theatre Group
June 19-July 13, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Macey Levin, Curtain Up

 

Baskerville, The Theater Barn
June 20-30, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Private Lives, Dorset Theatre Festival
June 20-July 6, 2019

More Theatre Talk Discussion

Preview by Jim Lowe, Barre MontpelierTimes Argus

Review by Stacy Raphael, Broadway World

Review in The Bennington Banner

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Into the Woods, Barrington Stage Company
June 19-July 13, 2019

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

More Theatre Talk Discussion

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Review by DL Simmons, Curtain Up

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire On Stage

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Crazy for You, Sharon Playhouse
June 21-July 7, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire on Stage

 

 

Sunset Boulevard, Mac-Haydn Theatre
 June 20-30, 2019

More Theatre Talk Interview with the Cast

Review by Lisa Jarisch, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro, Barrington Stage
June 14-30, 2019

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire On Stage

More Theatre Talk Discussion

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Preview by Benjamin Cassidy, The Berkshire Eagle

 

The Night Alive, Chester Theatre Company
June 20-30, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

Review by Macey Levine, Berkshire On Stage

The Fantasticks, Silverthorne Theater Company
June 20-29, 2019

Review by Jenny Hansell, Berkshire On Stage

 

Breakwater, Barrington Public Theater
June 13-23, 2019

Review by Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire On Stage

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

 

Waitress, Proctors
June 13-16, 2019

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Preview by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire On Stage

Preview by Bob Goepfert, The Berkshire Eagle

 

 

Red, Oldcastle Theatre Company
June 7-23, 2019

Review by Telly Halkias, The Bennington Banner

More Theatre Talk Discussion of Red

Preview by Telly Halkias, The Bennington Banner

Review by Gail M. Burns, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, The Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY
June 7-16, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

WAMC Roundtable Interview with Actors and Artistic Director

 

Curtains, Mac-Haydn Theatre
June 6-16, 2019

 

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

More Theatre Talk Interview with Cast Members

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

 

The Trip to Bountiful, The Actors’ Ensemble at PS21
June

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

 

The Moors, Bridge Street Theatre
May 30-June 9, 2019

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

The Flamingo Kid, Hartford Stage
May 9-June 15, 2019

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

 

The Waverly Gallery, Shakespeare & Company
May 23-July 14, 2019

Review by Jason Velazquez, The Greylock Glass

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Marc Savitt, Broadway World Boston

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire on Stage

Preview by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

 

 

Hold These Truths, Barrington Stage Company
May 22– June 8, 2019

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times Union

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire On Stage

 

 

The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, Berkshire Theatre Group
May 24-June 15, 2019

Review by Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by Jenny Hansell, Berkshire On Stage

More Theatre Talk Discussion with Bob and Sally Sugarman

Review by Marc Savitt, Broadway World Boston

Preview by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Don Juan, the Libertine, Ghent Playhouse
May 24-June 9, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Joseph Dalton, The Albany Times-Union

 

 

Camelot, Mac-Haydn Theatre
May 23-June 2, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire On Stage

More Theatre Talk Discussion of Camelot

 

 

The Book of Mormon, Proctors Theatre
May 16-19-2019

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire on Stage

 

Oklahoma!, Dorset Players
May 17-26, 2019

More Theatre Talk Conversation with Cast & Director

 

Newsies, Up in One Productions at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
April 26-May 12, 2019

Review by Caitlin Connelly, Hudson Valley Ovation

 

Come From Away & Cruel Intentions,The Bushnell

Reviews by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

The Letters, Bridge Street Theatre
April 25-May 5, 2019

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times-Union

Review by Theresa Gasparini, Hudson Valley Ovation

Review by Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Joseph Dalton, Albany Times-Union

 

The Dining Room, Bennington Community Theater
May 3-5, 2019

More Theatre Talk, Interview with Director Christine Decker

 

Lady Randy, WAM Theatre
April 18-May 5, 2019

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

More Theatre Talk Discussion of Lady Randy

Review by Fred Sokol, Talkin’ Broadway

Review by Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire On Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Hannah Van Sickle, The Berkshire Edge

Preview by Sharon Smullen, The Berkshire Eagle

Preview by Joseph Dalton, The Albany Times-Union

Preview by Shera Cohen, In the Spotlight

 

Diagonal Life: Theory and PraxisBread & Puppet Theater at Gateway City Arts
April 23, 2019

Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

The Radical Interconnectedness FestivalEggtooth Productions at The Shea Theatre
April 26 & 27, 2019

Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Tales of the Lost Formicans, Silverthorne Theater Company at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
April 26-28 & May 2-4, 2019

Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

As You Like It, Smith College
April 19-27, 2019

Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Pericles, the rig
April 25, 2019 at The Foundry
April 26, 2019 at Eastworks

Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised), UMass Amherst
April 23, 2019

Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Girlfriend, TheaterWorks
March 22-April 28, 2019

Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

 

Shakespeare in Love, Capital Repertory Theatre
April 11-May 12, 2019

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire on Stage

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Death of a Salesman, Springfield College
April 11-14, 2019

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

The Tattooed Man Tells All, Smith College
April 16, 2019

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

A View from the Bridge, Ghent Playhouse
April 5-14, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Cambridge Central School Drama Club presents Annie, at Hubbard Hall
April 5-14, 2019

Interview on Schenectady Today

Interview on WAMC’s Roundtable

 

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Hartford Stage
March 21-April 20, 2019

Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

When We Were Young and Unafraid, Mount Holyoke College
April 11-14, 2019
Sweat, UMass Amherst
April 4-13, 2019

 

Reviews by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Theatre in Toronto: Schoolgirls and Chicho

Reviews by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Mrs. Christie, Dorset Theatre Festival
August 1-17, 2019

Preview by Jim Lowe, The Rutland Herald

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Bushnell
March 26-31, 2019

Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

 

16th Annual One Act Play Festival, Dorset Players
March 29-April 7, 2019

More Theatre Talk Discussion with Robert & Sally Sugarman

 

You Are Not Alone, Emergent Ensemble
March 28- April 6, 2019

Preview by Emily Thurlow, The Berkshire Record

 

(In)Dependent: The Heroin Project, Academy of Music Theatre
March 23, 2019

Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Constellations, Ghost Light Theater at Gateway City Arts
March 22-30, 2019

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Happier Valley Comedy, The Happier Valley Comedy Theater
Commentary by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

Lillian, Taconic Stage Company at The Whit
March 15-24, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Preview by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

 

Rent, The Bushnell
March 12-17, 2019

Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

 

I Am My Own Wife, Hubbard Hall
March 8-17, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Review by Roseann Cane, Berkshire On Stage

Preview by Telly Halkias, The Berkshire Eagle

WAMC Roundtable Discussion with Trey Morehouse, Rylan Morsbach, and David Snider

Schenectady Today Discussion with Trey Morehouse, Rylan Morsbach, and David Snider

 

The Prohibition Project, Troy Foundry Theatre
March 7-17, 2019

Preview by Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

 

Sylvia, The Dorset Players
March 1-10, 2019

More Theatre Talk Discussion by Robert & Sally Sugarman

 

Detroit ‘67,  Hartford Stage
February 14-March 10, 2019

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

 

New and Used, The Town Players of Pittsfield
February 8-17, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Terms of Endearment, The Two of Us Productions
February 15-24, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Bushnell
February 19-24, 2019
Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

 

 

2019 10X10 New Play Festival, Barrington Stage Company
February 14-March 10, 2019

Review by Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle
Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus
Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News
Bob & Sally Sugarman Discuss the 2019 10x10 New Play Festival

Chris Rohmann Reviews NYC Productions of “Trick or Treat” & “The Ferryman” for The Valley Advocate

Chris Rohmann Previews Shows Opening at all Five Colleges, The Valley Advocate

 

 

School of Rock, Proctors Theatre
February 5-10, 2019

Preview by Bob Goepfert, The Berkshire Eagle

 

Miracle on South Division Street, Ghent Playhouse
February 1-17, 2019

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

 

Radius Playwrights Festival, Berkshire Playwrights Lab
February 1 & 2, 2019

Preview by Benjamin Cassidy, The Berkshire Eagle

 

Red Maple, Capital Repertory Theatre
January 29-February 17, 2019

Review by Steve Barnes, The Albany Times Union

More Theatre Talk Discussion of the Production

Review by J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

Preview by Bob Goepfert, Berkshire Eagle

 

The Babylon Line, Schenectady Civic Players
January 25-February 3, 2019

Review by Joseph Dalton, Albany Times-Union

Preview by Bill Buell, Schenectady Daily Gazette

Review by Paul Lamar, Schenectady Daily Gazette

 

On the Exhale, Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble
February 10 & 11, 2019
Preview by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

 

A Doll’s House, Part 2, TheaterWorkls
January 17-February 24, 2019

Review by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

 

 

A Walk in the Woods, Hubbard Hall
January 25-February 3, 2019

Preview by Telly Halkias, The Berkshire Eagle

WAMC Roundatble Interview with Cast & Director

David Snider on Schenectady Today

More Theatre Talk discussion of A Walk in the Woods

 

The Engagement Party at Hartford Stage
January 10-February 3, 2019

Review by Mark. G. Auerbach, The Westfirld News

 

Cats at The Bushnell
January 29-February 3, 2019

Review by Mark G. Auerbach, The Westfield News

Interview with Nick Burrage and Paul Marte, ArtsBeat Radio

Theatre Critics Roundtable on ArtsBeat Radio