THE SUNSHINE BOYS

Neil Simon‘s THE SUNSHINE BOYS now playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre about the reunion of a pair of elderly vaudeville comedians still has a few laughs but seems to have lost its shine. 11 years before the play opened Al (James Sutorius) announced to his comedic partner Willie (Lenny Wolpe) that he was…

ROCK OF AGES is a rock n roll fairy-tale

ROCK OF AGES, now playing at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town through August 25th, is a rock ‘n’ roll fairy-tale that wants everyone to have “nothin’ but a good time.” Set in the magical land of the 1980’s Sunset Strip in LA, there is a bar and club called the Bourbon Room which also…

SPAMALOT is silly and sidesplitting at Cygnet Theatre

Are some things in life looking really bad? Other things are making you really mad? Have a strong desire to swear and curse? True, it may seem like every news cycle brings more stress so the Cygnet Theatre in Old town invites you to “look on the bright side of life” with their wonderfully silly…

TARRYTOWN is a modern update for a classic folktale

TARRYTOWN, a world premiere musical shows that you never know what will cause you to lose your head, in this clever and entertaining musical about love, friendship, and relationships. Presented by the Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company is playing through Sunday, December 17th at the Diversionary Black Box Theatre. Inspired by Washington Irving’s famous folktale “The…

ANIMAL CRACKERS is comedic anarchy at The Cygnet Theatre

ANIMAL CRACKERS is an escape from normalcy, by taking a quick turn into absurdity.  The third and final stage show for The Marx Brothers when it premiered, this show is an “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of show: it’s a romance, a musical, a screwball comedy, with a small dash of story and a…