All-in all, “The Book of Mormon” is blessed with a tight-knit, energetic and highly skilled cast – and when combined with the expert work of the musicians and behind-the-scenes technical craftspeople, the result is one heck of a fine and entertaining show.
Planet Ant Theatre examines the community’s racial, cultural and religious differences with the world premiere of Margaret Edwartowski’s “Hamtown Races.” The result is a near-flawless production.
We leave the theater both entertained and saddened by the despicable behavior we just observed.
“After the critics got together late last spring to determine the nominees and the winners, one of the things that really surprised us was how evenly distributed the winners were.”
The problem, it seems, is this: Huey has come to believe his manhood was stolen three years ago by his ex-wife, Janice (Erin Edgerton), and he can’t move forward with his life until he woos Janice and gets her back.
In the interest of full disclosure, I feel compelled to reveal, before critiquing Meadow Brook Theatre’s new production of “Xanadu,” that in 1980, a certain 9-year-old girl – ahem – fell wildly, stupidly in love with the much-maligned movie flop of the same name.
The premise – for the five or so of you who haven’t seen the show yet – is simple: A cooking accident by convent cook Sister Julia, Child of God, has wiped out 52 members of the Little Sisters of Hoboken.
Written more than a decade ago but reminiscent of today’s Occupiers, “The Altruists” unfolds in three bedrooms scattered across New York City. It’s Sunday, and yet another protest is on the agenda – although no one is quite sure what the subject-du-jour might be.
Surrounded by a packed house filled with many familiar faces from the Ant’s history – Madias sat and watched her dreams unfold. The rest of us were treated to one of the most memorable nights of theater I’ve had so far this season.
If you like raw humor and a silly plot delivered by an experienced team of improvisers and actors, you’ll hit the mother lode with “Menllenium Saves the World.”