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“The Rocky Horror Show”

“The Rocky Horror Show”

Caitlin Backholm as Columbia, Rob Minshall as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and Samantha McMahon as Magenta. Photo by Corinne Cameron. “The Rocky Horror Show” opened last weekend, and runs through November 2, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, and special midnight shows on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, and on November 2. Tickets are $18. The theater … Continue reading

“Talking With…” Quirky and Heartfelt

“Talking With…” Quirky and Heartfelt

“Talking With…,” by Jane Martin, is a well-written, engaging, and fast-paced series of monologues by or about quirky, compelling people. I can’t imagine a better production of it than the one director Holly Erin McCarthy of Theatre Under the Stairs has put together for Cotuit Center for the Arts. It runs through December 16. McCarthy’s … Continue reading

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Warms the Heart

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Warms the Heart

The cast of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Corrine Minshall, as Grace Bradley, takes a bow, while Kit Palmer (Beth Bradley) and Kristina Thimme (Imogene Herdman) stand in center. The Falmouth Theatre Guild’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is charming, heartwarming, and full of holiday spirit. Directed by Lisa Jo Rudy, with music … Continue reading

“Dear Liar” is Witty and Intelligent

“Dear Liar” is Witty and Intelligent

“Dear Liar” is the delightful story of the charming and volatile 40-year relationship between playwright George Bernard Shaw and the woman for hom he wrote the role of Eliza Doolittle in “Pygmalian,” an actress who went by the name of Mrs. Patrick (Stella) Campbell, one of the most popular actresses of her day. Campbell was … Continue reading

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”

At an elegant, ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, mansion, five women escape the festivities for a moment of calm in the bride’s sister’s bedroom. As the evening progresses, the women get to know each other and find they have more in common than a dislike for the bride—who seems to have everything but … Continue reading

“Frog” Is Magical Fun For All

“Frog” Is Magical Fun For All

“Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale” is a delightful summer entertainment for the whole family, sure to please both children and adults. Written and directed by Christopher Compton and Holly Erin McCarthy of Theater Under the Stairs, the show’s message is simple: don’t ever lose your childhood sense of imagination, but the delivery is wonderfully complex … Continue reading

“Happy Now?” Darkly Comic and Relevant

“Happy Now?” Darkly Comic and Relevant

Rob Thorne as Michael and Theresa D. Cedrone as Kitty in “Happy Now?” “Happy Now?” written by Lucinda Coxon and directed by Christy Morris, at the Barnstable Comedy Club through August 26, has many good things going for it. The plot is intriguing—it is about Kitty (played by Theresa D. Cedrone), a quietly frazzled woman … Continue reading

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Is Funny and Clever

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Is Funny and Clever

Glenn Wall as Lawrence, Jamie Lynne Stuart as Christine, and Alex Valentine as Freddie in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Photo by Daniel Fontneau. “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is a must-see for musical comedy lovers, especially for those who appreciate zany humor. At Cotuit Center for the Arts through July 1, it … Continue reading

“The Cemetery Club”: Love and Death and Laughter

“The Cemetery Club”: Love and Death and Laughter

Pat Farrell, Jody Carman, and Carol McManus chat about life in “The Cemetery Club” at The Barnstable Comedy Club. Photo by Rachael Kenneally. “The Cemetery Club,” at the Barnstable Comedy Club through May 27, is warm and funny, poignant and charming. The play, by Ivan Menchell, is intelligently written, and director Marti Baker brings out … Continue reading