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“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

Come Hear the Music Play!

Come Hear the Music Play!

Come Hear the Music Play!  A Review of “Cabaret” In his book on musical theater, which contains a fascinating chapter on “Cabaret,” Scott Miller quotes Walter Kerr’s 1966 New York Times review:  “Cabaret,” Kerr wrote, “opens the door to a fresh notion of the bizarre, crackling, harsh and the beguiling uses that can be made … 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

Excelano Project Comes to Couit Center for the Arts

Excelano Project Comes to Couit Center for the Arts

From left, Cortney Charleston, Hannah Van Sciver, Seth Simons, Jillian Blackwell, Victoria Ford, and Richard Thomson. It was part witty and hilarious stand-up comedy, part heart-and-soul-felt reflection on personal experience, part astute observation on life, and all amazing. Six members of the University of Pennsylvania’s Excelano Project brought their spoken word show/poetry slam to Cotuit … Continue reading