“A Man of No Importance” Sees Mixed Results

   A Man of No Importance, presented by indie women productions, is a bit of a capricious musical that explores a time, not too long ago, when religion-based intolerance still pervaded most aspects of Irish society. Based on the 1994 film of the same name, AMONI tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor … Continue reading “A Man of No Importance” Sees Mixed Results

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” a R-A-U-C-O-U-S Good Time

indie women productions’ The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (or Bee, as I’m going to call it) presents a high energy combination of musical theatre, black comedy, improv, celebrity appearances, and good old-fashioned nerdiness. Bee originally premiered on Broadway in 2005 (winning the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, as well as … Continue reading “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” a R-A-U-C-O-U-S Good Time

“next to normal” is a Production Worthy of Accolades

Trepidation: the feeling that inexplicably fills my body whenever I encounter a production that focuses solely on mental health. Though, perhaps, it is not so inexplicable: in my limited (but continually expanding) theatregoing experience, sometimes theatre performance that attempts to destigmatize mental illnesses only reinforces those same stigmatizations or stereotypes despite their good intentions. This … Continue reading “next to normal” is a Production Worthy of Accolades