A Spin Cycle of Fun

REVIEW: Stages’s Honky Tonk Laundry Will Wash Your Cares Away

With its big, Lynn Anderson hair and perfect amount of fringe, this jukebox musical full of country favorites has the kind of joyous spirit we so desperately need these days.

11/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

Those Who Dare

Joel Sandel Steals the One-Man Show in Main Street Theater's RFK

The virtual production following the later years of Robert F. Kennedy is available to stream through October 25.

10/16/2020 By Doni Wilson

Comedy Gold

Tamarie Cooper’s 2020: Quarantine Edition! Brings Comic Relief to the Coronavirus Culture

Catastrophic Theatre’s annual summer variety show has been virtually reimagined for the Covid era.

08/31/2020 By Doni Wilson

Moon Meets the Movement

REVIEW: Stages Shoots for the Stars While Tackling Earthly Issues in Pieces of the Moon

Stages' season starter doesn't shy away from painful history in a radio-style performance that harkens to an old-school era of theater.

07/28/2020 By Doni Wilson

History Test

REVIEW: Camp David Tries to Make Peace With the Past to Mixed Results

Even with a stellar cast, the Alley's production falls into the traps of reexamining history.

02/21/2020 By Doni Wilson

Review

Main Street Theater’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue Is a Lyric Homage Confronting the High Price of War

The play is the first in a trilogy being staged across over the next few weeks.

02/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

And Follow

The Fantasticks Delivers Fantastically at the New Gordy Theater

Stages delivers a timeless musical with a little action, a dash of slapstick, and a whole lot of heart.

02/04/2020 By Doni Wilson

Life In Absurdity

4th Wall Theatre's The Realistic Joneses Tackles Real-Life Issues Through an Absurdist Lens

The slice-of-life drama by Will Eno takes its audience up close and personal with existential questions about love and loss.

01/20/2020 By Doni Wilson

To Be, or Not to Be

Main Street Theater's One-Man Hamlet Knows His Lines. All of Them.

This Hamlet does it all.

01/13/2020 By Doni Wilson

Smiling's My Favorite!

Elf: The Musical Brings Christmas Cheer at TUTS

This festive musical delivers the holiday goodies.

12/16/2019 By Doni Wilson

Hotline Bling

No Reservations About the Alley’s Fully Committed

This one-man show set in the world of an exclusive restaurant is just what you need for the holidays.

12/04/2019 By Doni Wilson

Theatrical Sensibilities

Main Street Theater’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley Is an Engaging Holiday Production

Ring in the holidays, Jane Austen-style.

11/27/2019 By Doni Wilson

Panto-tastic

Enter the Magical Realm of Fun and Farce at Stage’s Panto: Hansel and Gretel

A British tradition plays beautifully.

11/25/2019 By Doni Wilson

Welcome to America

The Alley’s Vietgone Will Stay With You For a Long Time

It's a subversive immigrant tale that challenges lazy assumptions and narratives.

10/10/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

The Winter's Tale Gets A Twangy Texas Update

The Alley puts a delightful local twist on a lesser-known Shakespeare play.

09/20/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

There is Heart to Be Found Amid The Hard Problem

Main Street Theater succeeds in harnessing humanity from the cerebral Tom Stoppard creation.

09/17/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

A Chorus Line Kicks It Up at TUTS

The much-beloved musical has its high points. But a few caveats are in order.

09/16/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

It's Back to School with Sister at Stages

Denise Fennell proves again why this summertime show is worth the ticket.

08/23/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Private Lives is the Highbrow Jerry Springer Re-Run We've Always Wanted

At Main Street Theater, Noel Coward's period play offers a delicious glimpse into one couple's over-the-top personal drama.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson

murder

Review: Melrose Has Us On Board with Murder on the Orient Express

The Alley's new artistic leader directs a wonderful Christie whodunit.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson