Review – My Parsifal Conductor

Plays based on historical figures and events can tend to be dry or preachy.  That is not the case with MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR which opened last night at the West Side YMCA Little Theater.  Happily it is a sprightly concoction of vivid characterizations and engaging examinations of a particularly fascinating moment in music history. Composer … Continue reading Review – My Parsifal Conductor

Review – Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

MCC Theater is ensconced in the Lucille Lortel Theatre this season and has mounted a new play written by Jen Silverman and directed by Mike Donahue.  While it brings to mind the ground breaking "Vagina Monologues" it has taken the feminist body image advocacy in Eve Ensler's play and thrown in SNL style improv accomplished … Continue reading Review – Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

Review – Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders

Vitaly Beckman is a very talented magician.  Many of the effects he designs himself and those he created are highly deceptive and impressive, even to a fellow magician.  He focuses on paper magic and does it well.  He combines multiple effects into smooth stories that work well.  He starts and ends his act with impressive … Continue reading Review – Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders

Review – Gettin’ The Band Back Together

Gettin' The Band Back Together is a very funny show, high energy, expertly casted, energetically directed and keeps the audience laughing the entire time.  It lights up the stage of the Belasco and animates the familiar themes of middle age angst, good versus evil, redemption and being true to yourself.  So that is all I … Continue reading Review – Gettin’ The Band Back Together

Review – Tomorrow is a Long Time – a tribute to Bob Dylan’s 1963 Town Hall Concert in Town Hall in 2018

Sometimes it takes me a while to post a review after I have seen the show.  Sometimes it is because I am overwhelmed by other things to post but in this case because of the awful taste I had to wash from my mouth before sitting down to do it.  The show was on May … Continue reading Review – Tomorrow is a Long Time – a tribute to Bob Dylan’s 1963 Town Hall Concert in Town Hall in 2018