Priscilla Squiers brings home a memorable ‘Souvenir’

Greg Chrzczon and Priscilla Squiers in in a scene from ‘Souvenir’ at the Westport Community Theatre.

People who have a love of music often break out in song when they hear a musical number they are especially fond of. While most of these music lovers can carry a tune, some are tone deaf, and cannot hear themselves when they are singing off key.  Florence Foster Jenkins, 1868-1944, was one of ...

Read More

Roxbury playwright’s world premiere is ‘molto bene’

Stephen Sherman, Jenny Ashman and Audrey Heffernan Meyer star in Joe Godfrey’s new play, ‘Romance Language,’ at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury.

When teachers and students start falling for each other, eyebrows are raised. When a young man from another country tries to marry an older American woman to get a quick pass into the U.S., motive is suspect. So when handsome young Italian teacher, Fiore Benedetto, and wealthy middle-aged ...

Read More

Goshen Playhouse: Relationships from start to finish

Goshen Playhouse: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

It’s a long trip from first date to love and marriage, but Joe DiPietro’s book and lyrics take audiences for a fast-paced two-hour trip through a small-scale, fun-filled musical at the Goshen Playhouse. Through a series of very funny vignettes, relationships are visited, from awkward first ...

Read More

‘Much ado’ about something at Yale Rep

Jeanine Serralles as Bea and David Wilson Barnes as Ben in ‘These Paper Bullets’ at Yale Rep.

By far the best show of Yale Rep’s season, “These Paper Bullets” is a nod to the 1960s, rock ‘n’ roll, and a bigger nod to Shakespeare. Subtitled “A Modish Ripoff  of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing,” it is certainly that, and so much more. Wrapped up in two acts of non-stop music, ...

Read More

Elvis impersonator and romance at Clockwork

When a Las Vegas wedding chapel opens for business, two eager lovers seem as if they are ready to tie the knot. Sandy (Elizabeth Fricke), the owner of the small wedding chapel, gets them to think twice about what they’re about to do. In Nancy Frick’s “4 Weddings and an Elvis,”being staged ...

Read More

‘Barefoot’ at TheatreWorks New Milford: Young love

Daniel Willey as Paul Bratter and Jessica Alex as Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park.

Most people will remember Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” as the 1967 film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. However, the story of two young newlyweds who quickly learn that marriage is more than five steep flights of stairs started as a romantic comedy on Broadway in 1963. It’s now ...

Read More

Square One has a good sense of ‘Time’

Janet Rathbert and David Victor appear as Sarah, a war-zone photographer, and her partner, James, who’s had to pull back from the front.

Square One Theatre Company in Stratford is offering a double treat with its current production of “Time Stands Still.” First of all, it’s a really good production of a good play. Secondly, it is written by New Haven resident Donald Margulies. It’s always so special to produce a play by one of ...

Read More