Joe Siegel

Review: 'Into The Breeches' Is a Genial WWII Home Front Comedy
Review: 'Into The Breeches' Is a Genial WWII Home Front Comedy

"Into The Breeches," the first production in The Players' 115th season, is a genial, good-natured comedy set during the Second World War.

by Joe Siegel | Sep 25, 2023

Review: 'The Viewing Room' Offers Heartfelt Look at Tangled Family Relationships
Review: 'The Viewing Room' Offers Heartfelt Look at Tangled Family Relationships

"The Viewing Room" focuses on one of the most difficult events in anyone's life: The passing of a family member. But playwright Mark Edward Smith takes a comedic approach.

by Joe Siegel | Sep 18, 2023

Review: Woke Satire Fails to Hit Targets
Review: Woke Satire Fails to Hit Targets

"Pussy Hanukkah Comes To Harlem," from writer/director Lenny Schwartz, is an irreverent story about the end of the world.

by Joe Siegel | Sep 18, 2023

Review: Burbage Offers Exquisite 'Romeo and Juliet'
Review: Burbage Offers Exquisite 'Romeo and Juliet'

William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is one of his most famous tragedies, a tale of love in a time of war. Burbage Theatre Company's production, which leads off their 2023-2024 season, features spellbinding performances and exquisite staging.

by Joe Siegel | Sep 5, 2023

Review: 'Incident at Vichy' a Compelling Play for Today
Review: 'Incident at Vichy' a Compelling Play for Today

"Incident at Vichy" has a lot to say about the violence and degradation inflicted on others, as well as our moral responsibility to speak out against injustice.

by Joe Siegel | Jun 20, 2023

Roundabout Delivers a Riveting 'Death of a Salesman'
Roundabout Delivers a Riveting 'Death of a Salesman'

Roundabout Productions' version features an extraordinary lead performance by Michael Pugliese as Willy Loman, a middle-class family man bent on self-destruction.

by Joe Siegel | Jun 20, 2023

Review: 'Red Velvet' a Spellbinding Look at Racism's Past – and Present
Review: 'Red Velvet' a Spellbinding Look at Racism's Past – and Present

Burbage Theatre Company is closing out their season with "Red Velvet," a spellbinding look at intolerance in the world of theater.

by Joe Siegel | Jun 15, 2023

Review: Rhode Island Gay Men's Chorus: 'Are We There Yet?'
Review: Rhode Island Gay Men's Chorus: 'Are We There Yet?'

The Rhode Island Gay Men's Chorus presented their spring concert series, "Are We There Yet?" at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Cranston from June 9-11.

by Joe Siegel | Jun 12, 2023

Review: A Rousing 'The Sound of Music'
Review: A Rousing 'The Sound of Music'

Rhode Island Stage Ensemble (RISE) is closing out their season with a rousing production of the much beloved "The Sound of Music."

by Joe Siegel | Jun 7, 2023

Review: Top-notch 'Avenue Q' Celebrates Diversity, Friendship
Review: Top-notch 'Avenue Q' Celebrates Diversity, Friendship

The Players have assembled a talented cast for this wildly entertaining production of the beloved Tony Award-winning musical.

by Joe Siegel | May 24, 2023


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