Monthly Archives: August 2012

2012: The Shakespeare & Company production of Satchmo at the Waldorf is extraordinary, thrilling theater

Shakespeare & Company presents Satchmo at the Waldorf By Terry Teachout Directed by Gordon Edelstein Starring John Douglas Thompson as Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and Joe Glaser Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck John Douglas Thompson delivers an extraordinary performance in Satchmo … Continue reading

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2012: The Boston Pops Orchestra and a stellar array of guests celebrate John Williams in grand fashion in an inspiring concert

John Williams 80th Birthday Celebration Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart, Leonard Slatkin, and Shi-Yeon Sung Tanglewood Saturday, August 18, 2012 Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck The folks at Tanglewood really know how to celebrate. Saturday night’s concert marking … Continue reading

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2012: Shakespeare & Company mounts a powerful production of the brash Parasite Drag

Parasite Drag by Mark Roberts A new production at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre Directed by Stephen Rothman Cast: Elizabeth Aspenlieder as Joellen; Josh Aaron McCabe as Gene; Jason Asprey as Ronnie; and Kate Abbruzzese as Susie Reviewed by … Continue reading

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2012: Barrington Stage presents the riveting East Coast premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool

The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph at Barrington Stage Company Directed by Giovanna Sardelli With Remi Sandri as Dr. Danielson and Babak Tafti as Khadim Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck [Pittsfield, MA] — The taut, tense plot of Rajiv Joseph’s … Continue reading

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