Curtain Call: ‘Working’ still doesn’t work

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) in Ridgefield tried to resuscitate the original Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso musical “Working,” but even with some updates, and songs by fine artists including James Taylor and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show still falls far short from Schwartz’s “Wicked,” “Godspell,” and “Pippin.” Part of the problem is that “Working” is not actually a musical with a … read more

‘Sex with Strangers’ New Age relationships at Westport Country Playhouse

Just the title of Laura Eason’s play at the Westport Country Playhouse is enough to draw attention. “Sex with Strangers” is about a young man who has sex with strangers, and tells all in his blog. Sure, one could point out how timely it is because the characters are on their cell phones, iPods, and laptops, but overall, there’s not … read more

Curtain Call: ‘I Do! I Do!’ Then, reality sets in

TheatreWorks, New Milford: Once those two little words uttered so sweetly at a marriage ceremony are spoken, the journey of a lifetime begins. It starts with “I Do,” but often includes a lot of “I Don’ts” along the way. In this beautiful musical written by Tom Jones of “The Fantasticks” fame, a couple passionately in love faces the realities of … read more