Category: Stage Insights Reviews

Runaways is Captivating at the Know

Review by Liz Eichler of Runaways: Know Theatre Elizabeth Swados Runaways is being performed–this week only–at the Know Theatre, co-produced by UC’s CCM and the Know.  That alone should get theatre people flocking to the Know.  The musical was first created over 40 years ago, and was a ground-breaker...

Human Race Theatre’s Sweeney Todd is a Cut Above

Review by Chris Payne of Sweeney Todd: Human Race Theatre The Human Race Theatre Company’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at The Loft Theatre made for a wonderful evening of entertainment. First things first, the set was amazing! The Loft Theatre itself is a...

Don’t Be Afraid of Human Race’s Sweeney Todd

Review by Ken Stern of Sweeney Todd: Human Race Theatre If you know “The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd,” he whose “skin was pale and his eye was odd”, and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, having it called a love story might be...

Human Race’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ is a Musical Thrill Ride

Review by Liz Eichler of Sweeney Todd: Human Race Theatre Human Race’s Sweeney Todd is a 3-D ride to remember. Musical director Sean Michael Flowers and director Scott Stoney successfully translate this epic experience into their intimate theatre.  Up close, this show is visceral and heart pounding. You are...

Covedale Opens the Season with Rapturous ‘Godspell’

Review by Doug Iden of Godspell: Covedale Theatre Halleluiah – Godspell has exploded onto the Covedale stage to inaugurate the new season.  The show is joyous, boisterous, exuberant and, for a least three-quarters of it, pure enjoyment. Godspell does not use conventional theatrical storytelling but, rather, tells the story...

Covedale’s ‘Godspell’ Full of Positive Vibes

Review by Jack Crumley of Godspell: Covedale Center for the Performing Arts Godspell has started its colorful run at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, and the cast will likely be sleeping well every night from all the work they put in on stage. Originally conceived and directed...

‘Girlfriend’ Charms at The Know

Review by Liz Eichler of Girlfriend: Know Theatre Sweet is the best way to describe the Know Theatre’s production of “Girlfriend.” It is written by Todd Almond, with music and lyrics by singer songwriter Matthew Sweet, taken from his 1991 album also named “Girlfriend.” There are so many moments...