ST. VINCENT (dir. Theodore Melfi): Movie review 

The wastrel with a heart may not be a new character, but Bill Murray plays Vince with a satisfied nonchalance that makes this cliché watchable.

Carlo Campbell, Ryan Walter (as Audrey), Sean Close (as Touchstone), Lee Cortopassi (as Amiens). (Photo by Shawn May)

AS YOU LIKE IT (Quintessence): Do you not know I am a woman?

Burns and his cast humanize Shakespeare’s characters and provide a smart, jolly time that is tinged with genuine sentiment.


LITTLE ROCK (Passage Theatre): Integrating history into theater

Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj’s poignant play about nine children who integrate Little Rock’s Central High School creates a lasting impression.


THE 39 STEPS (Bristol Riverside Theatre): Intense mystery and low comedy

Intense mystery and low comedy combine in Patrick Barlow’s stage version of THE 39 STEPS.

Wednesday (Lauren Cupples) loves to please with her dinner treats. Photo by Chris Jordan.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Media Theatre): A weird-family musical

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is such a familiar piece, and beloved by many for various reasons


9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL (Walnut Street): Performance over plot

Sharp performances keep 9 TO 5 so consistently entertaining it masks a contrived plot and mediocre music and lyrics.


THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (Montgomery Theater): A homage and a takeoff in song

Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart raise the stakes with their devilishly clever and cheekily smart send-up of prolific songsmiths Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS.


CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Theatre Horizon): All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women…

Life doesn’t imitate art as much as combine with it as Baker’s play, and Matthew Decker’s production of it for Theatre Horizon, sneaks up on you and moves you.