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My mother’s favorite singer-songwriter is Dan Fogelberg and one of the earliest songs I remember knowing every word to is his hit song “Same Auld Lang Syne.” It tells the story of … more
Hearing the phrase, “I’m your number one fan!” now sends chills down my spine. “Misery” now playing its one week run at the Forestburgh Playhouse will evoke similar … more
Depending upon your musical inclinations, age (and memory!), you may not realize how many chart topping hits the Four Seasons had. You may not know who the Four Seasons were. But the second you hear … more
Sometimes, when you’re reviewing a show, there just aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe it. Take for example, the current offering at Shadowland Stages in Ellenville. You can … more
Growing up, I was more of a 1313 Mockingbird Lane kind of guy. (You boomers should know that one) For some reason, I didn’t tune into the Addams Family. But popularity for the finger-snapping … more
SOUTH FALLSBURG — “Oliver Twist”, by Charles Dickens was a classic novel; “Oliver” the play, opened in London in 1960, was quickly moved to Broadway where it won a Tony … more
There’s a ton of talent in these here mountains! The Forestburgh Playhouse has been providing professional theatre to the Hudson Valley for more than 75 years. Besides the obvious treats … more
The current offering at Shadowland Stages is a story of music, of friendship and ultimately of love between Louise Seger and country legend Patsy Cline.   “Always … Patsy … more
“Bring out your dead!” bellows the medieval corpse collector as he pulls his body laden wooden cart. A weary villager drags a victim of the grim reaper out to the cart only to have its … more
ELLENVILLE — “The 39 Steps,” showing now through July 9 at Shadowland Stages in Ellenville, is a riotous sendup of much of Alfred Hitchcock’s vast body of work, including his … more
Before I even write the words, I know what you’re gonna say. “What? You’ve never played the game?” “You’ve never seen the movie?” “Are you … more
It has been a mere year and a half since I retired from the police world, but the memories of those days seem to be from so much longer ago. The opening of the Forestburgh Playhouse season is always … more
The Forestburgh Playhouse has been on quite the tear! Winding us up with “Mamma Mia” right into the wacky world of “Rotten”, the Miracle in the Woods is once again … more
Full disclosure: John Denver is my favorite performer ever. So, it figures that I was predisposed to like “Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver,” which premiered at Shadowland Stages in … more
The one-and-only William Shakespeare has attained God-like stature within the realm of theatre. He is the golden idol of “the Play” and no one in history can compare to his collective … more
This past weekend I was lucky enough to see the world premiere of “Safe Home” at Shadowland Stages. The play, written by Tom Hanks (yes, that Tom Hanks) and James Glossman, has lived in … more
It’s hard to believe that the show sensation “Mamma Mia” first opened its doors at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway back in 2001. Over 20 years ago! It doesn’t seem to be … more
When I first reviewed a show for the Delaware Valley Opera back in 2018, I was terrified because I had never seen an opera before. This past weekend was my last review of the Delaware Valley Opera … more
Beauty pageants. Remember them? I know they’re still around, but they don’t seem to get the press they used to in days gone by. And for good reason. The aura of artificiality and … more
Are you a puzzle aficionado? Do you scour the pages of your local newspaper for the crossword puzzle every day? Are you under the impression that the Sunday crossword is the hardest? Is Will Shortz … more
Covid just can’t seem to leave us alone! As Tuesday night approached, I was looking forward to seeing the Forestburgh Playhouse’s “Forbidden Broadway”. Always wanted to … more
The 2022 Forestburgh Playhouse opener is a one-man show called “Fully Committed”, written by Becky Mode. You might not know the show, but it started out Off Broadway in 1999 and made its … more
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