Review: A Uniquely Fresh, “Into The Woods” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Review: A Uniquely Fresh, “Into The Woods” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has done it again and this time with music.  Now in its 33rd Summer season, the company presents its first-ever musical. This aesthetically modernized version of “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is an unusually unique romp into the woods realized by the dazzlingly creative mind of director, Jenn Thompson.  She unleashes us into a world of imaginative umbrellas, popcorn, puppets and recyclable cows, all used to tell her version of this well loved and occasionally overdone musical in our community.  

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Review: A Delightfully Captivating “The Sabbath Girl” at The Penguin Rep

Review: A Delightfully Captivating “The Sabbath Girl” at The Penguin Rep

Living In these disturbing times, in a country filled with division, it is heartwarming to let go and enjoy this delightful romantic comedy. Happily, there is renewed hope that love can truly bring together the most unlikely of people. The world premiere of Cary Gitter’s play, The Sabbath Girl, Is now on stage at Penguin Rep Theatre. Described as “a contemporary romantic comedy with heart about the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love at work or even next door.”

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Review: "Cyrano", A Lively, Entertaining Frolic at The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Review: "Cyrano", A Lively, Entertaining Frolic at The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Go see this novel interpretation of this classic tale about a man’s struggle to replace vanity, pride, and ignorance with grace, humility and intelligence.  It is an ironic anecdote of missed opportunities, it reminds us that, after all, beauty is only skin deep.  

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