“Laurel Mill Playhouse’s production of the work is full of belly laughs and pratfalls and is a fabulous addition to this small theatre’s lineup of past works.” – Kristen Price.
Synopsis: n the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.
2. “Two Trains Running” at Arena Stage.
“With such a talented cast and crew, Arena Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre’s co-production is a must-see this spring. ” – Katie Gaab.
Synopsis: It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. At the center of the community is Memphis Lee’s diner, slated to be demolished — a casualty of the city’s renovation project. Confronted with a rapidly changing world, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary.
3. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at Vagabond Players.
“While the actors bring the work to life, the costumes and set are yet another aspect of what makes this production stand out.” – Kristen Price.
Synopsis: What’s outrageously funny, sexy, and the winner of Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Play? It’s Christopher Durang’s uninhibited laugh riot, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. All hell will break loose (and some voodoo, too) when fading movie star Masha and her new boy-toy, Spike, suddenly swoop in on the placid home of siblings Vanya and Sonia for a libido arousing red-hot weekend of seduction and fun!
4. “Underground Railroad Game” at Wooly Mammoth.
“‘Underground Railroad Game’ is sure to shake up the subconscious, providing plenty of food for thought to chew on for hours, if not days, later.” – Katie Gaab.
Synopsis: At Hanover Middle School, two teachers get shockingly graphic with a lesson about race, sex, and power. The quick-witted duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation’s history in a far-reaching, unfiltered, and unflinching comedy.
5. “I Love You, You’re Perfect,. . . Now Change” at Spotlighters Theatre.
When: March 23 – April 22, 2018, Fri & Sat at 8pm / Sun at 2pm
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Synopsis: This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as ‘the relationship.’ The production at Spotlighters is only the SECOND production of the new 2018 Revised and Updated Book & Score. Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set.This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’ “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.”