Tag Archives: Wayne LeGette
This Into The Woods by DreamCatcher Theatre and Theater Up Close is so heartbreakingly uneven that it may bring Sondheim lovers close to tears. Long stretches are so skillfully and lovingly executed that you want to cheer. Others fail to conquer this difficult work. But the misstep is the high-profile casting of Tituss Burgess in the linchpin role of the Witch.
A delightfully demented cast enhanced by the inventive imagination of chief jester/director David Arisco and choreographer Ron Hutchins make Actors’ Playhouse’s Spamalot a satisfying pleasure even on its fourth or fifth visit.
There is only one way to ensure that I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, doesn’t morph into a cheesy Hallmark card, In The Plaza Theatre’s production of Perfect, the cast and its director understand the essential ingredient that can really make this show tick…ya gotta have versatility.
Sometime after more than 400 performances, Wayne LeGette lost track of how often he had appeared in the enduring musical about relationships I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Whatever the figure was, the odometer is about to roll over this month.
You may long for Palm Beach Dramaworks’ staged concert of Company to have one more week of rehearsal just to let it ripen and deepen, but what’s on stage remains an unassailably well-crafted, well-performed, downright entertaining production of Stephen Sondheim’s Continental Divide of American theater.
Director Michael Leeds and a solid cast at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan have mastered Neil Simon’s challenging meld of witty comedy and throat-choking heartache, and make both perfectly plausible facets of life in Chapter Two.
With brilliant but unrelieved corrosive cynicism, Cabaret Verborten, ausical revue at the Theatre at Arts Garage, mercilessly draws unnerving parallels between the dissolute Weimar Republic and 21st Century America, bluntly underscoring how ripe we are for fascist demagoguery in a heated election cycle.