Harbor Stage Nails It with Chekhov’s Three Sisters

Harbor Stage Nails It with Chekhov’s Three Sisters

They’re perfectly miserable. It’s obvious as Three Sisters opens that these girls have seen better days—or at any rate believe they have. Against a simple and dark background, surrounded by music that underscores their situation (the brilliant repetition of “my days...
The Guilty Pleasures of Sweeney Todd

The Guilty Pleasures of Sweeney Todd

Sometimes the best stories are the tried-and-true ones. In London of the 1840s, “penny dreadfuls” offered Victorian readers a cheap escape into a world of ghoulish murder and gruesome violence, twisted guilty pleasures. One such story was that of a barber who murdered...
Come to This Cabaret!

Come to This Cabaret!

Okay. Let’s get this out of the way immediately: there are simply not enough superlatives in the English language to describe the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble’s production of Cabaret. Anything written here is a poor reflection of this brilliant theatrical performance…...
You’ll Die Laughing at Murder For Two

You’ll Die Laughing at Murder For Two

It’s a comedy. It’s a musical. It’s a vaudeville production. It’s a mystery. It’s Murder for Two, playing at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater through July 27, and it’s a wacky, playful, wondrous romp through the staid drawing-room murder genre by two piano-playing...
A Blockbuster of a Parody

A Blockbuster of a Parody

What if, as an avid movie-watcher, you were suddenly transformed into Marty McFly from Back to the Future? Feel a little disoriented? Then hold on to your popcorn, because that’s just the beginning of what happens to the first of Owain Rhys Davies’ characters in The...
Cape Rep Proves Irresistible with “Proof”

Cape Rep Proves Irresistible with “Proof”

David Auburn’s Proof premiered on Broadway in October 2000, earning the Drama Desk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Tony Award for Best Play. That’s a heavy reputation to carry moving forward, a parallel—if it’s not forcing the metaphor too far—with another...
Cape Rep is Singing the Year Home

Cape Rep is Singing the Year Home

Cape Rep’s end-of-year musical revue Sing Like There’s No Tomorrow brings a new level of joy to the holiday season. Playing through December 9th, it’s very much a not-to-be-missed evening of great music and great fun. First things first: Trish LaRose and Jared...
Falling in Love at the Cape Rep

Falling in Love at the Cape Rep

A play taken from a movie—that wasn’t even a terribly great movie—doesn’t seem to have much to recommend it, but Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard not only rescued the story from Shakespeare in Love, they lifted it and made it hilarious, and the resulting fast-paced...
The Fundamentals of Fun at the Cape Rep

The Fundamentals of Fun at the Cape Rep

“My father and I grew up in the same Pennsylvania town,” says Alison Bechtel (Amanda Collins) as the musical Fun Home opens. “He was gay, and I was gay. He killed himself, and I became a lesbian cartoonist.” The entire play, currently at the Cape Rep in Brewster, is...
The ptownie 1st Annual Boo Boo Awards

The ptownie 1st Annual Boo Boo Awards

ptownie’s new “Boo-Boo” award winners have been announced! The awards are the result of a recent poll on Facebook to promote local Provincetown favorites. Meant to reward the people and organizations that serve others throughout both the tourist season and the entire...
“Diznee” As You’ve Never Seen It

“Diznee” As You’ve Never Seen It

Despite the fact that my stepdaughter once worked for Disney, I’ve always been pretty much anti-Team Rodent, so you can imagine how delighted I was when Miss Conception arrived in Ptown with “Forbidden Diznee,” her own brand of tongue-in-cheek (and frequently...
A Grande Dame Returns to Provincetown

A Grande Dame Returns to Provincetown

She does jazz. She does cabaret. She does musical theatre. And for a few precious evenings, Marilyn Maye did Provincetown. There are a lot of singers about whom one says, “oh, yeah, right, them, they’re okay.” That doesn’t happen with her. The world is clearly divided...
The Raging Skillet is Ragingly Funny

The Raging Skillet is Ragingly Funny

It’s a little unclear what The Raging Skillet wants to be—a bio-play, a cooking demonstration, a therapy session, or an infomercial—and the truth is, that lack of clarity simply doesn’t matter. This play about Chef Rossi (of WOMR’s Bite This) might have an identity...