Author Archives: carey

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living In Paris

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris I felt like I had four new best friends when I left the Zipper Theatre on Friday, after seeing the superbly talented, astonishingly intimate performances of Jacques Brel is Alive … Continue reading


Esoterica Remember magic tricks? People pulling nickels out of your ear, people reading your mind and even victims of the audience being sawed in half? Remember the awe and excitement of being in the audience of one of those shows? … Continue reading

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie The woman enters the room with a large smile on her face. She holds her head high and greets her audience. It is the teacher, Miss Jean Brodie, and she is in her prime. … Continue reading

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens Just in time for the holidays comes a wonderful gift from Broadway: Christine Ebersole in Grey Gardens. Starring in the Broadway production, the delightful diva gives the most exquisitely crafted performance seen on the Great White Way this … Continue reading

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A’Changin’ It’s a bad sign when the curtain call is more entertaining than the show that that precedes it. Unfortunately, this statement applies to The Times They Are A-Changin’, the disappointing attempt at a musical playing … Continue reading

All Too Human – An Evening with Clarence Darrow

All Too Human – An Evening with Clarence Darrow Good news for all you academics out there – history class can be fun again. And good news for you legal buffs – there is a lawyer who still cares. You … Continue reading

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Guilty pleasures abound during the holidays, and we happily indulge. “It’s Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hannakuh/Kwannza,” we tell ourselves as we reach for another slice of pumpkin pie at dinner, order a Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks or … Continue reading

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins “I’m practically perfect, in every way,” Mary Poppins sings proudly, while unpacking in the children’s nursery. It’s what her tape measure said, so it must be true, right? Almost. Audience members, note the word practically. It is a … Continue reading

Les Miserables

Les Miserables Her dress is different! It used to be black, and now it’s white! Shocking, isn’t it? Cosette’s dress, from the end of Act I of Les Miserables is no longer the black dress with the white lace collar. … Continue reading

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening Review By: Marisa Schlossman Spring Awakening is like nothing I’ve seen in theater before, and I’ve seen a lot of theater. I didn’t know what was going to happen next, how far they would go or if it … Continue reading