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“RAGS” at Goodspeed Musicals: A Joyous and Tuneful American Story of Hope

By Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle (Photo by Diane Sobolewski : L-R Nathan Salstone, Emily Zakarias, Samantha Massell and Sara Kapner)   An exceptional “new” musical has opened at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, CT.  Playing through December 10, the quintessentially American tale illustrates the struggles, hopes and optimism of immigrants […]

Ivoryton Playhouse rocks with laughter throughout the World Premiere of Mike Reiss’ “I Hate Musicals: The Musical.”

Photos by Anne Hudson Top: Cast of I HATE MUSICALS AT IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE CT Next: R.Bruce Connelly is Lee the Do-Little-As-Possible Agent in “I Hate Musicals..” at Ivoryton Playhouse Ivoryton Playhouse rocks with laughter throughout the World Premiere of Mike Reiss’ “I Hate Musicals: The Musical.” By Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The […]

Book Review: “The Devouring” is the 12th riveting and cinematic Billy Boyle WWII mystery novel by James Benn

By Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Out and Travelin’, Critics On The Aisle James Benn is a master of mystery novels, all of which include well-researched historic fact to greatly heighten the plausibility of every dangerous twist and turn in the plots. In The Devouring, Benn exposes the shocking truth about Swiss greed and deadly […]

“Saturday Night Fever” will make you feel like dancing at Ivoryton Playhouse, CT

Saturday Night Fever” will make you feel like dancing at Ivoryton Playhouse, CT Michael Notardonato and Caroline Lellouche as Tony and Stephanie in Ivoryton Playhouse’s SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER By Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle (Photos courtesy Jonathan Steele, Anne Hudson, Ivoryton Playhouse) It’s disco fever time in Brooklyn 1979 at the […]

“Oh, What a Beautiful Show!” Goodspeed Musicals’ “OKLAHOMA!” is breathtakingly fresh and exciting

By Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle (Photo of Gizel Jimenez and Matthew Curiano as Ado Annie and Ali Hakim by Diane Sobolewski) For the first time on the Goodspeed Musical’s stage in East Haddam, Connecticut, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, OKLAHOMA, will wow audiences through September 27.  Brilliantly Directed by Jenn […]

“Raging Skillet”: A raucous true-life glimpse at a top woman chef in the Big Apple at TheaterWorks Hartford, CT

By Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle www.criticsontheaisle.org Cast photos by Lanny Nagler, Photo of Marilyn Sokol by BWW Playwright Jacques Lamarre likes food. He likes to write plays about food.  His previous plays, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti at Theaterworks Hartford and Born Fat at Seven Angels Theater in […]