“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 […]

Tour Review: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at Bushnell in Hartford highlights Darko Tresnjak’s expert directorial skills

By Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle The 2014 multi-Tony winning musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, played at The Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall as part of the 2016-2017 Bushnell Broadway Series this week. The show originated at Hartford Stage under the supervision of Tony-winning director Darko Tresnjak. The Broadway hit […]