A perplexing and pretentious ‘Lives of the Pigeons’

Vincent L. Lonergan and Don Bender in The Side Project’s “Lives of the Pigeons” Sometimes after seeing a show, I leave the theatre feeling more than a little disoriented. That’s not necessarily a bad thing — good theatre should challenge. So, following the world premiere of Sherod Santos’ perplexing Lives of the Pigeons, I went… Read More A perplexing and pretentious ‘Lives of the Pigeons’

‘Escape from the Haltsburg Boys Choir’ tries hard, but is mostly off-key

Sometimes you go to a show expecting one thing, and walk out with a completely different experience. This was absolutely the case with Escape from the Haltsburg Boys Choir, The Ruckes Theatre’s first musical effort. I went in expecting campy, clever and slightly macabre. Instead, I got bland, bloated and convoluted. That’s not to say… Read More ‘Escape from the Haltsburg Boys Choir’ tries hard, but is mostly off-key