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Cindy is a Connecticut writer and member of the Connecticut Critics Circle. She has had many changes in her life, but one thing has always remained the same: her life-long love of theater.

Theater Review (Westport): ‘Sing for Your Shakespeare’ at Westport Country Playhouse

L-R: Britney Coleman, Karen Akers, Stephen DeRosa (foreground),
Constantine Germanacos, Darius de Haas, and Laurie Wells.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

I was reminded of being forced to watch old Lawrence Welk episodes with my grandmother. All that's missing are the bubbles. Read More »

Theater Review (Bridgeport, CT): ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Mia Cenholt-Haulund, Tyler Felson and Claire Regan

Bridgeport Theatre Company's production not only surpasses expectations, but brings new life into this powerful story of racial prejudice and moral integrity so that it resonates not only with those who remember the segregated days of America's past, but all those who have witnessed or who have felt the sting of prejudice in today's time. Read More »

Theater Review (Westport, CT): ‘Room Service’ by John Murray and Allen Boretz at Westport Country Playhouse

L-R:   Ben Steinfeld, Eric Bryant, and Jim Bracchitta in “Room Service” by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, now playing through October 27.  (203) 227-4177. www.westportplayhouse.org 
Photo by Carol Rosegg

The laughs just aren't there. Read More »

Theater Review (Bridgeport, CT): ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Garth West and Holly Martin from Bridgeport Theatre Company's production of Little Shop of Horrors

Murder, mutilation, greed, and invading aliens seem secondary to a few good laughs, a toe-tapping good time, and some surprises for those who only know the movie version. Read More »

Theater Review (Waterbury, CT): Beauty and the Beast

The magic is missing in this road company production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Read More »

Theater Review (Waterbury, CT): A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line rekindles a reviewer's love for Musical Theater. Read More »

Theater Review (New Milford, CT): The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee offers the best of community theater. Read More »

Theater Review (Stratford, CT): Love Letters

A charming love story, told solely through the power of words. Read More »

Theater Review (New Haven): Compulsion at Yale Rep

Yale Rep's Compulsion: An interesting drama with a disappointing twist. Read More »

Theater Review (Waterbury, CT): Cirque Dreams Illumination

In this dazzling spectacle, even simple dance moves and acrobatics become works of art. Read More »