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Going Carrolling: "Alice in Wonderland," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through August 17
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2014-08-11 12:00:00

the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre presents Alice in WonderlandThe Clinton Area Showboat Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland is one of those productions that must be accepted for what it is. In this case, it’s Lewis Carroll’s classic story adapted for the stage by director Kristin Katsu and the company of Showboat interns, along with a few of this summer’s cast members. In truth, much of the show plays like it was written by high school students (as it was), particularly the early scene in which the cast gathers on stage and shares their hurts, frustrations, and dreams. The teen-centric concerns involving acceptance and the hopes of making a difference in the world came off a bit pretentious during Friday's performance, leaving me thinking, “Ah, youth.” However, these young actors delivered their sentiments with such earnest sincerity that the play is rendered more tolerable through their joy and excitement in sharing their creation.


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New York State of Mind: "Wonderful Town," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through August 2
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2014-07-28 12:00:00

Carly Ann Berg and Jenna Haimes (both aloft) and fellow members of Wonderful TownWonderful Town is one of the few musicals whose soundtracks I love without ever having seen the stage version. That is, until Thursday night’s performance at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, and what I saw lived up to the high expectations created by listening to the rich, often humorous songs by composer Leonard Bernstein and lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green.


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How the West Was Wonderful: "Annie Get Your Gun," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through June 29
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2014-06-23 12:01:00

Nathan McHenry and Heather Baisley (center) and ensemble members in Annie Get Your GunThere were moments during Friday’s performance of Annie Get Your Gun at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in which I forgot that I was watching a performance. That is to say, the audience around me disappeared as I became lost in the production, and particularly captivated by Heather Baisley’s Annie Oakley. This, for me, was a true escapist experience: I was absolutely taken in by Baisley’s fantastic portrayal.


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Do-Wop-ers with Cheese: "The Taffetas," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through June 15
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2014-06-09 12:00:00

Carly Ann Berg, Sarah Randall, Heather Baisley, and Jenna Haimes in The Taffetas; photo by Jean BlackTight harmonies, effervescent smiles, and pastel-colored dresses are the highlights of the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre’s The Taffetas, a jukebox musical featuring songs from the 1950s. Yet it's barely a musical. The production plays out as the titular girls' group makes its national television debut on the Spotlight on Music show – with the Showboat crowd serving as the “live studio audience” for a televised concert – and as there isn’t much dialogue, or much plot, The Taffetas is really more of a revue.


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