STAGE REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at McCarter Theatre

Billy Finn (left) as Marley’s ghost and Graeme Malcolm as Scrooge in McCarter Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol.

By Bob Brown    This is it. The last call for McCarter Theatre’s annual staging of Dickens A Christmas Carol in its present production, now playing through Dec. 27. David Thompson’s adaptation of this Christmas tale has been delighting Princeton audiences for each of the last 16 years. Returning as director is Michael Unger. As you’ve… Continue reading STAGE REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at McCarter Theatre

STAGE REVIEW: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Kelsey Theatre

Angela Fasanella and Tim Moran in It’s a Wonderful Life.

By Anthony Stoeckert    This is the year of It’s a Wonderful Life. The Princeton Garden Theatre will screen the classic movie on Dec. 10, and two stage versions are happening in our area this season. Bucks County Playhouse is bringing back it’s old-time radio play of the evergreen story, but before that, M&M Stage Productions… Continue reading STAGE REVIEW: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Kelsey Theatre

A Night of One-Act Plays: It’s laughter all around with these farces from Princeton Summer Theater

From left: Ross Barron and Evan Thompson in The Real Inspector Hound.

By Bob Brown    I laughed myself silly at Hamilton Murray Theater, and you will too if you catch the two one-act farces being staged by Princeton Summer Theater through Aug. 2. These are in keeping with the Princeton Summer Theater’s theme “of adaptation and myth, exploring how stories are retold and passed down through time.”… Continue reading A Night of One-Act Plays: It’s laughter all around with these farces from Princeton Summer Theater

STAGE REVIEW: ‘Eugene Onegin,’ a play no longer ‘lost’

Elena Garadja as Tatyana Larina.


‘In performance, the fluid, lilting verse is reminiscent of Shakespeare or of Richard Wilbur’s versification of Moliere … a most beautiful production, aurally and visually. Words can’t do By Bob Briwn    On Feb. 9, a work that had been buried in Russian archives for more than seven decades stepped into daylight on a Princeton… Continue reading STAGE REVIEW: ‘Eugene Onegin,’ a play no longer ‘lost’