Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri About five years ago in New York, I had the pleasure to see Spamalot, the Eric Idle/John du Prez musical based on the cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, so I think I’m in a good position to say that the Cider Mill Playhouse’s version is at least as hilarious, and every bit as fun.( I attended the Friday, June 6, performance.) The recorded sound track from Right On Cue Services...Read more
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri The lights come up on the unmistakable digs of Sherlock Holmes’ London flat. A shabby chair, a horsehair chaise, a table with a carafe of claret and a game board set for a deadly game of chess set the scene for a deerstalking good show. Holmes (of course). Dr. John H. Watson, Inspector Lestrade and the voice of the great detective's long-suffering landlady, Mrs. Hudson (Paulina Johnson), are all here, with much of the action taking place at 221b Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes -- Knight’s...Read more
Reviewed by George Basler At first glance the plot of Trying seems to be the worst kind of theatrical cliché. One character in the two-character play is a cantankerous, demanding old man. The other is a bright, efficient young woman who goes to work for him. Of course, they’re going to start the play clashing with each other. Of course, there going to end up feeling mutual respect and affection. But don’t let the plot summary discourage you. Trying, now playing at the Cider Mill Playhouse in...Read more
Reviewed by Ralph Hall The Cider Mill Playhouse’s production of Breaking Legs by Tom Dulack is a nearly perfect defining of the 21st century term "profiling" with the added touch of humor. When you take everything one believes about a specific cultural, ethnic group and add a bit of slapstick comedy, identifiable human guilt and visible sexual overtones -- all performed by a talented cast -- the results have to be a great success.