Reviewed by George Basler The Taming of the Shrew is one of William Shakespeare's more controversial plays, as well as one of his best known. If taken seriously, the misogynistic tone and message of female submissiveness can be grating, even offensive, to modern audiences. Thankfully, the Endicott Performing Arts Center's production, which opened Thursday (Aug. 16) and will run through Sunday (Aug. 19), doesn't take itself seriously. The show is a pleasant, if not exactly memorable, diversion for a warm summer's evening.
Reviewed by Rebecca Sheriff Last weekend I took a break from reviewing local bands to see the Endicott Performing Arts Center’s performance of Hair, the rock musical. The performance was outside at the Stage at Little Italy, the perfect venue for this dynamic show. Hair is a controversial musical that debuted in 1968 with themes of the 196’s including the Vietnam War, drugs and the sexual revolution. The use of rock music for a musical was revolutionary at the time of its debut. This performance featured a seven-piece band, and...Read more