Tag Archives: Tim Mollen

 

when-in-carthReviewed by Nancy Oliveri

When the Cider Mill Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Gail Belokur, commissioned hometown theatrical wunderkind Santino DeAngelo to write a farce, she knew exactly what she was doing. And, apparently, so does DeAngelo.

The playwright,/composer/lyricist/commercial producer, now based in New York, has already had his work seen in the Big Apple. His musical Foolerie won the New York Musical Festival's 2015 Next Link Project, and he has been mentioned...

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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd True confessions: I know Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore inside and out – but only as a pit orchestra musician. I always wondered what was going on above my head, what all the foot stomping was about and why the audience was snickering, chortling and guffawing. Friday night (July 15) in the Anderson Center, at the Summer Savoyards' eighth production of Pinafore, I found out. The operetta subtitled “The Lass That Loved A Sailor,” is simply hilarious – not just for the infectiously hummable tunes,...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

I came across a blurb in a 1925 edition of The New Yorker — one of the short paragraphs in the “Talk of the Town” section — that said In a Garden, a new play by Philip Barry, had “too many ideas to succeed.”

But in 1960, another show set in a garden, with a manageable set and set of ideas, absolutely succeeded -- and still does. The Fantasticks -- book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by...

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Reviewed by George Basler The world got you down? Feeling a little under the weather? A surefire remedy is a short drive away at the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott. The remedy isn’t a pill, but a sparkling production of the 1936 comedy You Can’t Take It With You, which chronicles the eccentric Sycamore family as it happily copes with the Great Depression of the 1930s. The play opened last Thursday (Nov. 5). Sure, the play is a bit old-fashioned, but that doesn’t diminish the craftsmanship and skill of George S....
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stageKissReviewed by Nancy Oliveri I got the feeling while trying to follow the action in the Cider Mill Playhouse’s production of Stage Kiss, that playwright Sarah Ruhl has more than a few gripes about theater people. She takes swipes at writers, actors and directors, painting most of them as the jerks she must have encountered from time to time in her own theatrical experience. Why any company would want to lift that veil is beyond me, but the challenge is...
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angelStreetReviewed by Nancy Oliveri If you love Victorian melodrama, pay a visit to the inhabitants of Angel Street. The 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton is running weekends through March at the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott. In Angel Street, which became the 1944 Ingrid Bergman film Gaslight, a woman is driven to the brink of insanity by the tricks and mischief of her criminally disposed husband. Cider Mill regular Tim Mollen, who directed Angel Street, thanks his mom for introducing him to the...
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intoTheWoods Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri The Cider Mill Playhouse's season opener, Into the Woods (book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim), is a bold choice, and the first under the leadership of new Executive Director Gail King Belokur. With the nearly 30-year-old musical still growing in popularity and slated to be a film this Christmas, the timing was right, and, on the whole, I think the cast and crew were up to it --  but with a...
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