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Reviews of Current 2004 Productions


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"My Wrap Up" by Bob Guenthner a k a THE OLD GRUMP"
"This Year..."by Caroline Burlingham Ellis
"Year-End Round-Up"by Tony Annicone"
"A Great Year!" by Larry Stark
"THE 2004 ADDISON AWARDS" by Carl A. Rossi
"Glad I Saw in 2004" by Will Stackman

"Tea at Five" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"A Christmas Carol" [Mansfield] Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"I'm Away from My Desk Right Now ..." Reviewed by Susan Daniels
"Under Her Umbrella" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Santaland Diaries" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"A Christmas Carol, The Musical" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Pygmalion" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"A Christmas Carol"[Foxboro] Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"A Christmas Carol"[Salem] Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The First Noh & Kyogen Program Witnessed by Americans" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Fully Committed" A minority Report by Carline Burlingham Ellis in TheaterMania
"Johnny Guitar" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"Antigone" A Minority Report by G.L. Horton
"Pinocchio" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Arsenic & Old Lace" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Who’s Afraid of the Virgin Mary?" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Matter Familias" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Well of The Saints" Reviewed by Norm Gross
"The Pirates of Penzance" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Matter Familias" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Beauty & The Beast" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Fully Committed" A minority Report by Susan Daniels
"Fully Committed" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Black Nativity" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Female Odd Couple" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Johnny Guitar: The Musical" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Scotland Road" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" Reviewed by Bob Guenthner, a k a The Old Grump
"Burn This" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Value of Names" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Inherit The Wind" Reviewed by Roger Bentley
"Permanent Collection" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Lost in Yonkers" A Minority Report from Roger Bentley
"Macbeth" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Lost in Yonkers" Reviewed by Jim Wagner
"Beauty & The Beast" Reviewed by The Old Grump (a k a Bob Guenthner)
"Ramona Quimby" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Permanent Collection" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Secret Garden" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Rented Christmas" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Seagull" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Sunday in The Park with George" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Lend Me A Tenor" Reviewed by Jim Wagner
"Bella Donna" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Bella Donna" Reviewed by Susan Daniels
"The Playboy of the Western World" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Well of the Saints" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Bat Boy: The Musical" Reviewed by Caroline Burlingham Ellis (First appeared in the Wayland Town Crier, Wayland, Mass)
"Inherit The Wind" Reviewed by Susan Huff
"Menopause: The Musical (revisited)"**** till [day/month] Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Richard III Reviewed by Monica Raymond
"Beauty And The Beast" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Anything Goes" (Pawtucket R I) Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Professional Skepticism" Reviewed by Susan Daniels
"Annie" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Aida" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Rocky Horror Show" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Henriad" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Glider" A Minority Report by Larry Stark
"The Glider" Reviewed by Will Stackman in his ON THE AISLE website
"The Exorcissy" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Aida" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Ears on a Beatle" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Company" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"The Play About the Baby" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"The Play About The Baby" Reviewed by Will Stackman
"Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Nunsense" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Company" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Tragedie of Richard The Third" Reviewed by Will Stackman in his ON THE AISLE website
"Godspell" Reviewed by Norm Gross in The PNP Network
"Richard III" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Richard III" Reviewed by Caroline Burlingham Ellis
"Joe Turner’s Come and Gone" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Sonia Flew" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Whose Life Is It Anyway?" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Carnival" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Grapes of Wrath" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Sonja Flew" Reviewed by Will Stackman in his ON THE AISLEwebsite
"Gem of The Ocean" Reviewed by Vicki Sanders in the NewEnglandTheaterwebsite
"Gem of The Ocean" Reviewed by Will Stackman in his ON THE AISLEwebsite
"Sonja Flew" Reviewed by Will Stackman in his ON THE AISLEwebsite
"Approaching Moomtaj" Reviewed by Will Stackman in his ON THE AISLEwebsite
"The Shrew Tamer" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Ghostly Manor" & "Chilling Tales"Both Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Jasper Lake" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Gem of the Ocean" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Translations" A Minority Report by Monica Raymond
"All Night Strut" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Ballast" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"The Curse of The Bambino" Reviewed by Roger Bentley
"Guys & Dolls" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"On Golden Pond" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Translations" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Memory of Salt" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Antigone" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Ballast" Reviewed by Monica Raymond
"Antigone" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Bad Seed" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Chess" Reviewed by The Old Grump
"Lady Anderly's Rose" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Approaching Moomtaj: A Fairy Tale for Grownups" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Approaching Moomtaj" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Perfect Wedding" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"A Little Night Music" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Laugher on The 23rd Floor" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Reno: Rebel Without a Pause" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Ain’t Misbehavin’" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Who’s Tommy" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" both Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Guys" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Say You Love Satan" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Van Gogh" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
The 8th Annual "Summer Shorts" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Spinning into Butter" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Nine" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Nine" reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Proof" reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Summer Breeze: A Night of Short Plays" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Ladies at The Alamo" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Gods and Goddesses" Reviewed by Monica Raymond
"Proof" Reviewed by Bob Guenthner, The Old Grump
"The Music Man" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Seussical, The Musical" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Music Man" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Present Laughter" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Romeo and Juliet" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Price" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Kiss Me Kate!" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Measure for Measure" Reviewed by Will Stackman
"A Clockwork Orange" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Incorruptible" reviewed (first in The Wayland Town Crier) by Caroline Burlingham Ellis
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Weir" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Love, Sex & The I.R.S." Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Big River" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Gypsy" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Much Ado About Nothing" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Picnic" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"Funny Money" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Laramie Project" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Cabaret" Reviewed by John G. Riccio
"The Boys Next Door" Reviewed by Tom Wachtell
"Incorruptible" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Grease" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Two Gentlemen of Verona" Reviewed by Will Stackman
"Grease" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"For ever Plaid" A Minoriity Report by Will Stackman
"Light Up The Sky" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Charles Busch as Auntie Mame" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Morning's at Seven" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"Chapter Two" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Tommy" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Forever Plaid" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Our Hearts on Broadway" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Marry Me A Little" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Coping" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Inherit the Wind" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Barefoot in The Park" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Sin: A Cardinal Deposed" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Last Sunday in June" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Tom Jones: The Musical" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Last Sunday in June" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Jekyll & Hyde" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Palazzi Ragazzi" Reviewed by Will Stackman
"Oklahoma!" Reviewed by Susan Daniels (Originally in the South End News}
"Lovers and Other Strangers" A Minority Report by A.S.Waterman
"Lovers And Other Strangers" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Rhode Island College's Short Play Festival" Reviewed by Niles T. Welch
"It's Only A Play!" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Popcorn" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Love of The Nightingale" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Nine" A Minority Report from Caroline Burlingham Ellis
"Elegies" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Rose Tattoo" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Popcorn" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Ruby Sunrise" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"Julius Caesar" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"The Rose Tattoo" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Proof" Reviewed by Caroline Burlingham Ellis; Review first appeared in The Wayland Town Crier>BR> "The Savior of Fenway" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"What Time Is It?" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Tempest" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Proof" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Music Man" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Mama, I Want to Sing!" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Evita" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Noises Off" A Minority Report from Susan Daniels
"The Savior of Fenway" A Minority Report from Caroline Burlingham Ellis
"Noises Off" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Hello, Dolly!" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Savior of Fenway" Reviewed by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff | May 6, 2004 in Boston.com Sports
"Lizzie Borden: The Musical" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Lizzie Borden: The Musical" Reviewed by Caroline Burlingham Ellis
"She Loves Me" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Kiss Me, Kate!" A Minority Report by Susan Daniels
"Macbeth" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"West Side Story" A Minority Report by Tony Annicone
"Noises Off" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Political Animals: War, Love & Policy in Shakespeare" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Beverly Akimbo" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Scapin" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Kiss Me, Kate" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
The Actors' Shakespeare Project Reviewed by Caroline Burlingham Ellis
"Nine" A Minority Report from "The Old Grump"
"Burn This" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"West Side Story" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Scapin" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"I Hate Hamlet" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Twelve Angry Jurors" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"An Ideal Husband" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"La Cage Aux Folles" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Nine" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Black Power" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Cinderella" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Burn This" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Lettice and Lovage" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Nine" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Footloose" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Mojo/Mickybo" Reviewed by G.L.Horton
The 6th Boston Marathon Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Menopause The Musical"**** till ??? Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Ragtime" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs" A Minority Report from Beverly Creasey
"The Second Annual Sonnet-thon" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Mojo Mickybo" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Last Rites" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Last Rites" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Hedda Gabler" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"Backwater" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Sweepers" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Barrymore" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"The King's Feast"***** ongoing Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Pussy on the House" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"I Hate Hamlet" A Minority Report by Bob Guenthner "The Old Grump"
"Ragtime" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"I Hate Hamlet" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Mercy Seat" A Minority Report by Larry Stark
"Rip Van Winkle" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Shakespeare's R&J" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"The Mercy Seat" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"The Mystery of Raven Hall" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"What The Butler Saw" A Minority Report by Susan Daniels (This review originally appeared in the 3/25 issue of the South End News.)
"The Cemetery Club" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Mercy Seat" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Yellowman" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Speed The Plow" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Picasso at The Lapin Agile" A Minority Report by Larry Stark
"Picasso at The Lapin Agile" Reviewed by Caroline Burlingham Ellis (first appeared in the Wayland Town Crier)
"A Whole Lotta Cheatin Goin On" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Shakespeare’s R&J" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Funny Girl" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Birthday Party" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Little Shop of Horrors" A Minority Report by Bob Guenthner "The Old Grump"
"Our Lady of 121st Street" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"Oliver!" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"a Funnny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Little Shop of Horrors" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"What the Butler Saw" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"What The Butler Saw" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Evita" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"It Had to Be You" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Movin' Out" Reviewed by Susan Daniels
"Yellowman" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Van Gogh in Japan" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"Van Gogh in Japan" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Our Lady of 121st Street" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Noye’s Fludde" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Murder by Shadow" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Wonderful Town" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Mousetrap" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Wait Until Dark" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Edith Stein" Reviewed by Julie Pummer
"Hughie" and "A Pound on Demand" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Loot" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Sly Fox" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"They Named Us Mary" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Laughter on the 23rd Floor" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"The Pirates of Penzance" and "The (In)Compleat Works of Gilbert and Sullivan" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Spitfire Grill" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"Conspiracy of Memory" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Spitfire Grill" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Vagina Monologues" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Flannagan's Wake" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Gigolo Confessions of Baile Breag" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Cabaret" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Glass Menagerie" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Last Five Years" A Minority Report from Will Stackman
"Sweet Bird of Youth" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Last Five Years" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
" Aunt Dan and Lemon " Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"The Learned Ladies" Reviewed by A.S.Waterman
"Inherit The Wind" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Last Five Years" Reviewed by Larry Stark
"Bad Dates" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"The Dazzle" A Minority Report by Beverly Creasey
"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Murder in The Court" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"The Dazzle" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Sound of Music" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"After Mrs. Rochester" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Threepenny Opera" A Minority Report from Beverly Creasey
"An Infinite Ache" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Arcadia" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Bad Dates" A Minority Report from Susan Daniels (This article was originally printed in the South End News.)
"Full Gallop" A Minority Report from Susan Daniels (This article was originally printed in the Patriot Ledger)
"Deathtrap" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Threepenny Opera" A Minority Report by Will Stackman
"Broadway Lights, The Second Time Around" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Far Away" A Minority Report by Will Stackman
"Picnic" Reviewed by Tony Annicone
"Full Gallop" A Minority Report by Carl A. Rossi
"The Threepenny Opera" A Minority Report by Will Stackman
"A Midsummer Night’s Dream" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Far Away" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Full Gallop" Reviewed by Will Stackman
Acme's Winter Festival of Twelve-Minute Plays Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"The Threepenny Opera" A Minority Report by Larry Stark
"Private Lives" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"The Threepenny Opera" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Private Lives" & "Full Gallop" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Bad Dates" Reviewed by Carl A. Rossi
"Far Away" Reviewed by Beverly Creasey
"Fools" Reviewed by Tony Annicone


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