Joe Siegel

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Total Strangers Is Twisted Fun
May 11, 2016 No Commentby

Total Strangers Is Twisted Fun

Epic Theatre’s Company’s Total Strangers is essentially a remake of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Strangers on a Train. The ...

Gritty Miss Saigon has Soul
May 11, 2016 No Commentby

Gritty Miss Saigon has Soul

The Vietnam War-era love story Miss Saigon was given a first-rate production by Encore Repertory Company at the Stadium Theater ...

For Colored Girls to Benefit Sojourner House
May 11, 2016 No Commentby

For Colored Girls to Benefit Sojourner House

On Thursday, For Colored Girls, a series of poetic monologues written by Ntozake Shange, will be performed at Aurora on 276 ...

From the Boat to Obama
April 29, 2016 No Commentby

From the Boat to Obama

From the Boat to Obama features a unique combination of music, dance, poetry and dramatic vignettes to chart the history ...

Jersey Boys Sparkle at PPAC
April 27, 2016 No Commentby

Jersey Boys Sparkle at PPAC

Some magnificent performances elevate Jersey Boys, which is basically an extended live episode of “Behind the Music.” That show, which ...

Brown's Mr. Burns Is a Misfire
April 13, 2016 No Commentby

Brown’s Mr. Burns Is a Misfire

Mr. Burns – A Post-Electric Play begins with an intriguing premise – the survivors of a nuclear apocalypse gather together ...

Nunsense 2 Is an Unholy Mess
April 13, 2016 No Commentby

Nunsense 2 Is an Unholy Mess

Nunsense 2: The Second Coming is like an endurance test for the audience. If you can survive two hours of corny ...

Barker's “Murder” is Pure Fun
March 7, 2016 No Commentby

Barker’s “Murder” is Pure Fun

Director Alfred Hitchcock once said he enjoyed playing the audience like a piano. That quote came to mind while watching ...

Brown's Beautiful Midsummer Dream
March 7, 2016 No Commentby

Brown’s Beautiful Midsummer Dream

You’ve got to hand it to the creative team behind A Midsummer Night’s Dream: They obviously went all out to ...

Rose's Money is a Gem
March 2, 2016 No Commentby

Rose’s Money is a Gem

Rose’s Money is a comedy-drama about a downtrodden family fighting over an inheritance. After Rose dies, $87,000 is discovered in ...