Nicole LaBresh

Nicole LaBresh

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Powerful and Thought-Provoking Parade Is Must-See Theater
January 14, 2020 No Commentby

Powerful and Thought-Provoking Parade Is Must-See Theater

Parade is an ironically cheery title for a musical that is unapologetically dark. Based on a true and pivotal event ...

Wilbury's You Got Older Deals with Life's Curve Balls
December 10, 2019 No Commentby

Wilbury’s You Got Older Deals with Life’s Curve Balls

Dysfunctional families are pretty much a dime-a-dozen on stage. In Clare Barron’s You Got Older, however, the dysfunction is not ...

American Girlhood on Stage: Dance Nation powerfully portrays what it means to be a girl
November 27, 2019 No Commentby

American Girlhood on Stage: Dance Nation powerfully portrays what it means to be a girl

Competition, jealousy and uncertainty plague all pre-teen girls, but in few places are they more pronounced than on a competitive ...

RISE's Hill House Keeps Audiences on Edge
October 15, 2019 No Commentby

RISE’s Hill House Keeps Audiences on Edge

Shirley Jackson’s gothic horror novel, The Haunting of Hill House, is considered one of the best ghost stories published in ...

Academy's Imaginary Explores the Wonder of Childhood
September 24, 2019 No Commentby

Academy’s Imaginary Explores the Wonder of Childhood

If you’ve never heard of the Academy Players’ latest production, Imaginary, you’re not alone. A venture commissioned and produced by ...

Epic's Fires in the Mirror Proves the Truth Can Be Complicated
September 15, 2019 No Commentby

Epic’s Fires in the Mirror Proves the Truth Can Be Complicated

In 1991, tensions between the African-American and Hasidic Jewish populations of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into riots following the death ...

Spectrum's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Takes the Stage Amid National Conversations on Mental Illness
August 18, 2019 No Commentby

Spectrum’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Takes the Stage Amid National Conversations on Mental Illness

On the very same day the Spectrum Theatre Ensemble opened its production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at ...

Extra! Extra! TBTS Newsies Is a Heartwarming Theater Experience
July 22, 2019 No Commentby

Extra! Extra! TBTS Newsies Is a Heartwarming Theater Experience

In the summer of 1899, the New York City newsboys went on strike, inspiring urban, working children around the country ...

The Mysterious Mystery of Edwin Drood at Weber Theater
June 18, 2019 No Commentby

The Mysterious Mystery of Edwin Drood at Weber Theater

Before his death, Charles Dickens was working on a novel titled The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The real mystery, as ...

Stakes Are High at Swamp Meadow's Spelling Bee
April 28, 2019 No Commentby

Stakes Are High at Swamp Meadow’s Spelling Bee

Six will enter, only one will emerge victorious. The stakes could not be higher. Well, okay, they could absolutely be ...