Nicole LaBresh

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If/Then Features Powerhouse Performances
May 13, 2017 No Commentby

If/Then Features Powerhouse Performances

There are some shows that launch their performers into stardom. Then, there are shows that are themselves launched into stardom ...

Women's Solidarity Rally in PVD: Still We Rise
January 25, 2017 No Commentby

Women’s Solidarity Rally in PVD: Still We Rise

The day after the election, a post-apocalyptic silence fell upon my college campus. Hushed conversations could be heard around the ...

The Children's Hour: Life Imitates Art
January 18, 2017 No Commentby

The Children’s Hour: Life Imitates Art

There are times when the truth matters less than what shocks people — what plays into their fears and suspicions ...

A Quintessentially American American Buffalo
November 25, 2016 No Commentby

A Quintessentially American American Buffalo

David Mamet’s American Buffalo is an assemblage of all things American: profanity, thievery, greed, the American Dream and toxic masculinity. ...

The King and I: Hilarious and Heart-Wrenching
November 4, 2016 No Commentby

The King and I: Hilarious and Heart-Wrenching

Rodgers and Hammerstein. There are no names in the history of Broadway that carry quite the same gravitas. The duo ...

Come to the Cabaret!
October 17, 2016 No Commentby

Come to the Cabaret!

The mark of a classic show is one that has received multiple revivals around the world and across the decades. ...

RWU's Peter and the Starcatcher Charms Audiences
October 11, 2016 No Commentby

RWU’s Peter and the Starcatcher Charms Audiences

Theater today impresses audiences with the extravagant; the more authentic and intricate, the better. To keep up with television and ...

Northeast Choreographers Festival Showcases the Latest in Modern Dance
August 31, 2016 No Commentby

Northeast Choreographers Festival Showcases the Latest in Modern Dance

Something new is brewing in the dance world, and it’s brewing right in our neck of the woods. This fall, ...

Avenue Q Delivers a Strong Message from Under All That Felt
August 9, 2016 No Commentby

Avenue Q Delivers a Strong Message from Under All That Felt

It’s no secret that theater is all about pushing the envelope and being ever edgier and raunchier. Even seemingly innocent ...

Hairspray Actors' Enthusiasm Defies Gravity
August 9, 2016 No Commentby

Hairspray Actors’ Enthusiasm Defies Gravity

Junior versions of shows always make me apprehensive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fervent supporter of getting kids involved ...