SUBMIT ABOUT FAQ
PEOPLE COMPANIES VENUES
LOGIN NEW USER PRODUCTIONS
REVIEWERS SIX DEGREES
A User-Driven Site for Theater in Atlanta, Georgia
Lewis [ALL REVIEWERS]
Companies Reviewed#
Neighborhood Playhouse1
Average Rating Given : 3.00000
Reviews in Last 6 months :
REVIEWS

Bell, Book, and Candle, by John Van Druten
Decent
Monday, October 25, 2004
3.0
C'mon people. It wasn't that bad. It was almost good. Rather than rehash all other reviews, I will say that I agree with most of what has been said: the set was decent (could have been ALOT better though - lacked imagination, creativity, and seemed kinda cheap), the costumes WERE very good, overall the acting was not too shabby. Highlights: Coco Chalfant & Charles Green were fun. Eric Roach had some pretty good bits. Lows: Shawna Tucker was not right for this role AT ALL. She seemed kinda dowdy, more matronly than womanly. Lacking in seduction, sparkle, and energy. Jason Vaughn - ok, to some extent, i agree with the last two reviews. But, to his credit - I would like to offer the difference between "realism" and internal acting, and "gesture" acting -- his tempo was just different than the rest of the group. The rest of the cast would be comfortable in Brecht, while Mr Vaughn would appear quite natural in Hedda Gabbler or Tennessee Williams. perhaps due to poor direction, you kinda get the sense that Mr Vaughn was instructed to diminish his own persona throughout the play in order to diminish his "appeal" and frumpify himself. The casting of Ms Tucker as his love interest was poor. Biggest low: most of the characters seemed to wonder where the heck they were most of the time, and had no idea what play they were in, or what they were supposed to do with themselves. My wife went with a group of girlfriends last week and swears she had a different impression. From the reviews, I gather you either hate this show or love it.

CLOSING SOON
Ever After
by Marcy Heisler (words) and Zina Goldrich (music)
Alliance Theatre Company
Fun Home
by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics)
Out of Box Theatre
I Love You Because
by Ryan Cunningham (words) and Joshua Salzman (music)
Marietta Theatre Company
Porcelain
by Chay Yew
Out Front Theatre Company
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Stage Door Players
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Stage Door Players
NOW PLAYING
A Southern Exposure
by Kelley Kingston-Strayer
Cumming Playhouse
An Octoroon
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Actor's Express
Daddy Long Legs
by John Caird (book) and Paul Gordon (songs)
The Legacy Theatre
Ever After
by Marcy Heisler (words) and Zina Goldrich (music)
Alliance Theatre Company
Fun Home
by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics)
Out of Box Theatre
Gimme Liberty or Gimme Death, A Hamiltonesque Mystery
by John Babcock
Agathas: A Taste of Mystery
I Love You Because
by Ryan Cunningham (words) and Joshua Salzman (music)
Marietta Theatre Company
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
by Allison Gregory
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Midnight at the Masquerade
by The Murder Mystery Company
The Murder Mystery Company in Atlanta
Moonlight and Magnolias
by Ron Hutchinson
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Next to Normal
by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (words)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company
ParaNoirmal and Other Encounters
by Allen, Bodhaine, Steadman, Kiernan, and Strickland
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Peter and the Starcatcher
by Rick Elice
Act 3 Productions
Porcelain
by Chay Yew
Out Front Theatre Company
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Stage Door Players
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Stage Door Players
The Wedding Singer
by Chad Beguelin (book and lyrics), Matthew Sklar (music), Tim Herlihy (book)
Atlanta Lyric Theatre
The Wolves
by Sarah DeLappe
Horizon Theatre Company

©2012 TheaterReview.com. All rights reserved.