Bob Goepfert http://wamc.org en Bob Goepfert: Saratoga Shakespeare's "MacBeth" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-saratoga-shakespeares-macbeth <p>At the top of the conventional wisdom list is the assumption that if you do a play of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting, you must choose a comedy or a romance.&nbsp; Under no circumstance should you do a tragedy outside.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:50:46 +0000 Bob Goepfert 95434 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "Hands On A Hardbody" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-hands-hardbody <p>“Hands on a Hardbody,” is a tender, contemporary musical about the American dream.&nbsp; It’s about ten people who enter a contest that demands a person keep at least one hand on a truck until all others drop out.&nbsp; The last person standing wins the vehicle.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 95202 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Outgoing Tide" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-outgoing-tide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The Outgoing Tide” looks at a small family who is spending time at their seasonal home on the Chesapeake.&nbsp;&nbsp; The parents, Gunner and Peg, who have been married over 50 years, are visited by their only child, Jack.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 95201 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Whale" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-whale <p>GLENS FALLS – “The Whale” is more than a good drama – it’s a genuine tragedy. It is about good people who succumb to their flaws and live lives that are hurtful to themselves and others. The work, which continues at Adirondack Theatre Festival through Saturday, is especially unique in that its central character is physically grotesque and self-destructive in nature. The emotions of the other characters are equally as disturbing.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 94891 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "You Should Be So Lucky" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-you-should-be-so-lucky <p>New Lebanon - “You Should Be So Lucky,” a farce playing at the Theater Barn in New Lebanon through Sunday, is proof that to be totally satisfying a comedy needs more than a funny premise.</p><p>The production is very funny when showing what happens to the very shy Christopher when he inherits $10 million from a casual acquaintance.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 93941 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Magic Flute" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-magic-flute <p>“The Magic Flute,” which is being presented by Opera Saratoga in repertory through June 28, is a remarkable opera in all ways.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 93085 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Other Place” http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-other-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Pittsfield, Mass. – One of the many good things about Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass. is they don’t play it safe. “The Other Place,” the opening play of their summer season, is a rewarding and complicated work that demands concentration from the audience.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 91556 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "The God Game" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-god-game <p>“The God Game,” a new play being offered at Capital Repertory Theatre through May 25, tells a thoughtful story in a totally engaging manner.&nbsp; It has enough drama to keep you interested during its two hour running time but it doesn’t depend on the scandal of the moment to drive the story.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:25:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 90509 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "Flashdance: The Musical" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-flashdance-musical <p>SCHENECTADY – The film “Flashdance” was a surprise hit in 1983.&nbsp;&nbsp; It wasn’t a musical but the music and dance in the show about a female steel-worker who moonlights as a dancer in nightclubs and dreams of being a ballet dancer won over audiences.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 89973 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "Boeing, Boeing" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-boeing-boeing <p>There’s a thin line between a funny play and a farce.&nbsp; It’s as subtle as the difference between humor and comedy. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 88734 at http://wamc.org