Bob Goepfert http://wamc.org en 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 Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Price" At Curtain Cal Theatre http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-price-curtain-cal-theatre <p>Great playwrights do not always write great plays.&nbsp; However, even in minor works by great playwrights there is usually something of value to be found.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:51:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 87916 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "Figaro" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-figaro <p>When you see a play titled <em>Figaro</em>, the mind leaps to the opera <em>The Marriage of Figaro</em>.&nbsp; Which leads to the logical question “Why would I want to see the story about the comic rogue Figaro without Mozart’s music?” Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 85484 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "Good People" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-good-people <p>LATHAM – David Lindsay-Abaire is the best playwright you’ve probably never heard of.&nbsp; And, his ”Good People,” is likely the best play you never heard of.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:52:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 82210 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "Plaid Tidings" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-plaid-tidings <p>Fellow cynics beware the production of “Plaid Tidings” playing at Cohoes Music Hall through Sunday.&nbsp; It’s like being trapped in an elevator that has an endless loop of music that plays every holiday song ever written.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:52:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 79701 at http://wamc.org