Bob Goepfert

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "You Should Be So Lucky"

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.

The production is very funny when showing what happens to the very shy Christopher when he inherits $10 million from a casual acquaintance.   

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Magic Flute"

“The Magic Flute,” which is being presented by Opera Saratoga in repertory through June 28, is a remarkable opera in all ways.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Other Place”

 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.

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The God Game"

“The God Game,” a new play being offered at Capital Repertory Theatre through May 25, tells a thoughtful story in a totally engaging manner.  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.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Flashdance: The Musical"

SCHENECTADY – The film “Flashdance” was a surprise hit in 1983.   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.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Boeing, Boeing"

There’s a thin line between a funny play and a farce.  It’s as subtle as the difference between humor and comedy.

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Arts & Culture
3:51 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Price" At Curtain Cal Theatre

Great playwrights do not always write great plays.  However, even in minor works by great playwrights there is usually something of value to be found.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Figaro"

When you see a play titled Figaro, the mind leaps to the opera The Marriage of Figaro.  Which leads to the logical question “Why would I want to see the story about the comic rogue Figaro without Mozart’s music?”

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Good People"

LATHAM – David Lindsay-Abaire is the best playwright you’ve probably never heard of.  And, his ”Good People,” is likely the best play you never heard of.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Plaid Tidings"

Fellow cynics beware the production of “Plaid Tidings” playing at Cohoes Music Hall through Sunday.  It’s like being trapped in an elevator that has an endless loop of music that plays every holiday song ever written.

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