Bob Goepfert

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Bermuda Avenue Triangle"

Dec 5, 2013

LATHAM – Sometimes, even in December, the most sentimental among us get tired of shows that are holiday oriented. With “Bermuda Avenue Triangle,” Curtain Call Theatre in Latham is offering the ultimate in alternative holiday scheduling.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "One Slight Hitch"

Sep 22, 2013

Today, our theater reviewer, Bob Goepfert, discusses Curtain Call Theatre’s production of One Slight Hitch, open now through October 5th.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Moonlight and Magnolias"

Sep 15, 2013

Lake George Dinner Theatre’s name is a little backward.   The normal impression of dinner theater is that they are places that offer mindless theater productions (usually comedies) that are presented after being served an average meal.

You should think of Lake George Dinner Theatre as a place that offers excellent theater and also serves a good dinner.   

For instance, through October 12, Lake George Dinner Theatre is offering a really good production of “Moonlight and Magnolias,” a play about the rewriting of the screenplay for the legendary film “Gone With the Wind.”   

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Big Maggie"

Sep 5, 2013

For some reason you are supposed to warn people about plays that do not have loveable central characters.   The same is true for plays that make you feel and think.  Too, people feel they should be cautioned about plays that force them to understand life is complicated.  

“Big Maggie” playing at Albany Civic Theater is all of the above.  Nonetheless it is a brilliantly executed piece of theater that proves depreciating the taste level of audiences is humbug.  This is a production that deserves an audience.  

Bob Goepfert Reviews Young Frankenstein

Aug 29, 2013

If you wish to celebrate the Labor Day weekend on a silly but happy note you can’t do much better than to attend the Theater Barn production of the musical “Young Frankenstein.” It continues at the New Lebanon theater Thursday to Sunday.

“Young Frankenstein” is the musical created by Mel Brook as a follow-up to his successful Broadway hit “The Producers.”   It’s adapted from a very popular Brooks 1974 film that starred Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman and  Teri Garr, all of whom are in some degree, channeled in this Theater Barn production.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Stockholm"

Aug 20, 2013

Stageworks in Hudson has a reputation for producing cutting-edge theater.  Their current offering,-the American premiere of “Stockholm,” - elevates that reputation for creating provocative and disturbing theater.

Bob Goepfert Reviews Mother Courage

Aug 10, 2013

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Theater reviewer Bob Goepfert takes a look at the Shakespeare and Company production of "Mother Courage and Her Children."

“The Bridges of Madison County,” which is being given its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival through August 18, is a musical that is often beautifully romantic.  At other times the production boarders on the tedious and cloyingly sentimental.

Bob Goepfert Reviews: Southern Comfort

Aug 3, 2013

“Southern Comfort,” the musical being given its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass., is a tender, story about love, courage and most of all family.  It’s a lovely show with excellent music and a story that will make you feel good as it breaks your heart.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Avenue Q"

Aug 1, 2013

 Last week I attended three plays about living life as a member of a minority group.  

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Johnny Baseball"

Aug 1, 2013

“Johnny Baseball” playing at the Nikos Theatre of the Williamstown Theatre Festival is both a musical about baseball and an interracial love story. The two are connected through the racism of baseball, specifically the Boston Red Sox, who were one of the last team in major league baseball to sign a black ballplayer.

Bob Goepfert Reviews WTF Production Of "Pygmalion"

Jul 27, 2013

If you only know of the George Bernard Shaw play “Pygmallion” as the source material for the musical “My Fair Lady,” you really don’t know the work.  “Pygmailion” is a biting, funny social satire about women’s rights and class distinctions.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

Jul 25, 2013

The Saratoga Shakespeare production of “The Merry Wives” of Windsor,” offered free of charge in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, is a high-spirited affair in which the performers have so much fun, the merriment become contagious for the audience.

Bob Goepfert, Arts Editor of the Troy Record, discusses Capital Repertory Theatre's  production of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers.

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Spamalot"

Jul 20, 2013

Bob Goepfert, Arts Editor of the Troy Record, discusses the Park Playhouse production of Spamalot.   

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Filming O'Keefe"

Jul 18, 2013

Bob Goepfert, Arts Editor for the Troy Record, discusses the Adirondack Theater Festival production of Filming O’Keefe.  

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It is hard to think of any musical with a better score than “Anything Goes.” It’s just as difficult to think of a cast who might perform those numbers better than those in the national tour playing at Proctors through Sunday.

This revival, which originated at Roundabout Theatre in New York City, is a happy musical that entertains and delights with great Cole Porter masterpieces. It opens with “I Get a Kick Out Of You” and follows with classics like “Easy to Love,” “Friendship,” “It’s De-Lovely” and “All Through the Night.”

Bob Goepfert - “Peter Pan” at Proctors Theatre

Apr 13, 2013

The only thing more critic-proof than the musical “Peter Pan” is a production of “Peter Pan” starring Cathy Rigby. And you have them both at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady through Sunday.

This production is great for kids. It’s eye-appealing, the flying is exciting and the story about the virtues of never growing up is a message everyone wants to hear. Two, the youngsters will not notice the production looks tired with several mechanical portrays that are just good enough.

“Five Guys Named Moe” is a trifle but what a delicious trifle.  The musical playing at Cohoes Music Hall through March 17 is a delicious piece of entertainment.

Bob Goepfert - “The Drawer Boy” at Hubbard Hall

Jan 19, 2013

CAMBRIDGE - “The Drawer Boy,” playing at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge through Sunday, January 20, is officially the first don’t miss theater production of the year.   I know it’s only mid-January, but this would be don’t miss theater any time of the year.

Bob Goepfert - "In the Heights" at Cohoes Music Hall

Sep 20, 2012

Last month C&R Productions declared if they didn’t raise $75,000 immediately they would close and stop producing theater. They raised almost $100,000.  

I like to think of their current production of “In the Heights” at Cohoes Music Hall as a thank you present for those who to help save them. 

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  That’s the case at Lake George Dinner Theatre where a terrific package of entertainment awaits you.

You might attend a better play than “The Love List” which is playing at the Lake George Dinner Theatre through Oct. 20.  You might also go to a fancy expensive restaurant and have a better meal than is served at the Lake George Holiday Inn Resort that hosts LGDT.