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"I am confused
by life,
and I feel safe within
the confines of the theatre."
Helen Hayes
 
It is the purpose of The Greenroom as a formal publication to distribute pertinent and germane information related, directly and indirectly, to live theatre and performance in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, as well as contiguous fringes. The Greenroom is one easy to access central location designed for the promotion of theatres in general and theatre arts in particular.  To facilitate, include The Greenroom on your menu of favorites.
On this website the browser will find Reviews, Previews and Commentary on the art of theatre as well as performance.  Individual theatres and venues are not sponsors of this publication.  Integrity demands Reviews and Commentary to contain intelligent and educated criticism.  “The time for criticism is always now, because the imperative to think clearly, to insist on the necessary balance of reason and passion, never goes away.” 
A. O. Scott

Latest Reviews

Keith Dougherty’s review of Hair

July 16, 2019

Forestburgh Playhouse

     It’s always exciting on opening night at Forestburgh Playhouse but there was something special in the air Tuesday night at the opening of Hair. I quickly forgot about the horrendous downpour I drove through to get there and was quickly treated to a wonderful outpouring of joy, love, fun and gifted actors. It’s one thing to watch a cast of very talented performers but when it’s obvious that they truly love what they’re doing, it brings it all to another level. This particular musical allows the audience to see the cast in this specific light and watch them shine.

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Brittany Pierce-Caiazza’s Review of A Bright New Boise

July 12, 2019

Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop

The Rivoli Theatre

South Fallsburg

Josh Rosengrant, in his first full-length directorial debut, should be nothing short of proud of the production he has crafted of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise. He has assembled a very capable cast, designed a truly recognizable and believable set, and presented a production that literally has people talking days later. Kudos, Josh!

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J. A. Di Bello’s Review of Moonlight and Magnolias

July 12, 2019

County Players

Falls Theatre

Wappingers Falls

     Opening night at the Falls Theatre in historic Wappingers Falls is always an event to be highly anticipated. The County Players have established a reputation for presenting quality theatre in this most appealing and functional venue. Friday night’s presentation of Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson, was no exception. In fact, of this season’s theatrical presentation, reviewed by this writer, the Players’ efforts far surpassed others, billed as comedies!

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Keith Dougherty’s Review of The Fox on the Fairway

July 7, 2019

Creative Theatre – Muddy Water Players

The Playhouse at Museum Village

     Inspired by some of the wonderful British farces of the last century, The Fox on the Fairway is a comedy by Ken Ludwig that premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia in October of 2010. Being quite familiar with Ludwig’s work, yet not familiar with, or a fan of, golf, I wasn’t sure what my afternoon at the wonderful Playhouse at Museum Village had in store for me. Any concerns were quickly laid to rest as we were immediately introduced to colorful characters, played by competent actors. I have to say that I missed the actual slamming of doors typically present in a true Ludwig farce, but what wasn’t missing was the obvious dedication, hard work and talent that makes a Ludwig script work.

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