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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

J. A. Di Bello’s Review of The Roommate

June 21, 2019

Shadowland Stages

Ellenville

     It’s a long ride from The Bronx to Iowa City, Iowa. And either by design or happenstance, Jen Silveman’s The Roommate began its run at the Shadowland Stages Theatre in Ellenville on the first evening of the 2019 summer, the day of the solstice. The events of this play are set in the destination mentioned, “A big old house in Iowa City,” Iowa.

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Brittany Pierce-Caiazza’s Review of The Taming of the Shrew

June 23, 2019

The Rivoli Theatre

South Fallsburg

June 23, 2019

     William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is one of The Bard’s most well-known and oft-produced plays. And it was what 10 Things I Hate About You is based on; so all 90s kids revel in the mere thought of it. It is a play with many nuances and potential for physical comedy. The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) in Fallsburg offered an enjoyable and light-hearted production at the Rivoli Theater these past two weekends.

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J. A. Di Bello’s Review of The Buddy Holly Story

June 18, 2019

Forestburgh Play House

Forestburgh

...February Made Me Shiver.

     The Forestburgh Playhouse, frequently referred to as a Miracle of the Forest, has established a reputation throughout the Northeast for producing superior theatre. Tuesday night’s opening of The Buddy Holly Story, impressively directed by Anthony Daniel, was no exception. Producer Franklin Trapp may not know the impact. This writer’s homeward journey, up and over the Shawangunk Ridge, was filled with more than indelible voices and tearful melodies, from a treasured past. Every time "All my love, All my kisses..." entered my consciousness and crossed the lips, the title from a well-known novel unkindly interrupted. Don’t you know? “You Can’t Go Home Again.”

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J. A. Di Bello’s Review of The Mystery of Irma Vep

June 10, 2019

Forestburgh Playhouse

Forestburgh

     On Tuesday, the Bronx Bombers were limited to a split, while performing in the House that Ruth Build. On the other hand, Franklin Trapp was hammerin’ out four baggers at the Forestburgh Playhouse. Franklin’s homers began early Tuesday evening in the cozy confines of the Forestburgh Tavern, where enthusiastic patrons were treated to an inspiring performance by a talented vocalist, Erin Crosby. The intended purpose was to recreate those glory days of the Starlight Lounge at the Concord Hotel. Crosby can belt them out with the best, as her spot-on performance featured vocal stylings reminiscent of Nancy Sinatra, Bert Bacharach, Peggy Lee, and Shirley Bassey.

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