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CTM’s Matilda the Musical is a Hit!

Reviewer Gwendolyn Rice says ““Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical” harnesses all of CTM’s abundant talent” and is a “sensational dystopia”.

“As Matilda’s equally horrifying mother, Samantha Sostarich is deliciously shallow, in gaudy hot pink and lime dresses (accessorized with pink glittery high heels!). Obsessed with winning ballroom dance contests and looking glamorous while she does it, Sostarich’s Mrs. Wormwood is aided by her sultry, faux Italian partner, Rudolpho (the suave Sam Taylor). Her brash, coarse ideology is perfectly on display in her personal anthem, “Loud.””

Read the full review HERE.

WE ARE GREEN BAY’s Warren Gerds Reviews LA LA LUCILLE’S Sold-Out Opening Night

“… an astounding re-imagining …”

“… all cylinders are go with this cast …”

“… great stuff in so many ways … ”

“The opening night audience latched on to the performers’ level of exhilaration and erupted in standing cheers and applause at the end.”

” Samantha Sostarich brims with energy and full-on expression as Lucille. She launches a HUGE note to end one number.”

(Read the full review HERE.)

LA LA LUCILLE runs through September 1st, Wed – Sat @ 7:30 and Sun @ 2:00.

ORDER TIX at www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com or call 920.743.1760 (T – F / noon – 5).

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large Checks in on La La Lucille


James Valcq gathers with the cast of “La La Lucille” to start rehearsals for George Gershwin’s “La La Lucille” that Valcq has revived. (Company photo)

“Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: 100-year treat in store in Sturgeon Bay for Gershwin’s ‘La La Lucille’”

“According to the website: This is George Gershwin’s first musical, which has not been staged since its Broadway premiere in 1919. The adaptation and restoration are by James Valcq, co-artistic director of Third Avenue Playhouse.

The farce tells the story of a married couple who plot to become temporarily divorced to claim an inheritance. When the scheme goes awry, hilarity, hijinks and tap dancing ensue.

“La La Lucille” includes Gershwin melodies that haven’t been heard in 100 years along with some that have never been performed.

The website elaborates:

The more amazing story is that much of the original music from this show was lost. It is only through the efforts of composer/director James Valcq, who has restored and reconstructed the complete score, that “La La Lucille” will be seen (and heard) again, exactly 100 years later.

It all started with a manila file folder.”

Read the full article HERE.

Spelling Bee says Goodbye!

closing
/ˈklōziNG/
bringing something to an end; final.

Thank you to everyone who came out to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! We hope you learned a new word, had a good laugh and felt the nostalgia of being a kid all over again. Goodbye goodbye! See you next time.

photographer: Traveling Lemur Productions, LLC

Spelling Bee is a Hit!

Photographer: Traveling Lemur Productions

Julie McHale of the The Waukesha Freeman calls The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee “a delight” and says that “All In Productions once again proved its worth in this well-honed offering.”

The Shepherd Express writes that The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is “one of the funniest shows of the ongoing theater season” and that “The entire cast is sparkling”.

Marilyn Jozwik of The Wisconsin Theater Spotlight writes that All In Productions “has found new, creative ways to tell the story.” And “The bee is hosted by Rona Lisa Perretti (Samantha Sostarich), a former bee champion who delights in returning to those glorious days of her past. Sostarich has a dynamic, engaging persona and a lovely voice that pleasantly handles the high notes in ensemble numbers and especially in her solo, “My Favorite Moment of the Bee.”

Anne Siegel of TotalTheater.com writes “All-In Productions offers a completely captivating show”. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is “is well worth adding to your entertainment calendar.”

Russ Bickerstaf of The Small Stage writes “Thanks to an impressive cast under great direction, this is easily the most satisfying production of the musical that I’ve seen.” And “Samantha Sostarich proudly radiates gentle authority in the role of Bee official Rona Lisa Perretti. Long ago Rona won that spelling bee that she know helps officiate. Sostarich has a sweetly maternal sense about her in the role.”