IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at CenterPoint is a classic done right

It's a Wonderful Life - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — As much as I tried to remain impartial, I have to admit that I went into reviewing Centerpoint Legacy Theatre’s Leishman Performance Hall’s It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play expecting to be disappointed. The trouble is that the Jimmy Stewart movie happens to be one of my all-time favorites, and I just […]


SCROOGE brings a familiar Christmas spirit to CenterPoint

Scrooge logo - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — Charles Dickens‘s Christmastime tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol, was first published in 1843 and has since provided a basis for countless retelling in live action and animated cinema and on the theatrical stage.  The story’s ubiquity has created an iconic set of characters including Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts of Past, Present, […]


CenterPoint creates a zany COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged 2 - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — The plays of William Shakespeare are some of the most well-known and beloved shows of all time. Many modern day romances, tragedies, comedies and other stories have been based on the plots and stories he wrote hundreds of years ago. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, makes an amusing attempt to cover the 37 […]


PETER PAN a pleasant play production at CenterPoint

Peter Pan 3 - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — “I Won’t Grow Up.” That song title (and its playful lyrics) perfectly encapsulate’s Peter Pan, the latest musical production at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. This story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is a visually beautiful and at times emotionally touching that can appeal to children of all ages—and to adults who never fully grew […]


Catch the “Spark of Creation” at CenterPoint’s CHILDREN OF EDEN

Children of Eden - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — It is astounding to me how immense the world of theatre seems to be—with so much to offer and an abundance of new material constantly being created. Yet so many theatre companies focus on the same old shows, the beloved classics. I love a classic show every now and then—and really, I can […]


CenterPoint’s ODD COUPLE is full of laughs, but lacks emotion

The Odd Couple - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — Neil Simon has long been considered a master playwright, with many highly successful Broadway shows and numerous film scripts to his credit.  One of the most famous of these is The Odd Couple, a highly successful and long running comedy about two recently divorced friends who end up living together.  It had a very successful […]


MAN OF LA MANCHA falls just short of victory

Man of La Mancha 3 - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — Overflowing with iconic songs and the transcendent themes of love, valor, and imagination, it is little wonder that Dale Wasserman‘s Man of La Mancha has kept audiences entertained for nearly forty years.  While Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh get credit for its catchy numbers including “The Impossible Dream,” and the title number “Man of La Mancha,” […]


Something good is happening at Centerpoint’s SOUND OF MUSIC

The von Trapp family.

CENTERVILLE — I am a sucker for the musical theater genius team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein who revolutionized contemporary theater and created what became known as “the musical play” blending music, spoken lines and dance into successful storytelling.   Beginning with Oklahoma! and continuing for the next several years with a stream of successful musicals, […]


Have a blast at CPT’s FOREVER PLAID

Ben Croshaw, Clark Wilson, Jason Steed, and Matthew Stokes.

CENTERVILLE — I had the opportunity to watch Forever Plaid for the first time at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre on Wednesday of its opening week. Though I was not blown away by the underlying material, the performances were overall solid and the show was definitely a fun experience. First, a little background. Forever Plaid is a musical revue […]


FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL brings welcomed comedy to a Christmas standard

Farndale Christmas Carol - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — When I first arrived at the Connie Leishman Performance Hall at the Centerpoint Legacy Theater Complex, I was greeted by a lovely woman who flitted around and twittered at all the audience members as we found our seats and got settled. “Just sit anywhere you like, deary.  We’ll be getting started at any moment. […]