Hey! Unto you is staged THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER at CenterPoint

CENTERVILLE — There is something unavoidably self-referential about The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Watching a community theatre production of a play about producing a play that involves herding large numbers of children on and off the stage in the right combination and sequence always makes me wonder to what degree fiction and reality have coincided. Moreover, […]

AIDA in Centerville is elaborate & lively

CENTERVILLE — The production of Aida at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville is a refreshing delight, with plenty of heart and enough surprises to keep me on the edge of my seat. Aida is a show that requires dedication and ingenuity to pull off, and the cast, crew and staff at Centerpoint certainly pulled together a show that will be […]

A fragile, but not broken, GLASS MENAGERIE in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — The distinctive American voice of Tennessee Williams was first heard on the stage seven decades ago. In that time, the eccentric playwright has been known for his tragic heroines, gripping family dramas, and slices of authentic Southern culture. All of these hallmarks of Williams’s work are fully developed in his first professional play, The […]

A heart-warming MIRACLE WORKER in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — Centerpoint Legacy Theatre has stepped away from its typical musical theatre offerings to share a beautiful story of determination, hope, and ultimately the purest kind of love: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. It is the story of Helen Keller, a young girl born with normal sight and hearing, but who loses both after a […]

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

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

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, […]


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

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

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

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 […]