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Community Theater

Brave New Tempest, That Has Such People In It

Howard Sherman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

This Tempest was, like Prospero's isle, full of noises and a wide variety of styles, an at-times almost vaudeville approach to the reworked text, with a wide variety of acts, befitting a production which endeavored to engage the New York community.

Theater the Theater Community Disdains

Howard Sherman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I would like everyone to stop using "community theater" as a punch line or punching bag.

California Woman Transforms 100-Year-Old Theater Into Community Arts Hub

Second Act | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

On a sunny fall afternoon in the idyllic Marin County enclave of Mill Valley, Lucy Mercer pecks at her computer keyboard in a second-floor office abov...

The Great Divide: A Second Act in Suburbia

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

When my husband suggested we take our seven-year-old daughter to see a local performance of Beauty and the Beast, I had to duel with my demons. Community theater? Me? "Shouldn't I rear my daughter on the Great White Way of Broadway plays and musicals?

FutureFest, Dayton's New-Play Competition, Thrives

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The fabulous invalid -- as theater has been termed for decades -- is alive, well and dancing a jig in Dayton.