The Red House

December 12, 2016 - 6:40pm
Review: The pleasant rendition of Disney’s 1991 award-winning animated feature provided the audience with enthusiastic and humorous, yet heartfelt performances.

At first glance, it was hard to imagine how an extravagant and familiar Disney story would unfold in the intimate space of the Redhouse Arts Center. But as the actors took the stage, the audience was magically transported to a secluded French village surrounded by lush green trees, houses and bakeries.

December 8, 2013 - 7:41pm
Review: The Red House's production of 'The Music Man' suffers from the small space but is a triumph overall thanks to a talented cast.

There’s little new to be done with The Music Man. The 1957 Broadway classic is as uncontroversial as apple pie and as populist as Frank Capra.

That said, there’s a lot of charm in its wholesome story of a con man redeemed by love and a small town lit up by the excitement he brings. It’s a natural fit for community theaters that can cast and stage it well. The Red House’s production only gets about halfway there on both counts, but that can’t totally negate the musical’s strengths.

October 11, 2013 - 12:46pm
Review: The Red House's 'Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson' offers pertinent satire in the form of fun, self-indulgent rock songs.

Andrew Jackson was a revolutionary leader. He was the first of his kind, a progressive frontiersman with democratic ideas, to be elected to public office. And boy, was his journey interesting. Director Stephen Svoboda and company deliver an exaggerated experience of Jackson’s hassled world with their new production Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.

November 2, 2011 - 3:47pm
Review: The bizarre musical at The Red House spooks viewers this Halloween season.

If you give a Bat Boy a home, he’s going to ask for an education. If you give a Bat Boy an education, he’s going to ask to attend a church revival. Obviously.

If you’ll play along with the campy storyline, Red House Arts Center's latest production, “Bat Boy: The Musical” delivers the energy required by this fun show. But if you’re looking for theatrical genius, you will surely be disappointed.