Parent reviews of family theater in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Western Massachusetts

Parent’s Eye Review and Giveaway: ‘Irma Vep’ is a teen-friendly, campy romp in the woods

‘The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful,’ by Charles Ludlan, directed by Aaron Mark, plays at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge, through July 19. Tickets $42-$62 All kids, even those of us who are kids at heart, are impressed by good magic tricks. “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at Berkshire Theatre Group’s(…)


Parent’s Eye Review: ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Barrington Stage Company is Broadway worthy — and you don’t have to take the train home

“Kiss Me Kate,” Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, directed by Joe Calarco at Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage on Union Street in Pittsfield, June 11-July 12.  Tickets are $20-$67. I saw a show on NYC’s Broadway last night. Okay, no, I didn’t.  I did, however, see a show on Union Street in Pittsfield. Honestly,(…)


‘Tough Love’ to screen at Berkshire International Film Festival [Parent's Eye Review]

I often write about “when I was a good mom” on Renaissance Mom. I poke fun at how I used to pay more attention to my children and their needs much more so than I do now; how I’ve lost or forgotten Thing 3 in more places than I can remember; how cereal often becomes(…)


‘Young Frankenstein’ at Berkshire Community College ‘vas’ marvelous [Parents Eye Review]

Author’s Note: I was beyond thrilled when I was asked to contribute theater reviews for Berkshire Family Focus’ “Parent’s Eye View” column this theater season. Combining my writing and my passion for live theater, I could not say no! As Berkshire Family Focus is a family publication, I will rate each production as “Family Friendly”(…)


You and the kids will LOL at Barrington Stage Company’s ‘On the Town’ [PARENT'S EYE REVIEW]

On the Town Music by Leonard Bernstein Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins Directed by Tony-winner John Rando At Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, through July 13 Tickets start at $20 EDITOR’S NOTE: This review represents a Parent’s-Eye-Review of local theater and is(…)


Parent’s-Eye-Review: ’39 Steps’ at Shakespeare & Company a laugh-out-loud farce

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This review represents a Parent’s-Eye-Review of local theater and is written by a mom, writer and editor who just happens to love theater. It is not written by a “professional” theater critic. I just like what I like, and I like to leave you, the reader, to make up your own mind about(…)