Clever Creepy Cool “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at the Dio (review)

The Dio has a delicious Christmas treat in store for you this year (and I’m not just talking about Chef Jarrod’s holiday-themed pre-show meal!) in the form of Tom Mula’s adaptation of his own book, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. It’s an entirely different take on the familiar Dickens Christmas tale, and it is fun, cleverlyContinue reading “Clever Creepy Cool “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at the Dio (review)”

Whole Lotta Fun at this Trailer Park (Review)

There’s a riotous new musical at The Dio, and you’ll laugh your ass off. The Great American Trailer Park Musical opened its run last night and a terrific cast, great tech design, and a fun show itself create a fun adult night out (cause there is some cursin’ and swearin’ and sexin’ in this show).Continue reading “Whole Lotta Fun at this Trailer Park (Review)”

Lively and funny “Barefoot in the Park” at The Dio (Review)

The Dio is offering a lively and funny mid-winter treat in Neil Simon’s first mega-hit “Barefoot in the Park.” Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter (Mary Dilworth and Peter Crist) have just moved into their 5th Floor walkup in New York City, and the comedy quickly mines the travails of too-small, overpriced, crumbling starter apartments, surpriseContinue reading “Lively and funny “Barefoot in the Park” at The Dio (Review)”

“Rock of Ages” rocks the Dio — (Review)

The Dio has a great big hit on its hands — Rock of Ages, a celebration of rock music from the 80’s, opened this week, and it is a solid, funny, and professional looking and sounding show. Director Steve DeBruyne has assembled a super-talented cast of performers. Kristin Renee Reeves has given them excellent choreographyContinue reading ““Rock of Ages” rocks the Dio — (Review)”

The Dio’s “Proof” Adds Up (Review)

Part mystery, part love story and part family drama, for their first foray into producing a dramatic play, The Dio has chosen to dive into the deep waters of David Auburn’s Proof, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award. You may be familiar with the movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony HopkinsContinue reading “The Dio’s “Proof” Adds Up (Review)”

Hilarious “Mrs Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge” at the Dio (review)

Christopher Durang’s (2002) hilarious play with songs, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge” has stormed and taken over the Dio stage in Pinckney, and its a giddy blast. Take one part “A Christmas Carol” and one part “Its a Wonderful Life”; throw in a dash of Saturday Night Live and one-liners that wouldn’t have beenContinue reading “Hilarious “Mrs Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge” at the Dio (review)”