Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Ten productions in region that seized the moment in 2021
Success sometimes comes by seizing the moment, and that dominates the 10 productions I have picked for this column:
Excitement from beginning to end radiated from the comical musical “Something Rotten” (my review) done by the Birder Players in Broadway Theatre in De Pere.
Victor Santiago Asuncion (my review) played piano in electrifying and silken was as the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra sprung back into action in Appleton.
Also performed in the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, the profound musical “Hadestown” (my review) brought new life to a 2,000-year-old love story.
That followed – at the PAC – the amazing, continuing rush of “Wicked” (my review) for a throng of more than 44,000 people and a payday of more than $13 million.
Attic Chamber Theatre based in Menasha had a jolly time with the British comedy, “Jeeves at Sea” (my review).
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre explored the high dramatics of turmoil in “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” (my review).