Muse House

November 18, 2014 - 12:21am
Review: An expressive cast saves the airy 'Stepping Out' from its most problematic element: its writing.

Editor's note: This review was originally published at Green Room Reviews on Nov. 17, 2014.

SU Drama’s second play of the season, Stepping Out, felt like an extra long episode of Seinfeld: It was laugh-out-loud funny, but it was a play about nothing.

October 30, 2014 - 4:11pm
Review: The new PC game places players inside the heart of a slowly unraveling mystery, with plenty of gorgeous visuals to entice them further.

Before placing players on the ominously dilapidated railroad leading into Red Creek Valley, PC video game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter opens with a disclaimer. The simple warning — white text on a black screen — pertains not to harsh language or moments of graphic violence, which begin to manifest within minutes of the start of the game, but to narrative style: “This game is a narrative experience that does not hold your hand.”

October 29, 2014 - 12:27pm
Everyone knows The Shining, Rosemary's Baby and the slasher flicks of the 1970s and '80s, but do you know these nine psychologically daunting horror concoctions?

When it’s October, and the nights come quicker and the leaves are crunchier, millennials (and probably older people too, but they’re less seasonally nostalgic) want to watch scary movies.

October 28, 2014 - 11:37am
Review: A flamboyant, whimsical tale still in its infancy hits its stride and sparks important social conversations.

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 25, 2014.

Homosexual penguins, a flamingo dressed like Elton John and a polar bear wearing ballet flats are just a few of the characters you’ll see frenetically flouncing around the stage at the Redhouse Arts Center’s endearing production of The Penguin Tango.

October 27, 2014 - 3:25pm
Review: Family, tradition and ghosts of the past haunt the stage during the performance of August Wilson's play, which runs until Nov. 9.

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 25, 2014.

August Wilson’s 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells all the right stories.

October 25, 2014 - 3:21pm
Review: A small theater in Baldwinsville pulls off a big, colorful, musical production of the beloved 1974 film starring Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle.

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 24, 2014.

October 23, 2014 - 12:46pm
Review: Pelvic thrusts, pop culture references and general NSFW-ness make Broadway smash hit The Book of Mormon, which opened Oct. 21 in Syracuse, a blazing success upstate.

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 23, 2014.

October 22, 2014 - 8:36am
A new football-themed play, "Drafters, A Parable," has roots in a men's workshop designed to champion preventative conversations about violence against women.

Imagine a play without a script, without characters, without a plot.

What’s left?

For Ryan Hope Travis, 29, the answer is artistic freedom.

October 19, 2014 - 11:06pm
Review: Fake blood, zombified corpses, campy tunes, shotguns and chainsaws. Need we say more?

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 18, 2014.

October 18, 2014 - 5:52pm
Review: The stellar performances and somber tone of 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' which runs through November 1, delivers an unforgettable emotional resonance.

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 18, 2014.