"American Idiot" is an absolute blast, a musical filled with energy and exuberance, both evidenced in the music and in the performances.
Wicked is pure spectacle, or to quote Glinda the Good Witch herself, it's a "thrill-ifying" experience that dazzles and delights, with terrific performances and eye-popping scenic design and special effects. The plot gives a backstory to L. Frank's Baum's Wizard of Oz, that is unexpected, and infused with a positive message about accepting people for who they are and not how they appear.
With each successive show, Over Due Theatre Company continues to grow and improve. Their current production is the musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, The Secret Garden. While this ambitious production might not be a complete success, it's certainly entertaining and moving.
First Run Theatre continues their season with Mario Farwell's play, The Seamstress of St. Francis Street. I can appreciate that the mission of First Run is to present new, original works by local playwrights to the public, but I think more care needs to be taken to ensure that the plays are truly ready for an audience.