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December, 2009

You’re not such a good play, Charlie Brown

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Heights Players’ production of the wholesome classic, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” manages to capture some of Charles Schulz’s rich combination of childhood wonderment and adulthood existential crises, though it remains a mystery why the theater would put on a kids show at 8 pm. Comment.

‘Mrs. Cratchit’ is the real ghost of Christmas

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: And not in a good way. Comments (1).

A ‘Streetcar’ you’ll desire

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Cate Blanchett is Blanche DuBois in BAM’s production of “Streetcar Named Desire,” but Liv Ullmann’s direction fails to rely on the kindness of strangers. Comments (1).

October, 2009

Irish import at St. Ann’s Warehouse is truly ‘Electric’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension enjoyed “The New Electric Ballroom” at St. Ann’s Warehouse. You will, too — if you like bleak torrents of words. Comments (1).

Gallery Players’ new comedy is just not funny

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Gallery Players has done the impossible: presented a musical about two comedians that doesn’t have a single laugh in it. Comments (1).

July, 2009

A ‘Lear’ that kicks you in the rear!

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension has some very nice things to say about the Gallery Players’ production of “King Lear.” Comment.

Amsterdam is an art lover’s town

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension brought his axe — and his love of Rembrandt — to Amsterdam last week. Here’s his report. Comments (1).

Brooklyn Museum’s Yinka Shonibare show blows away the art world

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension raves about Yinka Shonibare. Comment.

June, 2009

It IS the ‘Greatest’ show

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin takes a contrary view. Comments (7).

May, 2009

Sexy Adam and Eve story is the apple of our critic’s eye

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, got a rise out of the partly naked retelling of the Fall of Man. Comments (1).

S.O.S.! This ‘Show Boat’ is a sinking ship

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, takes a shot across the bow of the Heights Players’ “Show Boat.” Comments (1).

‘Tommy’ rockers

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, loves the Gallery Players’ production of “The Who’s Tommy.” Comments (2).

April, 2009

Hooray for ‘Hollywood’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, loves the Heights Players’ “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Comment.

March, 2009

This ‘Bus’ breaks down

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, slams “Bus Stop” at the Gallery Players. Comments (2).

February, 2009

Gallery Players’ ‘Millie’ is ‘Thoroughly’ entertaining

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Our critic raves about “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Gallery Players. Comment.