Kiss Me Kate

If you enjoy good Broadway theatre, and especially if you enjoy Cole Porter, you only have one weekend left to see The Concord Players' production of "Kiss Me Kate" (

From the gorgeous costumes (with details like late-1940s seamed stockings) to songs like "Too Darn Hot" and "So In Love" (which I still can't get out of my head), it's a first-class production.

Congratulations to the actors, Director, and the entire crew, including Fearless Leader Tracy Wall, for a spectacular evening of theatre. Don't miss it next weekend!

Noel Coward's "Hay Fever"

If you read Antelope Freeway, you know that my primary choice for a night out is live music. The only real exposure I've had to regional theatre has been "Waiting For Guffman."

So when we saw the Concord Players' production of Noel Coward's 1925 play "Hay Fever" last night in Concord, we were pleasantly surprised by the highly-professional production of this witty and charming play.

Considering the lack of resources available to regional theatre -- especially in the current economy -- it's a wonder that a local group can mount a production at such a high level.

The direction by Mickey Coburn, the ensemble acting, and Tracy Wall's gorgeous costumes enabled us to time-travel back to Noel Coward's wonderful vision of a unique family weekend in the English countryside in the 1920s.

It's astonishing how great dialogue, delivered by fine actors, is timeless.

It only runs through November 22 -- don't miss it if you're in the Boston area!