About CB Wismar

CB Wismar has fashioned a career out of being a storyteller. From his early days as a writer and producer of television shows and short films in Hollywood, where he managed to get three EMMY nominations and was twice a finalist in the Short Subjects competition for an “Oscar,” to his years of creating corporate videos for Fortune 500 companies and producing large form events and concerts, his goal has always been to create experiences.

A Village Delight

There is almost a Brigadoon moment when one wanders off of Route 7 into Falls Village, CT, these days. To be sure, this town will not disappear after one day, to wait 100 years to reappear as in the Lerner and Loewe musical. The resurgence of the town, however, is magical in its own way. […]

By |2021-08-28T14:09:41-04:00August 28th, 2021|Restaurant Review|

Review-Nina Simone:Four Women

Nina Simone:Four Women

Berkshire Theatre Group

The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, MA

BRILLIANT

It’s not often that one word can capture the essence of a theatrical evening. The word most often overheard as the audience left Berkshire Theatre Company’s production of Nina Simone: Four Women, on stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA until Sunday, September 5 … was […]

By |2021-08-17T13:08:53-04:00August 17th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Elegant ART

The Roman Garden Theatre

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

In a summer of hesitancy and uncertainty, of recrimination and instability, Shakespeare & Company has deftly placed a brilliant production of Yasmina Reza’s ART in the Roman Garden Theatre and invited us all to contemplate its beauty.

Whether it was serendipity or simply the expected genius of Allyn Burrows, […]

By |2021-08-05T09:18:14-04:00August 5th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Film Review- Stillwater

STILLWATER

Rated “R”

Playing at theaters locally

Stillwater is a film that offers so much that the handful of critics that have decided to be, typically, “snarky” and show off their critical credentials may have truly missed the point. Matt Damon stars in the film as Bill Baker, an Oklahoma oil rigger prone to stupid decisions and dead-end […]

By |2021-08-02T13:12:07-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Film Review-PIG

PIG

Playing at The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY and Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington, MA

Rated R

Fair warning. Pig is not a film for everyone. The “R” rating should be enough to steer families looking for an evening out with the kids to look elsewhere.

Which is not to say that Pig is a film that should be ignored, avoided […]

By |2021-07-29T11:29:24-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Movie Reviews|

King Lear; Shakespeare & Company

The Season Begins … At Long Last

There is something momentous about the production of Shakespeare’s King Lear currently in The New Spruce Theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Beyond the heroic efforts of the acting company, headed by international superstar Christopher Lloyd in the title role … beyond the introduction of a new, stunning amphitheater on […]

By |2021-07-20T10:07:04-04:00July 19th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Theatre Review-THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST :Berkshire Theatre Group

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Berkshire Theatre Group (Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, MA)

Through July 10, 2021

It needs to be said. The subtitle that Oscar Wilde gave to his best known play The Importance of Being Earnest which is on stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA through July 10th is “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”

It’s […]

By |2021-06-24T12:12:56-04:00June 24th, 2021|Backstage, Main Street|

Film Review-IN THE HEIGHTS

IN THE HEIGHTS

PG

At local theaters and streaming on HBO Max (one month)

If, as singer/songwriter Harry Chapin once observed, “All my life’s a circle …” then let’s begin where we end. Full circle.

DON’T MISS THIS FILM!

There, now that we’ve settled that, let’s give you a few of the thousand reasons to head out to a cinema […]

By |2021-06-11T14:56:11-04:00June 11th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Film Review-A QUIET PLACE PART II

A QUIET PLACE PART II

PG-13

Currently in theaters and streaming in July

 

Movie “franchises” are intriguing. Think Godfather or Terminator or the paragon, Star Wars. Once the gauntlet is thrown and viewers have become hooked on the characters, the challenges, the risks and the inevitable triumphs, filmmakers have to contend with the ultimate crowd-killer “I liked the […]

By |2021-06-05T13:36:59-04:00June 5th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|
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