Because I can't be impartial - whether I was involved in a particular show or not, I usually know someone who was. And because I can't pretend to judge: to decree that This was better than That, or this was Worthy or Unworthy. I'm incapable of making any sort of a "Top Ten" list! I just know what I like* (or don't) at the moment and usually (not always) why.
I can recommend a show... but it's up to You to decide whether you're likely to agree with me.
The Fantasticks? Like it. A good rendition - close to the original show's spirit - with real talent and nice voices. Sweetness shines through. I really really like the text. The songs are still fresh and clever; I love "September." In this production, everyone on stage does well (talented youth and experience), but my especial favorites have to be the Mime and the two clownish, side-kick characters - the guy who (mis)quotes Shakespeare and the guy who dies. Funny, funny death scenes.
Buy a ticket to Circle Theatre's show. See if you agree with me.
Commedia dell'Arte charcters - believed public domain
* "I know what I like" is the classic definition of the non-Art Critic, I believe. Sigh