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    AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at The Milburn Stone Theatre

    Walking into the Milburn Stone Theater (MST) at Cecil College in North East, MD, for their production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY takes one’s breath away. The set of a farmhouse in rural Oklahoma is complicated and yet proves to be completely useful by the actors. MST has been routinely successful […]

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    Hie Thee to TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL at Colonial Playhouse

    Director Jennifer Wolfe has assembled a talented cast and has taken TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare to a nifty new level of novelty, while retaining tradition. Although the characters are attired in modern garb, set in modern times replete with pizza and paparazzi, the essence of Shakespeare’s brilliant blend of […]

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    Monstrously Good YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Candlelight Theatre

    At the Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, the new Mel Brooks musical, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN opened to a sold out crowd. With a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, it was sure to be a comedy feast. The Candlelight Theatre’s production is directed […]

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    Find Something Funny with LOOKING at Old Academy Players

    A gym, a bar, and four unattached adults who are perhaps just a bit lost and LOOKING, set the stage for the plotline of the show currently running at Old Academy Players. Humor looms large, as the four actors deliver a smart script that presents the foibles of finding friendship […]

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    Holiday shows come in many shapes and sizes. IN-LAWS, OUTLAWS, AND OTHER PEOPLE (THAT SHOULD BE SHOT) has its own little nook. Although it may never be mistaken for high literature, in the hands of director, Fran Carroll and his willing cast, it is a delightful look at the holidays. […]

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    Fun With FOOLS at PCS

    A toasty “ahhh” arose from the audience, as the curtain parted to reveal a stupendous set on a freezing opening night for Neil Simon’s FOOLS, directed by Jim Carroll. Soon, warm waves of laughter wafted steadily towards the stage. Simon’s farcical fable follows a schoolteacher’s efforts to educate a stunningly […]

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    Good Times at Facetime with COMPANY

    One of the best benefits of reviewing for STAGE Magazine has been the discovery of new theaters. Last Sunday was another one of those delightfully rich experiences. COMPANY is one of Stephen Sondheim’s finest early works. It has been tweaked in revivals and has developed its own cult following. COMPANY is […]

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    Mystery and Faith Explored in AGNES OF GOD at South Camden Theatre Company

    In true South Camden Theatre Company (SCTC) style, they chose for their latest production a piece of theatre that is complex. AGNES OF GOD operates on both intellectual and religious levels of thought. AGNES OF GOD also is a difficult piece of theatre to understand … both for the cast […]

  • Jennifer Summerfield, Maryruth Stine, Penelope Reed in ON THE VERGE at Hedgerow Theatre. (Photo credit: Ashley LaBonde of Wide Eyed Studios)

    Hedgerow VERGEs Into Uncharted Territory

    “The civilizing mission of Woman is to reduce the amount of masculinity in the world…” Rose Valley’s resident theatre company continues their current season with a comedic exploration of femininity directed by Kittson O’Neill. Eric Overmyer’s ON THE VERGE (or The Geography of Yearning) is wonderfully loopy and tons of […]


    PinnWorth Productions Combines Style and Substance with A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

    PinnWorth Productions takes on the question of following orders vs. following one’s conscience in its beautifully realized production of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, now playing at The Kelsey Theatre. The play is based on the true story of Sir Thomas More, the 16th Century Chancellor of England. More must […]


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