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  • Alicia Huppman (Mrs. Lovett) and Scott Yannick (Sweeney Todd) in Footlighters Theater's SWEENEY TODD. (Photo credit: Phyllis Bastarache)

    SWEENEY TODD Makes the Cut at Footlighters

    Opening night for Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD, as directed by Tony Filipone, started out with energy and gusto galore, and kept right on going. Warmed up by the thrilling tones of the orchestra, led by Musical Director, Dolores Ciavola, the cast was on fire, and set the house ablaze with excitement […]

  • Ashton Cater (as Baggot), James-Patrick Davis (as Richard II), Alexander Harvey (as Bushy). (Photo by Shawn May)

    RICHARD II Holds Court at Quintessence Theatre Group

    Two Shakespeare works RICHARD II and AS YOU LIKE IT are currently running in rotating repertory at Quintessence Theatre Group. The same cast of thirteen men undertakes both through November 8th , under the direction of Alexander Burns. RICHARD II is a dramatic piece which allows the actors to explore […]

  • Cindy Starcher, Curtis King in a scene from ALONE TOGETHER at Chapel Street Players. (Photo Credit: Che-Yu (Peter) Kuo)

    ALONE TOGETHER: Chapel Street Players Open 80th Season with Light Fare

    When one thinks of the 1980s, one thinks of the extravagance of the time period. Everything was over the top from clothing to music to hair. The 80s were a time when both parents worked and pursued creative outlets. Children were given every opportunity to be a part of everything. […]

  • Members of the cast of THE MISER at Act 1 DeSales University.

    A Very Generous Production of THE MISER at Act 1

    On Sunday, I spent a lovely fall afternoon at DeSales University watching their fast paced, smart, and hilarious production of Moliere’s THE MISER. I have seen the play done several times, but never with the confidence and assurance that I witnessed at Act 1 in the intimacy of the Shubert […]

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    OBSP’s LEND ME A TENOR Hits a High Note at Levoy Theater

    The Off Broad Street Players takes on LEND ME A TENOR. Director Walter A. Webster appears to have a knack for bringing out the best in his actors in this never dull presentation. Originally titled Opera Buffa, it takes place in 1934, in a hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio. World […]

  • The cast of MAID TO ORDER at Newtown Arts Company.

    NAC’s Newest Comedy is MAID TO ORDER For All Audiences

    A good farce is hard to find, with more theaters preferring to do dark and brooding rather than fun and carefree stories. Newtown Arts Company’s newest show is a delightfully fun over the top farce. MAID TO ORDER starts with a slow build, but 15 minutes in the laughs start […]

  • Carlo Campbell, Ryan Walter (as Audrey), Sean Close (as Touchstone), Lee Cortopassi (as Amiens). (Photo by Shawn May)

    Don’t Miss a Comedy Romp AS YOU LIKE IT at Quintessence

    Along Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy is the home of Philadelphia’s own Quintessence Theatre Group. When the theatrical pieces fit so perfectly, the public needs to know. According to the program note of Alexander Burns, Artistic Director, Quintessence is “…dedicated to the performance and adaptation of epic works of classic […]

  • Pat DeFusco and Maria Panvini in BROKEN GLASS.

    Pieces That No Longer Fit: BROKEN GLASS at SCTC

    A difficult piece done well by South Camden Theatre Company. SCTC chose to open their 10th season with the presentation of a troubled work by an American theatrical legend. Arthur Miller’s oeuvre is full of explorations of strained marriages, the Holocaust and American anti-Semitism. BROKEN GLASS is Miller’s combination of […]

  • Store clerks Christopher (Laura Watson) and Weinberl (Chris Braak) scheme to have an adventure in the Dramateurs production of ON THE RAZZLE.

    Go ON THE RAZZLE at Dramateurs For a Night of Silly Fun

    ON THE RAZZLE is a term the British press use occasionally to describe a celebrity who has drunk (or is about to drink) a considerable amount of alcohol. In Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of the old Viennese play “Einen Jux will er sich Machen” by Johann Nestroy, the characters pretend to […]

  • The cast of BEYOND THERAPY: Back Row (L-R): Bob Petrik (Stuart), Bob Harris (Andrew) Joe Forstromm (Bob).Front Row (L-R): Linda Walsh (Charloette), Kevin Christian (Bruce), Lisa Litchko-Stunder (Prudence).

    Village Players Mount BEYOND THERAPY

    BEYOND THERAPY by Christopher Durang is a difficult play to produce at any level, so kudos to The Village Players of Hatboro and director, Zachary Palmer for challenging themselves to mount such a complicated and layered play. BEYOND THERAPY is a series of related vignettes that take place mainly in […]


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