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  • Samantha Pruna (Kim) and Stephen McBride (Chris) in MISS SAIGON at Haddonfield Plays and Players. (Photo credit: Stewart Gammill)

    HP&P’s MISS SAIGON a Crowd Pleaser

    MISS SAIGON, a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. is the second, massively successful offering from the creators of LES MISERABLES. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, it similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving Chris, an […]

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  • Leann Wintermute (Rick) and Maryalice Topoleski (Marcie) in a scene from WILDEST DREAMS at Langhorne Players.

    Something Out of Your WILDEST DREAMS at Langhorne Players

    WILDEST DREAMS at Langhorne Players is a beautiful little stroll through the psychology of four role-playing friends and the chaos an extra person brings to their group. The show starts off funny before making quick and sudden darker and darker emotional twists and turns. Director Jack Bathke’s vision of WILDEST […]

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  • Stephen Barszowski, Jr. in a scene from HAIR.

    60’s Reborn in Playcrafters’ HAIR

    “Give me a head with HAIR…Long, beautiful HAIR…” I am a child of the 60’s…born a little too late to actually participate, I still experienced the birth of the hippie movement, the social awakening, the drugs, free love, and the horror of the older generation toward the “misspent” youth of […]

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  • Amanda Panrock and Thomas-Robert Irvin star in VENUS IN FUR at Spotlight Theatre.

    VENUS IN FUR: Life Embodying Art at Spotlight Theatre

    You don’t need to be familiar with the 1870 novella to appreciate what is currently playing on stage at Spotlight Theatre in Swarthmore. Indeed, David Ives’ 2010 erotic dramedy VENUS IN FUR draws inspiration from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s “Venus in Furs” but is by no means an adaptation. Without giving […]

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  • Playwright Christopher Durang and Marilu Henner in a scene from Durang's VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE. (Photo credit: Mandee Kuenzle)

    Tradition Continues at BCP: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE

    There is a long-standing tradition at Bucks County Playhouse. Beginning in their inaugural season, playwrights have had the opportunity to perform in their own plays. In that first season, Thornton Wilder starred as the Stage Manager in a production of his play, OUR TOWN. Fast forward to 2014, and the […]

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  • Ryan McGinnis as Ren, Emily Fry as Ariel, Joe O'Neill as Rev. Shaw, Amy Armstrong as Vi in FOOTLOOSE at King of Prussia Players.

    Dancing in KOPP’s FOOTLOOSE Makes the Show a Hit!

    I may run out of superlatives in this review. King of Prussia Players’ FOOTLOOSE is that good! First time director Tammie Reimer has set the bar very high for herself. The real star of the evening is choreographer Lauren McGinnis. For sheer exuberance and inventiveness, she has done a yeoman’s […]

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  • Robert Lewis in the title role and Brandon Bittner as Sowerberry in the musical, OLIVER!

    MCT’s OLIVER Leaves You Wanting “More”

    Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist is a dark tale the purpose of which is to alert people to the evils of the workhouse. MCT has found in Lionel Bart’s version, OLIVER!, a tune filled, fun driven, and kid friendly musical delight. Several performers deserve special mention. As Oliver, Robert Lewis is […]

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  • Stephanie Smith in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES.

    Dangerous Performances in ActorsNET’s LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

    The ActorsNET concludes its 19th season with LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, a dark and remorseless amoral tale in which war is fought with words rather than on a battlefield. From the moment you enter the Heritage center you will be stunned by the gorgeous set (Ken Junkins) on the intimate stage. […]

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    MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD is Bloody Good Fun

    When they say Splatter Zone, they’re not kidding. Some of the audience members in the front rows for Bootless Stageworks’ MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD now playing at the OperaDelaware Black Box Theater, were decked out in plastic ponchos and shower caps — it’s a pretty funny sight, but once […]

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  • Joel Guerrero, Andrew Parcell (in the rear); Matt Tallman, Rebecca Cureton in foreground in a scene from THE 39 STEPS (Photo credit: Ashley LaBonde of Wide Eyed Studios).

    Hedgerow Goes Hitchcock with THE 39 STEPS

    It’s summer, so that means farce time at Hedgerow Theatre, and this season they’ve chosen to present Patrick Barlow’s stage adaptation of THE 39 STEPS, which is about a man in London who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organization of spies called “The 39 Steps” from stealing […]

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