Keith Baker never ceases to amaze. He acts. He sings, He directs. He plays piano. He conducts. He writes and arranges musicales. He helps to plan the theatre season at BRT. And clearly, he can memorize one heck of a lot of lines. Once again, Baker demonstrates his remarkable talents [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Jean and Bill Brenner
Jean Brenner has an extensive background in performing, directing, doing theatre public relations, reviewing shows and writing newsletters. Last summer, she and her husband started MONARCH THEATRE TROUPE, a non-profit company, producing and directing The Apple Tree, a three act musical in August. Jake’s Women, by Neil Simon was the next production in April, and Jean’s next directing production will be The Fantasticks in July. Bill Brenner holds a Master of Arts in Theatre from the University of Delaware. Bill was hired to teach theatre at Bucks County Community College and to be general manager at Bucks County Playhouse where he stayed for three years, often performing in the Playhouse shows. Bill became chairperson of the Media and Performing Arts Department at BCCC where he stayed for 20 years. Last summer, Bill joined his wife in starting Bucks County-based Monarch Theatre Troupe.
Apparently, many people have imaginary friends, or so we’ve been told. So, why should it be a surprise that Elwood P. Dowd has a friend only a few people can see, and then, only occasionally. Harvey is the friend. He is a 6-foot tall white rabbit, a “pooka” in whom [...]Read more ›
About 30 young people and some older ones performed in SWING which opened Friday night at Washington Crossing (NJ) Open Air Theatre directed by Jordan Brennan and Louis Palena. The songs and dances were supported musically by a band of eight instrumentalists under the direction of Jay Kawarsky, piano/conductor. SWING [...]Read more ›
Few theatre audience members fully appreciate what role the show’s director plays. The theatre experience is determined by the many choices the director has made. First, the director hopes the right people will show up for auditions and from that pool of talent decides whom to cast in the various [...]Read more ›