Facetime Community Theatre Kicks Off With A Rousing Production Of OLIVER!

Interviews, Reviews July 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

“The participants arrive each day smiling and excited.  We must be doing something right.” So said Kate Nice of Schwenksville, co-director of newly-founded Facetime Community Theatre’s first full production, OLIVER!  The lively musical, which opens and closes this weekend, is the cumulation of an intense two-week summer camp comprised of […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Voorhees Theatre Company

Interviews June 9, 2012 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Check out our most recent video interview with members of Voorhees Theatre Company, who recently completed a 24 HOUR THEATRE event involving teens in Voorhees, NJ. Coming up this summer at the theatre is a production of LEGALLY BLONDE, running Thursday, August 9th, Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th […]

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INTERMISSION: STAGE Magazine Interviews Charlie Phillips

Interviews January 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter Jim Hilgen recently had the opportunity to interview local musician/singer-songwriter, Charlie Phillips at the CD Release party for his latest work, “What It Is”. Listeners agree that Charlie Phillips’ songs cannot be categorized into genre. His musical influences – rooted primarily in rock, soul, folk, and […]

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Don’t Miss Final Weekend for Footlighters’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL!

Interviews December 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Berwyn, PA – Footlighter’s Theater proudly continues their annual holiday tradition, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, directed by Kirk Paul. This year’s version is an adaptation by Romulus Linney who brings the classic story by Charles Dickens to life as it follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s fateful Christmas Eve journey from an embittered, ungenerous […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Tovah Feldshuh

Interviews, News December 8, 2011 at 8:13 am 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter interviews Tovah Feldshuh, Tony-nominated actress and star of Bristol Riverside Theatre’s upcoming production of GYPSY! The musical opens December 8, 2011 and runs through January 15, 2012. More info at httpv://

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Ocean City Repertory Theater’s Producing Artistic Director, Flossi Micciolo

Interviews, News November 2, 2011 at 8:58 am 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter Jim Hilgen interviews Flossi Micciolo and learns about the tiny black box theater she has built in Ocean City, NJ. Ocean City Repertory Theater began 10 years ago as Flossi’s dream and is still going strong today. More info on Ocean City Repertory Theater can be […]

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Inside the Director’s Studio: Carl Lotz, Director of WAIT UNTIL DARK at Footlighters Theater

Interviews October 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Inside the Directors Studio interview with Carl Lotz, director of WAIT UNTIL  DARK – the second show in Footlighters Theater’s 2011-2012 season. Hosted by Will Rompala, this series of interviews is designed to give insight into the stagecraft process at Footlighters, a non-profit community theater in Berwyn PA that welcomes […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Wendie Hetherington about the Dead Playwright’s Repertory

Interviews October 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm 0 comments

The Dead Playwright’s Repertory opened its inaugural season on October 7 and runs through October 23, featuring the works of two dead playwrights–William Shakespeare’s, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and Aristophanes’ LYSISTRATA. STAGE Magazine took time to interview Wendie Hetherington about the new theatre company and the plays that launched […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Barrymore Award Winner Rachel Camp

Interviews October 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter Jim Hilgen had a chance to speak with Rachel Camp about her win as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical at the Barrymore Awards this year and upcoming career plans! httpv://

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STAGE Interviews Dramateurs’ Director Deb Braak About Her Production of MACBETH

Interviews, News October 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

The Dramateurs, Inc. at The Barn Playhouse open with MACBETH, October 7th: “Shakespeare’s brooding tragedy of ambition, temptation, and treachery digs directly into the dark recesses of man’s inner conflict. The mysterious visions of three witches send Macbeth and his lady on a murderous rampage toward the Scottish Throne. Attaining […]

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THE WOOLGATHERER at CMS: Two Poets Meet On Ninth Street

Interviews, Reviews September 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

This past weekend, the last of the summer season, I had the privilege of attending a performance of William Mastrosimone’s THE WOOLGATHERER at Cape May Stage in Cape May, New Jersey. I had long loved the poetry found in the well-worn pages of a script in my collection of plays, but I […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Director Ellen Wilson Dilks: OUR TOWN at PCS

Interviews, News September 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

Why did you choose OUR TOWN for Players Club of Swarthmore? Is it a particular favorite of yours? Why? The play is a favorite of mine—I’ve crossed paths with it three times, the most recent being in 2000 when I had the great pleasure of playing Mrs. Gibbs at Hedgerow […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Playwright Nancy Frick

Interviews May 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter recently spoke with Philadelphia playwright, Nancy Frick, about her new play, EXIT DATE. The play is running at Bridge Players Theatre Company in Burlington NJ from May 6-21, 2011. Ms. Frick talks with Jim about her creative process as a playwright…. httpv://

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Howie Brown, Director of Philadelphia Theatre Workshop’s 4th ANNUAL PLAYSHOP FESTIVAL

Interviews, News April 29, 2011 at 9:43 pm 1 comment

Philadelphia Theatre Workshop continues to be an incubator for Philadelphia playwrights with the 4th Annual PlayShop Festival this spring.  This year’s festival will showcase six new plays in progress from April 29 to May 22, 2011 at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5 located at 825 Walnut Street.  Individual tickets […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Ron Bush – Segment 2

Interviews, News March 27, 2011 at 11:04 am 0 comments

STAGE Magazine’s News Reporter Jim Hilgen catches up with actor Ron Bush as he continues his quest for the actors’ dream. In this video interview, Ron updates STAGE viewers on his move to New York City where he hopes to continue to grow a career in TV and film. Be […]

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INTERMISSION: STAGE Magazine Interviews Artists Anthony Vega and Dennis Beach at UD Art Exhibit ‘A MEANINGFUL PURSUIT’

Interviews March 20, 2011 at 10:11 am 0 comments

The University of Delaware Art Department recently staged an exhibit at Crane Arts in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood. STAGE Magazine News Reporter Jim Hilgen was able to stop by before the show closed and discuss the art and the concept behind “A Meaningful Pursuit.” Jim spoke with Anthony Vega, artist and curator for the […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Delaware Theatre Association President, Ruth K. Brown

Interviews, News March 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter Jim Hilgen interviews Ruth K. Brown, President of the Delaware Theatre Association as she makes final preparations for DTAFest 2011, a short play festival which includes short play entries from a variety of non-professional Delaware theaters.  Besides participating in a competitive cycle  that starts with individual state competitions […]

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Braithwaite Brings His Own Brand of Hilarity to Hedgerow

Interviews, Reviews March 13, 2011 at 11:15 am 0 comments

For those who need a laugh after dealing with this winter’s weather, and are tired of watching Democrats and Republicans in Washington behaving badly, Rose Valley’s Hedgerow Theatre is a good place to be. Barrymore Award winner, Tony Braithwaite, who has been called “Philadelphia’s funniest comic actor,” is staging his […]

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Interviews March 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter Jim Hilgen spent some time on the phone chatting with comedienne Paula Poundstone. Ms. Poundstone will be appearing in our region on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA. For ticket information visit  Click below to view Jim’s video interview! httpv://

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STAGE Magazine Interviews M.P.E.G. Participants

Interviews, News March 1, 2011 at 11:38 am 0 comments

STAGE Magazine News Reporter Jim Hilgen travelled to South Philly to cover the most recent M.P.E.G. Networking event at the Asylum Arena on February 24, 2011. Metropolitan Philadelphia Entertainment Group (M.P.E.G.) was organized in an effort to bring all people in the entertainment industry together. Visit their Facebook page:!/pages/Metropolitan-Philadelphia-Entertainment-Group-MPEG/105927019457751 […]

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