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Eagle Theatre’s INTO THE WOODS – Not Your Usual Fairy Tales

Professional Theatre November 10, 2014 at 9:49 am 0 comments

“The forests are not always what they seem in Sondheim’s romantic and brilliant INTO THE WOODS. Weaving everyone’s favorite fairy tales together, this delightful and witty musical conjures up dazzling lyrics, sumptuous melodies and a deliciously wicked plot that begs the question… What happens after happily ever after?” INTO THE […]

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BURGLAR’S HOLIDAY is Sure to Steal Your Funny Bone

Professional Theatre November 10, 2014 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Enjoying a good comedy is something that everyone should take in every chance they can. This past Saturday Keith and I were treated to one on the opening night of BURGLAR’S HOLIDAY at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre. Always delicious, we enjoyed a lovely fare, prepared by Amber Besash and Dadmary […]

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Courage For Living—Act II Playhouse Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Professional Theatre November 4, 2014 at 7:43 am 0 comments

Ambler’s Act II Playhouse continues their 16th season with a production of Tennessee Williams’ classic American drama, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Directed by multi-Barrymore Award winner James J. Christy, this beautifully poetic memory play runs at the company’s Butler Avenue theatre from October 28th to November 23rd, 2014. The most autobiographical […]

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That Within Which Passes Show—HAMLET in the Hedgerows

Professional Theatre October 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm 0 comments

Like last season, Rose Valley’s Hedgerow Theatre has chosen one of the Bard’s tragedies as their Fall thriller. And HAMLET is full of thrills and chills as we watch the goings on in Elsinore Castle. Directed by Dan Hodge, Shakespeare’s tragedy about the Prince of Denmark unfolds on the Hedgerow […]

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW: The Tradition Continues at Bucks County Playhouse

Professional Theatre October 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

One of the great traditions at Bucks County Playhouse for many years was the annual production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. With the rebirth of the historic theatre (celebrating their 75th year!) the tradition was reborn, and continues this year. And I have to say this is one of the […]

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RICHARD II Holds Court at Quintessence Theatre Group

Professional Theatre October 22, 2014 at 8:34 am 0 comments

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 […]

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

Professional Theatre October 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

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 […]

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Pieces That No Longer Fit: BROKEN GLASS at SCTC

Professional Theatre October 15, 2014 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

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 […]

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Angel or Devil…America’s Choice: ANGELS IN AMERICA PART I: MILLENIUM APPROACHES at Resident Ensemble Players

Professional Theatre October 1, 2014 at 12:29 am 0 comments

Resident Ensemble Players (REP) began their new season with a work of importance and power, of selfishness and self-revelation, of emotional commitment and total disregard. ANGELS IN AMERICA PART I: MILLENIUM APPROACHES (ANGELS) is presented by REP as author, Tony Kushner, stated in his “Playwright’s Notes”. The stage is sparsely […]

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Villanova Introduces Us to Noel’s ANGELS

Professional Theatre September 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm 0 comments

Villanova Theatre kicks off their 2014-2015 with a rarely produced gem from 1925 by Noel Coward: the sparklingly witty drawing room farce FALLEN ANGELS. Directed by the head of their highly regarded theatre department, Fr. David Cregan, the production runs from September 23—October 5, 2014 on the stage in Vasey […]

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THE CIVIL WAR at The Eagle: Glorious, Awe-Inspiring Musical!

Professional Theatre September 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm 0 comments

South Jersey’s Eagle Theatre has awed another audience with the magnificent and powerful, THE CIVIL WAR, the musical. Ted Wioncek truly defined the term “artistic direction” as he put the pieces together. Wioncek and Chris Miller, the lighting designer, put together a great theatre concept for the show. And it […]

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Bootless Stageworks’ Mashup Of Shakespeare And James Cameron Bloody Brilliant!

Professional Theatre September 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm 0 comments

James Cameron is best known for Avatar, Titanic and The Terminator. What could this filmmaker have in common with William Shakespeare? At first glance, seemingly these two have nothing in common. However, upon closer inspection, one can find a preponderance of evidence where the two can be compared. Cameron puts […]

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Chemistry is Key in LOVE LETTERS at Delaware Theatre Company

Professional Theatre September 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

It started with an obligatory thank-you note. Young Andy had been invited to the birthday party of a schoolmates, Melissa. It was the beginning of a lifelong correspondence, friendship, and a love that rarely had a life off the handwritten pages, but was very much real. I first saw LOVE […]

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Ingenious Travel Down Memory Lane: SmokeyScout Productions’ SLIDESHOW

Professional Theatre September 19, 2014 at 5:39 am 0 comments

SLIDESHOW, a multimedia production, written and performed by Josh McIlvain is an especially innovative and creative part of the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe festival. McIlvain is well known to Philadelphia Fringe aficionados as he has been involved in many aspects of previous Fringes (both festivals and productions). Historical and current McIlvain […]

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Ambler’s Act II Explores Sports and Parenting in ROUNDING THIRD

Professional Theatre September 16, 2014 at 7:36 am 0 comments

Act II Playhouse launches their sixteenth season with Richard Dresser’s ode to Little League dads, ROUNDING THIRD. Directed by Matt Silva, the production runs Wednesdays thru Sundays in the company’s Butler Avenue home from September 9—October 12, 2014. ROUNDING THIRD introduces us to two very different dads who are coaching […]

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FIDDLER Turns 50: The “Tradition” Continues at Candlelight

Professional Theatre September 16, 2014 at 7:21 am 0 comments

No matter what your theatrical experiences are it’s likely you have encountered one of the most known shows to hit the boards, Joseph Stein’s, Jerry Bock’s and Sheldon Harnick’s, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The audience at the Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware is no exception. When House Manager, Jodi McLane, asked […]

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Fringe Arts Comes to Delco: ” ‘…THE RAGS OF TIME…’: J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER” at Exclamation Theatre

Professional Theatre September 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

“…Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime, Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.” ~John Donne Philadelphia’s popular end-of-summer celebration of the arts, the Fringe Fest (aka Fringe Arts) is expanding beyond the city limits. Exclamation Theater has taken up residence in Wallingford’s Stage One Performing […]

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Hedgerow Does The Time Warp with Ayckbourn’s COMMUNICATING DOORS

Professional Theatre September 9, 2014 at 7:23 am 0 comments

Farce has become a house specialty at Hedgerow Theatre in recent years, and their current production, COMMUNICATING DOORS, is no exception. Directed by Liam Castellan, the company gives Alan Ayckbourn’s 46th play a rousing rendition, running September 4—October 5 in their Rose Valley theatre. Ayckbourn is one of Britain’s most […]

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DRINKING HABITS Cause High Spirits at Rainbow Dinner Theatre

Professional Theatre August 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm 0 comments

For a reasonable price you can take in a dinner and a comedy at Rainbow Dinner Theatre in an atmosphere where you feel like you’re part of the party. The wait staff, which include some of the actors, are friendly and courteous and quick to please. The food choices are […]

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Powerful Performances Define GoKash Productions’  DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Professional Theatre August 10, 2014 at 9:54 am 0 comments

American stories are about American people. When a play is beautifully written, well directed, and passionately performed, the ethnic, religious, cultural or racial characteristics of the players melt away, allowing the truth of the story to shine through. Arthur Miller’s tragedy DEATH OF A SALESMAN is everyone’s tragedy. This story, […]

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