Post Tagged with: "Act II Playhouse"

MARK TWAIN UNPLUGGED Comes to Ambler

Professional Theatre, Reviews January 28, 2015 at 8:27 am 0 comments

Ambler’s Act II Playhouse offers a witty antidote to those January blues: a solo piece written and performed by Tom Teti: MARK TWAIN UNPLUGGED. Directed by Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite, the play will be onstage at the company’s Butler Avenue venue through February 8. Born Samuel Clemens in 1835, Twain became […]

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A Bit of Elfin Magic in Ambler: MURRAY THE ELF, AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SLEIGHBELLS

Professional Theatre December 22, 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

Act II Playhouse on Butler Avenue in Ambler is offering a double dose of holiday fun. In addition to MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT, the gang has put together a fun romp for the kid in us all: MURRAY THE ELF, AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SLEIGHBELLS—written by Carrie Nielsen and […]

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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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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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Tilting at Windmills—MAN OF LA MANCHA at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse

Professional Theatre May 6, 2014 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

“And maddest of all: to see life as it is and not as it should be.” Act II Playhouse is concluding their 15th Anniversary Season with a unique staging of an iconic American musical: MAN OF LA MANCHA, which will run in the theatre’s Butler Avenue space from April 29th […]

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It’s Check-in Time at Act II Playhouse—Neil Simon’s HOTEL SUITE

Professional Theatre February 25, 2014 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

America’s most prolific playwright, Neil Simon, will be in residence at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse via the company’s production of HOTEL SUITE, which runs from February 18th to March 23rd (extended). This pastiche of scenes from previous Simon works is perfect for Act II’s intimate stage—you can catch every little […]

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LET’S PRETEND WE’RE FAMOUS—Fame Through the Years, Cabaret-Style at Act II

Professional Theatre January 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

Act II Playhouse, in the heart of Ambler, starts off 2014 with a light-hearted look at fame. Written—and performed—by Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs, this post-holiday pastiche runs from January 7th to the 26th. Braithwaite, Act II’s Artistic Director, has an extensive background in stand-up comedy, and Childs has written […]

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All the Single Ladies…Act II Takes Unique Look at Holiday Time

Professional Theatre December 17, 2013 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Rather than go with a typical heartwarming story for their holiday season fare, Act II Playhouse in Ambler has chosen an offbeat one-woman piece called THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS. Directed by the company’s Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite, this quirky comedy runs on the theatre’s intimate stage from December 10th […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 33: December 20, 2013

Podcasts December 15, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 32: December 13, 2013

Podcasts December 8, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Things That Go Bump In the Night: Act II’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Professional Theatre November 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm 0 comments

Ambler’s Act II Playhouse continues their current season with a gripping thriller: 1987’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK by Stephen Mallatratt Adapted from a novel by Susan Hill, the story is a psychological character study wrapped in a ghost story; directed by James J. Christy, it features Dan Kern and Jered […]

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The Birds, The Bees—and Tony Braithwaite

Professional Theatre September 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Ambler’s Act II Playhouse is kicking off their 2013-2014 season with the premiere of Tony Braithwaite’s new one-man show: DIDN’T YOUR FATHER HAVE THIS TALK WITH YOU. Based on Braithwaite’s experiences teaching religion and sex-ed to high school freshman at his alma mater, St. Joe’s Prep, the show is a hilarious […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 19: September 13, 2013

Podcasts September 8, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 13: August 2, 2013

Podcasts July 28, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Is it really AUGUST already! Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 12: July 26, 2013

Podcasts July 21, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 11: July 19, 2013

Podcasts July 14, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Michael Doherty as Max and Jeffrey Coon as Tito in LEND ME A TENOR at Act II Playhouse. (Photo credit: Bill D'Agostino)

Act II Leaves ‘Em Laughing with LEND ME A TENOR

Professional Theatre May 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm 0 comments

Ambler’s Act II Playhouse is closing out their current season with Ken Ludwig’s screwball farce LEND ME A TENOR—already extended until June 7th!   Ludwig is America’s premier farceur, with several Broadway hits to his credit, but TENOR is by far the most well-known and the most frequently produced.   Former Act […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 2: May 10, 2013

Podcasts May 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm 0 comments

The next episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast is now available. Find out what’s opening in and around the Delaware Valley the weekend of May 10, 2013.  Also, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see “25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee” in our trivia […]

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“All’s Fair in Love, War & Football”—Or Is It?
ASSASSIN at Act II in Ambler

Professional Theatre February 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

I feel I should preface this review with the disclosure that I am not a sports fan, never have been.  So, it was with curiosity and trepidation that I signed on to review this InterAct/Act II joint premiere of David Robson’s new play.   Having finished its run at InterAct, ASSASSIN […]

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At Act II: Jen Childs Gives a “Tour de Dance”—with No Doping

Professional Theatre January 21, 2013 at 8:06 am 0 comments

Actress/playwright Jen Childs is a diminutive woman—I don’t think she even reaches five feet tall. But every ounce of her body is packed with talent. All of which is on display in her one-woman piece WHY I’M SCARED OF DANCE at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse. Working with director Harriet Power, […]

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