Post Tagged with: "Chapel Street Players"

Scrooge is Ready for His Christmas at Chapel Street Players

Press Releases December 2, 2015 at 9:07 pm 0 comments

Dec 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 @ 8pm / Dec 6 @ 2pm written by Ken Jones directed by Timothy Sheridan with the acting talents of Ray Barto, Colleen Boyle, Victor Cardillo, Fiona Connell, Heather Conrad, Patricia Lake, Christian Lopez, Rich Magnuson, Amelia Moss, Carl Pariso, Zach Rogers, Mia Scarangelli, […]

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Chapel Street Players Puts Nostalgic Twist on Holiday Favorite: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE—A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Reviews December 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

Back in the day, families would gather around the radio to listen to serials that would be broadcast. Today, we have YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and many other media outlets that still provide “serials” in some fashion. Chapel Street Players took a favorite holiday story (It’s a Wonderful Life) and joined […]

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ALONE TOGETHER: Chapel Street Players Open 80th Season with Light Fare

Reviews October 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

When one thinks of the 1980s, one thinks of the extravagance of the time period. Everything was over the top from clothing to music to hair. The 80s were a time when both parents worked and pursued creative outlets. Children were given every opportunity to be a part of everything. […]

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AGNES OF GOD: Religious Debate Still Intriguing Today

Reviews May 1, 2014 at 9:12 am 0 comments

In 1957, Carol A. Murphy joined the Order of Sisters of St. Joseph and became Sister Maureen Murphy. During her time at Our Lady of Lourdes convent in upstate New York, Sister Maureen Murphy also became principal of a primary school and a mother. Fast forward to January 2014, when […]

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Revenge, Intrigue and Danger Await at Chapel Street Players: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Reviews March 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm 0 comments

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES began as a 1782 French epistolary novel – the book is composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other. It is often claimed to be the source of the saying “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” However, the expression does not actually occur […]

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BLITHE SPIRIT at Chapel Street Players: Such Harmonious Madness!

Reviews November 11, 2013 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Chapel Street Players’ production of BLITHE SPIRIT materializes into an evening of wit, humor and ghostly fun. When fussy novelist, Charles Condomine, needs to conduct research for his next book, he invites the eccentric, “happy medium,” Madame Arcati, to a quaint soiree for a friendly séance. Events go awry when […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 27: November 8, 2013

Podcasts November 3, 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,

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CSP Takes on THE 39 STEPS

Reviews September 23, 2013 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

The Chapel Street Players have never backed down from putting on challenging shows, but THE 39 STEPS poses a special kind of challenge: Take a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie and recreate it on stage using just four actors and a few props. If you haven’t seen the film, it’s got […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 20: September 20, 2013

Podcasts September 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,

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Reviews June 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

It’s been 50 years since Stephen Sondheim’s A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM won its first Tony Award, and 50 years since the Chapel Street Players held their very first FUNdraiser, an annual fundraising event and show to benefit the CSP. 1963 also marked the year […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 5: June 7, 2013

Podcasts June 2, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Lot’s of shows opening this coming weekend! Don’t forget you can now 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,

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Reviews March 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

One of the measures of a successful Shakespearean production is the reaction of the audience — after all, poorly delivered Shakespeare loses both its poignancy and humor. Chapel Street Players’ THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, a straight-up comedy, leaves no confusion: it’s straight-up funny and entertaining, with few slow moments. […]

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12 ANGRY JURORS Deliberate at CSP

Reviews April 18, 2013 at 9:40 am 1 comment

Some plays are designed to whisk you away to a fantastical world, an alternate reality where folks spontaneously break into song. And then there are plays like 12 ANGRY JURORS, Chapel Street Players’ spring production: an ultra-realistic fly-on-the-wall reality play. Originally set in 1956 and titled 12 ANGRY MEN, the […]

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Who Said THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Couldn’t Be Charming?

Reviews June 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm 1 comment

I am not a fan of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.  I mean, I can understand why it’s campy, irreverent nature and out-of-control audience participation appeals to its ardent following, but it is simply not a show I enjoy seeing.  So it is a tremendous testament to the quality and energy […]

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Chapel Street Players’ ISN’T IT ROMANTIC Is Charming, Witty

Reviews May 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm 0 comments

Wendy Wasserstein’s comedic play ISN’T IT ROMANTIC follows two friends in their late twenties as they try to navigate the harsh waters of romance and careers in 1980s Manhattan. One is Janie Blumberg (Madi Houff), a Jewish freelance writer struggling to establish independence from her well-meaning but occasionally overbearing parents […]

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THE GINGERBREAD LADY: A Dose of Heavy Simon at Chapel Street

Reviews March 4, 2012 at 10:16 am 2 comments

Neil Simon is best known for light comedies like The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memiors; THE GINGERBREAD LADY, the current offering from The Chapel Street Players in Newark, Delaware, is, by contrast, a heavy drama about addiction, abuse and fading youth. To be sure, there is wit and humor […]

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THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Chapel Street Players

Reviews November 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm 1 comment

Before we get to the gritty details, let’s get right to the point: if you have a free night this weekend, you should be headed to Newark, Delaware, to see THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Chapel Street Players. I think most of the audience expected the show to be […]

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CSP’s TWELFTH NIGHT: Some are Born Great, Some Achieve Greatness, and Some…

Reviews September 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

Going to a live performance of Shakespeare is always a delightful event. Having a work by the greatest author in the history of our language delivered in the manner in which it was intended is, sadly, a rarer and rarer treat, especially outside of Shakespeare festivals. However, a theatre must […]

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Springs To Life At Chapel Street Players

Reviews April 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

When Brick, Maggie the Cat, Big Daddy and Big Mama come to town, it’s always a cause for celebration. Theatregoers know they’re in for an evening of epic family squabbling and steamy sexuality delivered in Tennessee Williams’ singular combination of Southern-inflected poetry and vulgarity. It’s therefore fortunate that the Chapel […]

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Peer Into the RABBIT HOLE at CSP

Reviews February 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

The Chapel Street Players in Newark, Delaware took on the challenge of presenting the area premiere of David Lindsay–Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play RABBIT HOLE. The show, which received a film adaptation in 2010, follows a married couple and their family as they grapple with the tragic loss of […]

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