Post Tagged with: "Colonial Playhouse"

Hie Thee to TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region January 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Director Jennifer Wolfe has assembled a talented cast and has taken TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare to a nifty new level of novelty, while retaining tradition. Although the characters are attired in modern garb, set in modern times replete with pizza and paparazzi, the essence of Shakespeare’s brilliant blend of […]

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Aldan’s Colonial Playhouse Brings Holiday Classic to the Stage: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Around the Region November 13, 2014 at 7:48 am 0 comments

Most of us grew up watching Frank Capra’s classic American film IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on television. For many it’s become an integral part of their holiday season. Well, now Colonial Playhouse is offering a stage adaptation of George Bailey’s story. Directed by Sam Barrett, the production runs on the […]

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Colonial Playhouse Stages Miller’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

Around the Region September 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm 0 comments

“Just remember, kid, you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away.” ~ Eddie Carbone In light of the ongoing debate about immigration, Arthur Miller’s 1955 drama, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE has become timely again. Aldan’s Colonial Playhouse has chosen […]

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LOMBARDI Continues Winning Tradition at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region March 14, 2014 at 8:35 am 0 comments

LOMBARDI, as directed by Sam Barrett, is an excellent dramatic depiction of the man and the motivation machine behind the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi (personified to a ‘T’ by T.J. Deluca); the man who refused to lose. The play, written by Eric Simonson and based on David Maraniss’s book […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 28: November 15, 2013

Podcasts November 10, 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 21: September 27, 2013

Podcasts September 22, 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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Excellent MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region June 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm 1 comment

First produced in 1939, at the Music Box Theatre in New York City, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER has been a favorite among theatre patrons ever since. This three-act comedy has been performed as a movie in 1942, at least twice as a radio play, adapted for television in […]

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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST Takes Off at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region April 11, 2013 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

“It’s the truth, even if it didn’t happen…” ~ Ken Kesey, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST Still fantastically crazy after all these years… and well worth seeing! Set in an unspecified state mental hospital in the early 1960s, this emotionally provocative play adapted by Dale Wasserman from Ken Kesey’s novel, […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 4: May 31, 2013

Podcasts May 26, 2013 at 4:53 pm 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, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Aimee Theresa and Paul Kerrigan in Colonial Playhouse's production of JAKE'S WOMEN running through February 16 in Aldan, PA.

JAKE’S WOMEN: An Imaginative Comedy-Drama at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region February 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

When JAKE’S WOMEN opened at New York’s Neil Simon Theatre on March 24, 1992, it ran to the delight of audiences for 245 performances starring Alan Alda, who later reprised the role of Jake in the 1996 television-film adaptation. Paul Kerrigan carries out well the challenging acting tasks demanded in […]

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A-Ten-Hut!! BILOXI BLUES at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region May 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm 1 comment

BILOXI BLUES, as directed by Erin Marie Friel at Colonial Playhouse, is an insightful piece that entertains away the blues! Lots of laughter in this coming of age tale about a Jewish boy, Eugene Morris Jerome (Adam Corbett), from the Bronx, who is drafted during WWII and shipped to boot […]

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Intriguing RED HERRING at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region March 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

Colonial Playhouse in Aldan, PA, has a hit on its hands with local playwright Michael Hollinger’s comical espionage farce RED HERRING. Set in 1952 in the days leading up to Dwight D. Eisenhower’s election, the play focuses on three couples: FBI agent Frank Keller (Mark Ayres) and detective Maggie Pelletier […]

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FOUR DOGS AND A BONE: Theatrical Foray into Ferocious World of Film-making

Around the Region January 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

John Patrick Shanley, screenwriter of the films “Moonstruck” and “Doubt”, unleashes a producer, writer and two ambitious actresses upon the stage to fight over the framework of a film in the seeming absence of an already weak director. Teeth bared, four letter growling, pawing at the film’s plot and character […]

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‘Camp’ Out for Some Fun at Colonial Playhouse with THE BRIDE OF BRACKENLOCH! A GHASTLY GOTHIC THRILLER?

Around the Region November 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm 1 comment

Sit back and watch as the plots unwind, rewind and wind up in some hilariously silly situations as directed by Erin Guard. Set in 19th century Scotland, in a gloriously spooky old family manor by a loch near the moor, Rick Abbot’s BRIDE OF BRACKENLOCH pokes great fun at gothic […]

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Colonial Playhouse’s MR. 80% Goes Straight to the Funny Bone!

Around the Region September 13, 2011 at 9:58 am 1 comment

MR. 80% is 100% percent enjoyable, well stocked with talent and perfect for an evening of delightful entertainment!  Sharon (Kimberly Williams), a lovely lady lawyer with a past chock full of failed relationships, and Patricia (Sam Barrett), a grumpy sleep deprived medical resident, are looking for an additional roomate to […]

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Outstanding STREETCAR at Colonial Playhouse

Outstanding STREETCAR at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region May 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

Long considered a landmark play in the American theater, Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE won the playwright a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and introduced the theater world to Marlon Brando in a big way. In the original Broadway production, director Elia Kazan focused more on the character of Stanley […]

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A Night Out with the Girls You Won’t Forget! THE ODD COUPLE – FEMALE VERSION at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region January 12, 2011 at 8:47 am 0 comments

Colonial Playhouse’s THE ODD COUPLE – FEMALE VERSION, under the direction of Kathy Quinn, is chock full of comedy and quips. The opening scene draws the audience into the world of Olive Madison (played by Sam Barrett) with the effervescent interplay of the cast of ladies (Sharon A. Daws as Vera, […]

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COYOTE ON A FENCE is Compelling Theatre at Colonial Playhouse

Around the Region November 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm 0 comments

What do you say, as a child, when you see a Coyote hanging on a fence? If your name is Bobby Reyburn you take in the lesson about predators given by a favorite uncle. COYOTE ON A FENCE by Bruce Graham, now playing at Colonial Playhouse is a challenging play […]

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