Post Tagged with: "Haddonfield Plays and Players"

CURTAINS: Quirky, Musical Comedy Whodunit at HPP

Around the Region May 2, 2014 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Sometimes you have to go for the fun of it. I went to the preview of CURTAINS. Ironic, perhaps, in that the show was in the “preview” stage as well. Haddonfield Plays and Players are ready to open. The performance was lively and energetic. I enjoyed the show tremendously—just for […]

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and Jgar Hellwig star in Haddonfield Plays and Players' MAN OF LA MANCHA. (Photo credit: Dave Gold)

A Passionate MAN OF LA MANCHA at HPP

Around the Region January 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

The Haddonfield Plays and Players’ production of MAN OF LA MANCHA left the audience members with chills, laughs and tears. And, there is a twinkle in those teary eyes. That’s putting it lightly. HPP’s production was a powerful classic musical that resonated with every audience member. MAN OF LA MANCHA takes […]

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Trekkie Monster loves surfing the internet .come out to AVENUE Q at Haddonfield Plays and Players to find out more! (Photo credit: David Gold)

R-Rated Hot and Steamy AVENUE Q at Haddonfield Plays and Players

Around the Region October 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

WARNING. This review is not for children. Although I do not get down to the specifics as we see in the musical, children are smarter than we give them credit for and are likely to figure out some puppet anatomy and hear about subjects meant for adult human and puppet […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 22: October 4, 2013

Podcasts September 29, 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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Jessica Lynn Kramer (playing Beatrice Carbone) and Gary Werner (playing Eddie Carbone) in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Haddonfield Plays and Players. (Photo credit: Tommy Balne)

Outstanding A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Haddonfield Plays and Players

Around the Region September 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

Outstanding intense performances marked Haddonfield Plays and Players production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE clearly a success. In A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Gary Werner plays the protagonist “Eddie Carbone,” a Brooklyn Italian American longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine, played by Devonn Duffin. At first Eddie seems […]

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Pat DeFusco and Ian Parker star in Haddonfield Plays and Players' production of THE PRODUCERS. (Photo credit: David Gold)

THE PRODUCERS at HP&P: Brilliantly Directed Crowd Pleaser!

Around the Region July 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

As you probably know, Mel Brooks’ madcap musical farce, THE PRODUCERS, is about two guys who attempt to make a fortune by producing a flop show. Haddonfield Plays and Players, however, is taking the more traditional approach of producing a sure-fire hit. With its zany plot and far-out characters, it’s […]

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Megan Knowlton Balne and Thomas Balne star in Haddonfield Plays and Players' THE 39 STEPS. (Photo credit: David Gold)

39 STEPS to Fun at Haddonfield

Around the Region June 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm 0 comments

It took a lot of people to create the present version of THE 39 STEPS, now at Haddonfield Plays and Players. It was adapted by Patrick Barlow from a mystery novel by John Buchan, a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and an original four-actor concept by Simon Corble and Nobby […]

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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, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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GOD OF CARNAGE—Mayhem at Haddonfield Plays and Players

Around the Region January 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

Yasmina Reza’s GOD OF CARNAGE is known as a comedy, though a very dark one, and it must be admitted that most members of the audience at Haddonfield Plays and Players laughed heartily and frequently. But with the laughter there is an uncomfortable feeling that there may be too much […]

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BIG, THE MUSICAL - Haddonfield Plays and Players

A Really BIG Show at HP&P

Around the Region December 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm 4 comments

BIG, THE MUSICAL, now at Haddonfield Plays and Players, is a worthy reminder of the familiar saying (perhaps not yet an adage):  “Be careful what you wish for because you might get it.” Adapted by John Weidman with music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., it is […]

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A TITANIC Production at Haddonfield

A TITANIC Production at Haddonfield

Around the Region October 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm 2 comments

The sinking of the great ship Titanic does not seem a fitting subject for a musical, but Maury Yeaton and Peter Stone dared to create it and Haddonfield Plays and Players is daring in staging it at their modest theatre in Crows Woods. The ill-fated ship was considered a marvel […]

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PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE - Haddonfield Plays and Players

Entertaining PICASSO at HP&P

Around the Region September 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, now in production at Haddonfield Plays and Players, depicts an imaginary encounter between two great geniuses of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, at a Parisian watering hole in the year 1904. Each would make an important contribution to the world within the […]

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Thoroughly Entertaining MILLIE at HP&P

Around the Region July 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

Haddonfield Plays & Players has come up with the ideal entertainment for summertime. Now you can beat the heat with a refreshingly lively and feather-light musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. In a reversal of the usual process of basing a movie on a Broadway show, this multi-award-winning show is based on […]

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(LtoR) Paul Brodo, Gary Werner, Phyllis Josephson and Debbi Nanni-Zacher star in Haddonfield Plays and Players' ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE: A “Killer” Comedy at HP&P

Around the Region May 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

It’s easy to see why ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a popular offering among community theatre groups. It’s a sure-fire laugh getter, a dark comedy that no one takes seriously despite multiple murders and a truly evil character. It has been said that its author, Joseph Kesselring, originally conceived it […]

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(L to R) Frankie Rowles, Pat DeFusco and Sarah Pearson in a scene from Haddonfield Plays and Players' NEXT TO NORMAL. (Photo credit: David Gold)

The Price of Normal: NEXT TO NORMAL Speaks Raw, Honest Truth at HPP

Around the Region January 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

Expressionist theatre gives us a stage rigged to show the world of the play as the main character see it. The central metaphor of the character’s life is actualized before us. If the character is bitterly convinced that reality is melting before him, the set will liquefy and run off, […]

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"God Bless Us, Everyone!" Tiny Tim (Georgia Bevelheimer) helps soften the hard heart of curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge (Joe Sweeney) in HP&P's SCROOGE THE MUSICAL. (Photo credit: David Gold)

Cute and Charming SCROOGE THE MUSICAL in Haddonfield

Around the Region December 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

“God bless us every one!” And, “thank you very much” to Haddonfield Plays and Players for bringing us SCROOGE THE MUSICAL. It was truly the theatre’s gift to the community this holiday with a bountiful Christmas spirit of music and cuteness on stage. Colorful costumes, superb sound effects, and a captivating cast […]

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Pat Defusco, Scott Reynolds and Dana Kares are one of the alternately starring casts in Haddonfield Plays and Players' JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, running in Haddonfield NJ through November 5. (Photo credit: David Gold)

At Haddonfield, a SUPERSTAR Production

Around the Region October 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm 0 comments

Haddonfield Plays and Players took on a huge challenge in producing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera presents a challenge to any dramatic or musical group, and Haddonfield has risen to it. The work was originally conceived as a record album before its staging on Broadway […]

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Spirited Performance at Haddonfield

Around the Region September 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm 1 comment

Noel Coward’s comic ghost story, BLITHE SPIRIT, kicks off the season at Haddonfield Plays and Players. “Blithe,” a word not often heard today, means happy and light-hearted. The title comes from Percy B. Shelley’s poem “To a Skylark”: “Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert.” The spirit in […]

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Aftershock Entertainment’s WONDERLAND! Good Kid Fun in Haddonfield

Around the Region August 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Aftershock Entertainment’s WONDERLAND! is a rather silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, but that’s okay, and not to worry. It’s not the WONDERLAND that flopped on Broadway in May. That is a good sign. This production was designed more for the kids in mind than a Broadway-paying audience. It has […]

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Dana Kares and David Nikithser star in Haddonfield Plays and Players' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, running through August 6.

BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN… Haddonfield?

Around the Region July 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

Of course, the establishment of the title is in Texas, not Haddonfield, except as the newest show at Haddonfield Plays and Players. THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, the hit musical by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson with music and lyrics by Carol Hall, tells the story of the […]

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