Post Tagged with: "Kelsey Theatre"

Strong Actors Take Kelsey’s LITTLE SHOP to the Next Level

Around the Region October 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

Take the campy, low-budget horror movies of the 1950s, mix with the catchy doo-wop music of the same era, and add a dash of tongue-in-cheek self-deprecation, and you have LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,, the musical adaptation of the 1960 Roger Corman movie.  Playful Theater Productions’ LITTLE SHOP at Kelsey Theater […]

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Sleek and Sexy PIPPIN Served Up by Pennington Players at Kelsey

Around the Region September 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

There is a great deal of talent and creativity behind Pennington Players’ production of PIPPIN, but it is not always used to its best advantage in telling this musical fable about a young man’s search for fulfillment and meaning in his life. The now-classic musical – with a score by […]

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Strong Voices Make Shore Rep’s NUNSENSE a Hit at Kelsey Theatre

Around the Region August 19, 2012 at 11:29 am 0 comments

Friday night was the opening of Shore Repertory’s production of NUNSENSE at the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College.  Shore Rep is a new and upcoming theatre company started in 2011, based out of Brick, NJ.  The company’s mission is to produce high quality entertainment at “family friendly prices,” […]

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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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“Curtain Up!” Podcast – Inaugural Episode

Podcasts April 30, 2013 at 12:37 am 0 comments

  This is the inaugural episode of Stage Magazine’s “Curtain Up!” podcast.  Hosted by Chris Laning, each weekly episode will give you a run down of the shows opening that upcoming weekend.  What a great way to find out, quickly and easily what is going on in and around […]

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Kimberly Suskind stars as Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, running at Kelsey Theatre.

Omigod, You Guys! LEGALLY BLONDE at Kelsey Brings Energy and Laughs

Around the Region April 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL stirred up national acclaim back in 2007 when the creators of the show launched an MTV reality series to cast an Elle Woods to replace the actress who originated the role. There are those among us, however, who were predisposed to love the musical based on […]

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A Classic Entertains Without Glitz or Glamour: GYPSY at Kelsey Theatre

Around the Region March 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm 0 comments

There are many who call GYPSY the greatest American musical of all time, and with good reason. Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s songs have become standards for cabarets and auditions, and the show has had no fewer than four revivals on Broadway alone, most recently in 2008. It’s an understatement, […]

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Shakespeare 70 at Kelsey Theatre: An Entertaining MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Around the Region July 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

Summertime, and the dreaming is whimsy. Although, technically, it is not yet midsummer, even though it feels like it, we can still dream. The whimsical feel is established as a few fairies partake in a pre-show frolic through the audience before setting the simple set pieces, including creative green balloon […]

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Magic At The Kelsey Theatre: Maurer Productions’ DROWSY CHAPERONE

Around the Region June 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm 2 comments

The current production at the Kelsey Theatre, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, fooled me. I thought Maurer Productions OnStage, to be a community theatre group, but this show is nothing like so many community theatre productions where some of the actors are good; a few of the singers are fine; most are […]

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Pierrot Productions Offers COMPANY at Kelsey Theatre

Around the Region May 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm 0 comments

The musical comedy, COMPANY, opened at the Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, NJ, on May 18th. COMPANY opened on Broadway in April, 1970 – 32 years ago, to mixed reviews. The songs were described as “for the most part undistinguished.” (Variety Magazine), and yet the show continues to be […]

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CHORUS LINE at Kelsey: One Singular Sensation!

Around the Region April 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

Be forewarned.  I am going to rave about this production! A CHORUS LINE opened Friday night at the Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, New Jersey, 37 years after it first opened on Broadway in 1975. My family and I were four of the very fortunate people to see it […]

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Energetic and Exhilarating HAIRSPRAY at Kelsey Theatre

Energetic and Exhilarating HAIRSPRAY at Kelsey Theatre

Around the Region April 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm 2 comments

A sold-out audience loudly expressed enthusiasm and appreciation during curtain calls at The Kelsey Theatre Friday night for the opening performance of HAIRSPRAY, the musical. HAIRSPRAY, set in the early 1960’s is based on a John Waters’ film by the same name. It’s been nearly 10 years since HAIRSPRAY opened […]

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Pierrot Productions’ Pulitzer Prize-Winner at Kelsey

Around the Region March 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

A brotherhood of salesmen is all about the personality, respect and comradeship between men with a common goal. Willy Loman bases his life around this dogma and dreams of living it to the extent that will warrant a large funeral turnout. Throughout the play we see how he may have […]

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CAMP ROCK Features Talented Teens at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 10-12

News February 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm 2 comments

West Windsor, N.J. – Forget winter! It’s time for a charming summer musical when an ensemble group from MCCC’s Tomato Patch and Kelsey Players presents “Disney’s CAMP ROCK.” This feel-good musical is based on Disney’s hit TV movie and features more than a dozen songs. Dates and show times are: […]

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LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - Maurer Productions - Kelsey Theatre

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR: Guffaws in the Mezzanine at the Kelsey

Around the Region January 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm 1 comment

This play provides a sparkling dilemma. Comedy has a very clear structure. The world of the play begins out of joint: the jealous husband suspects the faithful wife, the stubborn father has come under the influence of a charlatan trickster. Something is wrong with the way things are. This leads […]

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AIDA: Launching the Soul into Heaven on the Wings of Love

Around the Region November 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

AIDA is a passionate story of love, conquest, duty and family written in the late 19th Century for the Verdi opera by Antonio Ghislanzoni from a scenario penned by a French Egyptologist. It delights us with the splendor, beauty and truth of its heroes and instructs us that there is […]

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URINETOWN: Breathtaking Pennington Players Production

Around the Region November 5, 2011 at 9:57 pm 0 comments

First of all—go see this show. The only two weaknesses I found were opening-night glitches which will be fixed by the time you see it. Go see the show. You’ll see a better version of it than I did, and I’d buy a ticket to the very show I saw […]

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Playful Theatre Productions presents Inspiring CAMELOT at the Kelsey Theatre

Around the Region October 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm 1 comment

Playful Theatre Productions is a 20 year old community theatre company with an unusual structure. It has four permanent members, four energetic and highly committed women, who produce two shows every year at the Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N. J. They […]

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BLOOD BROTHERS: The Devil’s Got Your Number

Around the Region September 11, 2011 at 11:26 am 1 comment

Be careful what you wish for because “the Devil’s got your number.” Let’s see… I wished for a a theatrical production with great musical numbers, and a story told in an unusual way by tremendous talent. And, I got what I wished for! All three, in fact! But Willy Russell’s BLOOD BROTHERS […]

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FOREVER PLAID is not MAMMA MIA!

Around the Region August 27, 2011 at 10:57 am 0 comments

“Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Catch A Falling Star,” “Heart and Soul,” “Rags to Riches,” and finally, “”Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.” These were just a few of the 25 songs sung in close harmony by four men from Shore Repertory Theatre Company performing at the Kelsey […]

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