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Longtime King of Prussia Players Director Signs Off with RAGTIME

Press Releases February 28, 2016 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

For more than four decades, Larry Anderson has helped to build the reputation of the King of Prussia Players (and lent his carpentry skills to build many of their sets). So it makes sense that he chose the musical RAGTIME to mark the Players’ 60th anniversary and his own final […]

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The Original Stage Mother Returns to Life in KOPP’s GYPSY

Press Releases June 27, 2015 at 6:59 am 0 comments

Before Kris Jenner and Dina Lohan, there was Mama Rose. And before “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “Dance Moms,” there was GYPSY the based-on-real-life tale of a single mother in a single-minded drive for her daughter’s success. The behind-the-scenes story of stage life from vaudeville to burlesque is based on the 1957 […]

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Dancing in KOPP’s FOOTLOOSE Makes the Show a Hit!

Around the Region July 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

I may run out of superlatives in this review. King of Prussia Players’ FOOTLOOSE is that good! First time director Tammie Reimer has set the bar very high for herself. The real star of the evening is choreographer Lauren McGinnis. For sheer exuberance and inventiveness, she has done a yeoman’s […]

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King Of Prussia Players Present a Well-Sung MIKADO

Around the Region March 22, 2014 at 8:53 am 0 comments

I took my Grandson, Max, to the King Of Prussia Players presentation of THE MIKADO. It was his first G & S and I have included some of his comments along with mine. This MIKADO was exceptionally well sung. Max (and I) were especially impressed with Terry D’Andrea’s Katisha. She […]

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POST YOUR OWN REVIEW: THE MUSIC MAN at King of Prussia Players

Around the Region November 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

We were able to attend the November 9 matinee performance of KOPP’s THE MUSIC MAN. The production was an overall delight with tremendous music, tremendous characters, an attractive set, marvelous costuming and terrific choreography. We’ve seen one other KOPP production and this one was just as fun. The story is […]

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THE MUSIC MAN’s Ensemble Shines Through at KOPP

Around the Region November 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm 0 comments

King of Prussia Players opened with a classic piece of Americana  this weekend at Upper Merion High School with Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN. The classic 1957 Broadway musical was the winner of 5 Tony Awards and made into the 1962 smash hit film starring Robert Preston (Tony winner for his portrayal […]

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

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Too Late For KOPP’s Hot Air Balloon Ride Back To Kansas

Around the Region July 31, 2013 at 5:03 pm 1 comment

Yes, it’s too late for you to catch … (wait for it) … THE WIZARD OF OZ at the state-of-the-art Shannondell Performing Arts Theatre (King of Prussia Players) in Audubon, PA! Now you’ll have to settle for me raving about this adorable production I could easily call “The Land of […]

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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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King of Prussia Players’ A CHORUS LINE is One Singular Sensation

King of Prussia Players’ A CHORUS LINE is One Singular Sensation

Around the Region November 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

King of Prussia Players’ production of A CHORUS LINE, directed by Cassandra Morabito, is an enjoyable evening of classic Broadway fare, with some shining stars from the local community theatre scene—a success for the theater company now finishing it’s 55th season. A CHORUS LINE is an intimate look at the […]

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KOPP’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Brings Audiences to Their Feet!

Around the Region July 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm 0 comments

Opening night for King of Prussia Player’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Shannondell Performing Arts Theater found the beautiful and comfortable 500 seat facility about 2/3 filled, and though many waited in lines out in the chilly mid-July drizzle for shuttle buses which kindly brought them to the theater, they […]

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Uneven Opening to THE PAJAMA GAME

Around the Region March 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm 0 comments

King of Prussia Players opened their latest offering, THE PAJAMA GAME to a small but enthusiastic audience at the Shannondell Performing Arts Theater in Audubon. THE PAJAMA GAME is the classic musical about the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, on the verge of a strike as the factory workers seek a 7½ […]

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King of Prussia Players’ PIRATES OF PENZANCE – What Community Theater Is All About

Around the Region March 3, 2012 at 9:54 am 1 comment

Gilbert and Sullivan’s PIRATES OF PENZANCE was first performed in New York City in 1879. Since then, this comic opera has become an audience favorite. It’s not hard to see why in the King of Prussia Players’ production directed by Dr. Lawrence A. Anderson. The synopsis is very simple. Frederic […]

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King of Prussia Players’ ANYTHING GOES: “It’s De-Lovely”

Around the Region November 5, 2011 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Cole Porter wrote songs for many film and stage musicals. Of these, ANYTHING GOES is right up there with KISS ME, KATE as his most famous. There are very few people who don’t recognize the tunes when they hear it to “I Get a Kick Out of You” and especially […]

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Fine Performance of KING AND I By King of Prussia Players

Around the Region July 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm 0 comments

Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote THE KING AND I for Gertrude Lawrence.  The search for a leading man was solved by a suggestion from Mary Martin of her costar in Lute Song.  Yul Brynner was the King in the original and in many revivals.  It led to a Tony and an […]

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“Luck Be A Lady” (or Gentleman) Who Attends KOPP’s GUYS AND DOLLS

Around the Region March 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

No matter where it happens to be…Broadway, a local theater house, or a high school…you know you are in for a rollicking good time when you go to see GUYS AND DOLLS.  As this former “Hot Box” dancer (in my youth) can tell you, it is such a fun production […]

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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS—A Sentimental Family Journey

Around the Region November 7, 2010 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Based on the 1944, MGM romantic musical film starring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brian and Mary Astor, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is filled with memorable songs. Some in the show are recognizable as traditional American songs from much earlier days than the MGM film. The title song, “Meet Me in […]

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Optimistic ANNIE Encourages Us To Leave Our Troubles Behind!

Around the Region July 16, 2010 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

“The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”, a message as vital today as it was in the America of the 1930’s, the backdrop of the King of Prussia Players production of “ANNIE”. Annie, is in an orphanage; but does not consider herself an orphan. She is sure her parents are still […]

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