Post Tagged with: "Old Academy Players"

Old Academy Stays on Track with STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Around the Region June 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm 0 comments

Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden starred in the original production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, now being presented as the final show of Old Academy Players 2012-2013 season. This is quite a group of actors to compete against and fortunately director J.P. Parrella doesn’t attempt to. […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 6: June 14, 2013

Podcasts June 9, 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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WEDDING BELLES Are Ringing in Spring at Old Academy Players

Around the Region March 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

Spring arrives and our collective fancy turns to thoughts of blooming gardens, outdoor parties, visiting with old friends on the porch, young love, and weddings. For a taste of spring, join four old friends looking to fill the emptiness of their lives with a spring ‘project’. WEDDING BELLES is on stage now […]

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Rounds of Applause for RABBIT HOLE at Old Academy Players

Around the Region January 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Opening night for RABBIT HOLE, by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Christopher Wunder, met with abundant applause after each scene and a proper ovation with many on their feet in appreciation during last bows. There was laughter and eyes pooled with sadness as the audience witnessed onstage the Corbett family […]

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Old Academy’s SHREW True to the Bard

Around the Region September 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

When director Carla Childs welcomed the audience to THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, she said: “We do Shakespeare because we love the language.”  And that is exactly what occurred.  No dishes were thrown, no bullwhips were brandished, no extensive musical score, and no haystacks were rolled in.  This performance was […]

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Thomas Abraham, Mike Gavanaus in one of 7 one-acts comprising WAITING FOR THE FAT LADY TO SING at Old Academy Players.

WAITING FOR THE FAT LADY TO SING at Old Academy is Worth the Wait

Around the Region May 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

What we all do a lot of in our lives is wait. So says Nancy Frick, author of WAITING FOR THE FAT LADY TO SING, now playing at Old Academy Theater. In this delightful series of vignettes based on the concept of waiting, we are exposed to some familiar situations […]

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Absolutely Perfect Blanche Makes Old Academy’s STREETCAR Shine

Around the Region June 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm 0 comments

Old Academy Players close out their season with an American classic that first opened on Broadway in December of 1947 and the following year earned its author, Tennessee Williams, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Among its numerous revivals is the 2012 Tony-award winning currently running Broadway production at the Broadhurst […]

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EARTH AND SKY: A Poetic Murder Mystery

Around the Region May 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

Written by Douglas Post in the noir style of Chandler and Hammett, EARTH AND SKY was first staged in New York in 1991. From the opening scenes the play’s heroine is thrust into a confusing world of contradictions and danger which she steadfastly confronts in her naive search for the […]

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THE RAINMAKER at Old Academy Players Offers Timely Romantic Comedy

Around the Region March 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm 0 comments

Nestled in a residential neighborhood in East Falls sits a modest building with a rich local history. Boasting the likes of Grace Kelly treading upon its boards, Old Academy Players’ current production is THE RAINMAKER by N. Richard Nash, a locally grown playwright. Timely for its exploration of desperate times […]

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SKIN DEEP: Multi-Layered Comedy at Old Academy

Around the Region January 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm 0 comments

If you like a show that is filled with laugh-out-loud humor then SKIN DEEP, by Jon Lonoff, on stage at Old Academy Players, is sure to please. First produced in 2001, at the 42nd Street Workshop Theatre in New York, Lonoff’s play is filled with clever one-liners, many of which […]

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LITTLE WOMEN: Lovingly Brought to Life by Old Academy Players

Around the Region November 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

It is difficult to imagine anyone not familiar with Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women. First published in 1868, the story of four sisters living with their mother in a New England home, while their father is away during the Civil War, has long been beloved for its warmth and […]

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Old Academy Players Cast Bedazzles in the Premiere of THE WITCH IN 204

Around the Region September 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm 0 comments

Something is a-brewing in Southern New Jersey at a Margate senior condominium complex… Sylvie (Marcy Hoffman), a retired schoolteacher, is getting a second chance at happiness with her companion Eugene (Nicholas Lutwyche), after having been a widow for a number of years. Eugene and Sylvie met in Egypt by way […]

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RUMORS, A Fine Ensemble Work at Old Academy Players

Around the Region June 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm 1 comment

Four couples come to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their friends and find the husband has shot himself through his ear lobe, and the wife and servants are missing.  That’s the basic plot of Neil Simon’s farce RUMORS.  It’s Simon-lite,–very much like a sit-com and missing the underlying pathos that […]

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THE CURIOUS SAVAGE: A Heartwarming Story at Old Academy Players

Around the Region May 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm 2 comments

A staple play for community theaters and high school productions for sixty years, THE CURIOUS SAVAGE, by John Patrick, is now on stage at Old Academy Players in Philadelphia’s East Falls section.   You may recognize Patrick’s name from two other of his well-known and often produced plays, The Teahouse of […]

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This EMPTY PLATE is an Acquired Taste

Around the Region January 18, 2011 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Old Academy Players’ latest offering to cleanse the palate is local playwright Michael Hollinger’s AN EMPTY PLATE IN THE CAFE DU GRAND BOEUF.  Several years ago at Villanova, I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Hollinger as my senior thesis advisor.  His talents in writing witty characters, snappy dialogue and hilariously […]

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