Post Tagged with: "Playcrafters of Skippack"

THE CEMETERY CLUB Brings the Stage Alive at Playcrafters

Around the Region April 23, 2013 at 10:45 am 0 comments

As five very accomplished actors performed Ivan Menchell’s THE CEMETERY CLUB on Friday night, the rain was pelting the roof. This only added to the intimacy of the production, which works beautifully on Playcrafters’ small stage. Due to the totally natural performances, I, as an audience member, felt like I […]

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A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Playcrafters

Around the Region December 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm 1 comment

One can hardly go through a list of musical theater greats without having Rodgers and Hammerstein at the very top. They just go together like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies. A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING celebrates the dynamic duo with a revue of some of the greatest […]

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ZOMBIE PROM Spooks Skippack

Around the Region October 29, 2012 at 4:49 am 0 comments

Friday evening was the opening for Playcrafter’s production of ZOMBIE PROM. The night was just as the title suggests, a silly fun night for teens.  A light-hearted romp, Erin Tiffany and Zach Heller lead us through the romantic tale of these teen star-crossed lovers, when fate takes a morbid turn, […]

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British Humor Comes Across the Atlantic in Playcrafters’ ‘ALLO ‘ALLO

Around the Region September 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

It’s not every day that a theatergoer opens up a program and sees an acknowledgement to Wegman’s grocery store, thanking them for providing sausages. However, it’s not every day that an American audience gets to see a touch of British comedy tradition acted out on stage.  Such is the case […]

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A Blast from the Past at Playcrafters’ THE WEDDING SINGER

Around the Region July 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

For those of you nostalgic for times gone by (CD players that cost $900, Billy Idol, and “cellular” phones that are the size of your head), this production of THE WEDDING SINGER is the cure-all for that. Consistently producing some of the best theater in the area, Playcrafters of Skippack […]

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Skippack’s CHILDREN’S HOUR Is Gripping Emotional Roller Coaster

Around the Region June 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm 0 comments

Talking about homosexuality in 1934 was taboo, and has been for many years thereafter. That is why Lillian Hellman’s THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, a play set in the early 1930’s, raised such a ruckus when Hellman’s play was first performed 1934 when she was only 29 years old. In fact, while […]

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AN IDEAL HUSBAND from a Different Era at Playcrafters

Around the Region April 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The jokes began Friday night before my friend and I even set foot in the play space. My husband had to bow out of attending due to a prior commitment, and of course, the reason he gave was because he was already “an ideal husband.” As we were standing in […]

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Olive And Florence Produce Laughs In THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version) at Playcrafters

Around the Region September 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

Neil Simon wrote THE ODD COUPLE in two versions-one with male leads, one with female. Oscar and Felix give way to Olive and Florence in the version being produced by Playcrafters of Skippack.  Simon lost nothing of the bite, the plot and the typical one-liners he is famous for in the […]

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Emotion-Packed RABBIT HOLE Debuts at Playcrafters of Skippack

Around the Region August 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

A beautiful set, well-designed in form, content, structure and color, greets your senses as you enter the barn at Playcrafters of Skippack for their production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s RABBIT HOLE.  It is the home of Becca and Howie Corbett of Larchmont, NY in modern day.  The story is one which rips […]

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There’s Hope for All (four) in REAL ESTATE

Around the Region July 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm 1 comment

Let’s see if you can relate to any of this … you’re a writer with writer’s block (It happens.) … everyone’s raggin’ on you (Can you stand it?) … you just want to stay in your pj’s (OK, you’re depressed.) … it’s time to unload the family home which is […]

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Mesmerizing CABARET Reels You Right In at Playcrafters of Skippack

Around the Region June 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm 2 comments

I hadn’t seen a production of CABARET since the 1998 Broadway revival at Studio 54 starring the brilliant Alan Cumming as the emcee and the late Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. I remember walking out of that show with a strange mixture of awe, sadness, and shock. I found myself […]

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Playcrafters Romp in THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940

Around the Region April 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

As soon as I noticed that the music being played as the audience entered the theater was Spike Jones, I had an inkling of what was to come. THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 is set in the mansion library of Elsa von Grossenkneuten in Chappaqua NY in 1940. Nothing […]

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13: THE MUSICAL for the Young at Heart

Around the Region October 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

Readers, you don’t have to be a teen or a tween to enjoy 13: THE MUSICAL, by Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish, a light, sweet story about the trials and tribulations of entering the 13th year of life, but it helps if you’re young at heart, have the sense […]

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Playcrafters’ STEEL MAGNOLIAS Sparkles

Around the Region September 29, 2010 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

(He Said….) by [author 3] Playcrafters of Skippack opened last night with STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling. This is the well-known show about Truvy Jones and the ladies of Chinaquapin Parish, Louisiana who come to Truvy’s beauty salon. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is what the more chauvinistic of us would classify as […]

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Dancing Shines In Playcrafters’ PIPPIN

Around the Region August 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm 0 comments

The book of PIPPIN, by Roger O. Hirson, concerns the journey in search of self worth of Pippin the oldest son of Charlemagne. He goes through war, sex (lots and lots of sex in this production) and home life on his personal quest. On this loose premise is hung a […]

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3 Romances + 1 Spy Story = Fun

Around the Region July 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

A recipe for fun: take 3 love stories, 1 spy or more, add in some twists and turns, blend in 7 very competent actors playing 18 parts, and 4 harried stage hands lugging lots of furniture.  Sprinkle liberally with laughs and you have Playcrafters production of local playwright Michael Hollinger’s […]

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Playcrafters GREASEPAINT Roars!

Around the Region June 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

The Playcrafters of Skippack’s latest offering is THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, THE SMELL OF THE CROWD by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. This, the second (and lesser known) offering by Newley, tells the story of Sir and Cocky, two gentlemen representing the “haves” and the “have-nots” who play a […]

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