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 […]Read more ›
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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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
(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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›