Post Tagged with: "Players Club of Swarthmore"

CRAZY FOR YOU at PCS Is High Energy Entertainment

Reviews November 28, 2011 at 9:35 am 3 comments

CRAZY FOR YOU is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as “The New Gershwin Musical Comedy,” it is largely based on the songwriting team’s 1930 musical, GIRL CRAZY, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. CRAZY […]

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Mesmerizing BRILLIANT TRACES at PCS’ Second Stage

Reviews November 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

BRILLIANT TRACES, written by Cindy Lou Johnson, is certainly not a play that everyone knows. It got to the Players Club of Swarthmore in a very roundabout way. Actors Victoria Rose Bonito and Michael Parducci were seen acting in another venue. They were so dynamic together that PCS asked if […]

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PCS Continues to Shine in Their 101st Season with ARSENIC & OLD LACE

Reviews October 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

There is a reason why the Players Club of Swarthmore is currently in their 101st season, after just celebrating their centennial anniversary last year. The reason for this is simple. PCS continues to put on shows of the utmost professional quality. I have never seen a show here that I […]

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Enduring Themes Onstage at Players Club’s OUR TOWN

Enduring Themes Onstage at Players Club’s OUR TOWN

Reviews September 19, 2011 at 11:31 pm 0 comments

“This play is called OUR TOWN.”  With that opening line, you know you’re in for something different.  For the first show of their season, the Players Club of Swarthmore tackles Thornton Wilder’s most famous work.  The story takes place in the small New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners at the […]

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STAGE Magazine Interviews Director Ellen Wilson Dilks: OUR TOWN at PCS

Interviews, News September 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

Why did you choose OUR TOWN for Players Club of Swarthmore? Is it a particular favorite of yours? Why? The play is a favorite of mine—I’ve crossed paths with it three times, the most recent being in 2000 when I had the great pleasure of playing Mrs. Gibbs at Hedgerow […]

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Excellent Performances in Players Club’s SOUTH PACIFIC

Excellent Performances in Players Club’s SOUTH PACIFIC

Reviews April 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

The Players Club of Swarthmore’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC is lively and entertaining. The show boasts some of Broadway’s most memorable tunes-like “Bali Ha’i” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.”   The book, by Joshua Logan, is based on stories adapted from James Michener’s […]

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EURYDICE Contemporized – All You Need is Love! at Players Club of Swarthmore’s Second Stage

EURYDICE Contemporized – All You Need is Love! at Players Club of Swarthmore’s Second Stage

Reviews March 8, 2011 at 7:04 am 0 comments

EURYDICE, retold with a lyrical beauty by Sarah Ruhl, directed with love by Brian Boland, is the tale of Orpheus’s journey to the Underworld to recapture his wife, who has died on their wedding day. In Ruhl’s mellifluent retelling of this ancient Greek myth there is a strong focus on […]

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Murder à la Pinball Machine, or DEATHTRAP!

Reviews February 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

No need to concern yourself about dozing off during DEATHTRAP at The Players Club of Swarthmore because it ain’t gonna happen! In fact, if you’re sitting next to a stranger (or two), you might want to forewarn the individual(s) that you’re not responsible for your hands flying away from you […]

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RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS at Players Club of Swarthmore’s Second Stage

Reviews January 31, 2011 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

Is this another 9/11 play? Yes, but no. Craig Wright’s (Six Feet Under, Brother and Sisters, Lost) RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, as directed by Noah Herman, manages to intersperse humor into a very sad and deadly serious situation. The outward plot starts out mundane enough; Waverly (Siobhan Groves), who works in […]

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THE FANTASTICKS is Fantastic! Trite but True …

Reviews January 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

Oh, Baby! If you miss this production of THE FANTASTICKS at The Players Club of Swarthmore, you’ll be ever so sorry. Better yet, you have only seven chances to catch this production and, I promise you, you’ll thank me in the morning. Joseph P. Southard, Director, I’m thanking you now […]

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Royal Shakespeare Company A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Players Club

Reviews December 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

The Players Club of Swarthmore is presenting the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” as their 100th Anniversary holiday offering. This version, with an adaptation by John Mortimer (Rumpole of The Bailey), was originally produced in London, to great acclaim, by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1994. Our local production is […]

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He Said/She Said: Never a Dull Moment in THE PRODUCERS at PCS

Reviews October 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

(She Said)… “Here I go again, I hear the trumpets blow again ….” Oops … wrong show! Remember that one? Me neither. (Cabin in the Sky, 1943) Guys and Gals, if you weren’t able to see Mel Brooks’ musical, THE PRODUCERS, on Broadway (2001 to 2007), directed and choreographed by […]

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He Said/She Said: Players Club Produces Another Hit

Reviews October 24, 2010 at 11:44 am 0 comments

 (He Said)… I had the pleasure of attending an hysterical opening night performance of THE PRODUCERS at the Players Club of Swarthmore. This is the first musical of their 100th season, and the playbill remarkably notes that it’s their 757th production overall. (I wonder who had the fun job of […]

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Players Club of Swarthmore Second Stage: A Thought-Provoking RABBIT HOLE

Reviews October 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

In an effort to offer more challenging works for the stage, Players Club of Swarthmore uses its Second Stage series to take chances with less “mainstream” titles…and they begin the 2010-2011 season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s quietly thought-provoking play RABBIT HOLE. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lindsay-Abaire’s play […]

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He Said/She Said: Players Club of Swarthmore’s The Foreigner

Reviews September 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm 0 comments

(He Said….) By: [author 7] The Players Club of Swarthmore began its centennial Main Stage season, its 756th production, with Larry Shue’s comedy, THE FOREIGNER. According to the program’s Director Notes, when this show opened off-Broadway, the audiences loved it, but the critics were unimpressed. History never repeats itself, but […]

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