Post Tagged with: "Players Club of Swarthmore"

Players Club of Swarthmore’s GREY GARDENS Musically Tells a Morose Fairytale

Around the Region February 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Players Club of Swarthmore opened this weekend with their production of GREY GARDENS, directed by Joseph Southard. A musical tale about the eccentric life of Edith Bouvier Beale, cousin to beloved former first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and her daughter, “little Edie” Beale. This haunting tale of lost love […]

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A Classically Delightful Evening with LITTLE WOMEN at PCS

Around the Region November 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Director Jim Carroll invites us to step back in time to the turbulent 1860s to follow the March sisters, their family, and friends in a wholesome tale of one family’s struggle during the Civil War. We first meet the young sisters, each in various stages of approaching womanhood, at Christmastime […]

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Let Your Hair Down With PCS’s Fun, Family-Friendly RAPUNZEL

Around the Region April 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Over the years, princesses have captured the hearts of many children and adults alike. Rapunzel has recently been all the rage with Disney’s fairly new movie, Tangled, but the heroine has been around for hundreds of years. Now, the whole family can see a brand new musical version of RAPUNZEL […]

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Delightful OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS at PCS

Around the Region March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

The Players Club of Swarthmore’s current offering, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, is a real treat. It’s a comedy about a 29-year-old marketing executive, Nick Cristano, who regularly visits with his four Italian-American grandparents in New Jersey on Sundays for dinner—that is, until he announces one week that […]

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A Valentine’s Treat at Players Club Of Swarthmore

A Valentine’s Treat at Players Club Of Swarthmore

Around the Region February 13, 2012 at 11:13 am 0 comments

If you were lucky enough to catch I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE on its second night, you were in for a Valentine’s treat! On a blustery cold, snowy, icy Saturday night, Players Club of Swarthmore’s production offered the perfect holiday date activity and a way to warm your […]

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A Beautifully Designed BEAUX’ STRATAGEM at PCS

Around the Region January 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

The Players’ Club of Swarthmore, which produces some of the most consistently reliable theater in the area, is beginning to get a new reputation…sets. Set and scenic designer Jolene Petrowski again works her magic on the PCS’ stage, along with scenic artist Sandy Goldsborough. There are two main sets in […]

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Fond Memories Evoked by PCS Children’s Theater’s A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Around the Region December 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

To many, nothing brings the feeling of the holiday season more than watching A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at home with their families. Now you can even see it live and in person! The Players Club of Swarthmore Children’s Theater puts on a fantastic show. The small theater upstairs was transformed […]

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CRAZY FOR YOU at PCS Is High Energy Entertainment

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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!

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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 …

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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

Around the Region 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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