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Dramateurs Conclude 2016 Season with GYPSY

Press Releases September 24, 2016 at 8:43 am 0 comments

The Dramateurs will conclude their 2016 season with the Arthur Laurents & Jule Styne musical GYPSY. This classic musical also features lyrics by iconic composer Stephen Sondheim. GYPSY is the story of the ultimate stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise on their trip across the United States during the […]

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Dramateurs Open 2016 Season with Classic Lloyd Webber Musical

Press Releases April 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

The Dramateurs, Inc. will open their 2016 season with the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock Opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. The production, directed by Tom Lamphere of Sellersville, features a talented group of performers from across the Delaware Valley. Brian Rock of Breinigsville is Jesus and John Jerbasi of […]

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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Closes Dramateurs 2015 Season

Press Releases September 2, 2015 at 6:59 am 0 comments

The Dramateurs will close their 2015 season with the musical DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, based on the 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their […]

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The Dramateurs Search The Holy Grail with Hilarious SPAMALOT

Press Releases August 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

The Dramateurs, Inc. at the Barn Playhouse continue their 2015 season with the hilarious musical comedy SPAMALOT, a musical loosely based on the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” SPAMALOT tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. However, diverting a bit from the […]

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Sensitive Issues Handled With Maturity and Style in Dramateurs SPRING AWAKENING

Reviews May 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

SPRING AWAKENING, the 2006 multi-Tony Award winning musical, has been getting a lot of action this year. There have been a number of professional and amateur productions of this rock musical adaptation of the 1891 German play of the same name, with varying results. I have seen several of these […]

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Dramateurs’ THE GREAT ALL-AMERICAN DISASTER MUSICAL – A Good-Time Romp for All Ages

Reviews October 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

As director Mary Fitzgerald writes in her program notes, “There are no pressing life messages hidden in the dialogue, just good, old-fashioned shtick.” I couldn’t have said it better myself about the Dramateurs’ season-ender THE GREAT ALL-AMERICAN DISASTER MUSICAL. It’s a fun time for all ages, with toe-tapping songs (literally) […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 22: October 4, 2013

Podcasts September 29, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can 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,

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 11: July 19, 2013

Podcasts July 14, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can 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,

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Reviews June 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

Even though Jason Miller’s THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON won the Pulitizer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1973, you don’t see it performed too often. The 2011 Broadway revival, starring big names like Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, and Chris Noth, met with a so-so reception. It’s […]

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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,

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Dramateurs’ A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Delivers Big

Reviews August 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm 3 comments

Broadway musicals and certain names go hand in hand…Rodgers and Hammerstein, Patti LuPone, Angela Lansbury, and of course, Stephen Sondheim. While it’s always great to see newer musicals thrive, such as WICKED and RENT, it’s just as good to see the classics revived. Such is the case with the Dramateurs’ […]

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Don’t Miss Dramateurs’ LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS….Or Else!

Reviews October 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

If your work week was endless, your fridge is on the fritz, and you accidentally mixed in a black towel with your white laundry, look no further than the Dramateurs’ production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS for your feel-good-again cure. What can you say about this long-running Off-Broadway (and later […]

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The Future of Theater Looks Bright in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at The Barn Playhouse

Reviews July 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

Every once in awhile, a playhouse will devote their stage to a young people’s production. That is the case in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at The Barn, where the oldest performers have just graduated from high school. It is often in these productions where the most joy is found, because one […]

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A FLEA IN HER EAR at Dramateurs

Reviews June 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm 1 comment

Ah, the glories of the French Farce, especially as created by that master Georges Feydeau. The numberless doors opening and closing by crazed madmen, the split second timing, and the delirious laughter of the audience. Described by sages as “a precision watch running too fast” or “a well oiled machine” […]

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A Feel-Good LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL by the Dramateurs

Reviews May 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

Broadway these days seems to be turning everything into musicals. If you head to The Great White Way now, you’ll see billboards advertising renditions of SPIDERMAN, SISTER ACT, and the tearjerker, GHOST. LITTLE WOMEN and Broadway musical don’t sound like they should even remotely go together. But Allan Knee, Jason […]

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Less Is More Approach Works Beautifully In Dramateurs’ MACBETH

Reviews October 8, 2011 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Any time that Shakespeare is tackled by community theatre, it can be hit or miss. In his tragedies, lines need to be delivered with an incredible amount of emotion. If even one actor stumbles over a word, the entire production is thrown off. Well, in the Dramateurs’ production of MACBETH, […]

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STAGE Interviews Dramateurs’ Director Deb Braak About Her Production of MACBETH

Interviews, News October 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

The Dramateurs, Inc. at The Barn Playhouse open with MACBETH, October 7th: “Shakespeare’s brooding tragedy of ambition, temptation, and treachery digs directly into the dark recesses of man’s inner conflict. The mysterious visions of three witches send Macbeth and his lady on a murderous rampage toward the Scottish Throne. Attaining […]

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Hurricane Kate Makes Landfall at The Barn in Dramateurs’ KISS ME, KATE

Reviews August 27, 2011 at 11:38 am 1 comment

Having had the pleasure of seeing a few productions of the Dramateurs at The Barn, I know one thing…they know how to cast.  Having one or two cast members in principal (or even non-principal roles, in some cases) who are miscast can be a disaster.  The Dramateurs time and time […]

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Confusion Abounds By THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

Reviews June 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm 0 comments

Dramateurs at the Barn in Jeffersonville opened last Friday with a seldom-seen Thornton Wilder comedy, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. This unusual comedy follows the Antrobus family through 3 eras in “history,” the Ice Age (combined with a normal household in New Jersey,) a more modern Atlantic City Boardwalk, and […]

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Dramateurs’ Production of RENT at the Barn is a Sensation!

Reviews May 7, 2011 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Who could have predicted that Jonathan Larson’s RENT would have turned into the worldwide sensation it has turned into? RENT is not only Larson’s baby, having written the book and the score, but it is also his legacy. Larson died unexpectedly at age 35 of an aortic aneuryism before RENT […]

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