Post Tagged with: "Walnut Street Theatre"

Smiling Will Sure Be Your Favorite After Seeing Buddy the ELF at WST

Professional Theatre December 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

As we think back to our experience at the Walnut Street Theatre and ELF, a smile is still on our face. It was a raw night, snow/rain, bitter outside and we were not looking forward to the drive into the city. We decided to take the train and it was […]

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Musical LOVE STORY Will Please Its Fans

Professional Theatre September 15, 2012 at 11:15 am 0 comments

As I entered the auditorium of the Walnut Street Theatre for the American Premiere of LOVE STORY, I noticed a couple tightly grasping paperback editions of the novel, with photos of the movie on the tattered covers.  The fans may be older, but they are still out there.  As we […]

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GOD OF CARNAGE Provokes Laughter at Walnut Street Theatre

Professional Theatre March 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

Robert Andrew Kovach has designed a comfortable, if starkly modern set for Yasmina Reza’s GOD OF CARNAGE.  The red flames of the artwork upstage are a clue to the audience that there are some fireworks to come. The superb cast does not disappoint in any way.  Julie Czarnecki, an uptight […]

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Not The Usual Three Blind Mice in THE MOUSETRAP at WST

Around the Region January 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

This one’s for all you whodunit fans who especially have a love for the popular murder mysteries of England’s Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976). THE MOUSETRAP (originally named “Three Blind Mice”) is the “world’s longest running play” which currently still can be seen in London. No need to board a plane […]

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WST Independence Studio on 3 Brings PROOF to Life

WST Independence Studio on 3 Brings PROOF to Life

Professional Theatre January 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

David Auburn’s award-winning PROOF opened at the Independence Studio on 3 at Walnut Street Theater on Thursday, January 19th. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production, as it will leave for a national tour (the second such production in the history of WST) when the current run […]

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Star Performances Highlight NOËL AND GERTIE

Around the Region December 5, 2011 at 9:23 pm 0 comments

Philadelphia has a very long and storied theatre tradition, with many fine actors and actresses honing their craft in the Philadelphia theatres. Some consistently return to the area, becoming local icons. One such performer is Will Stutts, the director/co-lead actor in NOËL AND GERTIE, currently running at the Walnut Street […]

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Magnificent KING AND I at Walnut Street Theatre

Around the Region November 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

Well, it just never gets old, does it? I’m writing about Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I at the Walnut Street Theatre in its 203rd season. It’s simply enchanting! Remember songs like “Hello Young Lovers” and “Getting to Know You”? In this timeless family musical, directed to perfection and […]

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AISLE SAY: The Walnut Opens the Season with ASPECTS OF LOVE

Around the Region September 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

If there is one ‘given’ in life, it is that love changes everything. It is also the title of one of the most beautiful and haunting tunes ever written by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and the underlying theme of ASPECTS OF LOVE, opening The Walnut Street Theatre’s 203rd season. The […]

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The Heat Is On at WST: Stellar MISS SAIGON Powerfully Touches the Heart

Professional Theatre May 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

The Walnut Street Theatre wraps up its 202nd season with a first-rate production of the musical triumph, MISS SAIGON. The composers, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (of LES MISERABLES fame), in collaboration with Richard Maltby, Jr., set this classic love story, inspired by the Puccini opera, MADAME BUTTERFLY, amidst the chaos […]

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Around the Region May 8, 2011 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Where have all the crooners gone?  Fortunately, if you can find your way to the Walnut Street Theatre, and I strongly suggest that you do, upstairs (Independence Studio on 3) in a cozy-ish intimate setting (sort of) you will be treated to the music and songs of one of the […]

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Bleak Complexity: SPEAKING IN TONGUES at the Walnut’s Independence on 3

Around the Region April 5, 2011 at 6:56 am 0 comments

As SPEAKING IN TONGUES opens, two couples are about to cheat on their partners. Their dialog develops in unison; each pairing uttering the same lines. Sonia/Jane: Tell me about your wife… Peter/Leon: Why? Sonia/Jane: Is she happy?… Peter: Yes Leon: Maybe Peter/Leon: I don’t know. Why do you want to […]

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THE 39 STEPS at WST: Lots of Shtick

Around the Region March 29, 2011 at 11:02 am 0 comments

OK! This is IT … a reason (Who needs that?) to go to the theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, that is, to “experience” THE 39 SHTEPS, er STEPS, just for FUN! No thinking necessary (unless you feel like it). William Roudebush, Director, you must have had a blast with this incredibly […]

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Beautiful Performances in THE UGLY ONE

Beautiful Performances in THE UGLY ONE

Around the Region February 26, 2011 at 9:34 am 0 comments

The Independence Studio on 3 at the Walnut Street Theater’s latest offering, THE UGLY ONE by Marius von Mayenburg (translation by Maja Zade) is the story of a man who, on the eve of doing a presentation of a new invention is told by the owner of the company that […]

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WST’s AMADEUS Slightly Off Pitch

Professional Theatre February 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

The latest offering by the Walnut Street Theatre is Peter Schaffer’s speculation on the possible assassination of musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Rob McClure) by rival composer Antonio Salieri (Dan Olmstead).  The piece garnered the 1981 Tony award for Best Play and the 1984 film adaptation took away Oscars for Best Picture […]

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Lots of Laughs in CAESAR’S PALACE O’ FUN Upstairs at the Walnut

Around the Region December 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

Frank Ferrante is well known as Groucho Marx in his one man show GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVIEW. He has brought to the Independence Theater on the third floor of the Walnut Street Theater another of his characters—Caesar. Caesar was created in nine years at San Francisco’s dinner theater Teatro […]

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Mix Romance, Comedy & Snow … What Do We Get? WHITE CHRISTMAS!

Around the Region November 21, 2010 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

How fortunate we are to have the Walnut Street Theatre begin its 202nd season with the nostalgic holiday musical, WHITE CHRISTMAS. We give credit for this classic, based on the 1954 film of the same name, to Irving Berlin for the music and lyrics and to David Ives and Paul […]

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