NealsPaper

All Things Entertaining and Cultural

Theater Blitz — An Attack of Catch-Up Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, I needed a break from the keyboard. Apologies that shows that went uncovered, especially those that are about to receive belated favorable reviews, … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Breezing Impressions — Catching Up with a Vengeance

Frankly, my dears, I needed a break. My life is spent at a keyboard, and while I have enjoyed writing and adding my deux centimes since childhood, I had a … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quickies on the Hoof — The Sisterhood; A Taste of Things to Come; A Wonderful Noise

  THE SISTERHOOD, Mauckingbird Theatre at The Latvian Society, 7th and Spring Garden Streets, in Philadelphia, through Sunday, February 21 — It’s the opposite of “Fiddler on the Roof.” In … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

More Quickies: Hans Brinker, Wonderful Life, This is the Week That Is

HANS BRINKER AND THE SILVER SKATES, Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, through January 31 — I read at the age of two and, like most children, was attracted … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Golden Pond — Bucks County Playhouse

Among the reasons why production is more important than text is the contribution actors make to any performance. Actors, as well as directors, cannot only enhance assets in a script. … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Company — Bucks County Playhouse

Hunter Foster defeats the most resounding impediment people mention when you wonder why there’s not more productions of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical above wedlock and commitment, “Company.” The … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

National Pastime — Bucks County Playhouse

The loopy plot throws all kinds of curves,¬†few of which sidle over home plate for a strike, but Hunter Foster’s production of “National Pastime,” a world premiere musical at Bucks … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Plaid Tidings — Bucks County Playhouse

“The Godfather, Part 2” and the last entries in the Harry Potter series aside, my long-standing opinion is sequels are generally not as sharp as originals for one of two … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ain’t Misbehavin’ — Bucks County Playhouse

Zest and gaiety are so engrained in Fats Waller’s tunes, a show like “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” that features a collection of Waller composition, automatically comes packed with lively jazz and sassy … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike — Bucks County Playhouse

Someone who writes lines as punchy and hilarious as Christopher Durang does should remember each whine, comeback, and bon mot he composes. Especially while he is playing the character that … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
Advertisements

Follow me on Twitter

Advertisements