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2016 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

The level of theatrical production in the Philadelphia area is so fine, choosing recipients for an annual award was a challenge in all but the Best Supporting Actress category, and … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Auspicious Start to 2016-2017 Season — From “Bathing” to “Mrs. Warren”

So far, so good. And I mean really good. The 2016-2017 theater season has begun with almost unanimous quality in productions ranging from musicals to classic to the new-ish. Even … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Quick Impressions — Beautiful, Dogfight, Affair at Styles

Several of these reviews will be expanded in coming days, but here are some fast takes on shows running, or recently closed, in the Philadelphia region.   BEAUTIFUL: The Carole … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Hedgerow Theatre

Certain books have their day, and one of them is Douglas Adams’s “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which expands into a series of six books, the first five written … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dracula — Hedgerow Theatre

How wonderful to attend a classic play that could be done as a “39 Steps-like” comedy and see it taken seriously! In addition to praising Hedgerow and director Dan Hodge … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Five Fast Takes — Bullshot Crummond; Closer; Gypsy; Tappin’ Thru Life

I need to catch up. September, for whatever reason, was fast, furious, and busy. To be neurotically complete about some reviews, I concentrated on a few and let others go … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

No Sex Please, We’re British — Hedgerow Theatre

The Hedgerow production of the farce, “No Sex Please, We’re British” creates a great conundrum. From a theatrical point of view, everything is on the mark. Damon Bonetti’s cast hits … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post Haste — Hedgerow Theatre

Emily Post was a well-published, well-connected writer who found her enduring cash cow of a subject, etiquette, while observing the manners of people she met during a 1915 cross-country automobile … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don Quixote — Hedgerow Theatre

More because of “Man of La Mancha” than from oodles of people reading the Miguel de Cervantes classic from cover to cover, “Don Quixote” is one of the most familiar … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment
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