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Side Show — Media Theatre

SIDE SHOW, Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, in Media, Pa., through Sunday, March 2 — Before going into details, I have to say this is a production that will … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Christmas: in Story, in Panto, and in Wales; and Found

A line that sticks with me from vintage television echoes through my head today, “Chatsworth, you’re a lazy boy.” Well, not so much lazy and busy and tired while adjusting … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Kill a Mockingbird — Media Theatre

Respect can be too influential. Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the established classics of 20th century literature. It is included in many, and probably most, curricula. … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Billy Elliot — Media Theatre

SHORT ‘BILLY ELLIOT’ UPDATE: It’s always gratifying for a critic to see that his opinions hold during a second viewing of a production. That said, two points needs to be  … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gypsy — Media Theatre

Hold your hats and hallelujah, Krissy Fraelich shows it to ya. Krissy Fraelich is terrific as Mama Rose in the Media’s production of “Gypsy” because she musters all the moxie … Continue reading

October 12, 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

Hello, Dolly! __ Media Theatre

I call it Liza Minnelli Syndrome. It occurs when you get an immediately warm and receptive reaction the minute a performer appears on stage. I have it with Rosemary Harris, … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Les Miserables — Media Theatre

Voices carry Jesse Cline’s triumphant production of “Les Misérables” at Media Theatre. The singing of Elisa Matthews, Lauren Cupples, James Zannelli, Sean Thompson, and John D. Smitherman is emotive and … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 1 Comment
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