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Peter and the Starcatcher — Walnut Street Theatre

Director Bill Van Horn provides clarity and room for comic ideas to breathe that sets his production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” for a Walnut above any of the previous … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Philadelphia Story: A Tourist in My Hometown

I am a traveler, and several factors make travel unlikely for the nonce. Yet I am lucky to live in a city, and region, with infinite variety. As much I … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Groucho: A Life in Revue — Actors NET at the Heritage Center Theatre

Off stage, David Newhouse looks nothing like Groucho Marx. His features are more delicate and less defined. He is fair complected and has downier hair. In makeup, even some of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Karen Mason — Breath and Song Restored

In an earlier era, Karen Mason would be an international star. Her voice is one of the best and most versatile, and her song stylings range from great intellect and … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gint — EgoPo Classic Theater at Christ Church Neighborhood House

As told by Henrik Ibsen, following Norwegian legend and drawing on his own life, Peer Gynt is a wastrel who lives in the fjords and fails to live up to … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice — Walnut Independence Studio on 3

Ellie Mooney has the mimic’s knack of catching the essence, the signature sound of a vocalist, and projecting it in a way that goes beyond imitation or impersonation to homage. … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twelfth Night — Pig Iron Theatre Company at Fringe Arts Theatre

Although the tone of Dan Rothenberg’s production of “Twelfth Night” for Pig Iron Theatre Company is festive and madcap, and although RothenbergĀ  gives Shakespeare’s comic characters full rein to revel, … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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