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April Catch-Up I — Ella: First Lady of Song and Bullets Over Broadway

ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG — Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water Street, Wilmington, Del. Through Sunday, May 13 — Freda Payne does some lovely singing in “Ella: First Lady of … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ragtime — Bristol Riverside Theatre

In addition to telling a moving and compelling story, E.L. Doctorow scored two remarkable achievements when he published his novel, “Ragtime,” in 1975. He composed his novel in the rhythms … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Addams Family — Media Theatre

Jeffrey Coon and Jennie Eisenhower ace their roles as Gomez and Morticia Addams in Dann Dunn’s production of “The Addams Family” for Media Theatre because they each have the good … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Xanadu — Mazeppa Productions at Christ Church Neighborhood House

“Xanadu” is a musical that makes fun of itself and the 1980 movie on which it is based. Douglas Carter Beane’s tongue was so far embedded in his cheek when … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Light in the Piazza — Villanova Theatre

Adam Guettel enjoys a  unique distinction among the current class of musical theater composers. While Redgraves and Fondas have responded to the generational lure of acting, and various fathers and … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment
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