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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

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

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

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

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

A Murder Has Been Arranged — Hedgerow Theatre

Mystery needs mood. It requires suspense. Most of all, it needs an audience to care about whether a perpetrator is foiled or not. “A Murder Has Been Arranged” is a … Continue reading

March 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

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

Dear Liar — Hedgerow Theatre at Farmhouse Studo

The history of “Pygmalion,” the insanity of war, the personal lives of artists, and the deep, deep love that can develop between friends are among the many subjects broached in … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment
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