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Cape May Summer Club — Cape May Convention Hall

The sharp white dinner jackets and black bow ties tell one story. Tight harmonies on “Guys and Dolls” classics, “Fugue for Tinhorns” and “Luck Be a Lady,” tell another. Entertaining … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You? — Reprise — Act II Playhouse

Tony Braithwaite is reprising his one-man show, “Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You?,” at the Act II Playhouse, where he is artistic director, through Sunday, August 3. This … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Thousand Clowns — Montgomery Theater

 The Montgomery Theater production of “A Thousand Clowns” settled two nagging curiosities, and both to gratifying satisfaction. I have always been interested in whether the comedies produced on Broadway so … Continue reading

June 26, 2014

Hotel Suite — Act II Playhouse

Brilliant as Neil Simon is at scene structure and at crafting jokes, he depends on actors to keep his plays on a human scale as opposed to morphing into a … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — The Vogel Collaboration

ACTORS WORK WITH VOGEL, ZIZKA TO DEVELOP ‘DON JUAN’ AT WILMA       The Wilma put itself on a heady course when it scheduled two consecutive world premieres for this winter. … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Let’s Pretend We’re Famous — Act II Playhouse

Theatrical fame, Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs point out in their vaudeville pastiche, “Lets Pretend We’re Famous,” could once be achieved, at least locally, by procuring a barn, hanging a … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Twelve Dates of Christmas — Act II Playhouse

Mary thinks her life is settled.      Her acting career isn’t exactly skyrocketing, but Mary seems to get parts as far afield as Lady Macbeth and the Ghost of Christmas … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lend Me a Tenor — Delaware Theatre Company

“Lend Me a Tenor” is so well crafted, every line, plot twist, and gimmick is an invitation to laugh.      Employing everything from confusing twin Othellos to rapidly spoiling shrimp … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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