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Fasten Seat Belts; Another Blitz — Patsy Cline, Electra, Grounded

Wish me discipline. Other pursuits, mainly a predictable income job to which I am just adjusting, have kept me from the keyboard. “All work…..” as they say. Catching up is … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quickies on the Hoof — The Sisterhood; A Taste of Things to Come; A Wonderful Noise

  THE SISTERHOOD, Mauckingbird Theatre at The Latvian Society, 7th and Spring Garden Streets, in Philadelphia, through Sunday, February 21 — It’s the opposite of “Fiddler on the Roof.” In … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macbeth — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Theatre

Although passages are cut and the story is framed to be a close comparison of the men who might rule Scotland in James J. Christy’s production of “Macbeth” at Villanova … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eurydice — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Hall

Eurydice leads a charmed death. Holding her breath while submerged in the River Styx during her crossing from life to the Underworld, and jauntily sporting a tentlike umbrella as she … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Threepenny Opera — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Hall

Kurt Weill’s insistent tingel-tangel score for “The Threepenny Opera” pervades the Vasey Hall stage, with horns and drum pumping to a martial beat that sometimes turns lyrical and satirically elegant. … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael & Edie — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Hall

Rachel Bonds’s characters love and are gifted at prose. As both speakers and appreciators. The title figures of her play, “Michael & Edie,” work in a second-hand bookstore in a … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Big Love — Villanova Theatre at Vasey

Two musical interludes that had nothing to do with the plot count as my favorite moments in the Villanova production of “Big Love” at Vasey Theatre. The first is a … Continue reading

November 19, 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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