Archive Reviews 2017

Please note: due to space limitations, we will no longer be keeping our entire review archive online. Soon, only shows produced within the last few months will be available here.

Review: ‘Jerry’s Girls’ – a taste of Broadway genius at the Walnut Independence Studio on 3

Barbara McCulloh, Rebecca Robbins and Adrienne S. Wells in Jerry’s Girls at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3. Photo ...
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Review: Entertaining ‘Mama Won’t Fly’ takes audience on a light and funny road trip

Savannah Honeycutt, played by Christina Clements-Pijanowski, left, must get her Mama, Norleen Sprunt, played by Diane Lowenthal, to California for her ...
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Review: ‘Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ is a tale for young and old alike

Dana Omar with Edward. Photo by Mark Garvin By Margie Royal As Mother’s Day weekend approaches, People’s Light has a ...
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Review: Curio ‘s ‘The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary’: 19th Century Love Story Gets A 21st Century Twist

Chase Byrd and Aetna Gallagher in Curio Theatre’s “The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary.” Photo by Rebecca Gudelunas. By Ellen ...
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Review: ‘Absolute Brightness’ illuminates the stage at the Suzanne Roberts

By Margaret Darby The Philadelphia Theatre Company staging of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey starts with an unassuming-looking man ...
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Review: Arden’s ‘Gypsy’ begins with homage to its 1959 Philadelphia try-out

Mary Martello as Mama Rose in Arden Theatre Company’s production of “Gypsy.” Photo by Mark Garvin. By Margaret Darby In ...
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Review: A Funny Walk Down Memory Lane ~ Brighton Beach Memoirs at Act II

DJ Gleason (standing) plays Eugene, the narrator, in Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” on stage at Act II Playhouse in ...
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Review: Walnut closes 208th season with dynamic ‘Saturday Night Fever’

By Christina Perryman Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, chose a perfect musical to end the theater’s historic 208th season. “Saturday Night ...
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Review: Irish Heritage Theatre is ‘Making History’ at Plays and Players

Stephanie Iozzia as Mabel Bagenal and Melissa Amilani as Mary Bagenal. Photo by Carlos Forbes By Margaret Darby Irish Heritage ...
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Review: Steel River Delights with Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, featuring Alicia Huppman as Ursula, and Brian Rock as King Triton. by J.S. Alleva What could ...
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Review: Enter a world of magic at Hedgerow’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

By Christina Perryman “I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man ...
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Review: Forge’s ‘Man of La Mancha’ Shares Timeless Message

“Man of La Mancha” has a June 2-25 run at Forge Theatre, starring Nicole Napolitano and Carey Rumpf. by J.S ...
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Review: Quick! Get Out to See ‘The Quickies’ at Colonial

Jim Hulme and Maddie McCormack from “Epiphany”. Photo by Ron Hill By Edna Snidebottom Yes, theatergoers, it’s time for the ...
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Review: Spotlight caps a fine season with a sizzling ‘Cabaret’

Kit Kat Emcee (Greg Hedler) and Sally Bowles (Emily-Grace Murray). Photo by Hoi Michael Cheung  By Margie Royal By June, many ...
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Review: SALT Adds Flavor to A Fun-filled Night with ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

SALT presents  “Lend Me a Tenor,” along with a delicious catered dinner provided by Limoncello Restaurant now through June 25 ...
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Review: Jenny Lee Stern masterfully channels Patsy Cline

Jenny Lee Stern as Patsy Cline. By Margie Royal Chances are if you are a fan of Patsy Cline’s music, ...
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Review: Family, mistakes, forgiveness in The Dramateur’s beautiful production of ‘The Children of Eden’

A scene from “The Children of Eden” presented by The Dramateurs, Inc at the Barn Playhouse. Photo by Gabrielle Cherelli ...
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