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: ‘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: 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: 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: 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: 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: World Premiere Of ‘Project Dawn’ At People’s Light

The talented People’s Light cast of “Project Dawn” includes, seated: Janis Dardaris, standing l-r: Melanye Finister, Antoinette LaVecchia and Yvette ...
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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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Review: Take a comical journey ‘Around The World’ at Hedgerow

By Christina Perryman Hedgerow Theatre’s cast has set sail around the world and audiences can settle in for a high ...
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Review: Exit, pursued by a butterfly: Tiny Dynamite presents ‘Perfect Blue’

Tiny Dynamite presents the U.S. Premiere of “Perfect Blue” with Emma Gibson as Carys and Harry Smith (shown on screen) ...
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Review: All for Frolic and Bold Adventure with ‘The Three Musketeers’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival!

Rochefort (John Keabler) and Milday (Stella Baker) in “The Three Musketeers”. Photo by Lee A. Butz By Lisa Panzer Ready ...
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Review: Spotlight Theatre continues to challenge its audiences, stages the premiere of ‘Absolution’

Ryan Stone’s lighting design for “Absolution” enhances the play’s dark and light moods.  By Margie Royal It’s exciting to see ...
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Review: Movies At The Mann celebrates film music by starlight

By Amy A. Winnemore The thundering roar of a Tyrannosaurus rex rang through The Mann Center last Saturday.  The king ...
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Review: Lunacy Abounds In People’s Light & Theatre’s ‘Moon Over Buffalo’

People’s Light and Theatre production of “Moon Over Buffao” features Peter DeLaurier, Mary Elizabeth Scallen, Kevin Bergen, Julianna Zinkel and ...
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Review: Upper Darby Summer Stage showcases talented cast in the regional premiere of ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’

Sierra Wilson as Esmeralda with the ensemble of gypsies performing “The Tavern Song” in the musical “The Hunchback of Notre ...
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