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: Revelations Come to Light in ‘The Crusade of Conner Stephens’ at Jerry Orbach Theater

Julie Campbell, Jacques Mitchell in “The Crusade of Conner Stephens” at Jerry Orbach Theater. Photo by Russ Rowland Review by ...
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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: Candlelight’s ‘Barefoot’ comically chronicles the ups and downs of newlyweds

By Christina Perryman Do you remember that first married feeling? The thrill and excitement of your first apartment? Maybe your ...
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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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A Never Ending Line at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village.

Review: Daring new work by Jaime Lozano pays moving tribute to women

‘A Never Ending Line’ at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. by J.S. Alleva Seeing new theatrical work is both ...
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Review: Skippack Stages a Summer S-S-Sizzler— ‘Snake in the Grass’ at Playcrafters

By Ellen Wilson Dilks Playcrafters of Skippack continues their current season with a production of a little-done Alan Ayckbourn: Snake ...
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Review: Gold ‘n entertainment to be found at Hedgerow Theatre’s ‘Storyboard: Treasure Island’

By Lisa Panzer “Yo, Ho, Ho, and a Bottle of Rum!!” from Robert Louis Stevenson’s sea shanty, ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ ...
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Review: All the World’s Backstage—Tony Braithwaite’s ‘Which Reminds Me’ at Act II

Tony Braithwaite reads hilarious letters from audience members in his new show, WHICH REMINDS ME, which is on stage at Act ...
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Review: The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium brings a Bald Soprano to Bethany Mission Gallery for Philly Fringe 2017

John Zak, Sonja Robson, Tomas Dura, Bob Schmidt, Tina Brock, Arlen HancockPhoto By Johanna Austin @ AustinArt.org By Margaret Darby ...
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Review: Forge Theatre’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Is One Bawdy Blast

By J.S. Alleva Every so often a show comes along that reaches out and pulls its audience, unexpectedly, into a ...
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Review: ‘A House With No Walls’ Offers Many Views at Old Academy Players

A scene from ‘A House With No Walls’ at Old Academy Players. Photo by Jim Pifer. By Lisa Panzer Inspired ...
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Review: The Lantern Theater takes the ‘Red Velvet’ cover off the history of Ira Aldridge

The cast of “Red Velvet” at the Lantern Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin By Margaret Darby Lolita Chakrabarti’s play, Red ...
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Review: Spotlight presents a heartfelt revival of ‘Steel Magnolias’

By Margie Royal Spotlight Theatre is presenting an engaging revival of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” through Sept. 30. I first ...
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Review: Watch Out for ‘1984’ at The Barnstormers Theatre

By Lisa Panzer “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” ~ George Orwell, ...
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Review: Gospel Truth— ‘Godspell’ at Villanova

By Ellen Wilson Dilks Villanova Theatre starts their 2017—2018 season with a rousing production of Godspell, the 1970 musical depicting ...
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Review: Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ gets an excellent treatment at Colonial Playhouse

By Edna Snidebottom Colonial Playhouse is currently offering Arthur Miller’s powerful drama ‘All My Sons’ through Oct. 7. I have ...
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Review: Dramateurs’ ‘Foreigner’ is a Farce with a Dark Side

A scene from Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner”. Photo by Gabrielle Cherelli by J.S. Alleva American playwright Larry Shue, who wrote ...
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