Caroline Strang, Brittany Anikka Liu in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Photo by Tori Harvey

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (People’s Light): An intense retelling of a familiar story

David Bradley’s production of this classic is a sterling example of a strong scripts coupled with a great ensemble.


MARIE ANTOINETTE (Curio): You say you want a revolution?

Danton, Marat, Robespierre, and their ilk have mostly been forgotten, while the guillotined Marie retains fame.


AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

Frank Ferrante can turn into his boyhood and current idol, Groucho Marx, on a dime.


MORNING’S AT SEVEN (People’s Light): A sorority of acting talent

A delightful comedy that shows an evening and morning in the lives of four sisters


TOMFOOLERY (Act II): Rediscovering the satire of Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer is the smartest, most devilish, most perceptive, and most funny of the editorial songwriters


SIDE SHOW (Media Theatre): Coming together on a small stage

SIDE SHOW is a tricky piece, but there was much to savor at Media Theatre’s production

Kittson O'Neil in OR.


Neal Zoren chose his favorite productions, directors, and actors from the last year.


SLEEPING BEAUTY (People’s Light): Festive wake-up

The Grimmish fairy tale kingdom is transformed to Paoli Shoals, a town depressed by the collapse of a once-thriving recording industry


DISGRACED (McCarter): No disgrace here

A divinely thorough production of an honest, far reaching play.


A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE (BRT): Fall to pieces over Patsy

Someone should sit down and write a dozen Country tunes for Jessica Wagner to record in the style of Patsy Cline.


ELECTRA (Villanova): Sophocles gets electrified

Review of Sophocles’ Electra at Villanova Theatre


MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION (Lantern): Thought-provoking amusement

In a Philadelphia theater season with an auspicious beginning, this production of MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION might be the most auspicious of all.


BATHING IN MOONLIGHT (McCarter): In the pale moonlight

While Nilo Cruz broaches some interesting subjects and often provides his characters with profound things to say, his world premiere play never takes off dramatically.


THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Media Theatre): Atmospherically moody production

Loveliness and tenderness that breaks through the surface coldness are the hallmarks of the Media’s production of this delicate but sweepingly romantic musical.


ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION (Act II Playhouse): A vote-getter

Puns, pokes, and irreverent portrayals take the place of debating issues


THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Hedgerow): Finding Sherlock

Thank goodness for Brock D. Vickers. In adapting one of Conan Doyle’s most popular Sherlock Holmes mysteries, he kept the intense tone of the original.

Ray Didinger (Simon Canuso Kiley) meets his boyhood hero Tommy McDonald (Ned Pryce) back in the late 1950s in TOMMY & ME. Photo by Paola Nogueras.

TOMMY & ME (Theatre Exile): Theatrical touchdown

A lovely and elegiac look at how a sportswriter developed his love for football and friendship with an Eagles quarterback.