Reviews

Buyer & Cellar 1812 Productions

BUYER & CELLAR (1812 Productions): The way we are

This is one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction moments. BUYER AND CELLAR is about Barbra Streisand’s basement.

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Art at Kings Oaks: A weeklong pop-up exhibit

If you only visit one art show this month, make it Bucks County’s Kings Oaks Farm in Newtown

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A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE (Pig Iron): Creating an environment for thought

It is our job as artists to create environments for people to see things differently. Pig Iron did that.

Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

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KINKY BOOTS (national tour at the Academy of Music): Everybody say yeah

Seeing KINKY BOOTS every couple of years turns out to be a semi-good idea

A Red Orchid Theatre’s SIMPATICO at McCarter. Jennifer Engstrom and Guy Van Swearingen. Photo by Richard Termine.

SIMPATICO (McCarter Theatre Center): A Red Orchid Theatre’s production comes to Princeton

Ralph Malachowski see’s the Pride Night performance of Sam Shepard’s SIMPATICO.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut): A funny thing is happening now at the Walnut

Sondheim’s classic musical in a new production is directed by Frank Ferrante.

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CABARET (Arden): Glücklich zu sehen?

CABARET has taken on a new level of relevance, but Matthew Decker’s re-creation of Sam Mendes’ famous production remains stuck in the past.

Un_Sung (Lauren Whitehead, center) surrounded by ghosts in We shall not be moved.(from left, Tendayi Kuumba, Caci Cole Pritchett, Michael Bishop and Duane Lee Holland, Jr.).Photo by Dave DiRentis

After the O17: A reflection on Opera Philadelphia’s brave endeavor

This bountiful menu of music had something for every taste

The Magic Flute, part of Opera Philadelphia's O17 Festival.

THE MAGIC FLUTE (Opera Philadelphia): An animated opera in the O17 Festival

A worthy anchor of Opera Philadelphia’s inaugural O17 Festival.

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DEAR DIARY LOL (AntiGravity Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Who would want to read their middle school diaries? The members of AntiGravity Theatre Project, that’s who.

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ONION DANCES (Talia Mason): 2017 Fringe review

Talia Mason’s DANCES is a one-woman dance / narrative piece about her Jewish heritage

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MUJERES (Evalina Carbonell and Annielille Gavino): 2017 Fringe review

Carbonell + Gavino give powerful and genuine explorations of motherhood.

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THEN THE TAIL (allendance): 2017 Fringe review

Allendance has again delivered a contemplative take on movement through effortless contact and a fresh atmospheric perspective on the intimate space that is the Iron Factory.

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ALCHEMIST (Chris Davis & Mary Tuomanen): 2017 Fringe review

A friend “knows who you are and forgives you for it.”

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CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES (Michael Kiley): 2017 Fringe review

CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES is sensual choral performance. Sixty-five of us follow the directions of the performers and position, and re-position, ourselves around the big, open space at the Christ Church…

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17C (Big Dance Theater): 2017 Fringe review

Big Dance Theater has built a reputation of articulate and speculative work, pairing theater and dance to dissect both historical and contemporary ideals. 17c is comical and stark, and the…

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TRIAGE (Bent Antennae): 2017 Fringe review

TRIAGE is a loosely formed conceit in which a manic-fairy-pixie host wearing a gas mask prances around, forcing the audience to watch bad improv. It’s as fun as it sounds….

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