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THE PRODUCERS (Bristol Riverside): Bialystock & Bloom, mini-Madoffs of the theater world

Mel Brooks’s THE PRODUCERS has gone from Screen Comedy to Musical Comedy to Screen Musical Comedy and back to the stage again.


COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ (NextMove DANCE): Dance with no borders

The choreography is intellectual and at the same time improvisational and spontaneous



If you’re a Leonard Bernstein fan, don’t miss the terrific new exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Brenna Palughi as Alicia in Small Mouth Sounds_Photo by T Charles Erickson


As far as I can tell, this is a satire, although you know you’re on shaky ground when you’re not sure if the play knows it’s a satire.


SWAN LAKE (PA Ballet): Pennsylvania Ballet refined through the classic

SWAN LAKE is the classic that people think of when they hear the word “ballet.”


A dilettante at large: A QUIET PLACE (Curtis Institute of Music)

The Curtis Institute of Music and Opera Philadelphia’s stunning production Leonard Bernstein’s opera, A Quiet Place, is one of many worldwide celebrations of his centennial;

Skyler Lubin and Zachary Kapeluck in "Vivir" by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Photo by Bill Hebert.

SPRING SERIES 2018 (BalletX): Ballet, according to BalletX

The program showcases the company’s unique character and the strength.

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.

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THE MOST DESERVING (Allens Lane): Art-iface at it’s funniest!

Catherine Trieschmann’s THE MOST DESERVING is an all out cuckoo cultural clash, insanely hilarious as performed at Allens Lane


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.


PASSING STRANGE (Wilma): Youth and rebellion

Youth is the time of our lives when the more adventurous among us follow French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s dictum that “everything we are taught is false.”

Marc D. Donovan and Keith J. Conallen in A STEADY RAIN in Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3. Photo by Mark Garvin

A STEADY RAIN (Walnut St): An intense and engrossing cop show

If you’re a fan of TV police procedurals this is the play for you.


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.

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LOVE, LIES AND TAXIDERMY (Inis Nua): To Wales with love

Perhaps it is Harris’s adept characterization of economic pains and societal pressures which sets light romantic comedy in pleasant relief.


WAIT UNTIL DARK (Hedgerow Theatre): For brilliant suspense…

Light, shadows, sound and silences coalesce with acting artistry to create a stirring, sensational air of suspense


BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTREAL (NextMove Dance): An intriguing program of natural technique

Ballets Jazz de Montréal returned to the Prince Theater this weekend to perform three Philadelphia premieres.


MR BURNS (Villanova): The future in three acts

What would 21st-century American culture look like if all we knew about it was told generations after an apocalypse

TIME REMEMBERED (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): review

TIME REMEMBERED (IRC): What is love and how do we kill it?

The IRC prove once again that they are able to pluck strange fruits out of theatrical history and serve them up ably.

Frank X and Johnnie Hobbs, Jr., in WAITING FOR GODOT from Quintessence. Photo by Shawn May.

WAITING FOR GODOT (Quintessence): Really absurd

Quintessence Theatre Group’s WAITING FOR GODOT strikes a balance between humor and pathos, between realism and ridiculousness.