60-Second Review

Cast of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas In Wales at Walnut Street Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin.

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (Walnut Street): 60-second review

Written by Welshman Dylan Thomas in the 1950s, A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES is every nostalgic Christmas trope with song thrown in, and it’s totally delightful.

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RUMORS (Allens Lane Theater): 60-second review

Noel Hanley’s masterful treatment of Neil Simon’s RUMORS exemplifies a farce done right.

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HANDLE WITH CARE (Montgomery Theater): 60-second review

HANDLE WITH CARE is brilliantly seasoned with humor—the type found when differing cultures collide.

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BOEING BOEING (Hedgerow): 60-second review

It’s difficult to tell which actor provides the most comic energy in Damon Bonetti’s lively and funny production of this farce

Anthony Lawton as Don Adriano de Armado and Peter Schmitz as Holofernes. Photo by Lee A. Butz.

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (PA Shakes): 60-second review

Republished by kind permission from Neals Paper. Lightning, alas, did not strike two years in a row when it came to Pennsylvania Shakespeare’s grand experiment of mounting one of the…

Eleanor Handley as Elvira, Ian Merrill Peaks as Charles, and Karen Peaks as Ruth. Photo by Lee A. Butz.

BLITHE SPIRIT (PA Shakes): 60-second review

Nothing beats watching actors at the top of their game biting into crunchy material and whipping it into a tasty delight.

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Del Shakes): 60-second review

The emphasis is on the physical comedy in David Stradley’s production

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13: The Musical (Media): 60-second review

Republished by kind permission from Neals Paper. Jesse Cline has a knack for bringing out the best in performers and is especially good at developing young talent. Jason Robert Brown’s…

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WHITE GUY ON THE BUS (Passage): 60-second review

Republished by kind permission from Neals Paper. Bruce Graham is having the most magnificent year of his playwriting career. His new works so far in 2016, Funnyman and WHITE GUY…

Andrew Carroll and Kristen Bailey star in HOLLY'S DEAD SOLDIERS.

HOLLY’S DEAD SOLDIERS (Chris Davis, Bruce Walsh and Douglas Williams): 60-second review

Adapting Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s but not pulling verbatim from the novella, three playwrights have created a special experience in a Point Breeze row home.

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RUMORS (BRT): 60-second review

New York City deputy mayor Charlie Brock and his wife Myra are hosting a posh party, but something is amiss.

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A GALAXY UNCHERISHED (House of Solitude): 60-second review

A sketch comedy show disguised as a southern drama. Set in space.

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JUAN-WINFIELD ESCUTIA-SCOTT, OR THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR, A BUTCHER PLAY (Chris Davis): 60-second review

With, “It was Mexico, but not your grandfather’s Mexico…” Chris Davis sets the tone for an enjoyably interactive, imaginative tour back in time to the Mexican-American War.

Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite star in the world
premiere of their original comedy cabaret, ON THE ROAD AGAIN at Act II Playhouse. 
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN (Act II): 60-second review

What better way to celebrate the cluster that is travel but with a charming show all about it in Ambler!

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A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Walnut): 60-second review

The Walnut’s production reveals the bones of an American classic if never quite fleshes out the potential of the enduring masterwork.

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BEHIND THE MUSIC: HOLIDAY TUNES (Act II): 60-second review

Did the holidays somehow sneak up on you? Get in the holiday spirit quickly with the warm, funny, and entertaining cast at Act II Playhouse.

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BILLY ELLIOT (Media Theatre): Dance Billy, dance

As usual with 2007 musical version of the 2000 movie, the personal scenes are the strength of this production

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BECOMING DR. RUTH (Walnut): 60-second review

Jane Ridley is consistently engaging in Mark St. Germain’s chatty play about the woman who became Dr. Ruth.

Christa Scott-Reed and Mia Dillon in ON GOLDEN POND.

ON GOLDEN POND (BCP): 60-second review

Bucks County Playhouse presents Ernest Thompson’s ON GOLDEN POND. Norman (Keir Dullea) and Ethel (Mia Dillon) Thayer are spending another summer on Golden Pond in Maine. Ethel is a positive,…

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ONE WAY RED (Dani Solomon): SoLow review

Dani Solomon’s 40-minute sojourn to Mars is inspired by testimonials from folks who are seriously vying for a one way ticket to go to the red planet.