Marakay Rogers

Marakay Rogers

 America's most uncoordinated childhood ballet and tap student before discovering that her talents were music and writing, Marakay Rogers finally traded in her violin for law school when she realized that she might make more money in law than she did performing with the Potomac Symphony and in orchestra pits around the mid-Atlantic. Unfortunately, she forgot to factor in the student loan repayments! She has never recovered from being chewed out by Terrence Mann in public for hanging up her bow. 


A graduate of Wilson College (PA), Marakay is also a writer, film reviewer and interviewer. Additionally, as of 2014, she serves as vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. and is a member of GALECA. 


She's also taught college-level communications, writing, theatre criticism and English literature classes, has received multiple writing awards  for several small-press novels, and is listed in Marquis' "Who's Who in America".  She has done additional post-collegiate English and drama studies coursework with Open University (UK) in drama and literature.


Her junior high English teacher was Broadway star Katrina Yaukey's mother, Kay Yaukey.  (Her high school math teacher was Ordean Yaukey, Katrina Yaukey's father, but between Marakay's mother, an editor, and Katrina's mother, English won out.) Marakay is senior theatre critic for Central Pennsylvania and a senior editor for BWWBooksWorld as well as a classical music reviewer. In her free time, Marakay practices law and often gets it right.



 


 


 




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The perennial Patsy Cline jukenox musical gets a solid production at the Fulton in Lancaster. It's not high art, but it's a good time.

BWW Review: Open Stage's Canny UNCANNY VALLEYBWW Review: Open Stage's Canny UNCANNY VALLEY
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The Thomas Gibbons play of the meaning of life -- as opposed to artificial intelligence -- is a winner in the hands of Anne Alsedek and Jeff Luttermoser as researcher and creation... or mother and son.

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April 11, 2017

The Belmont Theatre, formerly York Little Theatre, has come a long way in six years, as proven by its most recent works.

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Artistic Director Reji Woods breathes some new life into Neil Simon's deliberate clunker comedy

BWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at VillanovaBWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at Villanova
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Director Valerie Joyce takes on one of Broadway's trickier shows and makes it glow

BWW Review: Dutch Apple MY FAIR LADY is a Visual Treat for AudiencesBWW Review: Dutch Apple MY FAIR LADY is a Visual Treat for Audiences
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There are times when minimal is the wrong way to go. Dutch Apple pulls out all the set and costume stops for MY FAIR LADY and does Lerner and Loewe proud.

BWW Review: Hershey Theatre Is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSICBWW Review: Hershey Theatre Is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC
March 24, 2017

A new, lively touring version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is on the road, and currently at Hershey Theatre.

BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPACBWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC
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Prepare to be astonished, delighted, and moved.

BWW Review: HSC ROMEO AND JULIET Reminds Us That Shakespeare is EntertainmentBWW Review: HSC ROMEO AND JULIET Reminds Us That Shakespeare is Entertainment
March 23, 2017

It's CALLED an Educational Outreach version. It IS putting fun back into watching Shakespeare.

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the FultonBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton
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It's a hot summer weekend in Washington Heights, brought to Lancaster complete with an electric blackout. Anything can happen in the barrio, and it does.

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A Muslim, a Jew, an African American, and a painter who all know each other sit down at a dinner table. What could possibly go wrong?

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Some great voices and colorful costumes spark up the Webber-Rice classic

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February 19, 2017

Before Gort, there were flesh and blood 'robots' in Karel Capek's play about humans and what might or might not be humans. Clark Nicholson directs a visually lush, deeply introspective little show about the end of the world as we know it.

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Dazzles at Open StageBWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Dazzles at Open Stage
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One of the best modern shows has a top-notch cast and production in Harrisburg.

BWW Review: Run Away With the Circus at Fulton's ANNIE GET YOUR GUNBWW Review: Run Away With the Circus at Fulton's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
February 10, 2017

The classic Irving Berlin musical gets a facelift and some wonderful singing at the Fulton Theatre


May 12, 2017


BWW Review: GIRLS' WEEKEND Premieres at the BelmontBWW Review: GIRLS' WEEKEND Premieres at the Belmont
January 20, 2017

Anything can happen on a weekend in the woods with your friends. And sometimes it's as funny as all get-out. A new farce makes its eastern premiere at The Belmont.

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Chooese Your Own Adventure books are just more fun live. Chase down a space vampire and see what happens.

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The relaunched perfumer has introduced seven fragrances up front. Here are notes on three of them.



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