Central Pennsylvania Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - June 23, 2017

Can a disco diva save a convent choir from the pits? Put on your dancing shoes and boogie like you've never boogied in church at The Belmont's SISTER ACT.... (more...)
BWW Review: AH, WILDERNESS! Sparks At Open Stage BWW Review: AH, WILDERNESS! Sparks At Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - June 23, 2017

The Fourth of July has never been quite like it was at the Miller house. Donald Alsedek retires from directing on a high with this production of the O'Neill classic.... (more...)
BWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN BWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Marakay Rogers - June 16, 2017

Martin McDonough's modern classic tragicomedy about life in the Arans is staged remarkably by EPAC.... (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season
by Marakay Rogers - June 16, 2017

In a busy year for Shakespeare in Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company gives the Scottish Play some twists and turns for the summer's biggest production.... (more...)
Afraid of VIRGINIA WOOLF?  Not at the Belmont, but Maybe Elsewhere? Afraid of VIRGINIA WOOLF? Not at the Belmont, but Maybe Elsewhere?
by Marakay Rogers - June 09, 2017

A recent successful local production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF is almost overshadowed by the discovery that Edward Albee's greatest play is racially restricted.... (more...)
BWW Review: RUTHLESS! at Gettysburg Community Theatre BWW Review: RUTHLESS! at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - June 06, 2017

Upon arriving at Gettysburg Community Theatre to see their currently running show, RUTHLESS!, I was struck by the esthetic quality of the theatre and its majestic grandeur married with the hospitality of a well-connected community atmosphere.... (more...)
BWW Review: SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster Mill Playhouse BWW Review: SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - June 05, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that manages to surprise even the most unlikely of theatre-goers. Shows that seem geared towards a certain audience sometimes prove themselves able to entertain a vast array of tastes, more than they may have expected. This is the case of SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster ... (more...)
BWW Review: SECOND CHANCES Takes A Chance at Dutch Apple BWW Review: SECOND CHANCES Takes A Chance at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - June 02, 2017

Behind the scenes at a Florida thrift shop lurks a new beginning for more than merchandise. Dutch Apple's own Tom Prather bases a musical on his own experience with thrift shops and with life.... (more...)
BWW Review: 4000 Days Loses Track of Time at the Fulton BWW Review: 4000 Days Loses Track of Time at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - June 02, 2017

Peter Quilter's drama of memory loss and relationship loss is almost too amusing and insufficiently dramatic. Good thing the acting is spectacular.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine in at Ephrata BWW Review: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine in at Ephrata
by Marakay Rogers - May 12, 2017

It's the Age of Aquarius, peace, love, and draft cards at EPAC.... (more...)

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BWW Review: 'Come On In' to ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at the Fulton BWW Review: 'Come On In' to ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - May 05, 2017

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.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg BWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - May 02, 2017

The world of theatre encompasses every issue under the sun; from war to small town drama, from orphans to puppets, theatre has seen it all. Using this logic, it makes sense that many plays and musicals often deal with the challenging topic of illness and death. Musicals such as NEXT TO NORMAL and HE... (more...)
BWW Review: 15TH ANNUAL SPOKEN WORD PLAY at Theater Of The Seventh Sister BWW Review: 15TH ANNUAL SPOKEN WORD PLAY at Theater Of The Seventh Sister
by Rich Mehrenberg - April 30, 2017

TRUTH is the word at the annual Spoken Word Play.... (more...)
BWW Review: Open Stage's Canny UNCANNY VALLEY BWW Review: Open Stage's Canny UNCANNY VALLEY
by Marakay Rogers - April 28, 2017

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.... (more...)
BWW Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS at Oyster Mill Playhouse BWW Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - April 24, 2017

In this day and age, race and social class are very challenging topics to discuss. Everyone has an opinion, and many are unafraid to share it. These clashing views can sometimes render these subjects somewhat taboo, but Oyster Mill Playhouse is choosing to bring these tricky topics to light. With a ... (more...)
BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Susquehanna Stage Company BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - April 09, 2017

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BWW Reviews: Fun With Neil Simon's FOOLS at Cavod BWW Reviews: Fun With Neil Simon's FOOLS at Cavod
by Marakay Rogers - April 07, 2017

Artistic Director Reji Woods breathes some new life into Neil Simon's deliberate clunker comedy... (more...)
BWW Review: Dutch Apple MY FAIR LADY is a Visual Treat for Audiences BWW Review: Dutch Apple MY FAIR LADY is a Visual Treat for Audiences
by Marakay Rogers - April 06, 2017

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.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hershey Theatre Is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC BWW Review: Hershey Theatre Is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Marakay Rogers - March 24, 2017

A new, lively touring version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is on the road, and currently at Hershey Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - March 23, 2017

Prepare to be astonished, delighted, and moved.... (more...)
BWW Review: HSC ROMEO AND JULIET Reminds Us That Shakespeare is Entertainment BWW Review: HSC ROMEO AND JULIET Reminds Us That Shakespeare is Entertainment
by Marakay Rogers - March 23, 2017

It's CALLED an Educational Outreach version. It IS putting fun back into watching Shakespeare.... (more...)
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - March 22, 2017

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.... (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - March 16, 2017

The suspenseful mystery genre of theatre is one that should always be approached with caution; the mixture of sprinkling around clues without giving up the ending to the audience is one that can be difficult to get just right. However, at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, their production of LOVE FRO... (more...)