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BWW Review: HETTY FEATHER at Delaware Theatre Company BWW Review: HETTY FEATHER at Delaware Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - April 26, 2017

The performing arts has many siblings, many guises, many mutations on a theme. Is HETTY FEATHER a drama, is it a musical? Or is it a creative hybrid with no discernible niche?... (more...)
BWW Review: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre BWW Review: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - March 21, 2017

After a 3-month hiatus to create a new stage at the 70-year-old barn, Candlelight opens their second season with CAMELOT. Congratulations must be extended to their non-profit board President Tom Hornung and major contributor State Senator Cathy Cloutier who called in all their chips to fund the $300... (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - March 09, 2017

There was an abundance of "Magic To Do" in PIPPIN, The Playhouse's penultimate production this season. This tour brought along skilled acrobats that dazzled the crowd not only with their Cirque de Soleil-type gymnastics but with jaw-dropping magic.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP Ensemble BWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP Ensemble
by Greer Firestone - March 07, 2017

In this supercharged political environment, we are buffeted with tweeted grotesqueries daily. We ask ourselves where is the humanity in this?... (more...)
BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The Playhouse BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - February 23, 2017

What has consumed 400,000 bottles of water, 50,000 rolls of self-grip tape by company physiotherapists, created 60 marriages netting 88 babies born (and more on the way)?... (more...)
BWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-Theater BWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - February 17, 2017

Co-founder and Director Michael Gray has created an admirable culture at City-Theater. The group takes risks with most every production. Well one supposes they should for their mission statement is to 'rid the planet (not just Wilmington!) of complacency, redundancy, indifference and FEAR'.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age! BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age!
by Greer Firestone - February 09, 2017

This is not the CINDERELLA from our childhood. Wise people reconfigured the fantasy tale into a lavish contemporary production that coalesced with gorgeous and stunning technical aspects that make this a memorable theatrical experience for any age.... (more...)
BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at Delaware Theatre Company BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at Delaware Theatre Company
by Rosanne DellAversano - February 09, 2017

A perspective on White privilege and racism unfolded - WHITE GUY ON THE BUS by Bruce Graham.... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET at Wilmington Drama League BWW Review: CABARET at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - February 02, 2017

Come, here the music play. CABARET at Wilmington Drama League continues to be politically relevant and especially thought-provoking in our current time.... (more...)
BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre - An Homage to Sid Caesar and Mid Century TV BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre - An Homage to Sid Caesar and Mid Century TV
by Greer Firestone - January 30, 2017

'Mid Century' is in renaissance. Mid-century decor, mid-century fashion, mid-century architecture (although Palm Springs architecture has never left the '50's and '60's). Now we welcome a resurgence of Mid Century entertainment at The Walnut, America's oldest theatre and a National Historic Landmark... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BELLLS at Roselle Center For The Arts - Provocative Drama of Conscience BWW Review: THE BELLLS at Roselle Center For The Arts - Provocative Drama of Conscience
by Greer Firestone - January 27, 2017

UD REP Ensemble continues its excellent work... (more...)
BWW Review: A LITTLE PRINCESS at Wilmington Drama League BWW Review: A LITTLE PRINCESS at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - December 30, 2016

A LITTLE PRINCESS - Separated from her father and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at The Playhouse on the Square - More Than Just Sex in Stiletto Heel Boots BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at The Playhouse on the Square - More Than Just Sex in Stiletto Heel Boots
by Rosanne DellAversano - December 16, 2016

OMG, the dancing! Everyone dances and it's delightful. KINKY BOOT makes everyone want to kick up their heels and dance for joy.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Delaware Theatre Company - A Very, Merry Holiday Treat Indeed BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Delaware Theatre Company - A Very, Merry Holiday Treat Indeed
by Rosanne DellAversano - December 14, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL as adapted by Patrick Barlow and presented by Delaware Theatre Company is anything but the same old show.... (more...)
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Playhouse on Rodney Square BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Playhouse on Rodney Square
by Rosanne DellAversano - November 18, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER: Why are all of the D'Ysquith dying?... (more...)
BWW Review: AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Wilmington Drama League is a Dandy BWW Review: AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Wilmington Drama League is a Dandy
by Rosanne DellAversano - November 10, 2016

'I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.' ? Oscar Wilde... (more...)
BWW Review: How Do You Become a Producer? The Producers of the North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Explain BWW Review: How Do You Become a Producer? The Producers of the North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Explain
by Charles Shubow - September 27, 2016

Jay and Cindy Gutterman bring a new comedy to the Wilmington Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE.... (more...)
BWW Review: 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Clear Space Theatre Company BWW Review: 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Clear Space Theatre Company
by Kevin Smith - May 11, 2016

What can I say about the Clear Space production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'? Go see it! That's my recommendation and it would be my review, but they don't pay me to be succinct. They don't pay me by the word, either.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB Discovers Laughs a Plenty BWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB Discovers Laughs a Plenty
by Rosanne DellAversano - May 10, 2016

THE EXPLORERS CLUB: The place to discover eternal lettuce, the East pole and belly laughs.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL at Wilmington Drama League is by no means little. BWW Reviews: LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL at Wilmington Drama League is by no means little.
by Rosanne DellAversano - April 28, 2016

The Broadway musical version of Little Women by Allan Knee, Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland now on stage at Wilmington Drama League is just as resonating as the story of the March family told in the original novel.... (more...)
BWW Review: NUREYEV'S EYES Takes Stage at Delaware Theatre Company BWW Review: NUREYEV'S EYES Takes Stage at Delaware Theatre Company
by Rosanne DellAversano - March 11, 2016

What does it take to paint one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century? One can surmise, a talented artist. But, what if the task of painting an icon became a challenge between capturing the dancer in motion and becoming conscious of the motion of the dancer?... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Delaware Theatre Company BWW Reviews: MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Delaware Theatre Company
by Mark Brainard - September 29, 2015

The Delaware Theatre Company's 37th season is off to a tremendous start with the infectious and memorable MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE... (more...)
BWW Review BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Delaware Theatre Company BWW Review BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Delaware Theatre Company
by Mark Brainard - April 24, 2015

When the title of the musical is followed by 'based on the book/film...', there tends to be one of two reactions- excitement (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, MARY POPPINS, RAGTIME) or dread (SISTER ACT, GHOST, CARRIE). And while the Broadway-bound BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, now playing through May 10th at the Delaw... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NORA at Delaware Theatre Company BWW Reviews: NORA at Delaware Theatre Company
by Mark Brainard - February 17, 2015

As the country braces for the possibility of its first female president next year, Delaware Theatre Company's latest production of Ingmar Bergman's NORA is as timely as ever. Adapted from Henrik Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE, NORA streamlines the story of Nora Helmer, her traditional husband Torvold Helmer... (more...)