Alyssa Biederman

Alyssa Biederman Alyssa Biederman is a junior journalism and political science major at Temple University with a passion for theater. Since leaving her theater career as an actress and singer behind after entering college, she now enjoys writing stories that put her Philadelphia hometown in the spotlight. After graduating in 2020, she hopes to pursue political journalism.


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BWW Review: RAGTIME at Arden Theatre CompanyBWW Review: RAGTIME at Arden Theatre Company
Posted: Sep. 27, 2019


BWW Review: The World Premiere of DENIS AND KATYA at Opera PhiladelphiaBWW Review: The World Premiere of DENIS AND KATYA at Opera Philadelphia
Posted: Sep. 19, 2019


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BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at The Wilma TheaterBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at The Wilma Theater
Posted: Jan. 19, 2019


BWW Review: RAGTIME at Arden Theatre CompanyBWW Review: RAGTIME at Arden Theatre Company
Posted: Sep. 27, 2019


BWW Review: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE at Philadelphia Artists' CollectiveBWW Review: 'TIS PITY... at Philadelphia Artists' Collective
Posted: Mar. 30, 2019


BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Lebanon Community TheatreBWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Lebanon Community Theatre
Posted: Aug. 1, 2019


BWW Review: 74 SECONDS... TO JUDGEMENT at Arden Theatre Co.BWW Review: 74 SECONDS... TO JUDGEMENT at Arden Theatre Co.
Posted: Jan. 26, 2019


BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN at Philadelphia Theatre Co.BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN at Philadelphia Theatre Co.
Posted: Jan. 27, 2019


BWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS  at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS at Walnut Street Theatre
Posted: Jan. 24, 2019


BWW Review: RAGTIME at Arden Theatre Company
September 27, 2019

Imagine a world where the rich get richer, there's a so-called a?oeimmigrant problema?? and African Americans have to consistently fight to get the same opportunities as everyone else. 

BWW Review: The World Premiere of DENIS AND KATYA at Opera Philadelphia
September 19, 2019

Two teens. One livestream that resulted in their untimely deaths. Opera Philadelphia's Denis and Katya, a world premiere part of their annual opera festival, uses this true story to ask questions about life, death, voyeurism and entertainment in an innovative 70 minute opera.

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: It's ALIVE at Walnut Street Theatre
September 12, 2019

When you see Halloween decorations lining the aisles of every store, you may groan -- autumn has hardly begun! But at the Walnut Street Theatre, spooky season is in full swing, and you won't be sorry for it.

BWW Review: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Totem Pole Playhouse
August 9, 2019

A small town community in the south struggles with an ethical dilemma in a lighthearted comedy musical. You've heard this story before: Ren and Ariel just want to dance. But this isn't Footloose. In The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, locals take a stance against a brothel that's been running in the town for more than a hundred years.

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO at Gretna Theatre
August 6, 2019

What happens when you mix Agatha Christie, dueling pianos, and a Broadway-quality stage production? No, it's not the next big show coming to Vegas - it's Murder for Two at Gretna Theatre.

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Lebanon Community Theatre
August 1, 2019

Lebanon Community Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast brought me back to my childhood. 

BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Totem Pole Playhouse
July 18, 2019

Florence Foster Jenkins - the 20th century performer who shocked with her confidence that she was a fantastic opera singer when she was absolutely not - was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. So, it only makes sense that Totem Pole Playhouse, just over two hours outside of the city would memorialize her with a production of the biographical musical play Souvenir. 

BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS at Totem Pole Playhouse
June 6, 2019

If Nancy Drew wants a new 'do, she should head to the Shear Madness hair salon, where kitschy characters, 80s jams and a dark secret lie.

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Gamut Theatre Group
June 2, 2019

It was a buggy night, the grass was wet from stormy days and guest appearances from an ambulance and some screaming kids seemed a setting for a classic comedy.

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Keystone Theatrics
May 19, 2019

If you're on the hunt for comedy, community, and Camelot, look no further than Keystone Theatrics' Spamalot.

BWW Review: UNTITLED at Inis Nua Theatre
April 29, 2019

In an hour and a half of fable, poetry, and traditional storytelling, Inis Nua's Untitled beautifully presents a tale of culture, privilege and destiny.

BWW Review: Art Imitates Life in LA BOHEME at Opera Philadelphia
April 28, 2019

In front of projections of impressionist art and a set reminiscent of a still life painting, a simple story of romance, loss, poverty, and creation plays out. Opera Philadelphia's re-imagining of La Boheme takes the classic tale to a new level.

BWW Review: CIVIL WAR VOICES at Walnut Street Theatre
April 26, 2019

After climbing the back stairs to the third floor, I entered into an intimate theater dressed to look like an attic in a historic home. It felt full of secrets.

BWW Review: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE at Philadelphia Artists' Collective
March 30, 2019

As audience members pile in, the set up for Philly Artists' Collective's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore seems more than promising.

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Walnut Street Theatre
March 27, 2019

When the lights went up at Walnut Street Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, my worries dissolved almost immediately. It's true, Christopher no longer narrates his own story, but his voice and all its nuances gleam through in Ryan O'Gara and Christopher Ash's artful lighting and projection design.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at The Academy Of Music
March 21, 2019

When you strip away the beautiful lighting, iconic helicopter, and glowing harmonies, you're left with a musical that has lost its lustre with time.

BWW Review: BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS at Azuka Theatre
March 7, 2019

Grab a glass of the house wine from the bar, sit back, relax, and enjoy Bob: A Life in Five Acts.

BWW Interview: John Peterson's Cinderella Story
February 23, 2019

When John Peterson was a South Jersey high schooler, he saw a touring production of West Side Story at The Academy of Music that changed his life.

BWW Review: AN OAK TREE at Theatre Exile
February 21, 2019


BWW Review: OLEANNA at Walnut Street Theatre
February 6, 2019

How do you make a classic play with just two characters and one set fresh and new? Pick a relevant time, put it against a minimalist background and cast two people who would not be considered for a traditional production.



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