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BWW Review: ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG at DE Theatre CompanyBWW Review: ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG at DE Theatre Company
Posted: Apr. 25, 2018


BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Rep EnsembleBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Rep Ensemble
Posted: May. 1, 2018


BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The PlayhouseBWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Playhouse
Posted: May. 7, 2018


BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: May. 21, 2018


BWW Previews: DANCE TO THE MOVIES at The PlayhouseBWW Previews: DANCE TO THE MOVIES at The Playhouse
Posted: May. 14, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: LIZZIE at City-TheaterBWW Review: LIZZIE at City-Theater
Posted: Sep. 13, 2017


BWW Preview: DIRTY DANCING at The PlayhouseBWW Preview: DIRTY DANCING at The Playhouse
Posted: Mar. 29, 2018


BWW Previews: FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE SEASON at Grand Opera HouseBWW Previews: FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE SEASON at Grand Opera House
Posted: Nov. 6, 2017


BWW Review: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES at Delaware Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES at Delaware Theatre Company
Posted: Sep. 27, 2017


BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Previews:  Wizard of Oz opens at The Playhouse Nov 14BWW Previews: Wizard of Oz opens at The Playhouse Nov 14
Posted: Nov. 1, 2017


BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Candlelight Music Theatre
May 21, 2018

In this #METOO world of Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Donald Trump, one might look a bit circumspect at the staging of a 'bedroom' farce. As explained in the program notes, flight attendants in the '60's has to be single, between the ages of 21 and 27 and have a 'neatly proportioned figure' and 'pleasing appearance'. They were glamour girls and starlets of the skies.

BWW Previews: DANCE TO THE MOVIES at The PlayhouseBWW Previews: DANCE TO THE MOVIES at The Playhouse
May 14, 2018

With the triumphant success of TV's "Dancing With The Stars", it was a no-brainer to mount a tour of DANCE TO THE MOVIES. It discos, sambas, thrust pelvis's, waltzes and jitterbugs into The Playhouse for a short run May 18-20.

BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The PlayhouseBWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Playhouse
May 7, 2018

I always felt that the Beatles' songS of peace and love had as much to do with the fall of communism as much as Pres. Reagan's 1987 Berlin prouncement, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall".

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Rep EnsembleBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Rep Ensemble
May 1, 2018

Nine years running, excellence in all aspects of theatre - cast and creative crew - continue to substantiate UD Rep Ensemble as the most professional troupe in Delaware.

BWW Review: ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG at DE Theatre CompanyBWW Review: ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG at DE Theatre Company
April 25, 2018

Tapper/Singer/Director Maurice Hines and brother Gregory first performed with Ella Fitzgerald at The Flamingo in Vegas. He knew he was in the presence of greatness. Maurice called her 'the greatest singer I have ever heard'.

BWW Previews: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The PlayhouseBWW Previews: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Playhouse
April 24, 2018

Aside from the joy of living one's dream with a national tour, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a production of historical consequence. The actors in the present touring production landing at The Playhouse May 1 understand its significance and the honor bestowed upon them.

BWW Previews: ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG at DE Theatre CompanyBWW Previews: ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG at DE Theatre Company
April 10, 2018

'Now that you're gone, all that's left is a Band of Gold.' Well, that was 1970, and while the singer of the song's husband may have quit, Freda Payne the songstress is very, very much still around. She stars in Delaware Theatre Company's regional premiere of ELLA: First Lady of Song, opening April 18.

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at The PlayhouseBWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at The Playhouse
April 4, 2018

If memory serves, way back in 1987 the movie DIRTY DANCING sizzled with sexual energy, engendered by the super charged chemistry between the poster boy of charisma, Patrick Swayze and the naive Baby, who liquifies under his charms as quickly as a Rita's water ice in July.

BWW Preview: DIRTY DANCING at The PlayhouseBWW Preview: DIRTY DANCING at The Playhouse
March 29, 2018

Like DROWSY CHAPERONE, now playing at Candlelight, DIRTY DANCING's origins were counter to novels than generally are the genesis for Broadway productions. It is based in large part on screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein's own childhood, a daughter of a Jewish doctor from New York.

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Candlelight Music Theatre
March 26, 2018

Lerner and Loewe created MY FAIR LADY from Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion". Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted the 1909 Ferenc Molnar play "Liliom" and transplanted the setting from Budapest to the coast of Maine in CAROUSEL. That's generally how musicals are birthed. Not so with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, which makes its nascency the more intriguing and Broadway fanciful.

BWW Review: CABARET at The PlayhouseBWW Review: CABARET at The Playhouse
March 19, 2018

There is ofttimes a quality difference from non-equity versus equity tours. The former is comprised of young actors earning their stripes. For many it is their first tour. Any deviation from a highly professional, class A production was not evident with CABARET, at The Playhouse through March 18. This is a great, glamorous and gripping show.

BWW Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Candlelight Music Theatre
March 9, 2018

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE opens at Candlelight on March 17. The chaperone in the show is not lethargic. He/she is slowly getting plastered.

BWW Review: A FLEA IN HER EAR at UD Rep EnsembleBWW Review: A FLEA IN HER EAR at UD Rep Ensemble
March 7, 2018

Artistic Director Sandy Robbins comments in the Program Notes that any director would prefer staging KING LEAR rather than A FLEA IN HER EAR.

BWW Previews: CABARET at The PlayhouseBWW Previews: CABARET at The Playhouse
February 22, 2018

The Playhouse Wilkommen's UD grad Carl Pariso in the role of Cliff Bradshaw in a spectacular staging of CABARET opening March 13 through the 18th.

BWW Review: HEISENBERG at DE Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HEISENBERG at DE Theatre Company
February 19, 2018

May December relationships are fraught with peril. We are now informed they function in theoretical physics and the space between notes of music.

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Candlelight Music Theatre
January 29, 2018

Final bows. Standing O from a boomer ++ crowd on a Sunday matinee opening weekend. I thought to myself how privileged I am to be able to attend and write about DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (DRS) and the hundreds of shows prior over 30 + years.

BWW Review: DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER at UD Rep EnsembleBWW Review: DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER at UD Rep Ensemble
January 22, 2018

DIAL M FOR MURDER. Dial M for Magnificent regarding UD REP ENSEMBLE. Since 2008's THE HOSTAGE, Rep Ensemble has been unequivocally THE professional theatre in the state and equal to any in the region, if not Broadway.

BWW Previews: GO FIGURE: THE RANDY GARDNER STORY at DE Theatre CompanyBWW Previews: GO FIGURE: THE RANDY GARDNER STORY at DE Theatre Company
January 11, 2018

Delaware Theatre Company is preparing us for the Winter Olympics with a limited run of GO FIGURE: THE RANDY GARDNER STORY, a live autobiographical audience interactive show on the renown skater's life. Tai Babilonia and Dorothy Hamill are featured.

BWW Previews: PREVIEW 2018 at CANDLELIGHT AND DTCBWW Previews: PREVIEW 2018 at CANDLELIGHT AND DTC
January 8, 2018

Delaware's 2018 theatrical season begins on January 20 with openings at Candlelight Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co and UD REP Ensemble. An exultant time for Aisle Say. I will be reviewing REP on Thursday 19 Jan, DTC on Jan 20 and Candlelight on 21 Jan.

BWW Previews: UD REP ENSEMBLE 2nd SEASONBWW Previews: UD REP ENSEMBLE 2nd SEASON
December 28, 2017

The UD Rep Ensemble, renown for its treatment of theatre classics, is in their sweet spot with these 3 offerings to end the '17-'18 season. Get to your seat a bit early. Peruse the bios of the Creative Crew. Aisle Say does not know how PAD (Producing Artistic Director) Sandy Robbins does it, but his magic ensnares Tony Award winners in many categories.



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