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Greer Firestone

Greer Firestone has been reviewing professional theatre for 35 years. As a playwright he wrote and produced JUDY GARLAND "World's Greatest Entertainer" at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington DE. While the show was in March 2019, Greer wishes to thank Renee for her fervent promotion. He has now prepared the show either for a national/international tour of for licensing to Performing Arts Centers.Visit the site for more information. 

He founded and directs a non-profit - Heart In The Game - to give FREE EKG screenings to DE students. During the events, training in CPR/AED is administered. The mission is to make DE the "Heart Healthiest" state!



BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Resident Theatre Co PhotoBWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Resident Theatre Co
Posted: Dec. 20, 2019

Posted: Nov. 15, 2019

BWW Review: CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Theatre PhotoBWW Review: CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Theatre
Posted: Nov. 26, 2019

BWW Review: CABARET at Candlelight Theatre PhotoBWW Review: CABARET at Candlelight Theatre
Posted: Feb. 10, 2020

BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Delaware Theatre Company PhotoBWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Delaware Theatre Company
Posted: Feb. 20, 2020

BWW Interview: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at Grand Opera House avail PhotoBWW Interview: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at Grand Opera House available for licensing
Posted: May. 4, 2020

BWW Previews: THE NUTCRACKER at First State Ballet Theatre PhotoBWW Previews: THE NUTCRACKER at First State Ballet Theatre
Posted: Dec. 16, 2019

June 4, 2020

103,000 deathsa??and counting, and still we want live theatre to return. More than 40 million Americans filed for first time unemployment benefits, and still we want live theatre to return. Consumer spending ground to a halt in the past 2 months, and that's a massive problem for the spending-addicted US economy; 14% down in April, equivalent to $1.9 trillion lost. And yet, we still want live theatre to return.

BWW Interview: AD Bob Kelly of Candlelight Theatre
May 13, 2020

There is no one in the tri-state region with more live theater experience than Bob Kelly, Artistic Director at Candlelight Dinner Theatre. Founded in 1969 by John and Lena O'Toole and Julian and Annabelle Borris, it quickly became a nexus for hundreds of aspiring actors, where all were inspired to self-invent and where ambition was oxygen.

BWW Interview: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at Grand Opera House available for licensing
May 4, 2020

New Book musical JUDY GARLAND 'World's Greatest Entertainer' available for licensing. The musical stars Judy, Liza, Frank and Dean singing 24 Great American Songbook tunes

May 4, 2020

Convulsive events happen. Sometimes they turn from considerable to colossal. The implications generally tend to take years to play out and, in worse cases, spiral into unpredictable and unintended consequences.

BWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Sandy Robbins of UD REP
May 4, 2020

This is the 3rd of Aisle Say's interviews with local arts professionals. Each organization has similar overarching concerns of cancellations, lost revenues, refunds, donations, personnel anxiety and the preposterous nightmare of rescheduling in uncertainty. On the other hand, each have specific issues relevant to their own procedures and organizational structures.

BWW Interview: Greer Firestone: STEPS TO OVERCOME CRISIS for Every Performing Arts Group
May 4, 2020

When Shakespeare's career was interrupted by the Black Plague, the Bard and his colleagues did three things: a?oeThey made plans for what they were going to do when theatres reopened. They toured the provinces, sold props, costumes, bundled plays and sold thema?"that's how the First Folio got made. And they went to the King and said, 'Help! History shows how confidence and point of view served Shakespeare and his company well.

BWW Interview: Kristina Kambalov of FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE at Grand Opera House
April 20, 2020

With no performing arts to review, Aisle Say has taken to interviewing arts professionals. Here is a conversation with Kristina Kambalov, co-founder and ED of First State Ballet Theatre. (Go the bottom of the column for previous chats). In March Aisle Say celebrated' his 63rd year in Delaware performing arts as actor, producer, director, playwright and theatre critic. An organization that has a sweet spot in my heart is First State Ballet Theatre.

BWW Interview: Bud Martin - DEALING WITH COVID-19 at Delaware Theatre Company
April 14, 2020

Who would have imagined my 73rd birthday would have been so calamitous? Yes, that was the day the world changed for all of us. 'Normality' will never be the same. There will be fond memories of yesteryear sequestered in your hippocampus. (A brief 2 wks ago).

BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Delaware Theatre Company
February 20, 2020

For those of us who have visited Ireland and basked in the bountiful love and generosity of its people, the plays of its most famous authors are striking in contrast. There are no strangers when one visits the Emerald Isle. However, the plays of Brian Friel, Sean O'Casey and John Millington Synge are rife with meditation, mourning and melancholy. (The latter author's 'Playboy of the Western Worlda?? caused riots in Dublin when initially staged in 1907. When the actors came to America in 1911, they were jailed).

BWW Previews: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Playhouse
February 17, 2020

Aisle Say loves the ludicrous, is passionate for the preposterous, seeks the non-sequiturs, fancies the fool headed. Bring on LEND ME A TENOR, SPAMALOT, THE IMAGINARY INVALID and others of that genre.

BWW Review: STARTER PISTOL at UD Rep Ensemble
February 3, 2020

For 11 years The Resident Ensemble Players of UD has produced plays of global renown. The majority of the actors have been there since the inception. Aisle Say has been privileged to attend most of them. Generally, the classics are performed; Shakespeare, Shaw, August Wilson, Alan Ayckbourn, Moliere, Tennessee Williams and the like.

BWW Review: CABARET at Candlelight Theatre
February 10, 2020

Candlelight's stunning production on CABARET forces Aisle Say to ponder if he has ever seen a more polished and thoroughly professional production at this venerable Arden barn.

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE at City-Theater Co
December 23, 2019

Founded in 1993 - and now under the artistic and musical leadership of Kerry Kristine and Joe Trainor a?" City-Theatre says close to its roots to take risks and eschew redundancy in staging PASSING STRANGE at Opera Delaware's Black Box on the Riverfront.

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Resident Theatre Co
December 20, 2019

Resident Theatre Company of West Chester, in its 2nd year under the direction of Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, staged a vibrant, harmonious and poignant rendition of one of Sondheim's most difficult to stage, INTO THE WOODS.

BWW Previews: THE NUTCRACKER at First State Ballet Theatre
December 16, 2019

Aisle Say had the opportunity to visit a rehearsal for First State Ballet Theatre's NUTCRACKER at The Grand on December 21 and 22.

BWW Feature: GRACE FIELD IN CONCERT at Milton Theatre
December 9, 2019

race Field, member of the  Broadway Inspirational Voices, 'graced' the stage at Milton Theatre last month. Appearing in a one-woman show with music director Charlie Alterman, she of the soaring, ethereal voice and Greek Goddess hair, Field had the packed house swooning over her Best of Broadway list of songs.

BWW Review: CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Theatre
November 26, 2019

Candlelight welcomes in the season with CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT, showcasing a variety of familiar 'chestnuts' and some not frequently heard. It is a nostalgic look at Christmas, focusing on family, friendship, community, children, and loved ones who are especially missed during the holidays.

BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Walnut Street Theatre
November 25, 2019

SHREK, THE MUSICAL may not be the (self-described) greatest fairy tale ever told, but it is one of the most joyous, cheerful and animated musicals I've seen in years. (I say animated for it is taken from the DreamWorks film SHREK). The cast, the costumes, the sets and the music make this #1 in my years of reviewing Walnut Street.

November 15, 2019

What has Sandy Robbins accomplished in two decades at UD? Our state has a theatre group equal to The Guthrie in Minneapolis, the Arena Stage in DC and the McCarter Stage in Princeton, among others; venues renown as the greatest of American performance stages.

November 7, 2019

The year is 1960. The place is Aldersgate Church Canteen on a Saturday night. Springer Jr. High student Greer Firestone is in attendance along with most of his classmates. #1. The DJ intones 'ladies choice' and spins a?oeWill You Still Love Me Tomorrowa?? by The Shirelles. #2. The girls swarm to form a line in front of Firestone in faint hopes of being enraptured by his rakish, boyish charm.

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