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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 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: WIZARD OF OZ at The PlayhouseBWW Review: WIZARD OF OZ at The Playhouse
Posted: Nov. 16, 2017


BWW Review: DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: Nov. 21, 2017


BWW Review: DARE TO BE BLACK: THE JACK JOHNSON STORY at DE Theatre CompanyBWW Review: DARE TO BE BLACK: THE JACK JOHNSON STORY at DE Theatre Company
Posted: Nov. 6, 2017


BWW Previews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City-TheaterBWW Previews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City-Theater
Posted: Nov. 14, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: LIZZIE at City-TheaterBWW Review: LIZZIE at City-Theater
Posted: Sep. 13, 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: 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: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: Sep. 22, 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: DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Candlelight Music Theatre
November 21, 2017

Candlelight Music Theatre- already the best theatrical value in the state - pulled out all the stops for this captivating production of DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

BWW Review: WIZARD OF OZ at The PlayhouseBWW Review: WIZARD OF OZ at The Playhouse
November 16, 2017

The yellow brick road landed at The Playhouse last evening and its fellow travelers, Dorothy, Lion, Scarecrow and Tinman (plus an indubitably compliant Toto) will be here through November 19.

BWW Previews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City-TheaterBWW Previews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City-Theater
November 14, 2017

From 1957's WEST SIDE STORY Stephen Sondheim's genius changed Broadway. FORUM, LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (all songs done in waltz time), COMPANY, ASSASSINS, the list is towering and it is treasured.

BWW Review: DARE TO BE BLACK: THE JACK JOHNSON STORY at DE Theatre CompanyBWW Review: DARE TO BE BLACK: THE JACK JOHNSON STORY at DE Theatre Company
November 6, 2017

At the height of the Jim Crow era, Jack Johnson became heavyweight champ in 1908. But Johnson was no Uncle Tom, in fact he was the antithesis, railing and raging against racist whites who would dare challenge both his fame and his manhood.

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

From playing Dorothy at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati one month to a national tour the next, Kalie Kaimann found her yellow brick road. You never know, you never know.

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

First State Ballet Theatre - the only professional ballet company in the state announces its '17-'18 season. I have had the privilege of seeing the majority of their performances over these 17 years.

BWW Review: SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS at Walnut Street Theatre
October 11, 2017

Florence Foster Jenkins' life was a once in a lifetime phenomenon. Meryl played the part in the movie with Simon Helberg (better known as Howard in THE BIG BANG THEORY) portraying her accompanist Cosme McMoon.

BWW Review: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at UD REP EnsembleBWW Review: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at UD REP Ensemble
October 2, 2017

UD Rep Ensemble by and large stages classics: Shakespeare, Moliere, Bernard Shaw, Tennessee Williams, etc. Plays become classics due to their timeless quality and universal truths; truths that lived, for example, in Shakespeare's time as they do today. The immediacy of live theatre brings these principals to life before our eyes.

BWW Previews: NEW YEAR'S EVE with LURAY PRODUCTIONS at Minquadale Memorial HallBWW Previews: NEW YEAR'S EVE with LURAY PRODUCTIONS at Minquadale Memorial Hall
October 2, 2017

Luray Productions and Club Phred, a perfect match for New Year's Eve 2017. Lois Parker, founder and producer of successful Golden Oldie events, teams with Club Phred, a self-proclaimed Rock n Roll Event to tear down the house at their 5th annual New Year's Eve celebration.

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

Aisle Say has seen hundreds of shows. Never have I experienced such an overwhelming amalgam of sound and light, FX and empathy, soaring and captivating voices singing gorgeous melodies, as in this performance of SOMETHING WICKED COMES THIS WAY.

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music Theatre
September 22, 2017

FUNNY GIRL established Barbra Streisand's career and People became her signature song. It is performed rarely so Candlelight's current production is an excellent chance to add to your musical theatre bucket list.

BWW Review: FORUM at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: FORUM at Walnut Street Theatre
September 20, 2017

Roman playwright Plautius (251-183 BC) wrote farces entitled Pseudolus and Miles Gloriosus; coincidentally, two of the characters in the show. This ancient's inspiration became a gold mine for in 1962 for Composer/Lyricist Stephen Sondheim and authors Burt Shrevelove and Larry Gelbart of M A S H fame. The title derives from a line often used by vaudevillian comedians to begin a bit: a funny thing happened on the way to the theatre .

BWW Review: LIZZIE at City-TheaterBWW Review: LIZZIE at City-Theater
September 13, 2017

Aisle Say would never be so trite as to suggest the goth-rock musical LIZZIE, now playing 'live' at City-Theatre is a 'killer' or 'cutting edge' or 'slays the audience'. Of course not. I am much too circumspect and erudite to cave to formulaic nonsense.

BWW Previews: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music Theatre
August 31, 2017

Aisle Say - your bottomless cistern of institutional theatrical memory in Delaware - cannot recall if FUNNY GIRL has ever been performed here

BWW Previews: FORUM commences season at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Previews: FORUM commences season at Walnut Street Theatre
August 22, 2017

The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is America's Oldest Theatre. It is also the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark. With more than 55,000 season ticket holders, the Walnut is also the most subscribed theatre company in the world!

BWW Previews: UD REP ENSEMBLE '17-'18 SEASON at UD REP EnsembleBWW Previews: UD REP ENSEMBLE '17-'18 SEASON at UD REP Ensemble
August 10, 2017

Since 2008 UD Rep Ensemble has been the consistent quintessential professional theatre in the state. Never in either talent or creative (costumes, set, sound, lighting and wigs, yes wigs), have they staged anything but the most thrilling live theatre. I have zero clue how they do it on a general public ticket price for $28, but they do. Every show is Broadway quality, period!

BWW Previews: LIZZIE at City-TheaterBWW Previews: LIZZIE at City-Theater
August 2, 2017

Of course, City-Theatre would be THE group to premiere LIZZIE, a sizzling rock opera based on the 19th century legend surrounding notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women. 1 rock band. 40 whacks. Year after year this band of theatrical malcontents/troubadours continue to entertain and engage audiences with their vanguard productions, bizarre creative staging and in your face audience interaction.

BWW Previews: THE HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR at The PlayhouseBWW Previews: THE HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR at The Playhouse
July 31, 2017

"Fifty years ago, I never imagined The Cowsills would still be playing in front of appreciative audiences" says Bob Cowsill, leader of one of the 6 groups in The Happy Together Tour coming to The Playhouse on August 7.

BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
July 22, 2017

Great actors immerse themselves in their character such that one cannot consider anyone else playing the role. They study the writer's words to develop a full sense of character; bringing to life every shade and every nuance. Could you conceive anyone else but Pacino playing Michael Corleone or anyone else but Streep in SOPHIE'S CHOICE? No, of course not.

BWW Previews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
July 11, 2017

Ah, we all love rom coms. But decades prior to the term becoming part of contemporary lexicon. there was BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Those of a certain baby boomer age all know Robert Redford and Jane Fonda were in the movie. However, we must stretch back even farther to see that the Sundance Kid and Elizabeth Ashley premiered the show on Broadway in (cough) 1963.



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