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Greer Firestone

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: BEST OF CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Music Theatre PhotoBWW Review: BEST OF CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: Sep. 28, 2021

BWW Previews: FANTASY TO DVORAK at First State Ballet Theatre PhotoBWW Previews: FANTASY TO DVORAK at First State Ballet Theatre
Posted: Oct. 7, 2021


BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Candlelight Music Theatre PhotoBWW Review: BEEHIVE at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: Jun. 18, 2021

Posted: Aug. 9, 2021

BWW Review: BEST OF CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Music Theatre PhotoBWW Review: BEST OF CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: Sep. 28, 2021

BWW Previews: FANTASY TO DVORAK at First State Ballet Theatre PhotoBWW Previews: FANTASY TO DVORAK at First State Ballet Theatre
Posted: Oct. 7, 2021

BWW Previews: FANTASY TO DVORAK at First State Ballet Theatre
October 7, 2021

Each time Aisle Say attends a rehearsal of First State Ballet Theatre, he is stunned by the athleticism, the precision, the synchronicity of movement, and, yes, the joy exuding from the faces of these young professionals.

BWW Review: BEST OF CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Music Theatre
September 28, 2021

Candlelight Theatre opens their third show of the season with an economical inhouse production of BEST OF CANDLELIGHT, a prudent decision with live theatre the world over attempting to gain financial stasis. This show has no ‘book’, saving licensing money. The show takes us down Broadway; a smorgasbord of solos, duets and production numbers. As previously reported, Candlelight is to be commended for being the first entertainment venue in the state to welcome back grateful guests.

August 9, 2021

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, is a different juke box show from Candlelight’s previous production of BEEHIVE. From the rock n’ roll of 60’s we time travel back 30- years to the American jazz pianist Waller. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. In 1922, at the tender age of 18, he produced his first piano roll, “Got To Cool My Doggies Now.” (I had to mention that only because the title cracked me up).

BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Candlelight Music Theatre
June 18, 2021

A juke box collection of hits from the 60’s where pleasant memories were evocative from that less provocative era. The production was curated such that only ‘girl groups’ or female solo artists were featured. An ensemble of singers and dancers carefully cast by Director/Choreographer Jody Anderson.

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.

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