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


BWW Previews: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: Aug. 31, 2017


BWW Previews: FORUM commences season at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Previews: FORUM commences season at Walnut Street Theatre
Posted: Aug. 22, 2017


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BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The PlayhouseBWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The Playhouse
Posted: Feb. 23, 2017


BWW Review: PIPPIN at The PlayhouseBWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
Posted: Mar. 9, 2017


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


BWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP EnsembleBWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP Ensemble
Posted: Mar. 7, 2017


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.

BWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASONBWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASON
July 11, 2017

In late May The Grand/Playhouse Management staged a Preview Party announcing the season in the 3 venues which includes the 300 seat baby grand. Included in the event were announcements regarding The Grand's resident companies: DE Symphony, First State Ballet and OperaDE.

BWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State TheatreBWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State Theatre
June 22, 2017

The 10th anniversary production of DE All State Theatre JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is staged at the sumptuous Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School.

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

The Bee Gees won 5 Grammys, including Album of the Year in the late '70's with the album SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. The brothers three, along with Donna Summer, ushered in the disco era, and 'Stayin' Alive' became its anthem.

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
May 19, 2017

I have great advice for The Gershwin Trust, those descendants of George and Ira who have clipped coupons all their lives by virtue of the brothers' genius and copywrite law. They wrote 17 Broadway shows. Only one, GIRL CRAZY (rewritten and renamed CRAZY FOR YOU, compiled without input from The Trust in 1992 and choreographed by Candlelight's own superstar Sue Stroman) is produced contemporarily

BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
May 5, 2017

It is always sensational news when we hear Dann Dunn is returning to Candlelight to direct and choreograph. Coming off a most recent and successful WSS at Media Theatre, Dunn opens with Gershwin's CRAZY FOR YOU on May 13th at the newly renovated Arden barn. The existing show was adapted from the original Gershwin show, GIRL CRAZY.

BWW Review: TARTUFFE at UD REP EnsembleBWW Review: TARTUFFE at UD REP Ensemble
May 2, 2017

Unconditional attention to detail has always been a signature of UD Rep. The audience is first met with the towering 17th century set with a wooden switch-back staircase rising 3 stories

BWW Review: HETTY FEATHER at Delaware Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HETTY FEATHER at Delaware Theatre Company
April 26, 2017

The performing arts has many siblings, many guises, many mutations on a theme. Is HETTY FEATHER a drama, is it a musical? Or is it a creative hybrid with no discernible niche?

BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street TheaterBWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
April 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards.

BWW Preview: ONCE at The Playhouse, 3/31BWW Preview: ONCE at The Playhouse, 3/31
March 24, 2017

The Playhouse ends a very successful season with the March 31 opening of ONCE. This year, Aisle Say's personal fav

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
March 21, 2017

After a 3-month hiatus to create a new stage at the 70-year-old barn, Candlelight opens their second season with CAMELOT. Congratulations must be extended to their non-profit board President Tom Hornung and major contributor State Senator Cathy Cloutier who called in all their chips to fund the $300,000.00 project.

BWW Preview: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Preview: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
March 13, 2017

Candlelight, the only dinner theatre in the state and indubitably the best theatrical value, opens its doors after a 3-month hiatus with CAMELOT on March 18.

BWW Review: PIPPIN at The PlayhouseBWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
March 9, 2017

There was an abundance of "Magic To Do" in PIPPIN, The Playhouse's penultimate production this season. This tour brought along skilled acrobats that dazzled the crowd not only with their Cirque de Soleil-type gymnastics but with jaw-dropping magic.



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