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BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at The Belmont Theatre
April 23, 2022

Attempting to produce a show adapted into an award-winning film is challenging. With audience members continually comparing the performance to highly acclaimed actors, it takes a brave director and a confident cast to pull off Steel Magnolias. Jack Hartmann (director) should be applauded for rising to the challenge and creating a wonderful night at The Belmont Theatre's interactive black box environment.

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Fulton Theatre
April 10, 2022

Whether you know all the songs of Leiber & Stoller or only a few, there is something for everyone in the Fulton Theatre's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe.

BWW Review: NOW AND THEN at The Belmont Theatre
March 20, 2022


BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at The Belmont Theatre
February 20, 2022

When the audience starts singing along, one can't help but have a good time! Mamma Mia is always a crowd favorite and Belmont Theatre's production was no exception. With catchy ABBA tunes, fun dance numbers, and some slapstick comedy, this local community theater tackled a challenging show.

BWW Review: ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 at Susquehanna Stage
December 5, 2021

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 tells the remarkable story of a World War I moment of peace. Based on a true story, writer Peter Rothstein uses traditional musical numbers and personal letters to tell the story of British soldiers fighting on the front lines against the Germans. As the story unfolds, the audience learns that the Pope has requested a Christmas truce and the British have refused to agree. Against orders and after much song and frivolity from the trenches, the soldiers dare to step out into no-man's land and a weird and wonderful Christmas celebration occurs.

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Belmont Theatre
November 21, 2021

When attempting to produce a classic show where audience members not only know the story but can sing along with all the songs, theatre companies are left with only two choices: one, do something unique and unexpected, or two, stick to the script and knock it out of the park.

BWW Review: CABARET at Susquehanna Stage
October 23, 2021

A wild ride of naughty night club numbers, love affairs, and smuggling, overshadowed by the rise of Nazi power in Germany, create a night filled with strong and mixed emotions. Susquehanna Stage's production of Cabaret captured this spirit and entertained theater goers.

BWW Review: NEVERMORE at Gretna Theatre
October 2, 2021

The mysterious, supernatural, and dramatic energy that characterizes the work of Edgar Allen Poe was superbly captured in Gretna Theatre's production of Nevermore. Six popular stories, adapted into powerful monologues and performed in a unique outdoor environment, captivated and haunted theatre goers.

BWW Previews: NEVERMORE: THE FANTASTIC TERRORS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE at Gretna Theatre
September 27, 2021

Gretna Theatre, in keeping with their reputation for creating unique and innovative productions, brings to life an interactive theatrical experience based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Tackling the multitude of delays and disruptions caused by the pandemic, Gretna Theatre has managed to successfully produce a season filled with laughter, mayhem, and even a few circus arts. As one of the nation's oldest running summer theatres, the season's end is coming near. Instead of winding down, they have opted for a challenging format and exploration into new territory.

BWW Review: THE MIRACLE WORKER at The Belmont Theatre
September 19, 2021

Live theater is back in York, PA. The Belmont Theatre is known for producing high quality professional shows. Although stalled by the pandemic, this community theatre is now back in full force.

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Susquehanna Stage
September 11, 2021

Hang on to your seat and do your best to keep up! Susquehanna Stage's production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, is beyond fast-paced, verging on breakneck speed.

BWW Review: DINO! AN EVENING WITH DEAN MARTIN at Gretna Theatre
August 27, 2021

Travel back in time to the glory days of the nightclub crooner. Dino! An Evening with Dean Martin at Gretna Theatre creates an intimate atmosphere to relive Dino fan favorites and immerse the audience in days gone by.

BWW Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
August 9, 2021

An afternoon of great company, good food, and a cute funny show is a great combination. Grumpy Old Men is a fun comedy with a hysterical script that is perfectly suited for dinner theatre. Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre's 2020 production was unfortunately halted due to the pandemic and has now been brought back with many returning talented cast members.

BWW Review: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES at Gretna Theatre
August 8, 2021

Who is murdering the Baskervilles? Gretna Theatre's production of The Hound of the Baskervilles is a fast paced campy comedy with quick changes and hilarious blunders.

BWW Review: FOLLIES at Susquehanna Stage
July 24, 2021

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BWW Review: THE GREAT DUBOIS at Gretna Theatre
June 25, 2021

Is it a circus, vaudeville act, dance show, or stand-up comedy? Whatever you want to call it, The Great DuBois performance at Gretna Theatre is highly entertaining and wonderful for the whole family.

BWW Review: NOISES OFF at Susquehanna Stage
June 14, 2021

What is more entertaining, the performance on stage or the dramedy behind the scenes? Inspired by watching one of his own productions from backstage, playwright Michael Frayn's Noises Off provides the audience with a glimpse of the chaos that occurs during rehearsals and the potential pitfalls happening offstage.

BWW Review: STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS at Gretna Theatre
March 29, 2021

This is what theatre is for! After months relying on old movies and puzzles, I'd nearly forgotten the power of a live show. While still virtual, this theatre production captured the true spirit of the stage. The audience was transformed to different worlds, laughing out loud, and forgetting everything else. Gretna Theatre's Special Event 'Stream of Consciousness' was a brilliant way to kick off the new season and remind us why we love the theatre.