Marakay Rogers

Marakay Rogers

 America's most uncoordinated childhood ballet and tap student before discovering that her talents were music and writing, Marakay Rogers finally traded in her violin for law school when she realized that she might make more money in law than she did performing with the Potomac Symphony and in orchestra pits around the mid-Atlantic. Unfortunately, she forgot to factor in the student loan repayments! She has never recovered from being chewed out by Terrence Mann in public for hanging up her bow. 


A graduate of Wilson College (PA), Marakay is also a writer, film reviewer and interviewer. Additionally, as of 2014, she serves as vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. and is a member of GALECA. 


She's also taught college-level communications, writing, theatre criticism and English literature classes, has received multiple writing awards  for several small-press novels, and is listed in Marquis' "Who's Who in America".  She has done additional post-collegiate English and drama studies coursework with Open University (UK) in drama and literature.


Her junior high English teacher was Broadway star Katrina Yaukey's mother, Kay Yaukey.  (Her high school math teacher was Ordean Yaukey, Katrina Yaukey's father, but between Marakay's mother, an editor, and Katrina's mother, English won out.) Marakay is senior theatre critic for Central Pennsylvania and a senior editor for BWWBooksWorld as well as a classical music reviewer. In her free time, Marakay practices law and often gets it right.



 


 


 




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: Swear on HAND TO GOD for Laughs at EPACBWW Review: Swear on HAND TO GOD for Laughs at EPAC
Posted: Jun. 14, 2018


BWW Review: DEATH BY DESIGN Brings Laughs at Oyster MillBWW Review: DEATH BY DESIGN Brings Laughs at Oyster Mill
Posted: Jun. 14, 2018


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BWW Review: OLIVER! Glorious OLIVER! at The BelmontBWW Review: OLIVER! Glorious OLIVER! at The Belmont
Posted: Nov. 24, 2017


BWW Review: Extra! NEWSIES Scoops Up Applause at the Fulton Extra! NEWSIES Scoops Up Applause at the Fulton
Posted: Jun. 27, 2017


BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The BelmontBWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
Posted: Jun. 23, 2017


BWW Review: SHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to AllenberrySHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to Allenberry
Posted: Jul. 20, 2017


BWW Review: Belmont's School LES MISERABLES is Les FabuleuxBWW Review: Belmont's School LES MISERABLES is Les Fabuleux
Posted: Sep. 18, 2017


BWW Review: PETER PAN Soars High at Dutch AppleBWW Review: PETER PAN Soars High at Dutch Apple
Posted: Jul. 15, 2017


BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at GamutBWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Gamut
Posted: Nov. 7, 2017


BWW Review: Swear on HAND TO GOD for Laughs at EPACBWW Review: Swear on HAND TO GOD for Laughs at EPAC
June 14, 2018

Can a church puppet be possessed by Satan himself, or is it just helping a teen express himself... badly?

BWW Review: DEATH BY DESIGN Brings Laughs at Oyster MillBWW Review: DEATH BY DESIGN Brings Laughs at Oyster Mill
June 14, 2018

When an actress, a playwright, and their friends all wind up at the star's country house unexpectedly, there are killer laughs in store.

BWW Review: COLLECTIVE RAGE Catches Fire at Open StageBWW Review: COLLECTIVE RAGE Catches Fire at Open Stage
May 3, 2018

When you hear the title COLLECTIVE RAGE and understand that the play you're to see may be feminist, queer, or both, you might picture angry women screaming about men, God, the universe, or almost anything. Once you see that the full title is COLLECTIVE RAGE: A TALE IN FIVE BETTIES, you might warm up to the idea that the play might not be so very angry. If you were to read the entire subtitle, which you're best off reading on the program and not here, and start laughing about Ernest Shackleton and comparing the Antarctic to genitalia, you will certainly realize you're face to face with comedy.

BWW Review: A Darkly Funny FUN HOME at EphrataBWW Review: A Darkly Funny FUN HOME at Ephrata
May 3, 2018

EPAC strikes again, with Alison Bechdel's black humor, Jeanine Tesori's music, the direction of Ed Fernandez, and a heavy dose of truth.

BWW Review: A Harrowing ANNE FRANK at the BelmontBWW Review: A Harrowing ANNE FRANK at the Belmont
April 18, 2018

The Belmont's production lets audiences feel as if they're living in Anne Frank's hiding place.

BWW Review: TAFE's CINDERELLA, A MUSICAL Dances Its Way Across the StageBWW Review: TAFE's CINDERELLA, A MUSICAL Dances Its Way Across the Stage
April 14, 2018

TAFE's mission is to be theatre for everyone. Its CINDERELLA does that with stage magic, not a fairy godmother.

BWW Review: Gamut's Educational Outreach: Fun, Not Just SmartBWW Review: Gamut's Educational Outreach: Fun, Not Just Smart
April 14, 2018

Some shows are too good to be hidden in a school project!

BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Sparkle at Servant StageBWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Sparkle at Servant Stage
March 29, 2018

The Sixties are back in Lancaster, leading up to a youth production of JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT in May.

BWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND Sparkles at Oyster MillBWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND Sparkles at Oyster Mill
March 9, 2018

The classic play-turned-film is no clone at Oyster Mill, where it has a life of its own

BWW Review: Go INTO THE WOODS at the Belmont TheatreBWW Review: Go INTO THE WOODS at the Belmont Theatre
February 24, 2018

The Sondheim send-up of fairy tales takes on new life at the Belmont, with an evil witch that's a delight to meet.

BWW Review: OUR TOWN Is a Lot Like Us, At GamutBWW Review: OUR TOWN Is a Lot Like Us, At Gamut
February 18, 2018

Tom Weaver brings a witty, properly non-styled production of Wilder's classic play to the Gamut stage.

BWW Review: Go to GO BACK FOR MURDER at Oyster MillBWW Review: Go to GO BACK FOR MURDER at Oyster Mill
February 3, 2018

There's nothing like seeing a theatre do what it does best. When it comes to Oyster Mill, it's Agatha Christie.

SOMETHING ROTTEN is Fresh at Hershey TheatreSOMETHING ROTTEN is Fresh at Hershey Theatre
January 27, 2018

The Bottom Brothers are struggling to compete with rock star playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Can they come out on the cutting edge of the 1590s or will they stay bottom forever?

BWW Review: Laughs at The Belmont With PLAZA SUITEBWW Review: Laughs at The Belmont With PLAZA SUITE
January 18, 2018

Director Joel Persing takes you to Neil Simon's infamous Suite 719, where anything can -- and does -- go on.

BWW Review: GALLATHEA Brings Happiness All Around At GamutBWW Review: GALLATHEA Brings Happiness All Around At Gamut
January 18, 2018

As the show's producers advertise, love is love is love, even when it's pre-Shakespearian comedy. Love wins out over virgin-eating monsters in the middle of Tudor England in GALLATHEA.

BWW Review: A Green Light for THE OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO CHRISTMASBWW Review: A Green Light for THE OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO CHRISTMAS
December 19, 2017

Servant Stage delivers another helping of what it does best: singing, dancing, preserving tradition, and bringing on the fun in theatre.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brightens Season at TAFEBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brightens Season at TAFE
December 13, 2017

TAFE, Theatre Arts for Everyone, puts on a big, bright, shiny A CHRISTMAS CAROL

BWW Review: OLIVER! Glorious OLIVER! at The BelmontBWW Review: OLIVER! Glorious OLIVER! at The Belmont
November 24, 2017

Director Rene Staub brings the Dickens and Leonard Bart classic to the Belmont mainstage. Jeff Gilbert's Fagin steals wallets, jewelry, and the show, but don't miss the women's singing in this production.

BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at GamutBWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Gamut
November 7, 2017

Director Clark Nicholson gives the Tennessee Williams classic fresh life and a sterling cast.

BWW Review: JEEVES INTERVENES at Oyster MillBWW Review: JEEVES INTERVENES at Oyster Mill
November 6, 2017

Jeff Wasileski reprises his role as the greatest valet of all time in Oyster Mill's latest production



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