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


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Posted: Sep. 9, 2017


BWW Interview: Creative Team Speaks on IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST at the FultonBWW Interview: Creative Team Speaks on IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST at the Fulton
Posted: Aug. 26, 2017


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Posted: Jul. 20, 2017


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Posted: Jun. 2, 2017


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

Multiple schools from central Pennsylvania contributed cast to the Belmont's LES MISERABLES. They're clearly the cream of the area crop, with great singing and acting chops to match the set.

BWW Review: Servant Stage Goes AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYSBWW Review: Servant Stage Goes AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
September 9, 2017

Mark Brown's stage adaptation of the Jules Verne classic races across the stage with local favorite Dan Deal playing Phileas Fogg, the adventurer hero.

BWW Interview: Creative Team Speaks on IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST at the FultonBWW Interview: Creative Team Speaks on IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST at the Fulton
August 26, 2017

A developing musical was given the opportunity to run a public workshop at The Fulton to see audience reaction. The book, lyric, and music writers speak up on the need for workshops and how they help shape musicals.

BWW Review: SING, SING, SWING Along With Servant Stage CompanyBWW Review: SING, SING, SWING Along With Servant Stage Company
August 22, 2017

Wally Calderon directs a revue of Forties era jazz, pop and swing classics that keep the joint jumping.

BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP Snaps at DreamWrightsBWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP Snaps at DreamWrights
August 15, 2017

The Christie classic is back on stage. Some clever casting ideas and a great set create the mood for murder.

BWW Review: Fall Into the RING OF FIRE at The BelmontBWW Review: Fall Into the RING OF FIRE at The Belmont
August 14, 2017

The Johnny Cash jukebox musical comes with a sizzling stage band and over thirty Cash numbers you can sing along to.

BWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, LancasterBWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, Lancaster
August 13, 2017

Reji Woods Productions offers its annual PORTRAIT OF A LADY series. The divas are back and they're bigger than ever.

BWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPACBWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPAC
July 29, 2017

It's bigger than a beehive, it's louder than a transistor radio - it's HAIRSPRAY at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Welcome to the Sixties!

BWW Review: Singer Songwriter Naomi Wachira in ConcertBWW Review: Singer Songwriter Naomi Wachira in Concert
July 28, 2017

The Kenyan - by way of Seattle - singer-songwriter kicked off her 2017 tour in grand style in a small courtyard garden.

BWW Review: MOTOWN Rocks Hershey (But Not Enough)BWW Review: MOTOWN Rocks Hershey (But Not Enough)
July 23, 2017

Berry Gordy's tribute to Berry Gordy manages to squeeze in the music the show should be about.

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD ARMS at Oyster Mill PlayhouseBWW Review: HOLLYWOOD ARMS at Oyster Mill Playhouse
July 21, 2017

Carol Burnett's turn as playwright is on the Oyster Mill stage, and Aliza Bardfeld is dying to make you laugh about it.

BWW Review: SHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to AllenberryBWW Review: SHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to Allenberry
July 20, 2017

Keystone Theatrics and Artistic Director Dustin LeBlanc have revived theatre at Allenberry after an absence from the scene. Things are looking up and not just in Duloc.

BWW Review: PETER PAN Soars High at Dutch AppleBWW Review: PETER PAN Soars High at Dutch Apple
July 15, 2017

The classic musical has rarely looked or sounded better. Believe.

BWW Review: Extra! NEWSIES Scoops Up Applause at the FultonBWW Review: Extra! NEWSIES Scoops Up Applause at the Fulton
June 27, 2017

The Disney classic soars on the Fulton stage with fabulous choreography by director Marc Robin

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The BelmontBWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
June 23, 2017

Can a disco diva save a convent choir from the pits? Put on your dancing shoes and boogie like you've never boogied in church at The Belmont's SISTER ACT.

BWW Review: AH, WILDERNESS! Sparks At Open StageBWW Review: AH, WILDERNESS! Sparks At Open Stage
June 23, 2017

The Fourth of July has never been quite like it was at the Miller house. Donald Alsedek retires from directing on a high with this production of the O'Neill classic.

BWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAANBWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
June 16, 2017

Martin McDonough's modern classic tragicomedy about life in the Arans is staged remarkably by EPAC.

BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare SeasonBWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season
June 16, 2017

In a busy year for Shakespeare in Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company gives the Scottish Play some twists and turns for the summer's biggest production.

Afraid of VIRGINIA WOOLF?  Not at the Belmont, but Maybe Elsewhere?Afraid of VIRGINIA WOOLF? Not at the Belmont, but Maybe Elsewhere?
June 9, 2017

A recent successful local production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF is almost overshadowed by the discovery that Edward Albee's greatest play is racially restricted.

BWW Review: SECOND CHANCES Takes A Chance at Dutch AppleBWW Review: SECOND CHANCES Takes A Chance at Dutch Apple
June 2, 2017

Behind the scenes at a Florida thrift shop lurks a new beginning for more than merchandise. Dutch Apple's own Tom Prather bases a musical on his own experience with thrift shops and with life.



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