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.



 


 


 




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Posted: Jun. 23, 2017


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Posted: Sep. 18, 2017


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

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN Comes Alive at The BelmontBWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN Comes Alive at The Belmont
October 23, 2017

Mary Shelley's classic tale of ego gone wrong and the devastation it wreaks comes to the Belmont, laboratory and all.

BWW Review: Servant Stage FIRST LOOK FUNDRAISER Offers Fabulous 2018 ProgrammingBWW Review: Servant Stage FIRST LOOK FUNDRAISER Offers Fabulous 2018 Programming
October 18, 2017

Area favorite Dan Deal hosted the announcement of a TITANIC 2018 season for Servant Stage Company

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!



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