Rich Mehrenberg was introduced to the magic of theater when he played "The Boy" in his first grade class production of "The Giving Tree". It has been a long term love affair ever since. He enjoys being both on stage and in the audience of Central Pennsylvania theaters and beyond.
Will Rogers wore many hats. He was a radio personality, newspaper columnist, movie star, public speaker, and presidential candidate. All of these roles and more are brought to life in his bio-musical, The Will Rogers Follies playing now at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.BWW Review: EVITA at Fulton Theatre September 20, 2019
The Man Who Came to Dinner is a fun and funny, old-fashioned romp. Led by Ed Fernandez, the seasoned cast of 20 present an energetic and dynamic night of theater. Fernandez stars as radio personality and houseguest from Hell, Sheridan Whiteside. Whiteside slips on the ice outside the Stanley residence and is forced to recuperate among the 'common folk'. Fernandez plays a great curmudgeon yet knows when to pull it in to make the character more well-rounded and less cartoonish.BWW Review: EVITA at Susquehanna Stage Company July 20, 2019
This Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera is a fine example of the type of full-scale show that this new area is designed to highlight. A cast of close to forty performers and a nine-piece orchestra fit comfortably within its generous prosceniumBWW Review: PIPPIN at Ephrata Performing Arts Center July 19, 2019
Tolpegin is magnificent in her portrayal. So often...an actor's depiction of mental illness is totally externalized...sobbing hysterical laughter, jerky body movements. Tolpegin doesn't rely on such tricks. We learn about her through her dialogue and song, but we are not always privy to her private internal struggles and suffering. This is the difference between a caricature and a character.BWW Review: COMPANY at Susquehanna Stage Company May 11, 2019
I Am My Own Wife is a true life tale of survival. The biographical play tells the story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte is a transgendered museum curator who built herself a life of strength, acceptance, and understanding in Nazi Germany.BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Resident Theater Company March 31, 2019
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a show that is both fun and funny. The Resident Theater Company has once again upped their game and produced a very high quality show. Their tagline of 'NY Theatre in West Chester' is no mere hyperbole. BWW Review: ONCE at Fulton Theatre March 23, 2019
Dutch Apple emphasizes the amazing in their current production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show is a dazzling spectacular of sight, sound, and movement.BWW Review: DOUBT at Theatre Harrisburg March 8, 2019
Theatre Harrisburg's Doubt is a profound, thoughtful and timely night of theater. The horrendous accusations of sexual abuse within the clergy is as relevant today as it was during the show's fictional 1960's Catholic school setting.