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.
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.BWW Review: LUCKY STIFF at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre February 16, 2019
You might not be familiar with the latest Dutch Apple production, Lucky Stiff. The 1988, Off-Broadway show might best be described as 2 parts Weekend at Bernie's, 1 part Brewster's Millions, with a splash of The Bucket List thrown in for good measures. Those who appreciate broad, farcical comedies will also probably enjoy this show.BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Fulton Theatre February 16, 2019
The Dutch Apple production of Stand By Your Man provides a non-glamorized portrayal of one of country music's biggest icons. The performances are very strong within a script that could still use a little work.BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Gettysburg Community Theatre January 13, 2019
I am so thrilled to report that director Greg Trax and his company completely nailed this show from beginning to end in this production at the Gettysburg Community Theatre.