Central Pennsylvania Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Susquehanna Stage Company BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - October 23, 2017

Tennessee Williams is perhaps one of the most well-known playwrights of the modern era. His works, just as THE GLASS MENAGERIE (one of the reviewer's favorite plays) and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE have long stood the test of time with Williams' use of relevant subject matter and interesting characters... (more...)
BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN Comes Alive at The Belmont BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN Comes Alive at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - October 23, 2017

Mary Shelley's classic tale of ego gone wrong and the devastation it wreaks comes to the Belmont, laboratory and all.... (more...)
BWW Review: Servant Stage FIRST LOOK FUNDRAISER Offers Fabulous 2018 Programming BWW Review: Servant Stage FIRST LOOK FUNDRAISER Offers Fabulous 2018 Programming
by Marakay Rogers - October 18, 2017

Area favorite Dan Deal hosted the announcement of a TITANIC 2018 season for Servant Stage Company... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Reading Blues Festival Kicks Off Fall Tradition BWW Exclusive: Reading Blues Festival Kicks Off Fall Tradition
by Tory Gates - October 15, 2017

'To understand where you're going, you gotta know where you've been.' -- Slam Allen... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS SAVAGE at Hershey Area Playhouse BWW Review: THE CURIOUS SAVAGE at Hershey Area Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - October 15, 2017

In the vast realm of theatre, there are shows of all moods and temperaments to be found. Recently, it can sometimes seem difficult to find a show that prides itself on a cast of characters that inspire nothing but joy and help to convey messages of love and self-exploration. However, this is exactly... (more...)
BWW Review: FUN HOME at Open Stage of Harrisburg BWW Review: FUN HOME at Open Stage of Harrisburg
by Christy Brooks - October 11, 2017

FUN HOME is a musical, based on the 2006 graphic memoir by the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, who is the author of the comic strip DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR. Bechdel's play tells the story of her life as she navigates through her years of childhood to adulthood, while living in the same house in a... (more...)
BWW Review: SLEUTH at Fulton Theatre BWW Review: SLEUTH at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - October 09, 2017

Mum's the word... SLEUTH is playing at The Fulton Theatre's Groff Theatre! The show is running now through Sunday, October 29th. This production is directed by Andrew Kindig and stars Warren Kelley (Andrew Wyke); Michael Ziabinger (Milo Tindle); Albert Reid (Inspector Doppler); Jack Edward (Police C... (more...)
BWW Review: BUDDY-THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater BWW Review: BUDDY-THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - September 30, 2017

Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story claims to be' the most successful rock n' roll musical of all time', and with good reason.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Oyster Mill Playhouse BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - September 25, 2017

In this day and age, musicals have transcended the limits of what they are expected to be. Shows such as DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, and HAMILTON break the traditional mold of Golden Age musicals with significant innovation that paves that way for even more creativity in this ever-evo... (more...)
BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - September 23, 2017

The Fulton Theatre should consider renaming their newest production, a musical about a man-eating plant, Big Shop of Horrors.... (more...)
BWW Review: LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg BWW Review: LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - September 19, 2017

The works of Neil Simon should come with a warning label: be prepared for a thorough, generous douse of comedy.... (more...)
BWW Review: Belmont's School LES MISERABLES is Les Fabuleux BWW Review: Belmont's School LES MISERABLES is Les Fabuleux
by Marakay Rogers - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  Keystone Theatrics At The Allenberry BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Keystone Theatrics At The Allenberry
by Christy Brooks - September 10, 2017

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER has landed at The Playhouse at Allenberry in Boiling Springs, with all the 'starstuff' required for an imaginative feast, and performed fantastically by the talented actors of Keystone Theatrics.... (more...)
BWW Review: Servant Stage Goes AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS BWW Review: Servant Stage Goes AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by Marakay Rogers - September 09, 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: DOUBT at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center BWW Review: DOUBT at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center
by Rich Mehrenberg - September 08, 2017

A long time ago, my drama professor told me that 'the surest sign of a good play is that you leave the theater thinking about something other than where you parked your car'. This particular quote nicely summarizes the strengths of Doubt, playing through September 16th at the Ephrata Performing Arts... (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre BWW Review: PIPPIN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Christy Brooks - August 27, 2017

The four-time, Tony ® award-winning musical, PIPPIN, is currently making a national tour stop at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, in Lancaster, PA.... (more...)
BWW Review: SING, SING, SWING Along With Servant Stage Company BWW Review: SING, SING, SWING Along With Servant Stage Company
by Marakay Rogers - August 22, 2017

Wally Calderon directs a revue of Forties era jazz, pop and swing classics that keep the joint jumping.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - August 16, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that strikes a chord in the most difficult audience to please: actors. As people of show business, we as actors find ourselves in a difficult position when going to see a show that is not ours; we are critical, we are hopeful, we are looking to be impressed. Often ... (more...)
BWW Review: TAKING LEAVE at Oyster Mill Playhouse BWW Review: TAKING LEAVE at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - August 16, 2017

Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill, PA, is perhaps known for their ability to bring plays previously lacking in recognition back into the public eye. Time and time again, they have proved themselves masters of the unknown, making us wonder how the theatre community has overlooked certain plays that ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP Snaps at DreamWrights BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP Snaps at DreamWrights
by Marakay Rogers - August 15, 2017

The Christie classic is back on stage. Some clever casting ideas and a great set create the mood for murder.... (more...)
BWW Review: Fall Into the RING OF FIRE at The Belmont BWW Review: Fall Into the RING OF FIRE at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - August 14, 2017

The Johnny Cash jukebox musical comes with a sizzling stage band and over thirty Cash numbers you can sing along to.... (more...)
BWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, Lancaster BWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, Lancaster
by Marakay Rogers - August 13, 2017

Reji Woods Productions offers its annual PORTRAIT OF A LADY series. The divas are back and they're bigger than ever.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Stewartstown Summer Theatre BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Stewartstown Summer Theatre
by Christy Brooks - August 08, 2017

There is the small town, Stewartstown, located in South Central PA that has been serving their community for the last 38 years in an outreach mission for the performing arts for children through the age of 18.... (more...)
BWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPAC BWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - 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!... (more...)
BWW Review: CIVIL WAR VOICES at Gettysburg Community Theatre BWW Review: CIVIL WAR VOICES at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - July 23, 2017

As the story goes, James R. Harris discovered a diary that was kept by his great-great uncle, Joe Harris, during the Civil War. The diary serves as the cornerstone of storytelling in James Harris' musical, CIVIL WAR VOICES, currently playing at Gettysburg Community Theatre.... (more...)