Central Pennsylvania Theater Reviews
 


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...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN Rocks Hershey (But Not Enough) BWW Review: MOTOWN Rocks Hershey (But Not Enough)
by Marakay Rogers - July 23, 2017

Berry Gordy's tribute to Berry Gordy manages to squeeze in the music the show should be about.... (more...)
BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD ARMS at Oyster Mill Playhouse BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD ARMS at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to Allenberry BWW Review: SHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to Allenberry
by Marakay Rogers - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: PETER PAN Soars High at Dutch Apple BWW Review: PETER PAN Soars High at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - July 15, 2017

The classic musical has rarely looked or sounded better. Believe.... (more...)
BWW Review: Extra! NEWSIES Scoops Up Applause at the Fulton BWW Review: Extra! NEWSIES Scoops Up Applause at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - June 27, 2017

The Disney classic soars on the Fulton stage with fabulous choreography by director Marc Robin... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: AH, WILDERNESS! Sparks At Open Stage BWW Review: AH, WILDERNESS! Sparks At Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN BWW Review: EPAC Strikes Gold with CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Marakay Rogers - June 16, 2017

Martin McDonough's modern classic tragicomedy about life in the Arans is staged remarkably by EPAC.... (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season
by Marakay Rogers - 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.... (more...)
Afraid of VIRGINIA WOOLF?  Not at the Belmont, but Maybe Elsewhere? Afraid of VIRGINIA WOOLF? Not at the Belmont, but Maybe Elsewhere?
by Marakay Rogers - June 09, 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: RUTHLESS! at Gettysburg Community Theatre BWW Review: RUTHLESS! at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - June 06, 2017

Upon arriving at Gettysburg Community Theatre to see their currently running show, RUTHLESS!, I was struck by the esthetic quality of the theatre and its majestic grandeur married with the hospitality of a well-connected community atmosphere.... (more...)
BWW Review: SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster Mill Playhouse BWW Review: SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - June 05, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that manages to surprise even the most unlikely of theatre-goers. Shows that seem geared towards a certain audience sometimes prove themselves able to entertain a vast array of tastes, more than they may have expected. This is the case of SOCIAL SECURITY at Oyster ... (more...)
BWW Review: SECOND CHANCES Takes A Chance at Dutch Apple BWW Review: SECOND CHANCES Takes A Chance at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - June 02, 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: 4000 Days Loses Track of Time at the Fulton BWW Review: 4000 Days Loses Track of Time at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - June 02, 2017

Peter Quilter's drama of memory loss and relationship loss is almost too amusing and insufficiently dramatic. Good thing the acting is spectacular.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine in at Ephrata BWW Review: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine in at Ephrata
by Marakay Rogers - May 12, 2017

It's the Age of Aquarius, peace, love, and draft cards at EPAC.... (more...)

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BWW Review: 'Come On In' to ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at the Fulton BWW Review: 'Come On In' to ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - May 05, 2017

The perennial Patsy Cline jukenox musical gets a solid production at the Fulton in Lancaster. It's not high art, but it's a good time.... (more...)