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BWW Review: OTHER WORLD at Delaware Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: OTHER WORLD at Delaware Theatre Company
by Rosanne DellAversano - March 31, 2022

Will the new musical OTHER WORLD continue in IRL after its premiere at Delaware Theatre Company? I sure hope so!...
BWW Review: BIG FISH at Candlelight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: BIG FISH at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - April 04, 2022

Aisle Say’s most recent review was at DE Theatre Co’s OTHER WORLD, the largest and most technically challenging production in their 45-year history. The budgets of that show versus the cost of Candlelight’s BIG FISH are as dissimilar as Mt. Kilimanjaro to Brandywine Park’s Monkey Hill....
BWW Review: OTHER WORLD at Delaware Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: OTHER WORLD at Delaware Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - March 10, 2022

In it’s 45+ years existence, Delaware Theatre Company has never mounted a production of this magnitude. Originally scheduled to open 2 years ago at Bucks County Playhouse, the world went topsy turvy....
BWW Review: MAMA MIA at Candlelight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: MAMA MIA at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - February 01, 2022

Mama Mia must be one of the greatest juke box musicals of all time. When the film came out, a colleague mentioned that Pierce Brosnan had an atrocious voice, so I passed. He had star power. That is how two of the most horrendous miscastings of movie musicals were cast; Marlon Brando in Guys and Doll...
BWW Review: LE CAVALIER RESTAURANT at Hotel DuPont Photo BWW Review: LE CAVALIER RESTAURANT at Hotel DuPont
by Greer Firestone - November 30, 2021

I have been blessed with being involved in theatre for 64 years and have critiqued the arts for 35 years. Those of a certain age will remember News Journal theatre critics Phil Crossland and Otto Dekom of the 60’s through 90’s. Phil loved every show he ever saw and every actor on stage. We all wante...
BWW Review: BEST OF CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEST OF CANDLELIGHT at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - September 28, 2021

Candlelight Theatre opens their third show of the season with an economical inhouse production of BEST OF CANDLELIGHT, a prudent decision with live theatre the world over attempting to gain financial stasis. This show has no ‘book’, saving licensing money. The show takes us down Broadway; a smorgasb...
BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW at Candlelight Music Thea Photo BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - August 09, 2021

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, is a different juke box show from Candlelight’s previous production of BEEHIVE. From the rock n’ roll of 60’s we time travel back 30- years to the American jazz pianist Waller. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern ...
BWW Review: THE WHITNEY PROJECT - A CELEBRATION OF BLACK JOY at Delaware Theatre Comp Photo BWW Review: THE WHITNEY PROJECT - A CELEBRATION OF BLACK JOY at Delaware Theatre Company
by Rosanne DellAversano - July 15, 2021

Like a family reunion, The Whitney Project - A Celebration of Black Joy brings together songs and stories, old and new, for a moment in time like no other....
BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Candlelight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - June 18, 2021

A juke box collection of hits from the 60’s where pleasant memories were evocative from that less provocative era. The production was curated such that only ‘girl groups’ or female solo artists were featured. An ensemble of singers and dancers carefully cast by Director/Choreographer Jody Anderson....
BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Capitol City Theater (Nebraska) Photo BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Capitol City Theater (Nebraska)
by Rosanne DellAversano - November 12, 2020

While scrolling on Facebook one day, I came across a post from a theater offering a streamed production of Spring Awakening. As I am a hardcore fan of the show, my interest was piqued. Then, I saw a post from a person involved with the theater asking if anyone in the Philly area would provide a revi...
BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Delaware Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Delaware Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - February 20, 2020

For those of us who have visited Ireland and basked in the bountiful love and generosity of its people, the plays of its most famous authors are striking in contrast. There are no strangers when one visits the Emerald Isle. However, the plays of Brian Friel, Sean O'Casey and John Millington Synge ar...
BWW Review: STARTER PISTOL at UD Rep Ensemble Photo BWW Review: STARTER PISTOL at UD Rep Ensemble
by Greer Firestone - February 03, 2020

For 11 years The Resident Ensemble Players of UD has produced plays of global renown. The majority of the actors have been there since the inception. Aisle Say has been privileged to attend most of them. Generally, the classics are performed; Shakespeare, Shaw, August Wilson, Alan Ayckbourn, Moliere...
BWW Review: CABARET at Candlelight Theatre Photo BWW Review: CABARET at Candlelight Theatre
by Greer Firestone - February 10, 2020

Candlelight's stunning production on CABARET forces Aisle Say to ponder if he has ever seen a more polished and thoroughly professional production at this venerable Arden barn....
BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE at City-Theater Co Photo BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE at City-Theater Co
by Greer Firestone - December 23, 2019

Founded in 1993 - and now under the artistic and musical leadership of Kerry Kristine and Joe Trainor a?" City-Theatre says close to its roots to take risks and eschew redundancy in staging PASSING STRANGE at Opera Delaware's Black Box on the Riverfront....
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Resident Theatre Co Photo BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Resident Theatre Co
by Greer Firestone - December 20, 2019

Resident Theatre Company of West Chester, in its 2nd year under the direction of Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, staged a vibrant, harmonious and poignant rendition of one of Sondheim's most difficult to stage, INTO THE WOODS....