“Deathtrap” at Bucks County Playhouse is well done

Deathtrap at Bucks County Playhouse. Photo by Mandee Kuenzle.One of Broadway's most popular mystery- comedy- thrillers, Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," was recently at the Bucks County Playhouse. First seen in 1978, and later as a film in 1982, "Deathtrap" ran for nearly four years on Broadway.

Menopause the Musical sweetens the pot

Menopause the Musical"Menopause the Musical" was in Trenton at the War Memorial Theater. The four very talented and accomplished women from the national touring company dazzled and delighted the small but vocally appreciative audience for 90 plus minutes with highly entertaining jokes, gags, and of course, music about - what else - Menopause.

“South Pacific” at Paper Mill Playhouse was terrific

Scene from "South Pacific" at Paper Mill PlayhouseThe Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn brought us a ripping good production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific." Based upon the collected stories of James A. Michener, "Tales of the South Pacific," the musical introduces us to the young men and women from small towns and cities around the United States in the 1940s.

“The Wild Party” at Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township hosts LGBT...

The Wild Party at thr Ritz Theatre"The Wild Party" is a wild party indeed. Based on an epic poem by Joseph Moncure March, and borrowing the poem's words for its lyrics, it is billed as a musical, but is more an operetta. Very little of the dialogue is spoken. Most of it is sung in a bold, brazen, somewhat dissonant but still melodic contemporary score.

The Ritz Theater Company never goes out of style

"You Can't Take It With You" at Ritz TheatreThe Ritz Theater recently put on the period piece "You Can't Take It With You," written by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Set in 1938 New York City it is about a family who are a group of zany, eccentric creatures that follow their own pursuits based on what they want to do, rather than on what societal norms tell them to do.

 

Hamilton Stage presents the American Repertory Ballet

American Repertory Ballet at Hamilton Stage"Signature Duets: Dances of Daring and Devotion" was the name of the mixed bill presented by the American Repertory Ballet at the Hamilton Stage on Friday, March 21. There were five pieces presented this evening. "Fantasy Baroque" by Mary Barton to music by J. S. Bach opened the program.

Kean Stage presents Swan Lake

Swan Lake by Moscow Festival Ballet The Moscow Festival Ballet presented the ballet, "Swan Lake," at Kean University's Wilkins Theatre on Saturday, March 15. Music was by Peter Tchaikovsky, with choreography credited to Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

“Oliver!” is now at Paper Mill Playhouse

Oliver cast in rehearsals in New York City for Paper Mill Playhouse1The Paper Mill Playhouse invited the press to a dress rehearsal in New York on November 14 for "Oliver!" This will be one of the largest casts Paper Mill has ever had, yet one of the smallest rehearsal spaces. With a cast of 49, there wasn't much space for cameras and reporters. Shane Austin Miller, director of press relations, introduced Mark S. Hoebee, who directs the musical, and is also the the playhouse's producing artistic director.

The tragedy of the Capulets and the Montagues moves the audience

American Repertory Ballet performed at the Raritan Valley Community Collage1The American Repertory Ballet ("ARB") presented the ballet, "Romeo and Juliet," at Raritan Valley Community College ("RVCC") on Saturday, March 8. The ballet was choreographed by artistic director Douglas Martin, with music by Sergei Prokofiev to William Shakespeare's tale of the doomed love of Romeo of Montague and Juliet of Capulet.

“Coriolanus” showing in HD at Monmouth University

Scene from the UK Production of Coriolanus

"Coriolanus" features actors who might be little known here, but be assured that they are quite famous in the UK. During the HD show intermission, it was said that the entire Donmar Warehouse run was sold out in days. What a treat this HD presentation is.