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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Ritz Theatre kicks off the new season with “9 to 5”

9 to 5It's Opening Night! The 2016 Season at the Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township kicked off with 9 to 5: The Musical based on the 1980 film of the same name starring LGBT ally Dolly Parton and her music. Yes, it's been 36 years since the movie came out and the story line is still as appropriate and funny as ever.

Rent rocks at the Ritz Theatre

RentRent wraps up the Ritz Theatre's 2015 subscription season. And it is a wow. Again! This theater produces one amazing show after another.

So real, surreal “Honeymoon in Vegas” at the Papermill Playhouse

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No, it isn't a revival of an old Broadway hit. Neither is it a hot property from London's West End being transferred to The States. "Honeymoon in Vegas" is that rarest of rare things, an original musical written by Americans starring American actors, and it's headed for Broadway after its short run at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn. These days, that's a novelty.

“Lend me a Tenor” is Ritz Theatre’s latest offering

Lend Me A TenorLend Me a Tenor is the Ritz Theatre's penultimate offering of its 2015 season. A comedy written by Ken Ludwig, it premiered in 1986 at London's West End theater and on Broadway in 1989, garnering nine Tony awards and winning two. It is set in 1930's Cleveland, Ohio, and the Art Deco hotel suite set reflects that beautifully.

“God of Carnage” at the Ritz Theatre

God of CarnageGod of Carnage is the Ritz Theatre Company's latest offering in this, their 30th season. Written by French playwright Yasmina Reza, it is a comedy set in modern day Brooklyn.

“Kinky Boots” goes National

Kinky Boots tour cast photo by Matthew Murphy"Kinky Boots" took Broadway and the Tony's by storm, and now they have taken the shows message across the country. The musical (with music by music icon and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper and book by the legendary Harvey Fierstein) was in Philadelphia's Forrest Theatre recently.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” ius a difficult play well done at...

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Ritz TheatreTennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire was the Ritz Theatre Company's second production for their 2015 season. It is a play that juxtapositions the so-called "Southern Gentility," tottering on its last legs in the character of the mentally unstable Blanche Dubois, against the rough and tumble, sometimes violent, often immigrant Americana, swaggering full force in the character of Stanley Kowalsky, with Blanche's sister Stella caught between the two. 

It’s a wrap – Gypsy ends the Ritz season

Gypsy"Gypsy", directed by Bruce Curless, is the Ritz Theatre's last production of the season. It stars Carol Furphy- Labinski as Rose, the domineering mother who pushes her daughter onto the burlesque/ strip-tease stage as a last resort to becoming a star.

A ripping-good evening of theatre at Bucks County Playhouse

Scene from Vanya & Sonia & Masha & SpikeAre you one of those adults who hate when someone says they are "multi-tasking" when they are ignoring you while they text? Perhaps you might even like Chekhov, just a little? If the answer is yes to both, then you missed a great play at the Bucks County Playhouse - "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike."

Young Frankenstein is fun at the Ritz

Young Frankenstein promoThe Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township has a hit with Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein." Originally a movie, then set to music for Broadway, the play is a comedy about the grandson of Frankenstein who wants nothing to do with the family business.