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Theatre Review: Act II delivers with Simon’s own Act II of the Eugene Trilogy with Biloxi Blues

When Tony Braithwaite set out to direct Biloxi Blues at Act II Playhouse, he had no idea what a tribute it would become.  Legendary playwright, Neil Simon, passed away a week before opening.  Something Braithwaite feared as Simon was upping in age, but with the days leading up to production and the Opening Night reception,… Continue reading Theatre Review: Act II delivers with Simon’s own Act II of the Eugene Trilogy with Biloxi Blues

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Theatre Review: A Most Congenial Production of Camelot at Act II

I have seen several productions of large musicals successfully pared down for a smaller stage, but Lerner & Loewe's Camelot currently playing at Act II Playhouse in Ambler is by far the most impressive.  Director Matt Pfeiffer has taken 10 skilled and versatile actors, a cleverly designed set by Adam Riggar, Dann Dunn’s creative choreography, and… Continue reading Theatre Review: A Most Congenial Production of Camelot at Act II

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Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing doesn’t quite take flight

“This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.” –… Continue reading Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing doesn’t quite take flight

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Theatre Review: Imagination in the truest form with Theatre Horizon’s Peter and the Starcatcher

After a season or two of this production cycling through the city and the burbs, I do think Peter and the Starcatcher is the new Godspell and I am more than okay with that! For decades, Godspell has been the go-to musical for theatre houses nation-wide to explore conceptual theatre and dialogue.  After seeing Peter… Continue reading Theatre Review: Imagination in the truest form with Theatre Horizon’s Peter and the Starcatcher

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Theatre Review: Lydie Breeze Trilogy Part III: Madaket Road Ends Ego Po’s Season with a Home Run

Ego Po Classic Theatre culminates its ambitious staging of John Guare’s epic Lydie Breeze Trilogy with the opening of Madaket Road.  It is a long and complicated walk through the past. Guare has written mind bending and heartbreaking twists and turns throughout. Leaving the audience to piece it together for some time after they leave… Continue reading Theatre Review: Lydie Breeze Trilogy Part III: Madaket Road Ends Ego Po’s Season with a Home Run