REVIEW: ‘Will Rogers Follies’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer “Will Rogers Follies” is an autobiographical musical that is unusual because Rogers was so folksy and yet so often surrounded by the showbiz hokum of vaudeville and urban shimmer of Flo Ziegfeld and the Ziegfeld girls. A cowboy with a lasso next to a scantily clad woman who looked like a Vargas girl seemed like a contradiction. More...

by Staff | Published 2 weeks ago
By Staff On Thursday, July 25th, 2019
0 Comments

Must-see ‘Cabaret’ at Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts

(Lisa Schaffer Photography) By John Dwyer There are very few 50-year-old shows that not only have gotten better with age, but also become more important and relevant than before. “Cabaret,” which continues this More...

By Staff On Friday, July 19th, 2019
1 Comment

REVIEW: ‘Trying’ at Langhorne Players in Newtown

By John Dwyer The naivete of youth may have a heavy foot on the gas pedal. Old age, with a shorter road to travel to its end, may pump the brake and look in the rearview more than needed. This is an issue in today’s More...

By Staff On Saturday, July 6th, 2019
0 Comments

‘Mamma Mia!’ at Bucks County Theater in New Hope is a refreshing romp with ABBA

(Photo: Joan Marcus) By John Dwyer Like a paradox wrapped inside of a conundrum, “Mamma Mia!” shouldn’t work. How can the singular sound of ABBA be adapted to a story? No, impossible. But magically, “Mamma More...

By Staff On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
0 Comments

‘South Pacific’: An enchanted evening at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer In the middle of summer, there could not be a better choice for theater fare than the tropical setting of Bali Hai and the South Pacific. It is the middle of World War II. It is hot. But as men are More...

By Staff On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
0 Comments

REVIEW: Beautifully produced ‘Marjorie Prime’ at Langhorne Players in Newtown

By John Dwyer First off, kudos to Langhorne Players for continuing to do excellent work. The Bucks County area is historically defined as a welcoming place for writers and those in both the fine and performing arts. More...

By Staff On Thursday, June 13th, 2019
1 Comment

Amazing ‘Full Monty’ will pack the house at Music Mountain Theater in Lambertville

By John Dwyer This show should sell out, so I would stop reading right now, pick up your cell or get yourself to a computer, and order tickets. This seamless ensemble is that good. Music Mountain consistently seems More...

By admin On Friday, June 7th, 2019
1 Comment

REVIEW: World premiere of “Cold Stun” at Town and Country Players

By John Dwyer New plays are exciting to see. We are lucky to live in an area where we have writers who are putting themselves out there and telling their truth. This past year, I have gone to quite a few readings More...

By Staff On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
0 Comments

‘Little Women’ at Music Mountain Theatre hits big with great ensemble work

By John Dwyer I once heard an Italian chef say that a good cook can create a meal with whatever is on hand in the kitchen. In fact, that is what happens in so many European kitchens, both in homes and restaurants, More...

By Staff On Friday, May 3rd, 2019
0 Comments

REVIEW: Langhorne Players opens season strong with ‘Becky Shaw’

By John Dwyer A play may be like a recipe. It may always be at least fine, no matter what, when it is a good recipe. But with the right ingredients, it can be taken to another level and be spectacular. The Langhorne More...