REVIEW: ‘Once’ at Bucks County Playhouse is a spellbinding musical love story

Tina Stafford as BaruŠka, Matt DeAngelisas Guy and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy as Girl (Photo: Joan Marcus) By John Millman-Dwyer Regardless of its pedigree, “Once” is a story that is not familiar to quite a few theatergoers. Originally, it was a 2007 Irish film about a Dublin busker who meets and falls in love with a Czech girl on the streets where he More...

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By Staff On Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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REVIEW: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Millman-Dwyer My God, Music Mountain, this was good! I saw “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” on Broadway a few days before it closed on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. I was amused by it, but More...

By Staff On Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Murder stylishly executed in ‘Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile’ at Town & Country Players

Brian Keller as Simon Mostyn and Brianna Lynn as Kay Ridgeway, Elaine Wallace as Miss Ffoliot Ffoulkes (front) (Photo: Jessica Briggs Photography) By John Millman-Dwyer With the witching season upon us, theaters More...

By Staff On Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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‘Rocky Horror Show’ returns to Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope Oct. 11

Kevin Cahoon as Dr. Frank ‘n’ Furter (Photo: Dan Gramkee) Bucks County Playhouse will present its annual reprise of “The Rocky Horror Show” beginning Friday, Oct. 11. The interactive, kitschy Halloween More...

By Staff On Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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REVIEW: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer Mamma mia, here I go again. My my, how can I resist you?” These are the first lines of the ABBA song “Mamma Mia,” and are appropriate as Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville has mounted the More...

By Staff On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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REVIEW: ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ at Town and Country Players

(clockwise) Kevin Palardy, Michael Schiumo, Brian Kelly and Jim McIntosh (Jessica Briggs Photography) By John Dwyer Old school journalism rightly tells us to address the “Five Ws — the questions of who, More...

By Staff On Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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REVIEW: ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer There is no doubt about it: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville is a charmer. Unlike most shows written by a single author, this one evolved More...

By Staff On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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REVIEW: ‘Church and State’ at Langhorne Players in Newtown

By John Dwyer The United States of America has 120.5 guns for every 100 people. No country in the world has more guns per person than ours. U.S. citizens own 46% of all guns worldwide that are owned by a civilian, More...

By Staff On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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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 More...

By Staff On Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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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...