‘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 season favorite features Frank-N-Furter, a “transvestite from transsexual Transylvania,” among other outrageous characters. “The plot More...

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By Staff On Saturday, September 21st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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
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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

‘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

‘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...