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, what, where, when, and why. These are the tenets not only of journalism, but also of rhetoric and ethics. I am noting this because of the extraordinary More...

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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...

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
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‘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
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‘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
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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
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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...