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By Staff On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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‘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 Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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REVIEW: Outrageously funny ‘Spamalot’ at Music Mountain Theater in Lambertville

(Photo: Kasey Ivan) By John Dwyer “Spamalot” begins with a fine finish — a fine Finnish ”Fisch Schlapping Song,” and you wonder if it can maintain such a high low-brow standard. But, there is nothing More...

By Staff On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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REVIEW: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at Music Mountain

(Photo: Kasey Ivan) By John Dwyer It was one of those things. I never had a desire to see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” It was a David Cassidy/Donny Osmond vehicle, which prejudiced me toward More...

By Staff On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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‘Guys and Dolls” is musical comedy perfection at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

Adelaide and Nathan (Photo: Kasey Ivan) By John Dwyer “For the people all said ‘Sit down!'” is one of the lyrics of this musical. But the audience wasn’t paying attention as it rose to its feet More...

By Staff On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Guaranteed laughter and tears with ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

Photo: Kasey Ivan By John Dwyer “Steel Magnolias” is a play and a movie that one can come back to time and again, and it works its magic. You laugh and laugh at these iconic Southern ladies as they get More...

By Staff On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Stellar Performances in ‘Aida’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer Ben Brantley is a jerk! Oh, I am sorry. That was a moment of Tourette’s for me. If you are not familiar with the name, he is unarguably the most important theater critic in America and writes More...

By Staff On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Review: ‘Hits of Broadway’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer “Hits of Broadway,” a revue based on a wide variety of Broadway songs, offers a deep bench of wonderful melodies. Though not in a consistent chronological order, the show culminates in the latest More...

By Staff On Sunday, January 6th, 2019
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A contemporary, madcap take on Shakespeare at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer William Shakespeare. When you ponder that name, it can conjure different things, depending on the person. For those who love theater, there is no one who occupies a more special place in the pantheon More...

By Staff On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Heartfelt, beautifully-rendered ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer The first time I saw “A Christmas Carol,” the musical adaptation by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, was last year. I knew then, as many already did, that it would be something I More...

By Staff On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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REVIEW: Old Fashioned, all-American ‘A Christmas Story’ lights up Music Mountain Theatre

By John Dwyer Love and kindness. The warmth of giving juxtaposed against the cold puffs of air that we see outside. The harshness of the rat race takes a pause to watch children unwrap their dreams and families More...