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Tag Archives | Jen Retterer

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Review: ‘The Wizard of OZ’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

  Greenbelt Arts Center’s The Wizard of OZ, directed by Jon Gardner, is the epitome of joy, happiness, and sunshine; a theatrical ride to magic and wonder. With lyrics and music by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, and Musical Direction by Daniel Flores, this 1987 Royal Shakespeare Company revival version of The Wizard of […]

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Review: ‘Seussical’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

Greenbelt Arts Center’s Seussical (The Musical), directed by Jon Gardner, is a magical spectacle. With lyrics and book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and musical direction by Mac Fancher, Seussical is a family-oriented musical-circus triumph. The show featured many Dr. Seuss characters and locales like the land of the Whos and the jungle of […]

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Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Silhouette Stages

Silhouette Stages has a remarkable production of Young Frankenstein that is so dynamic, audience members kept checking the program to make sure they weren’t teleported back to 2008 when the original musical version debuted on the stage of the Hilton Theater (now Lyric) on New York’s West 43rd Street. Audience members loudly wondered why the show […]

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‘9 to 5’ at Silhouette Stages at Slayton House

9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, and Book by Patricia Resnick. Parton not only was one of the stars of the movie (her costars were Jane Fonda and Lili Tomlin), but her song “9 to 5” became a huge hit. It’s still is […]

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‘Big River’ at Greenbelt Arts Center by Amanda Gunther

If you’ve ever wanted a chance to drift down the Mississippi river on a raft with Mark Twain and his fantastical imagination, then Greenbelt Arts Center is giving you your chance with their production of Big River. A charming venture into America’s past time with music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William […]

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