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Talking Marriage and Farce with the Couples of 1812 Productions’ ‘Happy Birthday’

Celebrating its 20th anniversary season, 1812 Productions – Philadelphia’s all-comedy theater company – is now in rehearsals for its springtime offering, the local premiere of French playwright Marc Camoletti’s Happy Birthday. Adapted by British writer Beverly Cross, the rollicking door-slammer farce was a long-running hit in London, which Camoletti soon followed with Don’t Dress for […]

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Review: ‘Grease’ at Wildwood Summer Theatre at The Arts Barn

Wildwood Summer Theatre’s first 2016 summer production of Grease (with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey), directed by Jake Young, combines youthful enthusiasm with great performances, to create a stunning production. Grease follows several teenagers as they try to make through the politics and parties of 1950’s high school. The 1971 musical has had […]

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Playwright Bruce Graham Discusses His Artistic Process and Thought Process for “White Guy on the Bus”

Following its premiere at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2015, White Guy on the Bus, a new work by Philadelphia’s prolific award-winning playwright Bruce Graham, comes to Passage Theatre in Trenton, NJ, and Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, before moving Off-Broadway to 59E59. The dark and disturbing drama considers the socio-economic inequities, raging anger, and lack […]

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‘Grease’ at Rockville Musical Theatre

Opening on Broadway in 1971, with music, lyrics, and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease became one of the most successful musicals of its time with an original run of 3,388 performances and two subsequent revivals. Set in 1959, the show was initially known for its more scandalous storytelling of the end of the “fabulous fifties” […]

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It’s a Bittersweet Homecoming for ‘Evita’ Stars Sean MacLaughlin (Juan Peron) and Caroline Bowman (Evita)

It’s a bittersweet homecoming for Evita stars  The final stop on the Evita tour at The Kennedy Center is bittersweet for hometown stars, Sean MacLaughlin (Juan Peron) and Caroline Bowman (Evita). Both actors hail from our area, Sean, from Northern Virginia and Caroline, a Howard County Maryland native. They have been touring with the show […]

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