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Resident Theatre Company’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor': Inspired song and silliness in West Chester

Few people today would publicly bemoan the loss of blackface makeup, so, in looking at Ken Ludwig’s 1986 comedy, Lend Me a Tenor, here we go.

Walnut Street Theatre names New Foundations Charter and four other Philly schools for Disney Musicals program

The five schools -- New Foundation Charter, New Foundations Charter School, Henry C. Lea Elementary, Russell Byers Charter School, MAST Community Charter School II, and H.B. Hackett Elementary -- will do a free 17-week theater residency, culminating in a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at each school.

Walnut Street Theatre names New Foundations Charter and four other Philly schools for Disney Musicals program

The five schools -- New Foundation Charter, New Foundations Charter School, Henry C. Lea Elementary, Russell Byers Charter School, MAST Community Charter School II, and H.B. Hackett Elementary -- will do a free 17-week theater residency, culminating in a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at each school.

Arden Theatre’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’: Charming, kid-friendly tribute to the power of friendship

The E.B. White classic, brought to vibrant life on stage, has abiding values of friendship, acceptance, and sacrifice that, though it may not be technically a holiday show, make it ideal family theater for the holidays.

Arden Theatre’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’: Charming, kid-friendly tribute to the power of friendship

The E.B. White classic, brought to vibrant life on stage, has abiding values of friendship, acceptance, and sacrifice that, though it may not be technically a holiday show, make it ideal family theater for the holidays.
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Best of 2018: Our critics pick the best of music, movies, TV and more

Our critics pick the very best pop culture and fine arts had to offer in 2018.

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Regional premiere ‘Sign of the Times’ at Delaware Theatre Company: Nostalgia, electric performances, but could be sharper, funnier

A woman moves to the city -- and discovers the social upheaval and heady pop music of the 1960s in this world-premiere juke-box musical. It could be funnier, and it doesn't tell us much we don't know -- but there's undeniable energy and polish to this show.

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Tiny Dynamite makes a splash with “Marcel’s Bath Time”

Charlie DelMarcelle masterfully plays the title character in this 40-minute comedy. It's about a guy who takes a bath, and about anxieties of modern life, including privacy. It's A Play, A Pie, and a Pint, meaning the audience gets a drink and a slice as well in this theatrical happy hour.

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Eye-jacked on Broadway: “Network” ’s relevance hits home at the Belasco Theatre

Toby Zinman reviews "Network" at the Belasco Theatre in New York.

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Broadway Theater: Joyce’s “The Dead” brought to life by Irish Repertory Theatre

Joyce’s novella "The Dead," one of the greatest works of fiction in the 20th century, comes to life in a splendid venue.

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‘Cinderella’ continues the holiday panto tradition at People’s Light

"Cinderella: A Musical Panto" is the 15th in the People's Light tradition of English pantos: Wacky mash-ups of fairy-tales, studded with silly stuff, audience participation, and pop-cult references. It's dazzling, entertaining, and nuts.

American play is 'Ugly' at London's National Theatre


Theater Beat: Philly duo going Off-Broadway; Shirley Jones feted at BCP

I've lasted three whole columns! A personal record. Thanks for your reports of good theater - keep them coming! Jenny Lowman of Glenside highly recommends Tomfoolery, through April 2 at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler. "The four actors handled the deceptively challenging lyrics deftly," she writes, "and they had a great rapport. . . . I think fans of Samantha Bee and John Oliver would enjoy it."

Lee Coffey's 'Leper + Chip' at Inis Nua Theatre


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