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Angels in America at UD's Resident Ensemble Players

When Tony Kusher wrote his Pulitzer Award winning play Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, there were not many plays written about AIDS...
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Love Letters at Delaware Theatre Company

When I saw that the Delaware Theatre Company was opening their season this year with Love Letters, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was essentially the letters of a couple spanning years...
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Fiddler on the Roof at The Candlelight Theatre

Fifty years ago on this date, Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in New York. Since then, it has been performed thousands of times around the world...
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Jesus Christ Superstar at the Wilmington Drama League

It's safe to say that approximately 2000 years later, everyone knows the story of Jesus Christ. However, not everyone knows what the life of Jesus looked like from Judas Iscariot's point of view...
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Christmas in July: The Brandywiners present Annie

I've only recently begun introducing my 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter to live theatre (mostly because I wasn't sure I could keep them quiet and still through an entire show)...
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Hamlet at Delaware Shakespeare Festival

This is a guest review from our friends at the Delaware Arts Info blog, written by Charles "Ebbie" Alfree. You can find their website at http://www.deartsinfo...
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Little Shop of Horrors at the Wilmington Drama League

Little Shop of Horrors is a story that has been around for years. From the original non-musical 1960 film, the staged musical, and finally the 1986 musical movie starring Rick Moranis, even a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon, this show has taken on a lot of variations...
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Dame Edna's Annual Family (and Down Under Members) Barbeque

When I was on my way to see Dame Edna's Annual Family (and Down Under Members) Barbecue, I thought I knew what to expect. I had never seen a Dame Edna show before, but I know who Dame Edna is, and knew that some over the top comedy would be involved...
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The Life and Death of Richard II at Arden Shakespeare Gild

For some people, the moment they hear the word "Shakespeare," they just tune out. I don't know if it's because of a bad required school-reading experience, but the fact is Shakespeare is still read and performed today for a reason...
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The Odd Couple at The Candlelight Theatre

Neil Simon is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights in our time. If you have yet to see any of his plays performed live, then you need to march yourself over to The Candlelight Theatre in Arden and see The Odd Couple (female version)...
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Sideways Stories From Wayside School at the Wilmington Drama League

Having never read Sideways Stories From Wayside School, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Wilmington Drama League production. I knew that it was based on a collection of children's short stories...
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The Outsiders at Reedy Point Players

I had the opportunity to see my first production from the Reedy Point Players recently, and I only wish that it ran more than one weekend. I can remember reading The Outsiders in high school and being fascinated by the Greasers and Socs rivalry...
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The Bomb-itty of Errors at CTC

I have a confession to make. While I love live theatre - both performing in it and watching it - I've never been the biggest Shakespeare fan. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate the man's brilliance...
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Wit at UD's Resident Ensemble Players

No matter how smart or dim-witted you are, how tall or short you are, or even how talented you are—cancer does not discriminate. This is the lesson that Professor Vivian Bearing, played by Kathleen Pirkl Tague, has to learn...
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Agnes of God at Chapel Street Players

When dealing with subject matter such as insanity, theology, and the death of an infant, you would expect Agnes of God to feel heavy, long. Fortunately, The Chapel Street Players of Newark tackle this tough, intense play in such a way that it leaves you thinking...
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Wake Me When I'm Sixteen at The Delaware Children's Theatre

So often in the arts, theatres will try to update a well known story by placing it in a different time period. Most often, we see stylized productions of Shakespeare plays such as Macbeth set in the 1940s, or A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 1970s...
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Ain't Misbehavin' at Delaware Theatre Company

Delaware Theatre Company is closing its 35th season with a bang. Artistic Director Bud Martin put together a really fantastic season this year, and it's fitting that it ends with a show fit for Broadway...
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Anything Goes at New Candlelight Theatre

There's a reason that Anything Goes has been one of Broadway's most popular shows since its debut in 1934 - Cole Porter's classic tale of hijinks on the high seas is a ton of fun...
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Rabbit Hole at Wilmington Drama League

"No parent should have to bury their child." It's a thought that puts dread in the heart of any mother or father, so watching a play about the topic might not be your first thought for an enjoyable way to spend an evening out...
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Over the years, the story of Les Liaisons Dangereuses has taken on many incarnations from the original story published in 1782. Between the 1988 film with the same name, Dangerous Liaisons, and a few modern adaptations with Cruel Intentions and Valmont, it's safe to say that many are aware of the twists and turns in this production...
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