Phantom of the Opera re-imagined

The Phantom of the Opera. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
 

The Phantom of the Opera has been running in London, New York and on tour for thirty years. It’s the longest-running show in Broadway history, and …

Red Herring, fishing for Commies

Red Herring. A romantic comedy by Michael Hollinger. Act II Playhouse, Ambler PA.
 

Red Herring is Michael Hollinger’s most intricate play. His script juggles a spy drama, three romances, a spoof of film noire and a critique of 1950s American politics. This unfolds with humor and a clever ending.

It is 1952; specifically the weeks …

Nat King Cole, recalled dramatically

Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole, by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, directed by McGregor. People’s Light Theater, Malvern PA.
 

Jukebox musicals have become a major genre in the theater world. People’s Light breaks the mold and goes beyond convention with its world premiere about the career of singer Nat “King” Cole.

This is a theatrical original — …

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