World Premiere of Madcap Musical Farce The Rivals Shines in Suburban Philadelphia

Rarely do theatergoers have the pleasure of watching an engaging, well-written, and beautifully-performed mapcap musical like The Rivals and also making theater history at the same time. The world premiere of this charming new musical comedy, running through November 18 at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, is based on the famously funny farce about Mrs. Malaprop […]

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Noah Weisberg’s Willy Wonka Provides a Sweet Treat for All of Our Senses

It is a journey of Pure Imagination in the current Philadelphia Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory From the moment Willie Wonka steps on the stage at the Academy of Music he takes his audience on a tasty and magical journey sure to enliven all of our senses. Wearing his signature fuchsia velvet coat and top […]

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Fiddler on the Roof Dances its way into Philadelphia Broadway Series

The beloved classic Fiddler on the Roof comes to Philadelphia for the first time in decades For the leading man, portraying Tevye in the Broadway Tour of Fiddler on the Roof is a true family affair, both on and off the stage. Yehezkel Lazarov, a distinguished Israeli actor, director, and multidisciplinary artist, is portraying Tevye the […]

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Movies You Should Read For Adults

In my previous article, Movies You Should Read For Kids I stated that no book can easily be translated into a film or a play.  The stage and screen have limitations and so cannot possibly catch the fullness of words themselves, where movies have limitations, books have pure freedom. I also mentioned that a book, […]

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Movies You Should Read For Kids

We are now living in an age where the senses are constantly stimulated.  Our eyes are bombarded with images both beautiful and terrifying and the same could be said for our ears.  Movies and TV  give us story after story, most of them adapted in some way from books.  After seeing the film versions of […]

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Dazzling An American In Paris Comes From the Stage to the Cinema

Dance Duo Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild Wax Poetic About An American In Paris Movie When one ponders the beauty of the Geroge and Ira Gershwin musical An American In Paris the immediate thought is a timeless treasure of dance, romance, and music. Now, the Tony Award-winning show that dazzled audiences on Broadway and the […]

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Playwright Neil Simon Leaves Behind Unforgettable Legacy

Neil Simon’s Plays, Musicals, and Movies Will Long Endure After His PassingThe evening when I met Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, whose work I had long admired, was a night I will never forget. The year was 1996 during a celebration of Jewish Book Month and the prolific scribe was in South Florida to talk […]

Dazzling, toe-tapping 42nd Street Delights the Bucks County Playhouse

Tessa Grady is Dancing and Singing Her Way Into the Hearts of Audiences Near and Far By Debra Wallace When it comes to the Grady family legacy one can easily say like father like daughter. When Tessa Grady was a young girl it seemed quite natural that she would go into the family business and perform […]

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A True Friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis Brightened Our World

Loving Tribute for Ann Cavanaugh Francis Who Left the World a Brighter Place Than She Found ItMy friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis was a friend in every sense of the word. When she touched your life, she truly made it better in every possible way. A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Francis moved to Willow Grove, […]

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Come Witness The Magic of Aladdin with Michael James Scott As The Genie

Philadelphia’s Upcoming Premiere of Disney’s Aladdin Is Everything You Could Wish For When watching the vibrant production of Disney’s Aladdin it is difficult to divert your eyes for one moment. Everything about this fantastical show is dazzling, colorful, thrilling, memorable and romantic, and a key ingredient of this success is the infamous role of the […]

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Suburban Philadelphia’s Catie Turner Makes It to American Idol’s Top 10

Langhorne’s Catie Turner Waiting to Find Out Her Future As She Inches Toward the Big PrizeWhile other high school seniors are getting ready for final exams, 18-year-old Catie Turner is performing on the world stage in American Idol. The quirky and high-energy singer, songwriter, and musician from Suburban Philadelphia has made it to American Idol’s […]

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Whaty Are We Still Saying Hello To Dolly?

On April 20th, 2017 the revival of HELLO DOLLY opened on Broadway starring Bette Midler and David Hyde-Pierce in the leading rolls of Dolly Levy and Horace Vandergelder.  In January of 2018 Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber took on the iconic roles and the show continues to stay strong running at The Schubert Theater in […]

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