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Shrek: the Musical by Haverford High School in Havertown, PA March 21, 2018 Review submitted by Allegra Greenawalt of Harriton High School Everybody loves a classic fairytale, with elegant princesses, enchanting godmothers, and perfectly happy endings. But what kind of beloved fairytale features a slimy green ogre, a belching princess, and a talking donkey? It's none other than Haverford High School's shrek-tacular production of Shrek: The Musical! Based on the 2001 Oscar winner for Best Anima...
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West Side Story by Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, PA March 14, 2018 Review submitted by Katelyn Tuberosa of Cardinal O'Hara High School "Tonight, tonight it all began tonight. I saw you and the world went away." The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center was transformed into New York's West Side for more than two hours, and the outside world disappeared. The immaculate sound, talented orchestra, and the masterful choreography of the production West Side Story proved that Upper Darby is a d...
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Little Women by Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, PA March 14, 2018 Review submitted by Anna Sherman of Cardinal O'Hara High School "I too would like to change the world." This is what the thespians of Delaware County Christian School set out to achieve in their exceptional production of Little Women. Little Women is a musical created by Allan Knee, based on the timeless 1869 novel by Louisa May Alcott. It follows the lives of the inseparable March sisters in their journey fr...
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Nice Work If You Can Get It by Conestoga High School in Berwyn, PA March 14, 2018 Review submitted by Harleigh Myerovich of Harriton High School Flappers, fanfare, and farcical foibles fill the stage in Conestoga High School's production of Nice Work If You Can Get It. A new take on the classic songs of George and Ira Gershwin, Nice Work premiered on Broadway in 2012. This upbeat musical tribute pokes fun at 1920s prohibition and the hapless characters who find themselves at the center of a con...
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Spring Awakening by Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA March 14, 2018 Review submitted by Anna Mondragon of AP Schalick High School A gripping tale about the dangers of parental failure and how children are affected by the world around them is presented in the musical Spring Awakening. This musical with very adult themes appears to be daunting for a high school, but Germantown Academy provided a powerful and tasteful performance that no one should miss out on. This rock musical was firs...
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12 Angry Jurors by Jenkintown High School in Jenkintown, PA March 14, 2018 Review submitted by Emily Serpico of Interboro High School A powerful and gripping drama that covers the harsh reality of biases, stereotypes, and branding within society, 12 Angry Jurors follows a jury as they determine the fate of a young man standing trial for murder. It is through this debate that reason and prejudice meet head on. Jenkintown High School performed the moving play originally written by Reginald Rose i...
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Pippin by Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE March 7, 2018 Review submitted by Maggie Farr of Jenkintown MS/HS Filled with magic, tragedy, and love, the story of a young prince named Pippin is told by the leading player of a mysterious performance troupe that follows his path to finding the true meaning of life. Archmere Academy's presentation of the rather complicated musical, Pippin, engaged the audience throughout the whole performance by inviting the audience in with them to discover the life...
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Little Women by Arthur P. Schalick High School in Pittsgrove, NJ March 7, 2018 Review submitted by Emma Bonner of The Agnes Irwin School Bringing a Civil War period classic into 2018 and putting it on a high school stage would be a task that would seem daunting to many, but not AP Schalick High School. Little Women is a musical with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, adapted from Louisa May Alcott's 1869 novel. The story is told through the eyes of the sp...
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A Chorus Line:  High School Edition by Bordentown Regional High School in Bordentown, NJ March 7, 2018 Review submitted by Lionel McCulloch of PA Leadership Charter School's Center for Performing & Fine Arts Artful arabesques, Broadway belting and caustic characters merge to provide the A-B-C's of a professional dancer in Marvin Hamlisch's award winning A Chorus Line:  High School Edition. The high school edition, performed at Bordentown Regional High School doesn't miss a beat as it turns a sp...
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photograph by Jay Gorodetzer The Comedy of Errors by Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, PA March 7, 2018 Review submitted by Nancy Bowne of Eastern Regional High School Enter the Friends’ Central School theater, anticipating a rendition of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, poised in Elizabethan accents, staging, and attire. But suddenly, a row of tap dancers in tailcoats and flapper threads emerge, singing "Puttin' on the Ritz." William Shakespeare crafted The Comedy of Errors in 1594. T...
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