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Sweet Charity - Bordentown Regional High School in Bordentown, NJ April 19, 2016 Review by: Aditi Biswas of Phoenixville Area High School For a girl so sweet, who wears her heart (tattoo) literally on her sleeve (well, shoulder), Charity Hope Valentine never seems to catch a break when it comes to romance. Bordentown Regional High School’s Sweet Charity explores Charity’s ups and downs as she tries to juggle men, love, and a big ol’ heart. Based on an Italian film, the book for the musical ...
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr, PA April 12, 2016 Review by: Noelle Mercer of Friends' Central School How does a clever window washer scramble his way to the top of a multi-million dollar company and find true love along the way? Well, the Harriton Theater Company of Harriton High School will surely be able to show you how through their rendition of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Based off the best selling self-help book...
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The Little Mermaid - Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, PA April 12, 2016 Review by: Abbie Presti of Central Bucks High School West Waves of color, splashes of sparkles, and soft, sweet voices filled Upper Dublin High School's auditorium during their production of The Little Mermaid. This classic Disney tale spins the story of Ariel, a mermaid living under the sea, whose only wish is to experience the life of a human. When she rescues a mysterious prince thrown overboard during a sto...
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Into the Woods - Ridley High School in Folsom, PA April 12, 2016 Review by: Zoe Grossinger of Barrack Hebrew Academy The Ridley High School drama group took the audience on an unforgettable trip Into the Woods in a lively and magical performance of Sondheim's classic musical. The fairytale medley was studded with sharp humor, large personalities and resonating vocals. The entire auditorium was filled with sounds and visuals that made it feel as though we were in an interactive storybook. Into t...
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Hello, Dolly! - Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove, PA April 5, 2016   Review by: Mary Liz White of Bordentown Regional High School Upper Moreland High School’s production of Hello, Dolly! will have you wishing you were an 1890s New York socialite. Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Golden-Age musical, based on a play by Thornton Wilder, is an American standard packed with memorable characters. Highlights of Upper Moreland’s rendition include a committed ensemble, a pretty set, and a...
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Les Miserables - Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, PA March 22, 2016 Review by: Hayley Derbyshire of Germantown Academy Stronger than the barricade and more charged than the French revolution: it’s Central Bucks High School West’s production of Les Misérables! Based on the Victor Hugo novel and set in 19th century France, Les Miserables chronicles the journey of bread-thief Jean Valjean as he strives for redemption. As Jean Valjean, Ben Harris controlled the stage with a convicti...
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Seussical the Musical - Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, PA March 22, 2016 Review by: Cynthia Reynolds of Bordentown Regional High School With colorful costumes, cartoon-like sets and a cheerful cast, Cardinal O'Hara High School's production of Seussical the Musical brought Dr. Seuss's classic tales from page to stage. Who knew that a musical could be this much fun? Seussical first debuted on Broadway in November of 2000, and celebrates the power of imagination and friendship. With ...
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Damn Yankees - Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA March 15, 2016 Review by: Marissa Emerson of Upper Merion Area High School Super-fans are willing to do just about anything to help their favorite teams make it to the top...but would selling their soul make the list? Sun Valley High School's recent production of Damn Yankees explores just what happens when Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd does just that. Damn Yankees premiered on Broadway in 1955 and won seven of its nine Tony nominations the ...
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Aida - Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, PA March 15, 2016 Review by: Clarisse Cofrancesco of Unionville High School A story of star-crossed lovers torn apart by two countries at war, Aida is the sort of tragic story that haunts you for its realistic demonstration of a grand, yet savage time period. However, with a score by Elton John and Time Rice, the story also takes on a distinct, modern twist that thrills audiences of all kinds. All of these aspects and more proved a spec...
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Guys and Dolls - The Haverford School in Haverford, PA March 15, 2016 Review by: Melina Walling of The Episcopal Academy It was The Haverford School's lucky night at their upbeat production of Guys and Dolls! It's certainly no crapshoot to say that their talented leading actors, standout supporting roles, and endurance over a nearly three-hour show brought as much "action" as the illegal gambling scene of New York. Guys and Dolls first made its debut on Broadway in 1950, but has since remained a...
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