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Seussical the Musical - Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, PA March 15, 2016 Review by: Marisol Smith of Lindenwold High School Within minutes after taking my seat in the expansive auditorium of Upper Darby High School, I was transported back to my younger years as an innocent kindergartner reading my first Dr.Seuss book. Bright lights, an extravagant set, and a vibrant cast came together to illustrate a world where, "a person is a person no matter how small," in their production of Seussic...
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Mary Poppins - Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, PA March 15, 2016 Review by: Jack D'Emilio of Conestoga High School "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," but it still isn't sweeter than Delaware County Christian School's production of Mary Poppins, with music and lyrics by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. The musical is based on both the books originally written by P.L. Travers and 1964 Disney film. Premiering in 2004 on West End, the musical found its wa...
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Seussical, The Musical - Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA March 8, 2016 Review by: Gabrielle Ford of Abington Friends School "Oh The Thinks You Can Think” as you are taken into the world of Dr. Seuss in Germantown Academy’s performance of the Seussical the Musical. Seussical the Musical is narrated by one of the most famous Dr. Seuss characters, The Cat in the Hat. Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the books of Dr. Seuss, the infamous Cat in the Hat tells the aud...
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Beauty and the Beast - Haverford High School in Haverford, PA March 8, 2016 Review by: Cassie Bolinger of Bordentown Regional High School This weekend, the Haverford Drama Club brought the alluring beauty and mysticism of 18th century France to their auditorium in suburban Pennsylvania through their production of Beauty and the Beast. This musical, based on the Disney film, first premiered on Broadway in 1994 with music by Alan Menken and book by Linda Woolverton. The "tale as old as time" foll...
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Guys and Dolls - Conestoga High School in Berwyn, PA March 8, 2016 Review by: Gabriella Bloom of Upper Dublin High School Welcome to bustling 1920s New York City, a world as back-alley as it is seemingly transparent. Meet the Guys, the gangsters who are eager to indulge and quick to evade trouble. Watch them fall for the Dolls, the good girls who they'd gamble it all away for. Conestoga High School presents Guys and Dolls, a sincere musical about a few good lies. Guys and Dolls tells the story...
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Springfield High School in Springfield, PA February 29, 2016 Review by: Eden Halterman of Academy of the New Church Twelve brothers, but only one amazing technicolor dreamcoat: what else could result but an amalgam of family drama and a comedy of errors and coincidences? Springfield High School brought the story of these fratricidal brothers to life in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Joseph and the Amazing Technic...
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Into the Woods - West Chester East High School in West Chester, PA February 29, 2016 Review by: Mary Liz White of Bordentown Regional High School Once upon a time, a high school tried their hand at a very ambitious musical - and succeeded. West Chester East Theater Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods - popularized on Broadway and, most recently, on the big screen - is a testament to the determination and hard work of the students involved. The show features a willing cast, ...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, PA February 29, 2016 Review by: Melina Walling of The Episcopal Academy The soul of Shakespeare and the spirit of jazz came together with a magical energy this weekend at Friends' Central School's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream! The inventive production reminded the audience that magic can be found in the imagination of any culture, time period, or setting - especially with an energetic and powerful cast to guide them alo...
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The 39 Steps - Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA February 2, 2016 Review by: Eden Halterman of Academy of the New Church A dashing hero, accused of murder, runs for his life across the Scottish countryside, followed by a pair of deadly secret agents. Though this may seem like the premise for a classic film noir thriller, it is instead the setting of Barrack Hebrew Academy’s hilarious production of The 39 Steps. The story of The 39 Steps began as a 1915 novel, and was adapted into...
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Hello Dolly! - Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA December 14, 2015 Review submitted by Eli Russell of Abington Friends School. Put on your Sunday clothes and come see Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s production of Hello, Dolly! The cast at SCH Academy brought the classic musical to life, recreating its old-timey aesthetic for a modern audience. Set in New York City in the 1890s, Hello, Dolly! tells the story of a matchmaker who attempts to match herself to a “half-a-milli...
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