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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] - Interboro High School in Prospect Park, PA. December 8, 2015 Review submitted by  Will Patterson of The Episcopal Academy “Cut the crap Hamlet!” screams the audience at the behest of the actors clad in brightly colored tights, “my biological clock is ticking!” Tackling thirty-seven Shakespearean plays in ninety-seven (give or take) minutes, Interboro High School’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] update...
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The Green Bird - Phoenixville Area High School in Phoenixville, PA. November 23, 2015 Review submitted by Molly Harnish from Delaware County Christian School What do you get when you mix an evil witch plotting to take over the kingdom, a talking statue, and two bratty kids who feel they deserve the throne? As Phoenixville Area High School’s Theater Guild demonstrated in their performance of The Green Bird, you get a fresh, original fairytale that keeps you laughing, despite the many tragedies....
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Midsummer / Jersey - Lindenwold High School in Lindenwold, NJ November 23, 2015 Review submitted by Nina Saligman of Friends Central School The Jersey Shore - A rambunctious home of reality tv, cheap spray tans, and no corner more than ten minutes from a mall. Shakespeare's depiction of Athens - The quintessence of sophistication, history and erudition. What happens when the two of these settings cross? Lindenwold High School attempted to show us this Saturday in their production of Midsummer/Je...
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Amadeus - Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, NJ November 23, 2015 Review submitted by Victoria Kline of Academy of the New Church A life, full of unsuccess, yet destined to become immortal through the works he produced. A death, shrouded in mystery and eerie circumstances. This is the story of Amadeus, about Mozart, yet from another’s point of view, a point of view that was brought to thrilling life on the stage of Eastern Regional High School. The play follows the life story of a man n...
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In Harmony - Agnes Irwin in Rosemont, PA. November 23, 2015 Review submitted by Emily Thompson from The Baldwin School In 1962, the place to be is WKRC-TV Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio. Three singing groups of sisters compete for fame and fortune, all while dealing with their own struggles of racism, group dynamics, and one particularly ruthless competitor. Written by the director of the show, William Esher, and the music director, Jerry Kapral, the show In Harmony manages to address issues that a...
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You Can't Take It With You - Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA. November 16, 2015 Review submitted by Marisol Smith of Lindenwold High School The Bunkers, the Conners, and the Addams aren't the only unconventional families to grace audiences with their peculiar lifestyles. Unionville High School did a great job this weekend reminding us all of the Sycamores, who also tend to demonstrate dysfunctional methods in problem solving, in their production of You Can't Take it With You by Moss...
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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Friends Select School in Philadelphia, PA. November 16, 2015 Review submitted by Gina Prince of Upper Darby High School Tensions were high in the gymnasium of the 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for the best speller doesn't always win. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, book by Rachel Sheinkin and music and lyrics by William Finn, tells a story of the adventures of spelling and the ongoing struggles in the lives of quirky elementary and...
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The Jungle Book - Upper Merion Area High School in King of Prussia, PA. November 16, 2015 Review by Emma Christensen of Ridley School District Wolf-cub? Man-cub? The Upper Merion Underground Players prove that you can be both as they blur the lines between reality and fantasy in their rendition of The Jungle Book! The Jungle Book has been adapted into diverse versions of plays over the years, however they all originate from Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name. The play shows Kipling as a bo...
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The Secret in the Wings - Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, PA. November 16, 2015 Review submitted by Lily Cunicelli of Westtown School With the bang of a basement door, the audience is led into the whimsical, mysterious world of some of Grimm's lesser-known fairytales. Complete with storytelling ogres, unamused princesses, and a startlingly frequent theme of cannibalism, there is never a dull moment in The Secret in the Wings, written by Mary Zimmerman. The show takes its viewers on an ex...
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You Can't Take It With You - The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA. November 9, 2015 Review submitted by Jane Mentzinger of Westtown School The audience at Episcopal Academy’s production of You Can’t Take it With You might have been unnerved by explosions that rocked the theater or by the onstage presence of a six-foot long live snake, but they were too entertained to care.  Excellent acting and outstanding technical work brought the house down (almost literally). You Can’t Take It Wit...
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