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Gypsy by Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA April 18, 2018 Review submitted by Grace Willey of Unionville High School "Everything's Coming Up Roses" for Harriton High School's recent production of Gypsy. With superb vocals, hilarious characters, and professional choreography, the show "entertained" audiences of all ages. With music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy has been a Broadway classic for decades. The production debuted in 1959, and it is loosely based on the story ...
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The Little Mermaid by The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA April 18, 2018 Review submitted by Sarah Eckstein Indik of Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy With glowing floating jellyfish, shimmering mermaids, and devilish eels The Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts' production of The Little Mermaid brought the audience "Under the Sea", giving them a FIN-tastic time! Based on the 1989 Disney film, Doug Wright's and Alan Menken's The Lit...
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James and the Giant Peach by Upper Dublin High School in Maple Glen, PA April 18, 2018 Review submitted by Laura Dibble of Jenkintown High School James and the Giant Peach - a large peach, personified insects, a small boy, and some horrendous aunts. Upper Dublin High School expertly performed Roald Dahl's classic story and brought the whimsical character of James to life. Premiering in 2010, the show is based on the well-known book by Roald Dahl of the same name. Written by Justin Paul, Benj P...
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The Addams Family by Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove, PA March 28, 2018 Review submitted by Victoria Kline of Academy of the New Church Upper Moreland High School's production of The Addams Family is a classic family soap opera… that is, if you enjoy your sitcoms with a side of sadism, a dash of the diabolical, and a singing choir of ghostly ancestors. Based on the comics, tv show, and movies of the same name, this marvelously morbid musical follows the strange and absurd lives of t...
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The Little Mermaid by Lindenwold High School in Lindenwold, NJ March 28, 2018 Review submitted by C'Mone Smith of Upper Darby High School Disney musicals are known for their sense of magic and wonder, and the happiness they bring to their audiences. Lindenwold School District brought all that to the table and more with their production of The Little Mermaid! Based on the 1989 Disney film of the same name, the musical The Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid named Ariel who falls i...
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Rock of Ages: High School Edition by Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, NJ March 28, 2018 Review submitted by Varun Andrews of Bordentown Regional High School Rock n' Roll glorified, strengthened, and revolutionized music with some of its greatest hits coming out in the 1980's. Luckily, those beloved hits were brought back to the forefront in Eastern Regional High School's spectacular production of Rock of Ages. With music from world-renowned bands like Bon Jovi, Journey, and Whitesnake...
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Photo credit Julianna Chen Little Shop of Horrors by the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA March 21, 2018 Review submitted by Anji Cooper of Academy of the New Church It's not easy to live downtown in "Skid Row." Downtown is where the folks are broke, and where they'll do just about anything to escape to "Somewhere That's Green." They'll even go as far as committing murder. Blossoming with energy and dark humor, PA Leadership Charter School's Little Shop of Horrors was maliciousl...
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photo credit Doug Rawley and Emily Geddes Mary Poppins by Ridley High School in Folsom, PA March 21, 2018 Review submitted by Trinity Pike of Upper Merion Area High School Ridley High School's production of Mary Poppins was a musical full of "Twists and Turns." Armed with a "Practically Perfect" cast and crew, talented performers and technical expertise, Ridley High School brought marvelous magic to the iconic classic. Though Walt Disney brought the musical to fame with his legendary 1964 film...
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Seussical the Musical by Springfield High School in Springfield, PA March 21, 2018 Review submitted by Kristin Ciampitti of Cardinal O'Hara High School Magical, fantastical, whimsical, hysterical - it's Seussical: the Musical! The excitement and wonder of the world’s favorite Dr. Seuss stories were brought to the colorful stage of Springfield High School. Join the talented cast and crew as they tell an artfully reimagined tale of a young boy who gets thrown into the crazy 'Seussian' world. Th...
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Shrek: the Musical by Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA March 21, 2018 Review submitted by Trinity Pike of Upper Merion Area High School Familiar fairy tale tropes fill the stage - a beautiful maiden in a tower, a ferocious fire-breathing dragon, and a king with an army of knights. But with a sarcastic green ogre and sassy donkey as its heroes, Shrek: the Musical at Sun Valley High School is nowhere near typical. Whether recognized for the 2001 Dreamworks film or the 2008 Broadway musical, t...
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