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  • Outside Mullingar

    This past Thursday, the Little Lake Theater held its opening presentation of John Patrick Shanley’s, Outside Mullingar. My wife and I arrived with only moments to spare; we were shuffled to our seats which, as expected, consisted of a table… Read More ›

  • It Could Be Any One Of Us

    Pulling up to the Apple Hill Playhouse on Thursday evening I wasn’t sure if I was about to see a performance or sing karaoke at a roadside country bar thrown in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The half lit… Read More ›

  • The Wedding Singer

    Alright, scoff if you must but here goes: I’m a fan of The Wedding Singer musical. It’s yet another musical based off of a popular movie (granted that trend wasn’t as popular when it premiered on Broadway in 2006). Its… Read More ›

  • Strength and Grace

    Texture Contemporary Ballet’s latest performance, “Strength & Grace” beautifully echoed the words in the title through movement during the entirety of the performance. Each piece that I saw performed on the New Hazlett Theater’s stage drew me in because of… Read More ›

  • Sharon’s Grave

    I’ve seen quite a few Irish plays in my time that have been set inside little cottages or one room inside an old house. The walls look the same, as do the doors and decor, there’s usually an implied ceiling…. Read More ›

  • Medea

    The phrase “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” probably has roots in the story of Medea, although back then it would’ve been “Hades hath no fury like a woman scorned.” One of the oldest stories still performed today… Read More ›

  • How To Be a GoodPerson™

    New blood must always be brought into the mix.  The elders who hold the reigns are meant to pass them onto the next generation.  It becomes the responsibility of those who have come before to assist those who come after,… Read More ›

  • Sherlock’s Last Case

    Sherlock’s a popular guy, isn’t he? I mean everyone knows who he is, but how many people have actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels? I’m not being uppity, I never read them either. You don’t need to, because we’ve… Read More ›

  • Much Adoe About Nothing

    It was my first time seeing a production by The New Renaissance Theatre on Saturday evening and after a very rainy Pittsburgh week it was refreshing to be able to attend a sunny outdoor performance. The theater was presenting their… Read More ›

  • Gypsy

    I often can’t defend the “classic” musicals to my peers. Shows like Guys and Dolls andAnything Goes can be hard to explain to modern audiences, and you have to say things like “It’s just some old-fashioned fifties fun!”. But I… Read More ›