Lamb’s ‘Camping’ Echoes Present Times

Lamb’s Players Theatre had a big hit last year by featuring Francis Gercke and Robert Smyth in a production of Mark St. Germain’s play, Freud’s Last Session. So, big that they’re staging an earlier St. Germain work, Camping with Henry & Tom with the same two actors, plus local favorite Manny Fernandes…

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Worth the Drive to the OC

You’d be foolish to see Chance Theatre’s production of the musical, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson instead of going to summer school to learn U. S. history, even though there’s a lot of history that bleeds into Alex Timbers’ book. But, if your idea of beach reading is plowing through an entertaining and energetic historical novel, then this show is for you…

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Contemporary Pippin Performs Well But Casts No Spell

Wendy Maples

The opening number of Pippin, Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hinson’s 1970s-era musical, is titled “Magic To Do.” Invoking magic in the opening number sets a high bar to jump, and Diversionary Theatre’s production, while solid, doesn’t rise to the level of magic. It has become fashionable to re-think Pippin, whose score by the composer…

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