Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Inherit the Wind” at Holmdel Theatre Company

“Inherit the Wind” is based on the furor that erupted in 1925 when Tennessee schoolteacher John Scopes was prosecuted for introducing the subject of evolution into his public school classroom. The resulting “Monkey Trial” pitted the orator and Biblical scholar … Continue reading

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“Legally Blonde” in Red Bank

Some musical adaptations of movies work fine – lord knows there’s enough of ‘em.  Disney knows how to do it (despite “Tarzan”). “Mary Poppins” has been running nearly six years, and “The Lion King” will be 15!  This past season, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Great “Merchant” on Brookdale’s Great Lawn

One may question some of John Bukovec’s directorial decisions, but not his guts.  Selecting “The Merchant of Venice” for the Shakespeare Ensemble at Brookdale Community College was a bold move. Officially a comedy, the play is known instead for its … Continue reading

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Stratford Shakespeare Festival: 60 Years…and Counting

With an acting company of 100 and nearly that many behind-the-scenes support staff, Ontario’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival is the largest theatrical repertory company in the world. It’s also among the longest-lived, celebrating its 60th Anniversary Season in 2012.  Among the … Continue reading

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