On Stage: Unionville’s Litzenberg play key role in ‘Come From Away’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kristin Litzenberg Kristin Litzenberg is an acclaimed theater actress who grew up in Kennett Square and has performed all around theworld. A few years ago, she had the opportunity to perform close to home. “Sister Act” touched down at the DuPont Theatre (now known as The Playhouse on Rodney Square, Hotel DuPont, Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware,...

On Stage: Veteran performers to perform this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Walter Salas-Humara Three veteran musicians – each with more than 40-year careers in the New York music scene – will be performing in the area this weekend. Walter Salas-Humara will be performing a solo acoustic show on April 12 at Stone Garden Estate (4097 Wren Road, Thomasville, 717-870-9568) and then will be playing a concert with his band The...

On Stage: Loggins-Hull to join NJ Symphony as Resident Artistic Partner

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Allison Loggins-Hull Allison Loggins-Hull will join the New Jersey Symphony on September 1 as its next Resident Artistic Partner. In this role, Loggins-Hull will partner with artistic leadership and add her unique perspective and experiences to the artistic planning process. In addition, her work “Can You See?,” originally written for the New Jersey...

On Stage: Living the nomad life, Joshua Radin finds new inspiration

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Joshua Radin Here is a familiar scenario. Someone gets restless and decides to sell or put in storage all belongings, throw some clothes and a toothbrush into a backpack and then head to Europe with no particular game plan or itinerary. It gets played out every year by high school grads who aren’t ready to start college yet or college students who...

On Stage: ‘Frozen, the Musical’ comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Frozen It seems that everyone is familiar with the show “Frozen” – whether through films, live performances or songs such as “Let It Go” and “In Summer.” “Frozen” was a blockbuster movie for Disney followed by a highly successful ice show – “Disney’s Frozen on Ice.” Now, “Frozen” is a musical – a lively musical that was...

On Stage: Philadelphia Organ Festival comes to Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Philadelphia is a city known for its magnificent venues for classical music. Philadelphia is also known for being a city of “firsts.” Beginning on March 15, the city will host the inaugural Philadelphia Organ Festival – and Longwood Gardens is a prime participant. The Festival, which opens on Friday and runs through March 23, invites audiences...

WCU to present ‘Three Sisters’

Three Sisters opens at West Chester University, Feb. 29 West Chester University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents a world premiere adaptation of the Anton Chekhov classic THREE SISTERS. Associate Professor of Theatre John Bellomo adapted and directs the show. THREE SISTERS runs Thursday, February 29, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.,...

On Stage: ‘The Girl From the North Country’ at The Forrest Theater

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chiara Trentalange and Ben Biggers in The Girl From The North Country, which is now running at The Forrest Theater. Philadelphia’s Broadway season of shows at the Miller Theater, Academy of Music and Forrest Theater fortunately has some new touring Broadway shows that are playing in Philly for the first time – like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Mean Girls,”...

On Stage: Ringling Bros. roars back to life, minus animals & clowns

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ringling Bros. Imagine having lost contact with a dear friend and assuming that he/she had gone away forever. Then, out of the blue, the person from the past made contact and suggested getting back together again. That’s pretty much what happened to Maria Pontigo Lopez. Lopez is part of The Lopez Family, one of the best and most innovative highwire...

On Stage: A bit of romantic music for Valentine’s Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Corinne Mammana and Erich Cawalla Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. That means love is in the air and, as expected, special Valentine’s Day concerts are scheduled at a variety of venues around the area. One of these Valentine’s Day concerts is scheduled for February 11 at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808,...