On Stage: Even after more than 50 years, Fiddler still relevant to today’s issues

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fiddler on the Roof There is a lot to like about 3-D movie theaters, home viewing of an endless array of television series and the immediate access of music videos. Still, nothing can compare to a live theater performance of a timeless play or a hit musical. This week, area theater fans have an opportunity to enjoy live performances of two Broadway hit...

UHS to perform ‘Charley’s Aunt’ April 20, 21 & 23

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School is proud to present Charley’s Aunt, with performances on April 20th, 21st, and 23nd at 7:30pm. Written by Brandon Thomas, Charley’s Aunt is a classic screwball comedy that was first produced at the Royalty Theater in London in 1892 and became a smash hit. Since then it has entertained literally thousands of audiences in theater and movie productions all...

Knauers honored in naming of W. Chester theater

Nancy and David Knauer WEST CHESTER — The performing arts finally have a place to call home in West Chester, PA and now, that home has a name. Thanks to a generous contribution from Chris and Beth Knauer, Uptown! Entertainment Alliance’s new theater will be named The Knauer Theater for the Performing Arts in honor of Chris Knauer’s grandmother Lena and his parents, David and Nancy Knauer who...

Scully named as Uptown! Executive Director

Angela Scully WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, bringing a theater to West Chester,  announced Friday the promotion of Angela Scully to Executive Director. She is excited to get in on the ground floor of this project. “Angela has been a key part of our success, and we were thrilled to promote her to Executive Director. We would not be in a position to start construction this April...

Uptown Entertainment adds new board members

Uptown! Entertainment Alliance (UEA) has announced new members to its Board of Directors. At the December monthly meeting, the following community leaders were unanimously voted onto the Board; Sue Lapin, Kane Bender, Don Scholl, William Winters, Chris Lang and Chris Howe.    Send article as PDF   

People’s Light plans holiday panto, Jan. 9

MALVERN — People’s Light will offer a relaxed performance of The Three Musketeers (The Later Years): A Musical Panto on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 2 pm on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Relaxed performances are specially adjusted sensory-friendly shows, designed to create a theatre experience that is judgment-free, and welcoming of children and families with a wide range of sensory, learning,...

West Chester theater effort reaches milestone

WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Entertainment Alliance has raised $2.1 million toward its goal of Bringing a Theatre to Downtown West Chester.  Uptown is in the midst of a $3.75 million capital campaign to purchase, preserve and repurpose the former National Guard Armory at 224 North High Street as a full-on Cultural Arts Center that will present professional plays, musicals, concerts, ballet, original shows...

On Stage: No place quite like Camelot

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There simply is not….. a place like Camelot. This week, the Playhouse on Rodney Square (1007 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-0200, duponttheatre.com) is presenting one of Broadway’s all-time classic musicals —  “Camelot.” “Camelot” tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals — with...

Preview: UHS’ Guys & Dolls is a sure winner

At Unionville High School, show runs from Thursday through Saturday By Eddy K. Foster, Staff Writer, The Times The much-beloved musical Guys and Dolls opens Thursday night at Unionville High School. Based on previews, the production is a winner and a must-see. Show leads include: Natalie Walden (Miss Adelaide), Brandon Baumeister(NathanDetroit), Evan DuPuis (Sky Masterson) and Victoria Provost (Sgt....

Running In The Red earns 9 Cappie nods

Awards to be presented Sunday evening for regional high school theater EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville High School Players received nine nominations for the fall play, Running in the Red, from the CAPPIES (Critics and Performers).  This organization promotes high school theater throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The awards will be presented Sunday at Upper Darby High School, and Unionville-Chadds...