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Lorraine Spencer

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Classic ‘Camille’ well acted but boring

By Lorraine Spencer entertainment@vindy.com Youngstown It seems we never tire of tragic love

TNT’s ‘Birdie’ is entertaining, but musical numbers lack luster

Most people think of “Bye Bye Birdie,” the musical by Michael Stewart, Lee Adams and Charles

New Castle’s ‘Seussical’ features stellar cast

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — “Seussical” is my new favorite musical, thanks to the New Castle Playhouse’s

Proof of great drama? Check out TNT’s latest

NILES — For anyone looking for a good piece of drama, look no further than the Trumbull New Theatre.

Give us a listen, says leader of Youngstown concert band

The leader wants young musicians to know about this opportunity to keep playing. Youngstown is

‘Guys’ swings with talent, humor

Supporting characters steal the show. “Guys and Dolls” is one of those plays you just never

‘The Apple Tree’ is sweet look at life and love

The New Castle Playhouse production is a series of three musical vignettes. Sometimes it pays

Doubt can divide, bond, play at Oakland shows

The performance by the small cast was impressive. Doubt can be a bond as powerful as

‘Noises Off’ shows another side of a farce

The comedy opens Friday at Youngstown Playhouse. In 1970, playwright Michael Frayn watched a

Audiences never seem to tire of beloved ‘South Pacific’

The best-done numbers in the show were ‘Bloody Mary’ and ‘There is Nothing Like a Dame.’

Local singer has first pro CD

Liz Rubino bids farewell to Youngstown with a show at the Oakland. Judging by the performers

‘Echoes of the War’ is relevant to audiences today

Supporting characters struggle with difficult accents. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The New Castle

Kent improv comedy troupes battle for the laughs

The competition is modeled after ‘Who’s Line Is It Anyway?’ WARREN — Jenna Cintavey and Dan

‘les miz’ With a new spin

West Branch High’s production features a rotating stage. BELOIT — West Branch High School’s

‘Forever Plaid’ tops chart of adorables in New Castle play

Each member of the cast has an individual shining moment in the play. “Forever Plaid” at the

Annex Theater offers the right atmosphere for ‘Brighton Beach’

The comedy was especially strong in the Neil Simon play. Watching a play at the New Castle

‘In Moonlight’ gets some good spotlight

The experienced cast needs to work on its timing. YOUNGSTOWN — Area native Jack LoGiudice’s

If you’re into chick flicks, you’ll like musical ‘Quilters’

The women did a wonderful job acting and with solos. We all know the term “chick flick.” How

‘Love Letters’ shows a journey

The actors in the play have known each other for decades. In a world dictated by computer

Actors breathe life into ‘Zombie Prom’

“Grease” met “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Salem Community Theatre on Friday, and the result was

Play examines effects of bullying

Parents can learn a lot from watching this play with their children. Although bullying has

Playhouse will present tribute to Frank Sinatra

Two men and two women perform in the play. Mention Frank Sinatra to anyone over the age of,

Oakland play parodies various styles

Actors presented standout performances in the comedy. Watching “The Musical of Musicals (The

Written by local man, ‘Unfaithful’ to debut

Though the play has a Christian theme, the playwright says it doesn’t preach. Youngstown area


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