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Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera presents Alban Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ by Cameron Kelsall

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Alban Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ too often favors visual flourish over storytelling, but music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a revelatory rea…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the Gamut Bach Ensemble by Cameron Kelsall

An evening of cantatas, presented by Gamut Bach Ensemble and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, put critic Cameron Kelsall in a Christmas mood.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Princeton University Concerts present Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s ‘Winterreise’ by Cameron Kelsall

A confounding narrative framework derails Joyce DiDonato’s ‘Winterreise’ at Princeton University. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Simpatico Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s ‘Natural Shocks’ by Cameron Kelsall

Simpatico Theatre’s production of ‘Natural Shocks,’ a slim but effective play by Lauren Gunderson, benefits from a brilliant performance by Amanda Schoonover. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

REVIEW: At George Street Playhouse, Renée Taylor Diets and Dishes by Cameron Kelsall

Renée Taylor knows her way around a joke. Now 86, the Bronx-born comedienne has spent the better part of seven decades making the public laugh as a writer, actress and personality.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Curtis Opera Theatre presents ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ by Cameron Kelsall

A high musical standard made up for dramaturgical cloudiness in Curtis Opera Theatre’s ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Arden Theatre Company presents Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s ‘An Iliad’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘An Iliad,’ a didactic refashioning of Homer’s epic poem, receives a flat staging at the Arden’s Horan Studio Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Two River Theater presents Joe Iconis’s ‘Love in Hate Nation’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Love in Hate Nation,’ a joyously original riff on bad-girl movie tropes, continues the copacetic relationship of composer Joe Iconis and Two River Theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ by Cameron Kelsall

Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ may be a bread-and-butter opera, but that’s no excuse for AVA’s stale staging. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Azuka Theatre presents Dominique Morriseau’s ‘Sunset Baby’ by Cameron Kelsall

Azuka Theatre’s production of Dominique Morriseau’s ‘Sunset Baby’ benefits from a sensational central performance. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Curio Theatre Company presents Charles Ludlam’s ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ by Cameron Kelsall

Curio Theatre Company’s production of ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ isn’t a total drag, but it often misses the comic mark. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Irish Heritage Theatre presents Marina Carr’s ‘Woman and Scarecrow’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Woman and Scarecrow,’ Marina Carr’s enthralling exploration of the end of life, receives a haunting and stunningly acted local premiere from Irish Heritage Theatre. Cameron Kelsall re…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s ‘Next to Normal’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Next to Normal’ remains a popular property on the regional-theater circuit, and is currently on stage at Bristol Riverside Theatre. But are the musical’s views on psychiatry and pharm…

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The Arden Theatre Company presents ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ at the Arden Theatre Company, explores the myriad reasons that people seek advice. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

George Street Playhouse presents Steve Kluger and Jason Howland’s ‘Last Days of Summer’ by Cameron Kelsall

Baseball, absentee fathers, and WWII: ‘Last Days of Summer,’ which opens the season at George Street Playhouse, piles on the clichés. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

People’s Light presents Caryl Churchill’s ‘A Number’ by Cameron Kelsall

Caryl Churchill’s polemical drama ‘A Number’ receives a stunning, thought-provoking production from People’s Light. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

McCarter Theatre Center presents David Hare’s ‘Skylight’ by Cameron Kelsall

The actors in David Hare’s ‘Skylight’ prepare a pasta dish live on stage. It smells delicious, but we leave the stodgy drama feeling emotionally and intellectually starved. Cameron Kel…

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Subscension Theatre presents Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ by Cameron Kelsall

The newly formed Subscension Theatre offers a scrappy yet ambitious production of Brecht’s antiwar drama ‘Mother Courage and Her Children,’ performed al fresco in Headhouse Square. Cam…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Juniper Productions presents John O’Hara’s ‘12 Chairs’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘12 Chairs’ leans into familiar tropes about the mother-daughter dynamic in its world premiere with Juniper Productions. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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South Camden Theatre Company presents David Schulner’s ‘An Infinite Ache’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘An Infinite Ache’ at South Camden Theatre Company offers a stale portrait of what it means to be part of a couple. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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The Resident Ensemble Players present August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ by Cameron Kelsall

A strong season of local August Wilson productions continues with ‘Fences’ at University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia present ‘Riders to the Sea’ and ‘Empty the House’ by Cameron Kelsall

Two operas written nearly a century apart consider the familial wounds that time doesn’t heal. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Opera Philadelphia presents ‘La Bohème’ by Cameron Kelsall

Extraordinary singing from several locally trained performers salvages Opera Philadelphia’s vulgar, high-concept ‘La Bohème.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

People’s Light presents Sarah Ruhl’s ‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ by Cameron Kelsall

Sarah Ruhl’s moving family dramedy ‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ receives an uneven staging at People’s Light. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Broadway Philadelphia presents the national tour of ‘Anastasia’ by Cameron Kelsall

The national tour of ‘Anastasia,’ at the Academy of Music, delivered on spectacle but not coherent storytelling. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

InterAct Theatre Company presents Gabriel Jason Dean’s ‘Heartland’ by Cameron Kelsall

Gabriel Jason Dean’s ‘Heartland,’ at InterAct Theatre Company, gets awkwardly stuck between kitchen-sink drama and didactic political play. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Classic Stage Company presents Marc Blitzstein’s ‘The Cradle Will Rock’ by Cameron Kelsall

New York’s Classic Stage Company revives the legendary ‘The Cradle Will Rock’, by Philadelphia-born composer Marc Blitzstein. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ is revenge tragedy done rippingly right. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Christina Anderson’s ‘How to Catch Creation’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘How to Catch Creation’ launches an ambitious, important push for greater representation at Philadelphia Theatre Company, but Christina Anderson’s play feels frustrating and predictabl…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Theatre Horizon presents Samuel D. Hunter’s ‘The Few’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘The Few’ considers the desolate lives of long-haul truckers, but Theatre Horizon’s production of Samuel D. Hunter’s play sets an inconsistent tone. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

EgoPo and Theatre in the X present Censored: A Rotating Repertory of Two Banned South African Plays by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater concludes its South African season with two perspectives on life under apartheid. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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