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September 21, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Go inside the phobic world of 10-year-old Sheila Tubman, who is scared of everything, at the Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' stage production Saturday of Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great , based on the 1972 book by Judy Blume. While at day camp, Sheila meets an adventurous girl named Merle "Mouse" Ellis. Sheila covers up her fears with bravado to be friends with Mouse. Meeting Mouse, combined with a family vacation to Tarrytown, forces Sheila to overcome some of her secret fears, including being in the dark, swimming, spiders, dogs and more.
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January 14, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Michael Toner stood in the wings of the Walnut Street Theatre, nervously peeking through the curtain with his cane, and listening, waiting, for the cue that would mark the moment he had worked so hard to achieve: the moment he would walk back onto a stage. In the darkness, the veteran actor chased away the butterflies. He rolled his hips, readying them for the extra burden they would bear. He stretched and loosened the muscles in his right leg. And for one final time, he checked his prosthesis, making sure it was secure.
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January 30, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Harvey , a genial, old-fashioned comedy, is currently providing gentle, old-fashioned entertainment at the Walnut Street Theatre. There are lots of wink-wink, nudge-nudge sexual innuendos, while the tip-top cast, made up of some of Philadelphia's favorite actors - all masters of the double-take - is hamming it up under Bob Carlton's broad direction. The play, recently revived on Broadway with The Big Bang Theory 's Jim Parsons, is best remembered in the 1950 film version starring Jimmy Stewart.
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April 19, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
On Saturday, you can see what happens when a pink thing goes too far at Walnut Street Theatre's stage production of Pinkalicious , which runs through April 27. Despite her parents' warnings, Pinkalicious Pinkerton just can't stop eating pink cupcakes. Now she's come down with a case of pinkititis and is turning pink from head to toe - then pinker, and even pinker. The cure? Could it be green and leafy? The play is based on the popular children's book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann.
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March 22, 2013 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway hit play Good People , at Walnut Street Theatre, is about class. It is a sociological cliche that the American inclination is always to root for the underdog, which often means, as it does here, the unlucky, the uneducated, the unemployed. "Un" is the fact of life in "Southie," a thickly accented rough and tough neighborhood in Boston. The plot centers on Margaret (Julie Czarnecki) who, fired by her nice-guy boss (Jered McLenigan) from her job at the Dollar Store, faces eviction from her not-so-nice landlady (Sharon Alexander)
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May 23, 2014
HAD ENOUGH of deformed, subterranean opera-house denizens, barricade-building, 19th-century French student revolutionaries, musical adaptations of obscure movies and the endless parade of Disney characters come-to-life? Then head to the Walnut Street Theatre and bask in the glory of the way things used to be, when musicals sparkled with clever comedic banter, genuinely funny jokes and honest-to-goodness songs that stayed in your head long after the curtain fell, as opposed to dialogue delivered via instantly forgettable melodies wrapped in ersatz rock or watered-down R&B. Through July 13, the Walnut is presenting "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," one of the most popular musical comedies of all time.
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November 22, 2013
IT'S A good thing I thoroughly enjoyed "Elf," the musical-stage version of the hit 2003 movie that runs through Jan. 5 at the Walnut Street Theatre. If I hadn't, I'd likely have to surrender my membership in the human race. That's because only the Grinchiest of Scrooges (or is that Scroogiest of Grinches?) could give a "Bah, humbug!" to this merry melange of yuletide music and mirth. Like the film upon which it is based, "Elf" follows the misadventures of a bumbling but lovable North Pole denizen who, though raised from infanthood as one of Santa's elves, is actually a human being (hence his unusual height and inability to speedily and efficiently construct toys)
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April 2, 1987 | By NELS NELSON, Daily News Theater Critic
Three one-act plays: "One for the Road" and "Applicant," by Harold Pinter, and "Audience," by Vaclav Havel. Directed by Andrew Lichtenberg, costumes by Christine A. Moore, lighting by Rebecca R. Klein, sound by Jeff Chestek. Presented by the Walnut Street Theatre Co. in the Studio 3 Theatre, 9th and Walnut streets, through April 12. By arrangement or coincidence, two contemporary plays dealing with the interrogation of political prisoners have opened in this city within three days of each other.
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October 20, 1988 | By Nels Nelson, Daily News Theater Critic
Another season and another show at the Walnut Street Theatre, and still another hearty slap on the back of Bernard Havard for his keen assessment of the largest, non-profit theater subscription audience in Pennsylvania. The Walnut subscribers like their shows corny, cliche-ridden, easily digested, happily ended, devoid of distressing surprises and preferably over in time for a leisurely nightcap before snuggling in their cocoons for the 11 o'clock news. "Social Security," the season opener which Havard served up for his people last night, meets the Walnut standards about as well as any production in the company's brief and prodigiously successful history.
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January 30, 2016
Theater A Moon for the Misbegotten 2 lost souls find solace with one another on a Connecticut farm. Closes 2/7. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30-$35. A Taste of Things To Come New musical about 4 women participating in a baking contest in '50s-era Illinois. Closes 2/21. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $30. A Taste of Things To Come New musical about 4 women participating in a baking contest in '50s-era Illinois.
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January 30, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Harvey , a genial, old-fashioned comedy, is currently providing gentle, old-fashioned entertainment at the Walnut Street Theatre. There are lots of wink-wink, nudge-nudge sexual innuendos, while the tip-top cast, made up of some of Philadelphia's favorite actors - all masters of the double-take - is hamming it up under Bob Carlton's broad direction. The play, recently revived on Broadway with The Big Bang Theory 's Jim Parsons, is best remembered in the 1950 film version starring Jimmy Stewart.
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January 17, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
A Moon for the Misbegotten , Eugene O'Neill's last mighty play, is at the Independence Studio at the Walnut Street Theatre, about to start a 15-city tour. It is an exhausting play to watch (so long, so sad, so much blather about pigs, so many lies), so I can only imagine how exhausting it must be to perform. Even more so if you are just recovering from a leg amputation, as Michael Toner is, after a hit-and-run accident seven months ago. He is a superb actor, and he plays Hogan with such twinkly charm, such authenticity, and such a tasty Irish accent that the performance would be a triumph without admiring his strength of will to return to the stage.
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January 14, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Michael Toner stood in the wings of the Walnut Street Theatre, nervously peeking through the curtain with his cane, and listening, waiting, for the cue that would mark the moment he had worked so hard to achieve: the moment he would walk back onto a stage. In the darkness, the veteran actor chased away the butterflies. He rolled his hips, readying them for the extra burden they would bear. He stretched and loosened the muscles in his right leg. And for one final time, he checked his prosthesis, making sure it was secure.
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January 4, 2016
YOU CAN take Charlie Saxton out of Bristol, Bucks County, but don't try taking Bristol out of Charlie Saxton. In from LA for the holidays, the 26-year-old actor ("Hung," "Betas") stopped by the Daily News in a brand-new Wawa hoodie and an old (kelly green) Eagles hat. Saxton plays roommate to the title character in "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life," a sitcom premiering this weekend (8:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox29). He talked with Ellen Gray about his acting childhood and a few things that West Coasters just don't understand about Wawa.
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