REVIEW: “Sondheim musical “Assassins” on target at Circuit Playhouse.” – Jon Sparks’ Commercial Appeal Declaration 

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REVIEW: “Splendid performances” by Isbell and Onken are among the “many pleasures to be savored” in Red at The Circuit Playhouse. Click here to read the full GoMemphis Review.

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REVIEW: Playhouse pulls off ambitious production of Les Misérables – Jon Sparks The Commercial Appeal / GoMemphis

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REVIEW: “The Color Purple at Playhouse on the Square is a rousing success on nearly every level.” – Jon Sparks, The Commercial Appeal / Go Memphis

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REVIEW: “(Tony) Horne’s cast for The Color Purple is an embarrassment of riches, top to bottom.” – Chris Davis, Memphis Flyer

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Stage Review: Twisted playwright’s tale makes wicked entertainment

Jon Sparks’ review of Deathtrap for GoMemphis.

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Stage review: Playhouse’s ‘Saigon’ works in softer focus

Read Christopher Blank’s review of Miss Saigon HERE.

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“Deftly directed by Stephen Hancock, and beautifully performed, Time Stands Still is a great night of theater doing what theater does best. If you miss this Circuit Playhouse production, you’re missing one of the best and most provocative shows of the season.” – Chris Davis

Read the Memphis Flyer review HERE.

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“In terms of quality, the cast and crew elevate this play to the level of an event that any serious theatergoer should not miss.”

Read the rest of Christopher Blank’s review of Angels in America at GoMemphis.com

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Angels in America flies…

Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer takes on the themes of Angels and praises the performances and design. Click to read at MemphisFlyer.com 

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Debbie Does Dallas: Only the good parts (part two, the review).

Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer gives his take on way Debbie Does Dallas. Click to read at MemphisFlyer.com

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Stage Review: Porn spoof trades on entertainment industry misogny

Christopher Blank of GoMemphis says Debbie Does Dallas is a clever spoof done by a great group of performers. Click to read at GoMemphis.com.

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Rants & Raves- A Review of Sunset Boulevard

ArtsMemphis Rants & Raver Glenda Mace says Sunset Boulevard is brilliantly cast, the orchestra is on target, and the design team deserves kudos. Read the full review at ArtsMemphis.org.

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Stage Review: ‘Mountaintop’ salutes King, the man

Christopher Blank explains how The Mountaintop differs from other plays about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click here to read at Commercial Appeal.com

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2013- 2014 Season Announced for Playhouse on the Square

Christopher Blank reports the shows that have been chosen to run for the stage at 66 S. Cooper. Click to read at Commercial Appeal.com

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Playhouse on the Square Announces New Works@TheWorks Competition

December 10, 2012

Playhouse on the Square is accepting scripts for the 1st Annual “New Works @ TheWorks” Competition.   A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings during the 2013-14 season.  After the six readings have been presented, Playhouse on the Square will select two that will receive full productions during the 2014-15 season.  These two new works will receive world premieres at Playhouse’s third performance space, TheatreWorks.

Along with these fully mounted productions, the two winning works will each be awarded a prize of $500.  The playwright(s) of each play will also be flown to Memphis to take part in the rehearsals and development of the new work. CLICK HERE for competition details and rules.

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Ordinary People: David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People” is good theater

Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer says Good People is, ” one of the best plays you’re likely to see all season.” Read the review HERE.

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Good People’s “Mix of mixture of comedy and drama will keep you fully engaged.” – ArtsMemphis Rants & Raver Glenda Mace

Read Glenda’s full review HERE. 

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Stage Review: Strong Characters reflect on life choices in “Good People”

Read Christopher Blank’s breakdown of the characters and themes in Good People, HERE.

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Memphis Flyer: The cast of Legally Blonde is “exceptional from roots to ends.”

Read Chris Davis’ review HERE.

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Review: Playhouse kicks off season with an audience pleaser

Jon Sparks reviews Legally Blonde for GoMemphis. Check it out HERE.

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Stage Review: Excellent cast of ‘Race’ keep bristling pace at TheatreWorks

GoMemphis’ Christopher Blank says, “The cast of “Race” at TheatreWorks does an excellent job of making the characters forthright yet unsympathetically caustic.” And “Director Brian Fruits keeps the cast bristling to the pace of Mamet’s punchy dialogue.” Read the full review HERE.

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Memphis Flyer: “Xanadu is Dumb. And Awesome.”

“The joy is catching.” Read Chris Davis’ review HERE._____________________________________________

Live From Memphis: The Xanadu cast is “top-notch” 

“The show is utterly irresistible and had me grinning and singing along from the start.” – Adam RemsenRead the full review HERE.