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TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dose of holiday spirit, look no further than Theatre in the Park’s charming production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, the show is basically the 1965 animated television special, performed live, with all the nostalgic effervescence of the cartoon combined with clever staging… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park's cast for Robert Askins' 2011 comedy for mature audiences, Hand to God, includes (from left) Lorelei Lemon, Kathy Day, Chris Brown, Ira David Wood IV (seated), and Kenny Hertling

Robert Askins’ Hand to God Delivers Tears-Running-Down-Your-Face Laughter at TIP

A cast of six — five humans and the Devil, in the shape of a vulgar hand puppet — have taken over the Theatre in the Park’s stage in Robert Askins’ hilarious, raunchy, and weirdly scary Hand to God. With slapstick humor, dark and mature themes, and more than enough twists for the adult audience,… Read More ›

Allan Maule’s Framing the Shot Scores a Bull’s-Eye for Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio

Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio scores a bull’s-eye with local playwright Allan Maule’s Framing the Shot, directed by Ira David Wood IV. Photography buffs will recognize the term “framing the shot.” Laypersons (such as ourselves), however, might wonder, “What kind of shot?” Doctors give shots. Bar-tenders pour shots. Photographers, pool-sharks, archers, and marksmen take… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park’s Glorious! Gets Lots of Laughs, But Suffers from a Mediocre Script and Arrhythmic Direction

There are two ways to get noticed on the Internet. Option 1: Be very, very good at something. Option 2: Be very, very bad at something. William Hung’s 2004 American Idol audition garnered 6 million YouTube views thanks to Option 2. His off-key rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” is infamous for being unashamedly abysmal… Read More ›

The outrageous antics of David Wood (right) as Charles Dickens' misanthropic old miser Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol have Theatre in the Park audiences rolling in the aisles

Dustin vs. Dustin on A Christmas Carol at TIP: "We Need to Talk …"

There are two people writing this review. First there is Dustin Britt — the guy who has gone to Theatre in the Park’s musical-comedy version of A Christmas Carol, with his family, every December for the last 27 years. This Dustin values dearly the contribution that writer-actor-director Ira David Wood III’s annual production has made… Read More ›