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‘Mamma Mia’ to be performed on many area stages

In a moment of sheer excitement or surprise, anyone — even those without any Italian ancestry — might exclaim “Mamma Mia.” But these days, local and regional theatergoers might say “Mamma Mia” for completely different reasons. The powerhouse, fun-filled musical, based upon the ...

Blues musician Stacia Abernatha to hold EP release show tonight

When local blues musician Stacia Abernatha was a child, she used to play the “air guitar” while holding a broom in her hands. Now, a picture of her doing exactly that serves as the cover art for her new album, “A Girl Like Me,” which will see its official release party at 7 p.m. tonight ...

FUSE Productions to stage musical ‘Bat Boy’

STATE COLLEGE — There is probably no subject more unusual for a musical than “Bat Boy.” “Bat Boy: The Musical” is a mixture of a horror show and musical comedy which descends when FUSE Productions stages this cult classic at 7:30 p.m. March 29-31 at the Singing Onstage Studios in ...

Allenberry Playhouse to stage two versions of ‘The Odd Couple’

BOILING SPRINGS — Allenberry Playhouse brings new meaning and twists to the term “in rep” with its latest offerings. It may be commonplace for community and professional theaters to stage the comedy classic “The Odd Couple,” either the original male version or the more contemporary ...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ leaves a lasting impression

After the critical acclaim that Jordan Peele’s surprise hit, “Get Out” received, there was much anticipation to see if the comedian could strike gold again. Peele’s sophomore horror release, “Us,” proves that he is here to stay while delivering the same originality and thrills that ...