“Dirty Dancing” Comes To the Fisher Stage

By Daniel Skora Some movies are so good you can watch them over and over without getting tired of seeing them. “The Fugitive” is one of them. “Mrs. Doubtfire” is another, as are “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Back to the Future”. Gloriously entertaining, they are perfectly crafted encapsulations of the human experience, both realistic and … More “Dirty Dancing” Comes To the Fisher Stage

The Barter Theatre

By Daniel Skora One of the pleasures of going to a new place is discovering that not only does the place have a theatre, but that the theatre has been alive and flourishing for many years. Abingdon Virginia is a town of some 8,000 people nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the state’s Tennessee … More The Barter Theatre

Explorers Club a Comfortable Way to Travel

By Daniel Skora Travis W. Walter has a habit of opening up the Meadow Brook season with a play that has “scope”: themes and production values that stretch the boundaries of what can be expected from local theatre. Several years ago, he put on shows with autumn/fantasy themes, like “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Something … More Explorers Club a Comfortable Way to Travel

“Rounding Third” Tastier Than Hot Dogs, Cracker Jack or Apple Pie

By Daniel Skora Baseball has often been called a metaphor for life. It’s played on a field of green which serves as a constant reminder that life is best lived in natural surroundings. While many get to play the whole nine innings, some get pulled early. No one succeeds every time, but there’s always another … More “Rounding Third” Tastier Than Hot Dogs, Cracker Jack or Apple Pie