New York, Newspapers, and Newsies at Opera House

By Daniel Skora Before computers, iPads and iPhones, there were newspapers. Ink was the lifeblood of the nation and paper the conduit through which it flowed. In retrospect, the news of the day was the news of the day before, or even days before, for not only did the information network move slowly then, but … More New York, Newspapers, and Newsies at Opera House

Jacob Marley’s “Carol” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s business partner in Charles Dickens’ famous story “A Christmas Carol” is one of those fictional characters who seems not to have been given a fair shake by the author who created him. Marley may have been a disagreeable and greedy person just like his partner, but to wander the … More Jacob Marley’s “Carol” at Williamston

Davis and Dickens at Performance Network

By Daniel Skora Performance Network Theatre has two shows scheduled for the holiday season. “Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story” is a one man show that has the iconic entertainer looking back on critical events throughout his life and amazing career. It alternates with “Dickens: An A Capella Carol”, a dramatic reading of … More Davis and Dickens at Performance Network

Kansas Farmhouse Drops on Encore Musical Theatre

By Daniel Skora The Kansas farmhouse where Dorothy Gale lived has undoubtedly alighted upon Munchkinland hundreds of thousands of times since it was first wrenched from its moorings in 1900. L. Frank Baum’s book and the numerous movies and stage productions that followed have made “The Wizard of Oz” a global success. But it took … More Kansas Farmhouse Drops on Encore Musical Theatre