The 1942 Movie That Gave Birth To “White Christmas” Has Arrived As A Stage Musical At Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.
Reviewed by Tom Jones
December 14, 2019
Jim Hardy, Ted Hanover and Lila Dixon are an entertainment trio. They sing. They dance. They entertain. They are very good performers. Their contract in a New York City nightclub is ending, and Jim believes he is ready to retire. He has found a farmhouse in rural Connecticut in foreclosure and snaps up the buying rights. Now he needs to convince his dancing partner, Lila, to accept his marriage proposal and move to the Connecticut countryside where they could become farmers. Continue reading It’s A White Christmas At The “Holiday Inn”→
Hugo’s Classic Story Is Set To Music At The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Reviewed by Tom Jones
September 6, 2019
That famed Parisian landmark was in the news recently, as Notre Dame suffered serious fire damage and is currently closed for repairs. The Victor Hugo’ famed cathedral story has remained intact, and is now glowing on the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse stage, with a very impressive fire scene of its own.
Dinner theatre has reached new heights with this masterwork production. The set is remarkable, the choral work outstanding, the performers in great shape. This is not the standard for-the-children Walt Disney musical. It is virtually a tragic opera with themes of goodness and evil, haves and have-nots, and accepting others “not like us!”
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Greets The Jungle Man With Great Enthusiasm
Reviewed by Tom Jones June 6, 2019
It’s a jungle in Johnstown this summer as Tarzan literally swings on a vine into town! And what a Tarzan he is. Tyler Fruhwirth is enormous fun as the young Tarzan, being raised by a pack of gorilla following the death of his parents. He is a young actor – delightful with great enthusiasm.
Indeed. WHERE is love? Charles Dickens explored the impoverished
lives of London’s lower class in the mid 1800s.
The result was his classic “Oliver Twist.” The tale has received worldwide
fame as dramas, movies, and musicals. It is now in a triumphant musical production
on the Johnstown stage of Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.
“Please sir, may I have some more?” Such is the never-before-made request of eleven-year-old orphan, Oliver, in line for his daily gruel at the parish workhouse. The request is met with a very loud and angry tirade,”No,” from Mr. Bumble, the greedy workhouse caretaker. Bumble is so angered that he takes Oliver onto the street announcing, “Boy for Sale.”