A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Set for Kelsey Theatre Premiere

Prepare yourself for a red-blooded, two-fisted, all-American Christmas in the holiday show heralded by the Associated Press as “a charming triumph infused with utter joy.” In this clever musical adaptation of the 1983 film comedy, we follow the childhood dreams and schemes of little Ralphie, whose heart is set on getting one thing and one thing only for Christmas – the official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle.

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Kelsey Casting Call: “Four Weddings and an Elvis”

The Yardley Players have announced auditions for their upcoming production of FOUR WEDDINGS AN AN ELVIS. Here are all the details!

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Top 10 Most Challenging Roles in Contemporary Theater

There are roles out there that have made their way onto many performer’s wish list. There are many popular contemporary like Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Joshua Henry, and Adele Dazeem (to name a few) that have defined the male role for many generations to come.

So which roles are the most difficult to perform? Today, we’re going to explore ten roles, in no particular order, that are considered to be the most challenging roles in contemporary theater.

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Cast Announced for MPO’s “NOISES OFF” at The Kelsey Theatre

Some of Kelsey Theatre’s finest actors have been announced as cast mates in Maurer Productions OnStage’s new production of Michael Frayn’s backstage comedy, NOISES OFF.

Kelsey Award winner John M. Maurer directs the production, which is set to run January 11-20, 2019 on The Kelsey Theatre stage in West Windsor, New Jersey.


The cast features:

  • Lauri Hardy as Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clacket
  • Jacki Galli as Brooke Ashton/Vicki
  • Erin Leder as Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent
  • Allison DeKorte as Poppy Norton-Taylor
  • Tim Rerucha as Lloyd Dallas
  • Kevin Palardy as Garry Lejeune/Roger
  • Mark Applegate as Frederick Fellows/Phillip Brent
  • Peter Sauer as Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar
  • Nick Kianka as Timothy Allgood

Maurer Productions OnStage presents Michael Frayn’s Noises Off. Called “the funniest farce ever written. Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure.

This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, an early performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run.

Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, NOISES OFF is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and — of course — flying sardines!

Visit the Maurer Productions OnStage website for more information.