David Fox

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REVIEW: A Sparkling and Poignant La Traviata at AVA

The vocal standards are high, and the pleasure of discovering new talent always exhilarating.

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Six Questions with Daniela Mack, Opera Philadelphia’s Carmen

Mack, who opened the season creating a new role, is now back in an iconic one.

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REVIEW: With Madaket Road, a Long, Intriguing Journey Comes to a Close

John Guare’s monumental Lydie Breeze trilogy ends movingly, if not entirely clearly.

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REVIEW: At Walnut Studio, Andrew Llloyd Webber with Tears but no Chandeliers

A rare opportunity to see Tell Me on a Sunday reveals a good idea, flawed in the execution.

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REVIEW: In The Wild Duck, Dark Family Secrets with Ironic Humor

Quintessence’s production is problematic, but at least the problems are interesting.

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REVIEW: Noises Off is a Wild Night in the Theater

The Walnut Street production’s antic energy is both its strength and its weakness.

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REVIEW: In Frozen — Forgiving the Unforgivable

Isis’s earnest but constrained production doesn’t fully resonate.

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REVIEW: In Small Mouth Sounds, Six Characters in Search of… Shhhhhh!

Despite ingenious moments, the gimmick of Beth Wohl’s play wears out before it’s over.

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REVIEW: In John Guare’s Aipotu, Utopia Ain’t What it’s Cracked Up to Be

Part II of the Lydie Breeze Trilogy is linear, concise, and better than Part I.

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REVIEW: The Bluest Eye — From Page to Stage, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Arden’s Toni Morrison adaptation is too much handsome staging, too little Morrison.

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REVIEW: A Quiet Place—Leonard Bernstein’s Chilly Winter Garden

Without its companion pieced, Trouble in Tahiti, this difficult late work feels like half of an opera.

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REVIEW: Ready, Steady, Yeti…. What?

David Jacobi’s play wants to capture something important. I wish I knew what.

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REVIEW: Something Rotten at the Academy Serves Up Ham(let) & Eggs

The audience loved this musical Shakespeare send-up. So did I—sometimes.

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REVIEW: A Transcendent Ariadne auf Naxos at the Academy of Vocal Arts

A terrific evening of music and theater, and a thrilling affirmation of a magnificent work.

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REVIEW: In A Steady Rain, Crime Stories at Arm’s Length

Keith Huff’s episodic play has powerful moments, but too much narration.