14
Jan
2019
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Whomever said “dying is easy, comedy is hard,” was half right at best. Comedy is hard, as two shows now on stage prove – one more successfully than the other.

“House on Haunted Hill,” suggested by the 1959 Vincent Price horror film, is an example of funny done exactly right. Adapted by Dave Pierini and the B Street Ensemble, the show is a hilarious, campy comedy that is intelligent in its approach to the source material and smartly tailored to the abilities of its cast. You may be reminded of “The Rocky Horror Show” in its melodramatic narration and its outrageous acceptance of its own weirdness. All it’s missing is that sweet transvestite!

In the play, as in the film, eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren (played by Greg Alexander) and his wife Annabelle (Elisabeth Nunziato) have invited five strangers to a “haunted house” party with a $10,000…

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