Photo by Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of Cleveland Play House

Photo by Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of Cleveland Play House

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Numerous obstacles hinder the star-crossed lovers, including Viola’s engagement to the disdainful Lord Wessex, a perfectly repugnant Peter Hargrave.

Critics commented that this work would have worked better as a musical. This CPH production nearly is, thanks to the infusion of Elizabethan ditties beautifully sung by the cast and accompanied by on-stage performers (Drew Bastian, Mariah Burks and Peter Hargrave) under Nathan Motta’s superb direction.

Damn Yankees- Lancaster Opera House

Damn Yankees- Lancaster Opera House

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Peter Hargrave, an actor brought in from New York City for this production, is a perfect Joe Hardy, the rookie player on the losing Washington Senators baseball team who breaks into stardom on and off the field. Both Hardy and Hargrave are wide-eyed and innocent, and seriously talented. A charming face and a masculine frame don’t hurt matters; he could easily pass as a major leaguer.

Peter (far left) in  South Pacific  at Musical Theatre West

Peter (far left) in South Pacific at Musical Theatre West

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Hats in the air to the entire chorus with standouts Chaz Feuerstine, Peter Hargrave, Chris Holly and Cole Coumo for their vibrant masculinity and humor as the sailors.