Stories by Dustin Turner

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Young actors steal spotlight in ACP opener 'Hairspray'

Opening the 2013-14 season at Aiken Community Playhouse with Hairspray made a few dreams come true.
By Dustin Turner

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Musical to send youth to Broadway

"Broadway Bound" raises money for the Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing's immersion program, which will take 16 students to New York City.
By Dustin Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Father, daughter share stage for 'Wizard of Oz'

Jim Anderson has had a lifelong passion for theater, so it was only natural that his daughter, Madison, developed the same passion.
By Dustin Turner

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

'Christmas Story' favors familiarity

Juli Davis owns a copy of the movie A Christmas Story and watches it every year. When the time came to direct the stage version, she wanted to make sure some things stayed the same.
By Dustin Turner

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Ancient show has timeless message

'Antigone' shows that the line between heroes and villains isn't always clear. The Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing will stage George Judy's adaptation of 'Antigone' beginning Friday.
By Dustin Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Old friends already an 'Odd Couple'

In 1965, neat freak Felix Ungar moved in with messy sportswriter Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple. Forty-five years later, Tim DeTroy tries to clean up after Bradley Watts in the Aiken Community ...
By Dustin Turner

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

Struggle evident in 'Frankenstein'

Brad King has long been a fan of musical theater and Frankenstein. He did not write the musical, but the next best thing happened. He was cast as Victor in Frankenstein: A New Musical.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Old golfers learn new things about life in 'The Foursome'

Art has been imitating life for Bob Franklin. He is one of four men in the cast of The Foursome. "As I'm out playing golf, I see and hear things on the course, and I think, 'That's in the script.' ...
By Dustin Turner

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cast has a ball with 'Cinderella

The Aiken Kidney Benefit's production of the musical Cinderella on Saturday and Sunday raises money to help local kidney patients.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009

'It's a Wonderful Life' has music, familiar story

Bob Greer is a Dove Award-winning musician and composer, so it fits that the music he wrote for the stage adaptation of It's a Wonderful Life has biblical themes.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Warrior with afro is better than bikini-clad zombie killers

Two recent releases take very different directions -- with very different results -- in the hack-and-slash genre.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Game review

'Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law' stays true to the television series' strange, often random humor. The characters, animation and voices give it the feel of an episode. Fans of the series will ...
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007

Review: Beautiful Katamari

Strange, but addictive. That's the best way to describe Beautiful Katamari.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Top 5: Why Spider-Man rules

In honor of Spider-Man 3, which opens Friday ...
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, April 26, 2007

High Five: Why being a man rules

Staff writer Dustin Turner runs off the top five reasons being a man rules.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, April 5, 2007

High five

In honor of the little tournament in town ...
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, March 22, 2007

'Crackdown' lacks character, plot

Comic books meet Grand Theft Auto in Crackdown, the latest entry in the free-roaming action genre.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

'Lost Planet' has plenty of fire power

Shoot first, ask questions later. That's the gist of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. As it turns out, there are lots of shots fired and questions raised.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006

Games: 'Viva Pinata'

Viva Piata is a puzzle game disguised in a bright, colorful package. There's a lot of strategy involved that will keep people of all ages playing for a long time.
By Dustin Turner

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006

Get your game on!

The Christmas shopping season begins in less than 24 hours, so it's time to decide what to buy for the video game enthusiast in your life. You have enough to think about, such as what to do with ...
By Dustin Turner
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