Joe Stephens

Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical

It doesn’t seem possible that there are people who don’t know the story of Mary Poppins, but for sheltered folks, our titular character is a nanny that comes t...

The Story of My Life

How do we deal with the loss of a friend? What about a lifelong best friend? That question is often complicated when the loss takes place after a falling out. ...

Murder by Poe

It is a dark and stormy night. No, really, it’s really dark and the storm is so dense The Woman can’t see her hand in front of her face as she aimlessly wanders through the black, boggy woods. When she finally stumbles upon what she thinks will be h...

La Cage aux Folles

It’s a story that’s been told for centuries. Young lovers come from widely divergent backgrounds. One comes from a more orthodox family, often rich, while the ...

On Golden Pond

Norman Thayer, Jr is quite possibly the biggest curmudgeon on the face of the planet. He’s also one of the sweetest people ever. But, according to his longsuff...

Mamma Mia!

Sophie Sheridan and her mother Donna live in paradise. While helping Donna run a quaint but crumbling inn on an idyllic Greek island, Sophie met the man of her dreams, Sky. And now, they’re planning a wedding, an idea about which Donna, a single mot...

The Game’s Afoot

William Gillette has played Sherlock Holmes for so long he’s half convinced he is the mythic hero. And, it turns out, he’s not that far off. When a series of m...

Same Time, Next Year

What starts out as a one-night stand turns into an annual rendezvous in the same room in the same seaside inn on the same weekend every year for Doris and Geor...

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

We’ve all been there. Stuck in a city in the desert, being forced to steal to survive. And suddenly, a shady-looking guy carrying a staff with a giant cobra head on top comes along and offers us the opportunity of a lifetime. I mean nobody with a co...

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Ralphie Parker, a nine-year-old in 1940 Indiana, wants nothing in life more than a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the...
Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens

Author

Joe is a teacher at Parkersburg High School, a blogger, and the author of a series of detective novels known as the Shalan Adventures.

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