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"The Alley Theatre's 'Hand To God' is laugh out loud, tears-in-your-eyes, dangerously close to wetting your pants funny. [Steve Pacek's] performance is a master class...

Playwright Robert Askins has created one for the books, and director Mark Shanahan has realized it perfectly. "   

                                                    --   BroadwayWorld

Mark Shanahan Theatre Alley Hand To God

HAND TO GOD   The Alley Theatre

PRIVATE LIVES   The White Heron Theatre

PRIVATE LIVES   The White Heron Theatre

PRIVATE LIVES   The White Heron Theatre

PRIVATE LIVES   The White Heron Theatre

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

                                                             The Alley Theatre

SAVANNAH DISPUTATION                                                      Penguin Rep

"An impeccable production...Mark Shanahan has certainly mastered the art of casting."                                                                         --   New York Times

Mark Shanahan Theatre

PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER

Arkansas Rep and TheatreSquared 

"Whimsical, comical and downright magical... The show’s never-ending swirl of make-believe and laughs culminate in a command that rings clear to the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning: Play.

                                                            -- The Soiree

Mark Shanahan Steve Pacek Theatre Starcatcher

HOLMES AND WATSON  The Alley Theatre

CONSTELLATIONS  Hudson Stage

CONSTELLATIONS  Hudson Stage

" A virtually flawless production." 

                                             --On Stage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL

            ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY MARK SHANAHAN 

             Florida Rep and Mile Square Theatre

"I’ve seen my share of Christmas Carols...               This is one of the best.

As enjoyable as  Christmas itself.  "                                                                                            -- Florida Weekly

"Spirited and superb! A beautiful adaptation...

Quite possibly the best version of the story I've seen.

                                                          -- BroadwayWorld

"A Christmas Carol has had many, many adaptions for all forms of media and art. Mile Square Theatre's "A Merry Little Christmas Carol" might be the finest yet. It's pure theatricality and invention is nothing short of brilliant... The simplicity is genius."

                                                          -- BroadwayWorld

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB

With Greg Boyd, Alley Theatre 

"A polished production- dramatic surprises- pure entertainment!" -- Houston Press

Mark Shanahan Theatre Sherlock Alley

THE       STEPS  

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Alley Theatre,

George Street Playhouse 

Adirondack Theatre Festival,

Cape Playhouse

Mile Square Theatre 

"A great piece of theatrical fun. Mark Shanahan, who has played his share of dashing heroes on the stage... has directed the George Street production with a welcome sense of warmth and playfulness." -- New York Times

"Shanahan's direction is breathlessly brisk and playful."                                                                    -- Houston Chronicle

"Shanahan and the four actors milk this concept for all its worth. Works like a charm!" -- Cape Cod Online

Mark Shanahan Howard McGillan Mark Price Theatre George Street Hitchcock

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES

                                                          Florida Repertory Theatre

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES 

Hangar Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Florida Rep, Depot Theatre, New Jersey Rep,

Hudson Stage Penguin Rep

Virginia Stage, Theatre Squared

 

"Fluent and farcical! Shanahan gives the two act romp a slap dash treatment ... [with] frisky action. " -- New York Times

"A master class in funny! " -- Florida Weekly

"Sweetly silly...A happy spoof. A winning playfulness among the cast." -- New York Times

 

"Perfectly directed by Mark Shanahan...Ridiculously funny!" -- The Patriot

 

"Perfect!" -- NPR

"A Holmes run!....Non stop hilarity!"  -- Syracuse New Times

Mark Shanahan Theatre Baskervilles Pacek Bruce Warren Hangar Nicholson

HAY FEVER Florida Rep

"Superb... thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end...You will be delighted to see this crisp, classic comedy!"

                                     -- BroadwayWorld

TOM JONES  Florida Studio Theatre                                     World Premiere

 

"Shanahan...pushed all the right buttons. The safety bar came down and the ride was on!" -- The Observer

Mark Shanahan Mark Brown Theatre Tom Jones

THE FARM  Penguin Rep

"Stunning in its quiet directness... Shanahan's directorial timing is flawless here."

-- New York Times

Mark Shanahan Theatre The Farm

MRS. MANNERLY  Merrimack Rep

"Poignant and funny. Good manners never go out of style."                                                                                                         -- Talkin' Broadway

Mark Shanahan Theatre Mrs Mannerly Jan Neuberger

A CHRISTMAS STORY   Arkansas Rep

"Funny and feel-good -- brilliant as a leg lamp gleaming in a window... Directed by Mark Shanahan, the cast adeptly fulfills its nearly impossible task: breathing new life into a story everyone knows... While much of the show is intended to tickle, a few moments are downright tender. Did we really just get teary at our 3,294th viewing of A Christmas Story?"  

                                              -- The Democrat-Gazette

Mark Shanahan Theatre Alley Hand To God

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS  

                 Alley Theatre, TheatreSquared, Florida Rep

"Director Mark Shanahan splashes Verne with charm, invention, and abundant eccentricity...  Given a big wet kiss of vaudeville, English panto, Monte Python and the Marx Brothers... it slobbers all over you and you beg for more. "                                                                               -- The Houston Press 

"The production really goes above and beyond the magic I was hoping for when I wrote the script"

 

                                       -- Author of 80 Days, Mark Brown

Mark Shanahan Theatre Alley Mark Brown 80 Days Verne

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING

                                     Cape Playhouse 

"A gem of a show!" -- Barnstable Patriot

Mark Shanahan Theatre Some Enchanted Evening Cape Playhouse

THE WOMAN IN BLACK  Penguin Rep

"Craftily directed by Mark Shanahan...the production shows just how chilling the proper use of a flashlight can be." 

-- New York Times

Mark Shanahan Theatre Woman In Black

NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY

                                         Cape Playhouse 

"Slayed the audience on Opening Night!" 

                                                   -- Cape Cod Today

Mark Shanahan Theatre Cape Playhouse Judy Blazer

GASLIGHT  Fulton Opera House

"The cast, under the direction of Mark Shanahan, is first rate!"                                                                                                                 -- Lancaster Online

Mark Shanahan Theatre Fulton Gaslight Anderson Matthews

GREATEST GIFT 

                        Workshop at The Westport Country Playhouse

Howard McGillin returns to Westport  -- Playbill

Mark Shanahan Theatre

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE                                     Script in hand at The Westport Country Playhouse 

"Keir Dullea, Blythe Danner and Jonathan Groff Set for Butterflies Are Free Reunion at Westport... A perfect way to celebrate the Playhouse’s 80th season"

                                                                                  -- Playbill

Mark Shanahan Theatre Jonathan Groff Blythe Danner Westport Betty Gilpin

THE QUEST FOR DON QUIXOTE                                                Theatre Squared

" Mark Brown's Quixote headlines the Arkansas New Play Fest!"                                                                                                                                                                                           --  Broadwayworld

THE GREEN CROW CAWS

The Irish Repertory Theatre

Sean O'Casey Reading Series

"O'Casey's grand, humorous salute to St. Patrick's Day; uproarious send-up of The Playboy of the Western World riots; and dire meditations on the possibility of Russian paratroopers dropping from the skies onto the Emerald Sod."                                                                                                        --  BroadwayWorld

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