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The Piano Man

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Upright Grand – Citadel Theatre 


Citadel Theatre has another hit on its hands. At its best with unique, new, small cast dramas, comedies

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An Abbondanza of Artistry

March 16, 2017 No Comments

The Most Happy Fella – Theo Ubique 


It’s so romantic, and it begins when Tony, a single, middle-aged Italian-American immigrant, quietly

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Spoofing a Theatrical Icon

March 15, 2017 No Comments

Spamilton – Royal George Theatre 


Gerard Alessandrini has been writing his “Forbidden Broadway” and “Forbidden Hollywood” musical

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Ease On Down the Road

March 14, 2017 No Comments

The Wiz – Kokandy Productions 


Can it actually be more than 40 years since Dorothy and her friends first eased on down the yellow

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Boy Meets (Bad) Girl

March 3, 2017 No Comments

The Scene – Writers Theatre 


The prolific writer Theresa Rebeck has penned novels and nonfiction stories, as well as scripts for film, TV and the stage. She’s known in the theatre world for her many one-act and full-length

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No Joy in Life, But Wait…

February 22, 2017 No Comments

Uncle Vanya – Goodman Theatre


 Everyone in Anton Chekhov’s classic dramatic comedy is completely dissatisfied with how his life has

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Triple Threat Siblings

February 21, 2017 No Comments

My Brother’s Keeper – Black Ensemble Theatre 


Fayard and Harold, two triple threat siblings whose lives spanned the entire 20th century, were known

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This Winner Takes It All

February 18, 2017 No Comments
Mamma Mia! – Marriott Lincolnshire
 Rachel Rockwell’s fresh and exciting new production of the smash hit musical, which became a cult classic for Baby Boomers almost twenty years ago, is actually one of Broadway’s first juke box musicals. Taken from the ABBA songbook, Marriott’s stage version erases the memories of the rather disappointing film version. Here’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a polished, professional production of how that musical is suppose to look and sound. And this production is not only pitch perfect but, clad in spandex, platform heels and glitter, it’s a feast for the eyes, as well.
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The Privilege to Pee

February 16, 2017 No Comments

Urinetown – Boho Theatre


Unbelievably, it’s been sixteen years since this cleverly satirical, hysterically funny and somewhat controversial

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Brilliant Bloody Revenge

February 14, 2017 No Comments

Sweeney Todd – Paramount Theatre


The show opens with a morbidly melancholy organ fugue, played with precision by Michael Keefe. Suddenly a

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