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Results tagged with 'Theater'

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Florentine's "Flying Dutchman" is a chance to hear opera at its very best

Published Oct. 20, 2014

It was just a rehearsal - no costumes, no set, no orchestra, no chorus, no plush seats, no lights on stage. As a matter of fact, there was no stage at all, just a piano. And the whole thing was in German. In spite of all of those things that weren't there, the thing that was there was a fascinating story and some amazing voices that told the story with such romance and strength that I followed the whole thing from my folding chair.

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Renaissance creates absolute magic with Civil War-based "Amelia"

Published Oct. 19, 2014

From "Romeo and Juliet" to "Love Story," the tale of youngsters who fall in love, only to see death and a search for meaning in it all is so often told that it seems to have become almost a cliche of itself. But when that story gets mixed with history and put into the hands of a small coterie of very creative people, the story creates the kind of theatrical magic that comes only on occasion. That's what happened when "Amelia" opened Saturday night.

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First Stage's "Sherlock" shines a bright light in the theatrical sky

Published Oct. 18, 2014

Most of the time when a play opens, it's easy to figure out who the star is - usually an actor with a major part. Sometimes, the star can be something else, like a director or a composer or a costume designer. Rarely would anybody pick a lighting designer as the star, unless they see the wonderful production of "Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars" that opened the season for First Stage.

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Alchemist's "Suicide Sleep" is a wildly fascinating Halloween treat

Published Oct. 17, 2014

Alchemist Theatre billed "Suicide Sleep"as its Halloween show, but nobody in the audience was trembling or closing their eyes to keep phantoms away. Instead, they were all on the edge of their seats - as was I - riveted with curiosity about just where this journey was going to take us.

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"Shear Madness" is nothing but sheer joy for McGivern and company

Published Oct. 12, 2014

There's this thing about cheap jokes: They can either be just cheap jokes, or they can be incredibly funny cheap jokes. And it's the incredibly funny kind that fill the two-plus hours of "Shear Madness," what may well be the longest running non-musical play in history.

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Reader blogs:

Rev. Ron reviews "Bad Milo"

Satire is a difficult thing. If your satire is bad than it was a complete waste of time as it was probably so transparent that it defeated the whole purpose of being a satire (you should be ashamed of yourself). However, if the satire is good-as in, really REALLY good-people may judge it at face ...

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