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Our Town is Must-See

 

History in the Making

 

Motown Magic

 

Haunted Irish Cling Together

 

Contentiously Being Jewish.

 

Truckin ‘n Singin’ Down Texas Way.

 

Sun Soon Shines on Darker Camelot

 

Weaving threads of damaged lives.

 

Buffalo Bill Strides Again

 

Little Women Stand Tall at Playhouse

 

Potential Chldren’s Theatre Magic

The wonderful old Rose Theater was full of eager children and doting parents at the opening performance of Brian Guehring and Stephanie Jacobson’s evocation of two Hans Christian Andersen tales. This is a new take, i.e  a world premiere, combining famous The Little Mermaid with more obscure The Grocer’s Goblin. For most of the 50 or so minutes puppets took center stage, offering a colorful array of eye candy much...


Another Wicked Witch

The Rose Theater has taken on the major task of trying to make the best of the musical Narnia derived from C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The original children’s novel comes thoroughly supplied with adventure, meaning and symbolic significance. But this version, laden with songs, defuses the potential. The result, done here or elsewhere, is bound to resemble many other musicals where...


Marley Unchained

You might think that a theatre piece called Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol would be some kind of a send-up of the Dickens classic. Or, if you’re in a humbug frame of mind, you might conclude that such a title too much implies the regularly unwrapped holiday package and you’d prefer to remain within your rooms, warming feet by the fire, sipping yourself into oblivion with thoroughly-laced hot toddies.

Indeed, my...


A Winter Night’s Rite

As you’ve no doubt heard  ‘tis the season to be jolly. And it’s a time when folks everywhere partake of sacred and secular rites. Non-religious ones include such things as going to concerts, ballets and theatre where tried and true themes and stories are re-visited, re-connectimg with the comfortably familiar. Although such performances may be presented with great artistry,skill and talent, that result comes...


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