Monthly Archives: March 2018

Brilliant Les Miserables As Good as It Gets at Marcus

The current production of “Les Miserable” running at the Marcus Center is making me do something as a theater critic that I never have done before. I am going to recommend that everyone who loves great theater go go to … Continue reading

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The Magic of Patsy Cline Fills Stackner Cabaret at The Rep

If heartaches brought fame in love’s crazy game, I’d be a legend in my time. If they gave gold statuettes for tears and regrets, I’d be a legend in my time. Don Gibson, 1960 We love our legends, always have … Continue reading

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Inventive and romantic The Tales of Hoffmann at Skylight

It’s a perfect storm. A tortured artist. His muse. Three beautiful loves of his life, all gone bad. A murder. Bribery. Ghosts. Singing and dancing. And more things to hit with a stick than you ever see on a stage … Continue reading

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First Stage Young Company acts like veterans in staging Henry V

There are thousands of professional actors who spend a lifetime studying the intricacies and complexity of performing Shakespeare. It’s hard to do and very hard to do well, which makes all the more remarkable the staging of “” by the … Continue reading

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Moving and frightening “Until The Flood” at the Rep

Dael Orlandersmith most likely didn’t set out to do it,  but she has written one scary play if you were a white person sitting at The Rep opening night when her “Until The Flood” opened in the Stiemke Studio. Her … Continue reading

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Cooperative effort creates masterpiece of “One House Over” at The Rep

At the earliest moments of “One House Over” it’s easy to get lulled into the expectations that this Catherine Trieschmann play is a dart in the air flying to the target of Donald Trump and his anti-immigration policies. As this … Continue reading

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