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“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” becomes a revisionist fairy tale

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella started out as a 90-minute original live musical for television in 1957, with Julie Andrews in the title role. It was...

Youth take the stage as a reflection on love

In a world of email scandals, relentless brutality, global agitation, and near-impending doom, people still aspire. Lisa Beth Vettoso must surely be counted as one of those...

Coriolanus: A timely lesson in politics, honor, and pride

Many people who are devotees of Shakespearean drama may look puzzled when the tragedy Coriolanus is mentioned. Rarely produced, this play was written in...

“The Merchant of Venice” is a troubling play

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is ranked among his comedies, though it is not as raucous as The Comedy of Errors or The Taming of the Shrew, nor...

“Wolf at the Door” is a scary, cautionary Mexican legend

The world premiere of Wolf at the Door  The New Jersey Repertory Company closes out its 2018 season with the world premiere of Wolf at...

“Clever Little Lies,” yes, but not clever liars

Prolific playwright Joe DiPietro (Memphis; The Toxic Avenger; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) had an off-Broadway hit with his 2013 comedy Clever Little...

“Bakersfield Mist” is an intense exploration of the nature of art

Stephen Sachs’ one-act play Bakersfield Mist is a gripping two-character work that deals with questions about art. What separates art from trash? Does a detached, intellectual...

“Beyond the Oak Trees” takes a last ride to freedom with...

A welcome addition to the local theatre scene is Beyond the Oak Trees, from  The Crossroads Theatre Company. Ably directed by Crossroads’ producing artistic director, Marshall Jones...

Hamilton Stage presents the American Repertory Ballet

American Repertory Ballet at Hamilton Stage"Signature Duets: Dances of Daring and Devotion" was the name of the mixed bill presented by the American Repertory Ballet at the Hamilton Stage on Friday, March 21. There were five pieces presented this evening. "Fantasy Baroque" by Mary Barton to music by J. S. Bach opened the program.

 “Accomplice”: murder has never been such fun

The problem with reviewing a mystery as good as Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice is that you want to tell everyone what happens so that they’ll want to...