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Celia Berk – A Gracious Late Arrival

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Let yourself be charmed. It’s not a chore; indeed, it’s pretty much unavoidable. Celia Berk exudes gracious warmth on top of a smooth, meaty mezzo

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Mummenschanz: The Musicians of Silence

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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The Swiss theater company Mummenschanz was founded in 1972, had a successful Broadway run 1977–80, and has toured almost continuously since its origin. I last

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Visible Phoenix – Carolyn Montgomery-Forant

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Carolyn Montgomery-Forant has been away from New York’s cabaret stages for ten years. Perhaps something occurred during that time suggesting this show title. Tonight there’s

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Sideshow- Fascinating Subject, Whiz Bang Entertainment

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Come look at the freaks/Come gape at the geeks/They’ll haunt you for weeks… Freak: One that is markedly unusual or abnormal-Merriam Webster Dictionary. The return

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Mockingjay Part 1 – You Never Really Leave the Games

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Miss Everdeen, it is the things we love most that destroy us. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is in an awkward position. One half

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Robin’s Nest: A Benefit for Helpusadopt.org
Entertainment for an Especially Worthy Cause

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Six degrees of separation. Remember when that phrase became part of our syntax? Here is an extremely worthy organization, a little train that could, expanding

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On A Stool At The End Of The Bar
Intriguing Subject, Poor Execution

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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I’m afraid here’s no way to write about this play without revealing its raison d’être. Lights come up on the low end, blue collar, 1980s

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Asymmetric: A Morality Tale Wrapped in a Spy Thriller

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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If you love Homeland, then you will love Asymmetric. In this play, we are plunked down in the midst of a fast-paced drama about four

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