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Finding Neverland – Never Takes Flight

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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The highly lauded 2004 film Finding Neverland is enchanting; richly evocative and deft in the portrayal of moving emotion.  Its story focuses on writer J.M.

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Gigi- - More Like Seltzer Than Champagne

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Colette’s 1944 novella Gigi was adapted for the stage as a straight play in 1951 (four unfamiliar numbers in this production were written for that

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The Royal Shakespeare Production of Wolf Hall Parts One & Two- A Theatrical Banquet

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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With Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, two time Man-Booker Prize winning historian Hilary Mantel serves an irresistible banquet of gossip, ambition, corrupt politics,

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It Shoulda Been You – When Was the Last Time You Laughed in Theater?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Except for a very contemporary reveal- I’m not going to ruin it- around which this musical was undoubtedly written- It Shoulda Been You is Neil

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Kevin Dozier at the Metropolitan Room

Monday, April 13th, 2015
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To look at him, Kevin Dozier could be your high school English teacher or, in the right outfit, perhaps the soccer coach – looking compact,

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Underland – What? Why?!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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We’re in the Australian Bush at a desert town girls’ school near a huge quarry– where several bodies have recently been discovered. High school students

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Skylight – Unequivocally Marvelous!

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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If necessary, break into your savings. This production of David Hare’s riveting 1996 play is one of the most memorable evenings of theater you’ll witness

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The Gershwins’ Pardon My English – A Charming Production

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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With Pardon My English, Musicals Tonight proves that chestnuts can be confection rather than stale hard-shelled fruits. This silly spoof on prohibition, which unaccountably takes

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