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SHERLOCK HOLMES: AN ONLINE ADVENTURE Invites You To Solve The Clues — Review

Part immersive theatre, part computer game, and part choose-your-own-adventure story, The immersive groundbreaking company Les Enfants Terribles present Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure. In “The Case of the Hung Parliament,” three members of Parliament have been murdered and it appears as though the Prime Minister is next!

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Katie Dye

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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SOCIAL ALCHEMIX LIVE! Aims To Bring The Conversations To You

Meaningful connections and deep conversations are something even the most introverted of us crave during this seemingly never-ending pandemic. Social Alchemix Live! aims to remedy this collective loneliness by engaging in thought-provoking and reflective exchanges.

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Lara McCallister

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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THE COLOR PURPLE Shines at Curve Leicester — Review

Our review of The Color Purple from Curve Leicester in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.

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Katie Dye

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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TIGER STYLE! Redeems Itself as an Audio Play - Review

The first episode of "Tiger Style!" from the Huntington Theatre Company and Boston's GBH dropped this week, Juan A. Ramirez reviewed it for Theatrely.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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Patrick Page Decodes Villainy in ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE - Review

Patrick Page teaches and performs marvelous villainy in Shakespeare Theatre Company's All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain.

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Zack Reiser

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? Shines at Woolly Mammoth — Review

Hi, Are You Single?, from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company, is the perfect vehicle for Haddad to take us along his romantic journey in what is one of the most touching and poignant pieces of theatre this critic has seen throughout quarantine. 

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN at the Geffen Playhouse is a Delicious Treat — Review

Notable filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao's "Bollywood Kitchen" is now playing, via Zoom, at The Geffen Playhouse produced in association with Hypokrit Theatre Company. Read what we thought of the immersive cooking experience.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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DEREK DELGAUDIO'S IN & OF ITSELF Captivates on Hulu — Review

Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself, a Hulu Special Event, arrives on the streaming platform Friday, January 22.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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New York
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Under The Radar Festival's A THOUSAND WAYS is an Incredible Exercise in Intimacy — Review

The production, part of The Public Theater’s 2021 Under the Radar Festival, reveals little to its two audience members before it begins. I was told to call a number at a certain time, where I would find a stranger on the other end.

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Nolan Boggess

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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New Ohio Theatre's JOURNEY AROUND MY BEDROOM Delights — Review

If anything can be said, it’s that this pandemic has fostered creativity like never before, and nowhere is that more apparent than in New Ohio Theatre for the Young Mind’s Journey Around My Bedroom. The downtown venue’s family oriented programming team came together, albeit physically distanced online, and produced a beautiful jewel box of a play.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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CHONBURI is a Welcomed Oasis on Audible — Review

With a cast of thirteen, it is the most ambitious of Williamstown Theatre Festival’s audio-only season, and the cast and crew pull it off brilliantly.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Los Angeles
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There’s a Mystery Afoot in “Citizen Detective” - Geffen Playhouse

The LA-based playhouse has seemed to find the perfect formula for pandemic theatre after their recent productions of "The Present" and "Inside The Box".

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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Laura Benanti’s HOMESCHOOL MUSICAL on HBO Max Brings Pure Joy To A Dismal Year — Review

In Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, streaming on HBO Max starting December 17, World of Wonder, Benanti, and their team introduce seven talented graduated high school seniors in what is one of the most feel good hours of entertainment I have experienced this year.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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Audible’s ANIMALS Need To Be Tamed — Review

Critic Juan A. Ramirez explores Stacy Osei-Kuffour's world premiere play "Animals", part of Williamstown Theatre Festival's Audible season.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Los Angeles
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THE FUTURE Astounds at The Geffen Playhouse — Review

After the wildly successful conclusion to "The Present", which closed in October after a six month run, Guimarães has once again teamed up with Hollywood director Frank Marshall to bring what this critic finds to be the most exciting piece of virtual theatre born in this era of COVID-19. 

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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THIS IS WHO I AM Cooks Up A Deeply Moving New Work — Review

The play, commissioned specifically for a digital platform, is the latest offering from PlayCo and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, in association with American Repertory Theater, Guthrie Theater, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Nolan Boggess

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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Shoshana Bean’s SING YOUR HALLELUJAH Spreads Holiday Joy — Review

"Sing Your Hallelujah" might not be the holliest jolliest concert of the holidays, but it might be the balm we need to heal from an eventful year and move into 2021 with a renewed spirit.

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Zack Reiser

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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PHOTOGRAPH 51 is Better Heard Than Seen on Audible — Review

Tony winner Susan Stroman directs a talented cast including Anna Chlumsky, David Corenswet, Stephen Kunken and more in Anna Ziegler's "Photograph 51" on chemist Rosalind Franklin.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Virtual
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Audible's STREETCAR Stops Just Short of Desire — Review

In socially-distanced lieu of a staged production, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has released what was to be the crown jewel of their season as what is, essentially, a radio play, produced in tandem with Audible.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Los Angeles
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Puzzle Master David Kwong Invites You "Inside The Box" - Geffen Playhouse

Game night has officially begun! It’s puzzles galore in The Geffen Playhouse’s latest virtual offering Inside The Box, by magician and puzzler extraordinaire David Kwong.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Theatre
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Review: Moulin Rouge - Pre-Broadway Tryout, Emerson Colonial

Check out Lara and Kobi's review of Moulin Rouge now playing at the Emerson Colonial in Boston.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Theatre
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Review: Pretty Woman - Nederlander Theater - New York, NY

Being a huge rom com and overall Julia Roberts fan, I was so excited to see Pretty Woman, the new musical that just opened at the Nederlander Theater here in New York.

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Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom” Dazzles on Netflix — Review

"The Prom" is Ryan Murphy’s love letter to Broadway and musical theatre lovers everywhere. He delivers a wonderful, and at times heart wrenching, tale of acceptance and love. Premieres on Netflix December 11.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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"A Christmas Carol" Like You Have Never Seen Before

Arden and Mays make a dynamic duet of the material, and that’s enough to warm the coldest heart.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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SIX Review - American Repertory Theater

As echoed in the opening number, SIX, now playing at the American Repertory Theater, is truly one of a kind.

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Lara McCallister

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Showstopper Virtual Play Series Wows at New Rep

New Repertory Theatre in Watertown is finding new ways to showcase innovative productions during unprecedented times.

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Kaitlyn Riggio

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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"State vs. Natasha Banina" Review - Arlekin Players Theatre and ArtsEmerson

The Arlekin Players Theatre’s interactive performance proves that digital, distanced theatre can be a compelling medium. In fact, it’s a medium with incredibly high stakes.

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Nolan Boggess

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February 28, 2021

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London
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"Sleepless: a Musical Romance" Brings Live Performance to The Troubadour Theatre

With the current state of the world, live theatre starting to come back is like a hope-filled, sweet dream come true, just like Sleepless: a Musical Romance.

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Caroline Giovannucci

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February 28, 2021

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London
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Bring It On Brings The Heat to Southwark Playhouse

Loosely based on the movie of the same title from 2000, the musical follows two rival high schools on their way to Nationals for competitive cheerleading.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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London
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War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience - Not To Be Missed!

When looking into Theatre Talk Boston’s bi-annual London trip we always search for what immersive theatre the city has to offer and dotdotdot never disappoints.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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London
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Fame The Musical is Back Touring The UK!

Back on the road touring the UK, this new production is celebrating its 30th year wowing audience since its premiere in 1988.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Clue On Stage Review - The Cape Playhouse

Your favorite mystery-filled board game has come to life in a hilarious new play. Clue: On Stage opened last night at the Cape Playhouse here in Dennis, Massachusetts.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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About Alice Review - White Heron Theatre Company

Get your tissues folks, and prepare for a realistic look at life, love, and loss. Writer Calvin Trillin’s About Alice takes a look at a grieving husband, Calvin (played by Jeffrey Bean) as he reminisces about the unforgettable times he had with his wife, Alice (played by Carrie Paff).

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Lara McCallister

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Small Mouth Sounds Review - SpeakEasy Stage Company

Written by Bess Wohl and beautifully directed by SpeakEasy regular M. Bevin O’Gara, Small Mouth Sounds brilliantly redefines silence not as a barrier, but rather a catalyst for introspective knowledge.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Theatre
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Little Shop of Horrors Review - The Cape Playhouse

Theatre Talk Boston made the trip out to Cape Cod to catch opening night of Little Shop of Horrors at the Cape Playhouse...and boy are we glad we did.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Tea At Five Review - Pre-Broadway Engagement

I do believe the tea has gone luke-warm; that being Tea At Five which opened last night at the Huntington Avenue Theatre here in Downtown Boston.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Theatre
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Once Review - The Cape Playhouse

“Life is good eh...even in Dublin” - well I would say life is great right here on Cape Cod! Of course that line comes from Once, the 2012 Tony Winning Best Musical now playing at the Cape Playhouse.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Freaky Friday Review - North Shore Music Theatre

Things are getting a little Freaky up in Beverly, MA. We are talking about Freaky Friday, a new musical now playing at North Shore Music Theatre until July 21st.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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A Chorus Line Review - Cape Playhouse

Never has the saying “The Show Must Go On!” rang truer than with opening night of A Chorus Line now playing at the Cape Playhouse until August 3rd.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Noises Off Review - Cape Playhouse

Curtain up…or down..or should I say up for Noises Off now playing at the Cape Playhouse until August 17th.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Deathtrap Review - The Cape Playhouse

The Cape Playhouse closes their 93rd season with one of Broadway’s most successful comedic thrillers of all time.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Cherry Docs Review - Acropolis Stage Company

Everything old is new again...that saying rings truer than ever in Cherry Docs now playing at The Rockwell.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Choir Boy Review - SpeakEasy Stage Company

SpeakEasy Stage Company opens their 29th season with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s coming-of-age drama Choir Boy.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Little Shop of Horrors Review - Lyric Stage Co. of Boston

The Lyric Stage Company opened their 45th season with the cult-classic, Little Shop of Horrors, which continues to delight audiences of all ages.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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The Crucible Review - Central Square Theater

Evil is alive and well and living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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American Utopia Review - Emerson Colonial

Before the curtain even rose on American Utopia playing at the historic Emerson Colonial Theatre, the sounds of birds and thunderstorms filled the space - I knew we were in for a unique night.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Pagliacci Review - Boston Lyric Opera

I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun at an opera.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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The Rocky Horror Show Review - Moonbox Productions

Moonbox Productions has knocked it out of the park with The Rocky Horror Show now playing in Harvard Square until November 2nd.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Joshua Harmon's Admissions at SpeakEasy Stage Company

Harmon, no stranger to Boston audiences–Bad Jews and Significant Other–has struck gold with his latest play, unpacking what exactly it means to be a white liberal in today’s society.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Shrek The Musical @ Boston Conservatory at Berklee

I have said it time and time again, college theatre in Boston is continuing to create some of the most experimental and thought-provoking productions we have in the city.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Dolly Parton's Smokey Mountain Christmas Carol Review - Emerson Colonial Theatre

It is not everyday that Dolly Parton premieres a new musical here in Boston, so the buzz around Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, now playing at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, has been the talk of the town.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Tuck Everlasting Review at Umbrella Stage Company

What would you do for immortality? Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 children’s novel is vividly brought to life in Umbrella Stage Company’s production of Tuck Everlasting, playing now through December 22.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Moby-Dick Review at American Repertory Theater

We are all in the belly of the whale, er should I say the Loeb Drama Center here in Cambridge.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Pass Over Review - SpeakEasy Stage Company

It has been three days since I attended Pass Over at SpeakEasy Stage Company, and the powerful images of this new drama are still stirring inside my head.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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We All Fall Down Review - Huntington Theatre Company

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” It’s a question that you would most likely be asked by your English professor if you were writing a play that took place at night, but also one of the four questions that the youngest child at the Seder table must read aloud on Passover.

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Jamey Miller

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Vanity Fair Review - Central Square Theater

“Never be too good, nor too bad. The world will punish you for both. Try to pace right with the rest of us in the unnoticeable hypocritical middle.”

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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She The People Review - Huntington Theatre Company

Often, an efficacious story is one that is veiled in a series of satirical jokes. Such describes the brilliance behind Second City’s She The People at the Huntington Theatre Company.

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Lara McCallister

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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The Stone Review - Arlekin Players Theatre

At its core The Stone is a story about how we as human beings recount history and how history changes as it’s retold to protect people. It explores what happens when parts of history get buried and what happens when the truth comes to the surface.

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Kaitlyn Riggio

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February 28, 2021

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A New Godspell For The Times - Berkshire Theatre Group

Oh bless the Lord, live theatre is certainly back. Sitting through quarantine over the past few months and often dreaming of what my first show back would be, I did not think Godspell in an open-air tent ever crossed my mind.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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