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February 8, 2020

Neil Simon’s “They’re Playing Our Song” is a semi-autobiographical story of the relationship between Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager from the time of their earliest collaboration. The fact that the music for the show is by Hamlisch and the lyrics by Sager makes...

October 10, 2019

Collaborations of any kind are challenging. Each of these area theatres has their own resources, processes and cultures and you can imagine the kind of train wreck a huge production like this could have been. Managing Director of Pit & Balcony, Amy Spadafore, Director...

September 21, 2019

When I saw Mamma Mia, I was seated in front of a group of sequin-clad women who had clearly pre-gamed the show, and were having a joyous time at the ABBA jukebox musical.  When you see Mamma Mia! (and you really should), don’t expect the weightiness of “Hamilton,” or t...

July 11, 2019

As a college student attending the cheap midnight weekend movies in 1982, I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time. The difference between this movie and the other midnight movies (think Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or Plan 9 From Outer Space) wasRocky Horro...

July 6, 2019

If you feel like you weren’t paying attention in History class and think that attending The Complete History of America (Abridged) just might help you with that ACT exam, umm, probably not going to happen. On the other hand, if you decide you want to spend a quick 90 m...

June 21, 2019

Michael Bartlett’s play, generally referred to as “The Cockfight Play” since the actual title is not as family or print friendly (think one syllable instead of four) presents a number of challenges in every aspect of production. It is the perfect kind of show for an “A...

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