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Frankenstein

Classic Stage has frankly (no pun intended) furnished its auditorium exactly how I’d expect “Frankenstein” to look: metallic and Gothic, with sparse c...
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Where We Stand

I’m used to going to the fourth floor of the WP Theater, but it’s currently blocked off by a sign saying, “Closed for town meeting.” That struck me as...
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Brecht: Call and Respond

What do fans of 20th-century German theatre, poetry retreats and Marie Kondo have in common? About as little as you’d expect, I’d guess, save for the ...
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BOOM

“Ok boomers,” I have to hand it to you — the music you grew up with can’t be beat, no pun intended. “Young Blood” I may be, but a “Piece of My Heart” ...
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In Blue

The set of Ran Xia’s In Blue at The Tank is wistful, antique. A string suspended from the ceiling holds sparse, bare lightbulbs and letters above the ...
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BrandoCapote

The most memorable line from Sara and Reid Farrington’s BrandoCapote was an analogy that likened three middle-school bullies to a “Cerberus of average...
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Bars and Measures

“Jazz is about telling a story - your story, not playing note-for-note someone else’s.” Every note of Bars and Measures, wonderfully composed by Ju...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Strangers in the Night

Strangers in the Night aptly begins with a melancholy horn rendition of Frank Sinatra’s same-named ballad. And then Frank steps onstage - no, not Sina...
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The Glass Menagerie

There’s probably little I can tell you about the symbolism, character complexity and modernist nature of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie that ...
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jazz singer

Imagine time-traveling. There’s likely some point between the time period you’re coming from and the one you’re going to where you’re sort of in betwe...