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October Sky is emblematic of wholesome dreams and can-do spirit. Every turn in the story is one you see coming, as is each allusion to reaching for the stars, but this West Coast-premiere musical is sincere and beautifully mounted. Read more

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This weekend at its third New Voices Festival, the Old Globe Theatre will showcase new works by promising playwrights. Read more

Theater

Despite what he'd have you think, King Lear's worst enemy is not daughter Cordelia, whom the eponymous ruler disowns in a world-class hissy-fit. It's William Shakespeare, of all people. The story—about an aging, sloppily sentimental, men... Read more

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As written by John van Druten and directed by Darko Tresnjak, this show has a decent follow-through and a watchable subtext sequence about a book proposal on witchcraft. Read more

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