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Photo by Jim Cox

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. more

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Photo by Jim Cox

Two married couples get together, with booze, and the outrageous happens. No, this isn’t Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? more

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Beautiful is not only an entertaining musical biography of the incomparable Carole King, but a retrospective on the gifted songwriters of the ’60s. more

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If you find yourself tapping your feet, singing along and even breaking into a grin during a performance of Ain’t Misbehavin’ , look around. You won’t be alone. more

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Barbara Gaines directs a superior cast that features Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk as the Regency-era Dashwood sisters Marianne and Elinor, who if you know Austen, represent sense or sensibility when it comes to the two L words: life a... more

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Lamb’s Players Theatre’s revival of its 2000 musical American Rhythm might as well have been titled “American Marathon.” more

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Tantalizing as this may sound, the Globe’s musical, directed by Barry Edelstein and written by Sybille Pearson (book) and Michael John LaChiusa (music and lyrics) is preachy and fulsome. more

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Photo by Jim Cox

There’s no need to recount the story. You’ve read it or seen it, onstage, on TV or on the big screen many times before. more

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Photo by Daren Scott

If you travel the theater circuit at all, you've no doubt experienced a few heavy-handed productions that employ screen projections to alert the audience as to the significance or definition of a given scene. If executed with technical savv... more

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