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Joseph and the Dreamcoat at the Courthouse

Bible stories can be interesting whether you hear them at church or elsewhere.
Redemption songs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 06, 2012
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The schlock opera of Peaches Christ Superstar

Peaches calls me from Berlin.
The last rubber
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 10, 2010
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Curse and worse

The high point of Johnny Baseball , the new musical receiving its world premiere from the American Repertory Theater (at the Loeb Drama Center through June 27), comes two-thirds of the way through the second act.
Johnny Baseball is stuck in the minors
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 11, 2010

Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010

Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010

Play by play: April 9, 2010

Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010


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A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity

The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play.
Plus Zeitgeist's Bad Jazz
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 10, 2009
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Fall on the boards

There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 08, 2008
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Power playing

Theatre by the Sea is staging a slick rendition of Evita that gets across much of the power of the personalities and social forces involved.
Theater by the Sea’s Evita
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2008
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Grail time

Monty Python’s Spamalot bills itself as “lovingly ripped off” from the low-budget 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail .
‘Ni’ business like show business in Spamalot
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 23, 2008

Boston music news, October 26, 2007

The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra are moving up in the world.
Notes on the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra and Jimmy Tingle
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 23, 2007


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Stage craft

If your escape to New York must include a tune-filled stage show, then the documentary of your dreams is ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.
The magic in ShowBusiness  and Casting About
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 05, 2007
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Crimes and misdemeanors

There are more echoes in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels than rattle around the Grand Canyon.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ; Six Rounds/Six Lessons ; White People
By CARLOYN CLAY  |  March 13, 2007
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Operatic movements

Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra simply culled nuggets from the pompous heyday of grand, glorious classic rock and added massed vocals for operatic effect.
Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, Regent Theatre,  November 9, 2006
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 13, 2006
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Crusaders

Broadway is strewn with the banana peel of Arthurian legend.
Monty Python’s Spamalot , Súgán’s Talking to Terrorists
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 21, 2006
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Trinity gets catty

“Uh-oh,” the fear goes for those prone to such anxieties. “This isn’t paving the way for, uh, ‘Memories,’ is it?”
Despite Trinity Repertory Company’s penchant for musicals, Indoor/Outdoor is not something to soften us up for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jellicle Songs For Jellicle Cats
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 15, 2006


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Alessandrini takes aim

You might think that after 23 years and nearly two dozen savagely satirical lampoons, Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini would be forbidden from Broadway. But you’d be wrong.
Forbidden Broadway returns to Boston  
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 09, 2006