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No humbug here

The singer Phoebe Snow has a great wry line about our next major secular holiday.
But a good harrumph will do!
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 30, 2012
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Review: Good Theater's hilarious Farce

You can tell a lot about a couple by their bedroom, says proper English matron Delia (Cathy Counts) to her husband Ernest (Bob McCormack).
Rooms of laughs
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2011
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Review: Good Theater's solid Moonlight and Magnolias

A lot of folks still consider the 1939 film Gone With the Wind to be the best loved and most iconic American movie of all time — and that's the primary concern of Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias , a comedic romp about the monumental difficul
Southern follies
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 18, 2011
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Lovely luxury

"In matters of great importance," observes young Gwendolyn, "style, not sincerity, is the vital thing."
Good Theater's rich, colorful Earnest
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 19, 2010
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Finding her voice

"There is a balm in Gilead," an old African-American spiritual has it, and sure enough, Percy Talbott (Kelly Caufield) finds that balm.
An ex-con, a village, an opera
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 29, 2010
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True de-Light

It's opening night, and in the leading lady's suite at the Ritz-Carlton, key players are drinking a litany of pre-curtain toasts: Fast-talking financier Sidney Black (Stephen Underwood) blesses his first-ever investment in the theater.
Moss Hart and Good Theater send up thespians
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 24, 2009


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Friends, Romans...

Colorful archetypes abound in this super-stratified society of ancient Rome.
...Courtesans? Funny Thing, that
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2009