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The Addams Family musical toys with 'real' Americans

Contained in their haunted-house black humor, Charles Addams's original Addams Family cartoons seemed intended as a sly critique of boring suburbia and an affirmation of quirky, alternative lifestyles.
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By MADDY MYERS  |  February 17, 2012
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2009: The year in theater

A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 25, 2009
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Twin peaks

The bay of Ephesus laps Collins Avenue in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Latin-tinged, frisky if over-frenetic The Comedy of Errors (at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common through August 16). It is not across sands of subtlety but through a sp
The Comedy of Errors on Boston Common
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 14, 2009

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Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

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Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009


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Smaller is better

Next fall, Boston Ballet will move all its performing operations to the Opera House from Citi Performing Arts Center's immense and unfriendly Wang Theatre.
Boston Ballet's Nutcracker at the Opera House
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 02, 2008

Friday, November 21: Video Games Live


Long before there was Xbox and Wii, there was Atari and Game Boy. Given the countless hours you played Ms. Pac Man, Space Invaders, and Super Mario Brothers, the electronic blips, beeps, and crescendos provided what could loosely be classified as the soundtrack of your life. Now Tommy Tallarico, who’s recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records for his vast repertory of compositions for video games, has created Video Games Live, which comes to the Citi Performing Arts Center (270 Tremont Street, Boston, 617.482.9393) tonight. The symphonic concert meets music event for drum-and-bass-heads meets light show features orchestras and choirs performing some tunes you’re sure to recognize in ways you never could have imagined. Think: Mozart at the arcade. Score your tickets ($35.50 to $65) at www.citicenter.org, or call 866.348.9738.


By Liza Weisstuch  |  November 14, 2008
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No chopped liver

NPR's weekly quiz show, Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me , visits the Wang Theatre with some recognizable panelists.
 Wait Wait in Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2008

Twist-on-a-Classic: Cinderella


We all remember the timeless fairy tale about some bitchy stepsisters and one pair of fabulous shoe...
By Staff@Night  |  November 13, 2008
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Mirrors up to Nature

Up close, the Forest of Arden, an elevated glade tucked into Boston Common, looks like verdant, dappled clouds tacked to two-by-fours.
As You Like It on Boston Common; QED in Central Square
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 29, 2008


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Pas de divorce

It’s been a roller-coaster six weeks at Boston Ballet.
Opera House captures Boston Ballet’s heart
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 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
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The best on the boards

There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007
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Stage worthies

The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007
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Balloon moon

Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 31, 2007


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Dream team

The fairies are creeping on their bellies along the carpet of the Wang Theatre rehearsal-hall floor.
Bringing the Bard to Boston Common
By IRIS FANGER  |  July 17, 2007
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Tinseltown East

Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 30, 2007
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Photos: The Boston Lyric Opera's Idomeneo at the Shubert Theatre

The BLO performs Idomeneo at the Shubert | April 23-May 4, 2010
The BLO performs Idomeneo at the Shubert | April 23-May 4, 2010
By CHARLES ERICKSON  |  January 01, 1900