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Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Nearly 15 years after Don McKellar ended it all in Last Night (1998), the world endures, and so does the question: how will doomsday affect one's love life?
Doomsday scenarios
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 22, 2012
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Theatre By the Sea’s peppy Drowsy Chaperone

For a party in 1997, some friends tossed together a larky little spoof on musicals, and the eventual result was "A Musical Within a Comedy," as The Drowsy Chaperone likes to call itself.
Musical cheers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 02, 2011
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Musical power

The Man in the Chair (Charles Abbott) is a man of a certain age who wears both a sweater vest and a cardigan, feels pangs of a "non-specific sadness," and harbors an abiding nostalgia for the musical theater of yesteryear.
MSMT's lively Drowsy Chaperone
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 21, 2009
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Blindness

The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.  
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 01, 2008
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Make believe

Of the five Tony Awards that The Drowsy Chaperone swept up in 2006, Lisa Lambert’s co-win with Greg Morrison for Best Original Score was the real prize.
The songs are the draw in Drowsy Chaperone
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2008
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Musical chairs

Perhaps only the team that triumphed with Ragtime would attempt a musical based on Sherley Anne Williams’s 1986 novel Dessa Rose .
Dessa Rose, Whizzin’, The Drowsy Chaperone
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 29, 2008


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Monkey Warfare

On weekends, they become a two-person team of petty-bourgeois capitalists, sniffing out yard sales, looking for pop-culture items that they can spiff up and sell on the Web.
Love and politics
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 02, 2008
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Backstage masterpiece

As much as I adored The Sopranos , I have to wonder about the rush to anoint it the best television series ever.
Is Slings + Arrows better than The Sopranos?
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 03, 2007
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Zombie sheep?

After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth  Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
By PHOENIX FILM STAFF  |  April 29, 2007
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Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006

'Drowsy Chaperone', Poking Musicals in the Funny Bone, Begins L.A. Run


The world of musical theatre has a new character to fall in love with.
By  |  December 18, 2005