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City of Angels at Lyric Music Theater

It's 1940s Hollywood, and we swerve between Stine's reality and Stone's parallel one, in City of Angels , a musical comedy-cum-musical noir , directed by Mary Meserve for South Portland's Lyric Music Theater.
Parallel lives: See both in City of Angels at Lyric Music Theater
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 25, 2009

Detective comics

Tough guys and loose women populate the lighthearted musical City of Angels like tykes playing dress-up.
Brown’s playful City of Angels
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007


When Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer-winning composer of Rent , wrote tick, tick . . . BOOM! , he could not have known what the “boom” would be.
tick, tick ... BOOM! at New Rep; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by BTW; American Buffalo at WHAT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 03, 2007

Serious business

Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman likes to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist.
Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, and Real-Life In Baghdad
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007

When in Rome . . .

Pretty soon the last four years might seem like just an unusually long winter break.
TBTS returns with A Funny Thing
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007
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Burning Rome

Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s production of the Sondheim classic is droll, zestily paced, and full of bright colors and enticing choreography.
In strong farce, with just the right tone
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 06, 2006