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Mixed Magic’s When Mahalia Sings

Mahalia Jackson was more than a celebrity before her death in 1972.
Amazing grace
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 29, 2012

Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick: Then and Now

Herman Melville's epic and innovative novel Moby-Dick , the linchpin of 19th- and 20th-century American literature, is quite the ambitious model for imitation.
A whale of a metaphor
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 30, 2012

Review: Mixed Magic's Art of Attack

Both the first and the last line we hear in Art of Attack , by Asa Merritt, is: "You must take your opponent into a deep, dark forest where two and two are five and the way out is only wide enough for one."
Games people play
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 01, 2010

Fall Theater Preview: Musicals and more

If we've come to know anything about 2nd Story Theatre, it's that we shouldn't presume to know what plays to expect.
Belting it out and acting up
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010

Lizz Winstead on WikiLeaks, Obama, and Glenn Beck

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and former Air America host with Rachel Maddow and Chuck D, brings her sharp political wit to Pawtucket's Mixed Magic Theatre on August 27 and 28, for two shows each night.
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  August 27, 2010
Lizz Winstead at the Mixed Magic Theatre

Lizz Winstead at the Mixed Magic Theatre

She wants your donation to fund the construction of a five-star hotel in Darfur so more celebs can consider following in Angelina Jolie's beneficent footsteps....
By webteam  |  August 24, 2010


When the Bard goes for a stroll

Summer means Shakespeare performed outside.
Theater Department
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 13, 2010

Sweet inspiration

For more than three decades, until her death in 1972, Mahalia Jackson’s powerful contralto voice raised the spirits of even nonbelievers through her inspiring gospel singing. In an original production, Mixed Magic Theatre is reminding us about her legacy
Mixed Magic’s When Mahalia Sings
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2010

Mixed and mismatched

Oh those Elizabethans, those cutups, those bawdy scamps. If we had only William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to go by, we'd wonder how the Brits ever built an empire between all the misidentifications and panicked confusions.
Errors are still comical in the bucket
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2009

Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick goes to DC

In 2006, Pitts-Wiley wrote Moby Dick: Then and Now , a theatrical version of Herman Melville’s book, which joined the story of Captain Ahab chasing a great white whale to an urban tale of teenagers chasing “that Great White Thing” — cocaine.
Whale tale
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008