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Review: Going Crazy for Gershwin

Every summer, the Arundel Barn Playhouse continues the classic tradition of Maine summer stock theater, by bringing their leading performers from out of town — often New York City — to put on a series of shows and live in beautiful rural Arundel for the
A revised, revamped classical musical hits big
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 08, 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

Over a Cardboard Sea precede Wizard of Oz screening at the State Theatre


The State Theatre hosts unorthodox fare starting at 7:30, where local vaudevillian bumpkins Over a Cardboard Sea precede two screenings of The Wizard of Oz...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010
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Review: Kisses

Dylan (Shane Curry) and Kylie (Kelly O'Neill), two tough 11-year-old neighbors in suburban-housing-estate Dublin, flee their abusive homes in search of a better and more adventurous life in the inner city.
A prepubescent, hard-boiled version of Before Sunrise
By ZAK JASON  |  August 06, 2010
Monkey See, Monkey DON'T: The World's 6 Least Helpful Helper Monkeys

Monkey See, Monkey DON'T: The World's 6 Least Helpful Helper Monkeys


Photo via eyeonspringfield.tumblr.comEvery kid fantasizes about owning a monkey. Or maybe we mean pony, but you get the idea. Helping Hands, a self-proclaimed "monkey college"...
By webteam  |  October 22, 2009
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Review: Where the Wild Things Are

I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2009


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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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The Wiz arrives in Boston

"If you believe in yourself, you will have brains, heart and courage to last your whole life through. . ."
 Not truly spectacular, but significant
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 03, 2009
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The Wiz is alive in Boston

For many years, people have been asking me, 'Quincy, what was your very first big assignment?' My answer now is, "THE WIZ." – Anytime you have 9 singing principals, 120 dancers, 6 sound technicians, 3 conductors, 4 contractors, 300 musicians, 105 singer
Ozians Reach Musical Heights
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 03, 2009