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Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
First Stage raises the curtain on 2015 with playwright Y. York’s adaptation of the Jerry Spinelli children’s book Stargirl. Recommended for kids 10 and up, the play tells the story of a homeschooled girl who enrolls in a high school that is much bigger than home. The adaptation of Spinelli’s story of iconoclasm, determination and acceptance stars Actor’s Equity member ...
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Any live stage show that overlaps the end of the year could potentially have something special planned for that final night of the year. Skylight Music Theatre will be having a special performance of The Wizard of Oz the evening Dec. 31. This year New Year’s Eve lands in the middle of the week. It’s always kind of a strangely disorienting state of affairs: begin the week in one y...
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Lee Rowley has been active in the local comedy scene for quite some time. This month his name serves as the title for a new monthly program. Lee Rowley And Friends is a program of stand-up, sketch and improv comedy. Stand-up acts Tyler Menz and Christopher Shmidt are joined by Patrick Schmitz, Vince Figueroa, LiZ ZiNER, Matthew Huebsch and Dave Nelsen. Lee Rowley is the centerpiece f...
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Off the Wall pays tribute to a cult classic in 2015 as it presents Valley of the Dolls. The lurid drug drama film from 1967 gets an drag musical theatre treatment courtesy of Dale Gutzman with musical arrangements by Jack Forbes Wilson. Jeremy C. Welter, Mark Hagen, Patrick McCann and J.F. Priesz play four women wh...
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Last weekend, Boulevard Theatre and Plymouth Chorale staged a two-performance concert inspired by three literary figures. A Concert of Note was a classy fusion between theatrical text and the distinct music of collective voices. It was a sharply rendered program, a well-modulated meeting between a local choral group and
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
As always, there are a lot of options out there for New Year’s Eve. One of the more stylish theatre-related options just might be Alchemist Theatre’s Studio 54-style 1970’s retro New years Eve Party. They’re inviting people to step into the new year by going back a few decades with classic disco, dance cage, go-go dancers and all the glitz and glam one might hope for. It doubles as a promo...
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
The day after the 25th there will be lots of people going to various malls to return various things. It’s the Friday after the single biggest gift-giving holiday of the year, so one could anticipate a lot of traffic out to the big malls in far corners of the county. So why not stay here and have a little comedy? Yes, Variety Hour Happy Hour is in a mall, but its in the basement of ...