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Theater
Friday, April 19, 2013

First Stage’s baseball time travel show

 The First Stage Children’s Theater production of Jackie and Me is an inspirational tribute to Jackie Robinson, performed with the greatest of sincere intentions for a youthful audience. This is children’s theater and woe onto
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Florentine’s ‘Albert Herring’

 The Florentine Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s comic masterpiece, Albert Herring, was a bounty of energized musical riches. The audience was won over from the first moment by Britten’s incomparable gift for
A&E Feature
Monday, March 4, 2013

Florentine Opera brings ‘Albert Herring’ to the stage

 Always enterprising in its efforts to offer new and varied productions, the Florentine Opera, having won Grammy awards for its world premiere recording of Rio de Sangre and its brilliant CD of Elmer Gantry, offers another departure from standard operatic fare with Benjamin Britten’s
Theater
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

A white Christmas at Sunset Playhouse

 The Sunset Playhouse’s seasonal bon bon, “Hollywood Holidays,” is a compendium of movie tunes sung individually by four young performers. Yes, there is “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Santa Baby,” as well as a lovely
Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

The Rep’s Beautiful Production of a Timeless Classic

 A haunting testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of impending tragedy, The Diary of Anne Frank has lost none of its timeless appeal. The drama’s unobtrusive simplicity quietly displays the unavoidable...
A&E Feature
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Florentine Opera brings the masterpiece to the stage

 “Carmen is a woman meant only for love and death.” These were the ominous words that Prosper Merimee used to describe the coarse Gypsy character he authored in his grungy 1845 novella. Yet Carmen’s name would soon...
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
 Was Mahler the new Beethoven? The groundbreaking Ninth Symphony as well as Beethoven’s later sonatas and quartets provided direct antecedence to Mahler, who so startlingly combined the passion of 19th-century...