PEERLESS Puts Being the Best of the Best Under a Microscope

A ‘model minority’ is a minority class which is assumed to achieve a higher degree of success than others — hence, being a “model” for others to follow. According to a national finding in the 2010 Census, “About one-half of those who identified their race as Asian alone had received a bachelor’s degree or higher, the highest proportion among the racial categories.”

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UNSEEN Shows What Happens When We Look

Throughout our lives, when faced with a moment that is sure to produce pain, we often hear these words in an attempt to offer protection: “Don’t look and it won’t hurt.” If we don’t look, we avoid discomfort, shame, embarrassment, heartbreak, humiliation.

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Escape Into the Whimsical World of THE FANTASTICKS

At age eleven, I checked out THE FANTASTICKS CD from the public library and stole my oldest brother’s Discman to listen to it. In 2017, sitting in the intimate Blue Theatre, I was brought back to that joy and giddiness I felt sitting in the corner of my childhood bedroom humming “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”

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CST’s LOVE LABOR’S LOST is Everything Shakespeare Should Be

Most of us know or have been that person who’s really into Shakespeare. The enthusiast who often through a bombardment of Elizabethan vocabulary and extreme enthusiasm for iambic pentameter tries to convert the listener to their love of the bard.

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“God, That’s Good!” SWEENEY TODD at Paramount is Theatrical Bliss

I hold very few things sacred, yet, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET rises to the ranks. Over twenty years ago, I saw a production that transformed me into a musical theater lover.

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Rob Ashford’s Shining CARMEN Offers a Contemporary Perspective

Within minutes of the curtain fluttering open, a young woman Micaëla enters the army camp of men; the scene I saw before me bore a striking similarity to that I had experienced not twenty-four hours beforehand. It was only the first in many moments of relevance that Rob Ashford’s expert direction delivers in his shining new production.

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URINETOWN Will Make You Laugh till You Pee

The musical, set in a nondescript dystopian future, tells the story of corporate greed gone awry.

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THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK Is a Masterful Thriller

How does one handle the magnitude of being the chosen example? How does one upkeep the personification of a crusade?

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Exceptional FACELESS Explores American Identity

Does a uniquely American identity exist, and if so, how do we define it?

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Energetic and Enjoyable BODYGUARD Lives Up To Whitney Houston’s Legacy

I was skeptical about this production — Whitney Houston’s incomparable voice is near impossible to take on because it commands so much authority and energy.

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