Top 5 Reasons to See Refuge Theatre’s HIGH FIDELITY

Top 5 Reasons to See Refuge Theatre’s HIGH FIDELITY

In the spirit of the many “Top 5” song lists offered up in Refuge’s HIGH FIDELITY: THE MUSICAL, I present five reasons to see this entertaining, feel-good pop musical production rife with charm and delectable harmonies.

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The SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Highlights the Art of Puppetry

The SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Highlights the Art of Puppetry

Presented by Adventure Stage Theater and performed by Open Eye Figure Theatre from Minnesota, THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE is a show that is based more on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s ominous 18th century poem rather than the FANTASIA vignette most are familiar with.

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Revamped SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Keeps the Good and Cleans up the Bad

Revamped SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Keeps the Good and Cleans up the Bad

In the opening montage of the classic 1977 film SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, an overhead camera soars from Manhattan to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where we see John Travolta as Tony Manero, strutting the streets, swinging his paint can.

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Lisa Tejero Delivers a Truly Exceptional Performance in WIT

Lisa Tejero Delivers a Truly Exceptional Performance in WIT

Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winner WIT is a bold play, known in theater circles for requiring tremendous bravery from its lead actor.

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GLORIA Is Haunting and Exposing and Darkly Funny

GLORIA Is Haunting and Exposing and Darkly Funny

Disclaimer: You will see yourself in Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ play, and it will disturb the hell out of you.

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Steep’s EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Is a Long and Uneven Journey

Steep’s EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Is a Long and Uneven Journey

Over the course of Mike Bartlett’s three-hour play EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON, now in its U.S. premiere at Steep Theatre Company, he attempts to tackle themes both universal—quite literally atmospheric and cosmological—and personal.

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CYMBELINE, Despite Flaws, Packs a Powerful Punch

CYMBELINE, Despite Flaws, Packs a Powerful Punch

Far wiser writers have comprehensively concluded CYMBELINE is not Shakespeare’s finest work. Thus, with mild trepidation I sat down to watch Strawdog Theatre Companies production.

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With DIAMOND DOGS, The House Theatre Levels Up to a New “Planetary Level” of Awesome

With DIAMOND DOGS, The House Theatre Levels Up to a New “Planetary Level” of Awesome

I love science fiction because the most common of human emotions resonate more deeply when taken out of the realm of “everyday life.” Unrequited love has a much more profound impact when your lover is about to be frozen in carbonite, and greedy villains always seem way more sinister when their selfish whims hinge on the destruction of a planet.

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Necessary and Familiar, BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Rings True

Necessary and Familiar, BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Rings True

BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY, written by Pearl Cleage and Directed by Ron OJ Parson, takes us back to the 1930s in Harlem. A time when the Great Depression brought about a series of economic challenges for African Americans, which resulted in a dramatic increase in unemployment and economic hardships. Maybe history does repeat itself…

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Timely TEMPERAMENTALS Lives Loud and Proud

Timely TEMPERAMENTALS Lives Loud and Proud

(left to right) Alex Weisman, Lane Anthony Flores, Kyle Hatley, Paul Fagen and Rob Lindley in About Face Theatre’s Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS by Jon Marans, directed by Andrew Volkoff. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Review: THE TEMPERAMENTALS at About Face Theatre By Elizabeth Ellis In early 1950’s America, conformity...

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