Mercury Theater’s THE PRODUCERS Is an Uproarious Hit

Mercury Theater’s THE PRODUCERS Is an Uproarious Hit

As the secretary and wannabe stage actor Ulla sings in THE PRODUCERS, when you got it, flaunt it. And Mercury Theater’s production definitely got it.

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Vocally Victorious EVITA Rouses at Marriott

Vocally Victorious EVITA Rouses at Marriott

Even though EVITA emerged 40 years ago, how relevant it remains to the politically tumultuous present-day– a wise choice for The Marriott Theatre’s 2016 season.

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‘A’ TRAIN Examines Moral Responsibility in Religion and Criminal Justice System

‘A’ TRAIN Examines Moral Responsibility in Religion and Criminal Justice System

In their season opener of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Eclipse Theatre examines moral responsibility through the lenses of religion and the criminal justice system- two institutions occupied with salvation as much as flawed doctrine. And in this case, neither the Law nor God provides their constituents with a clear path to redemption.

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BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Supplies Rip-Roaring 1920s Fun

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Supplies Rip-Roaring 1920s Fun

If you’re looking for toe-tapping theatrical pleasure, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is just the ticket.

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MARY PAGE MARLOWE: Masterful, Deeply Personal, Not to Be Missed

MARY PAGE MARLOWE: Masterful, Deeply Personal, Not to Be Missed

MARY PAGE MARLOWE is snippets from one woman’s life (played by six different actresses), a woman said to be ‘unremarkable’, a thrice-married CPA with two kids and a drinking problem. But I didn’t feel that I was watching a play about someone unremarkable, at all. I felt I was watching the story of a thousand women, of a hundred thousand women, maybe a million women — women who lost and found themselves a dozen times over, in their lifetimes. Women who can’t please their mothers, or become their mothers; who can’t please their children, or be their children; who can’t please themselves, or be themselves. Women capable of more, but lacking some essential element to make it so; like maybe equal footing, or a society that sees them as people.

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Porchlight’s Memorable DREAMGIRLS Will Never Leave You

Porchlight’s Memorable DREAMGIRLS Will Never Leave You

In Donica Lynn, Porchlight’s DREAMGIRLS has certainly found its own star. Lynn sings the hell out of the famous Act One showstopper “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

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CARLYLE Is a Refreshing, Provocative, and Immediate Theatrical Experience

CARLYLE Is a Refreshing, Provocative, and Immediate Theatrical Experience

True theatrical immediacy can be hard to come by. Plays take time to write, produce, and rehearse – it can be a challenge to keep them fresh and resonant, especially when they tackle major social and political issues.

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HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Provides A Lighthearted, Sentimental Tribute to the Great Composer

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Provides A Lighthearted, Sentimental Tribute to the Great Composer

In his one-man revue HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Felder pays loving homage to the famed composer who worked his way from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood and beyond. This revue showcases a number of Berlin’s greatest hits, including “I’ll Be Loving You Always,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,”...

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MOSQUE ALERT is Undeniably Pertinent

MOSQUE ALERT is Undeniably Pertinent

The production’s timing is undeniably pertinent and if the execution can gain some unapologetic confidence in its message, it can hopefully start opening some closed minds.

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ADDING MACHINE is Well-Oiled and Perfectly Timed

ADDING MACHINE is Well-Oiled and Perfectly Timed

ADDING MACHINE is not going to fill you with hope for the future, or hope for humanity, and it’s certainly not going to give you all the answers to your many questions about the show. What it will do is hook you from the moment you walk into the theater.

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