Union Avenue Opera Puts Up a Can-do ‘Candide’

By CB AdamsContributing Writer The title Candide (music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire)…

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Down in the Marrow – Opera Theatre’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Breaks Hearts and Boundaries

By CB AdamsContributing WriterTo mix musical genres – and to begin with the finale of Fire Shut…

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Sopranos in Love – Can’t Stop Believin’ in OTSL’s ‘Coronation of Poppea’

By CB AdamsContributing Writer Opera Theatre’s riveting production of Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea brings to…

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Life is a Highway: ‘Leaving Iowa’ Leaves You Smiling Wistfully

By C.B. AdamsContributing WriterAct Inc.’s family-friendly production of Leaving Iowa, written by the multi-talented team of Tim…

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Act Inc.’s ‘Travels with My Aunt’ Proves It’s Not Easy Being – or Playing – Greene

By CB AdamsContributing Writer “Travels With My Aunt,” a 1969 novel by Graham Greene and adapted into…

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No Mansplaining Allowed – Opera Theatre’s Excellent ‘Rigoletto’ Still Relevant After All These Years

By CB AdamsContributing Writer In a cultural marketplace that is embracing new operatic works such as “The…

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Getting Churched – Black Rep’s ‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ Rages and Praises Its Way Through the Ruins

By CB AdamsContributing Writer During a weekend hyper-inflated with entertainments of mass distraction – in particular, the…

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The Rat Pack Is Back! – A Nostalgic, Boozy Take on a Starry Night in Vintage Vegas

By CB AdamsContributing Writer The old Bell Systems advertising slogan about long distance service, “…It’s the Next…

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