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The It Girl — Simpatico at the Lou Bluver Theatre at the Drake

It’s called “It.” It’s undefinable. Different people would characterize it in different ways. You can’t acquire it, rehearse for it, copy it. “It” is “it.” You know it when you … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Animal Farm — Luna Theater

Compact though “Animal Farm” is, George Orwell’s cautionary tale about totalitarianism, the imposing of rigid doctrine or ideology over physical and mental independence, the worminess of populist leadership, and the … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Light in the Piazza — Villanova Theatre

Adam Guettel enjoys a  unique distinction among the current class of musical theater composers. While Redgraves and Fondas have responded to the generational lure of acting, and various fathers and … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

The School for Lies — Villanova Theatre

 In litigious Paris of 1666, an errant word, a just but insulting criticism, or any hint of gossip, even verifiable gossip, can land an unlucky person in court for slander, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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