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The Soft Rock Kid at ACT Theatre – February 19th – 27th

I got this e-mail from Mark Siano recently about his final production as Mark Siano and the Freedom Dancers.  This show looks really cool so you should check it out! Next Friday we are opening the REALLY BIG SHOW!  Holy Wow!  You gotta see this thing, it is the most entertaining, energetic, and ambitious show […]

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Theater Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

Two recent Truman Capote biopics presented fascinating takes on Capote's longsuffering friend Harper Lee. The always-good Catherine Keener (Capote) was all quiet strength and individualistic spirit; the surprisingly-good Sandra Bullock (Infamous) revealed an artist exasperated by the expectations of others. Lee is, of course, the author of 1960's To Kill a Mockingbird, the quintessentially Southern […]

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Mid-Fall Curtain Call

A Carlotta musical and new adaptations of two classic American stories are among the pre-Thanksgiving theater offerings around town You know the year is winding down when: 1) temps drop, 2) leaves fall, 3) Veronica Mars delves deeper into her latest mystery arc, and 4) the mighty Carlotta Sue Philpott comes round. But not so […]

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Infamous

"I don't know if I can autograph it, but perhaps I can initial it."   Douglas McGrath's new flick Infamous finds itself in an unusual situation: it covers virtually the same characters and events as last year's highly-praised Capote, an acting triumph for Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman and one of my best-of-'05 runners-up. It was […]

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