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‘Mamma Mia’ Still a Rollicking Feel-Good Show

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It’s been promoted as “the ultimate feel-good musical,” and if the response of the Warner Theatre audiences to Sharon Houk and Joe Guttadauro’s presentation of “Mamma Mia!” is any indicator, the echoing words of Muhammad Ali – “If you can do it, it ain’t braggin’”— ring true.

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Hello Again, Mrs. Robinson

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Making a play from a movie is daunting. Movies are slick. Seamless. Accomplished without fuss. Theater is clunky. Stuff has to be moved around between scenes, lights alter, the mechanics of the stage are hard to hide — and then there is intermission ( a real mood breaker.) There used to be two intermissions but most theaters have whittled the breaks down to one.  

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A reading of "Marjorie Prime" at the Aglet Theatre

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Aglet theatre company’s staged reading of “Marjorie Prime” opens April  6 at Dewey Memorial Hall in Sheffield, MA. Doors open for refreshments at 2 and 7 p.m. and the readings follow at 2:30 and 7:30. For information, call 860-435-6928.

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Healing With Music And Words

Theater: ‘Between War And Here’

War and music — trauma and healing — musicians and journalists — are unlikely, but not discordant alliances. Next week in Norfolk and Hartford we will find these forces performing together in “Between War and Here” a program of music and narration featuring the Celtic music group, Ensemble Galilei, former National Public Radio host Neal Conan and war correspondent Anne Garrels. In an interview with Compass, Norfolk resident, journalist and author Anne Garrels, explains how it all came to be. 

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ShowTown Presents ‘Race’

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 For its first production Show Town will present David Mamet’s searing and timely play, “Race.” Two attorneys, one white, one black, are considering a new client for their aggressive law firm. The potential client is a wealthy, white businessman accused of rape by a young black woman. The decision is complicated when  their new hire, also a young black woman, weighs in on the matter. Note: This play has strong language and controversial themes. 

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Face To Face With Race

Theater: ‘Race’

The title of the play is not nuanced. 
David Mamet’s “Race” which runs at TheatreWorks New Milford through March 16th and will be the premiere presentation of Lloyd Baroody’s ShowTown venture at the Seifert Theater in Salisbury on March 22 and 23, is a gritty, engaging and intense exploration of the topic.
Mamet made certain that theatre goers got the point when he stressed that the “theme is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject.”
And, so it is.

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Aglet Performs ‘A Walk In the Woods’

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Ah diplomacy. With care, caution, discipline it works. 
Sometimes. 

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‘Rip Van Winkle’ To Be performed at HVRHS

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Abigail Dodge and Joshua Shakeshaft in “Rip Van Winkle: the Musical” presented by The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society at Housatonic Valley Regional High School: Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm, Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, March 16 at 2 pm and at 7:30 pm.  HVRHS will be the first high school to present Rip Van Winkle: The Musical! Created by Michael Berkeley and Ray Roderick.

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Seedy, Kinky And Funny

Theater: ‘Venus In Fur ’

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