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Theater: ‘Morning After Grace’

‘Morning After Grace” is on stage at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox, MA until July 15. When this piece appears, there will be seven more performances. Going to www.shakespeare.org can provide more information and allow you to secure tickets.  Please do. 

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An Irresistible Paean to Life in the Theater

Theater: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway’

Do you remember when Julianne Boyd founded Barrington Stage Company in the regional high school in Sheffield, Mass., in 1995, or when she made the daring move to Pittsfield in 2006? Did you see her premieres of “Putnam County Spelling Bee” or “Freud’s Last Sessions,” or her production of “On the Town,” all of which moved on to New York?

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Song, Dance and Big Talents at Sharon Playhouse

Theater: 'Anything Goes'

A new start at The Sharon Playhouse: No more Chekhov with three actors to each part. No more  unique casting for hallowed musicals. No more “Death of a Salesman,” as one totally tone-deaf company scheduled years back to start the season.    
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Musical About Adolescent Life, Love, Laughter and Loss

Theater: ‘Spring Awakening’

‘Spring Awakening” currently in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre in the Warner Theatre complex in Torrington is nothing if not an enigma.  
It’s a musical – such a good musical that it won eight Tony Awards including “Best Musical” in 2007.  But, it’s sobering. Among the subjects streamed through the play are suicide, abortion, incest, bigotry and bullying.

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Anything Goes At the Sharon Playhouse

A new start at The Sharon Playhouse: No more Chekhov with three actors to each part. No more unique casting for hallowed musicals. No more “Death of a Salesman,” as one totally tone-deaf company scheduled years back to start the season.

No. 

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Brilliant Performances In ‘Fun Home’

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If you want to expand your musical theater horizons beyond our area’s revivals of tried and true shows, then rush to Rhinebeck Theatre Society’s production of “Fun Home,” the barrier-breaking, altogether exquisite play that won the 2015 Tony Award for best musical.

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Funny and Smutty

Theater: ‘Young Frankenstein’

TheatreWorks has always been adventurous. This New Milford, Conn., theater company, which casts only non-equity actors, has staged quality straight plays and charming musicals requiring small casts. But now, like a child whose eyes are bigger than its stomach, they have taken on a show much too demanding for their limited resources.

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‘LEND ME A TENOR’ at COPAKE Theater

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The Two Of Us Productions, the theater company based in Craryville, Columbia County N.Y.,  is presenting  “Lend Me a Tenor”  by Kenneth Ludwig, May 18th through May 27th, 2017 at The Theater at The Grange in Copake, NY.    

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Stripper Musical More than Skin Deep

Theater: ‘The Full Monty’

When considering “The Full Monty” now on stage at Warner Theatre in Torrington, one must begin with a very serious caution. Oh, sure … there’s the matter of tastefully handled male nudity. There’s the consideration of a few uses of the parlance employed by six unemployed Buffalo, N.Y. steel workers. And, of course, there’s the running sub-theme of male genitalia.
None of those is the point.

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New Play at Aglet Theatre

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‘These Shining Lives,” is Aglet Theatre Company’s next staged reading at Dewey Hall in Sheffield, Mass., April 28.

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