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A Fast-Paced Holiday Show

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I'm a little hazy on Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” — a tale of greed, as I recall, revelation and redemption. But that’s, reasonably, all kind of glossed over in The Ghent Playhouse’s 17th annual panto, that eccentric British musical pantomime employing cross-dressing, political barbs and salty chatter wrapped in a familiar fairy tale at Christmas time. 

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A Perfect Show, For One Night

Theatre: She Loves Me

This last year, the only Broadway show the musical-comedy nerds in my house could think about was “Hamilton.” When we tuned into the Tony Awards in June, we realized that there were, of course, other shows nominated. One was the revival of “She Loves Me” by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, who also wrote “Fiddler on the Roof.” 

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Telling Stories At An Intimate Country Theater

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A rural performance hall, they call it — which sums it up very nicely, I’d say. The Ancram Opera House started life as Ancram Grange #955 in 1927, a place to address the social, educational, economic and, likely, political concerns of farmers cultivating crops and cows and families in these rolling hills.
Now this building, a Colonial clapboard imaginatively topped by a Mansard roof, draws people to the arts: music, plays, cabarets and stories.

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New Leaders at Playhouse

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The leadership of the Sharon Playhouse has gone through a whirlwind of changes over the past few weeks, and now that the dust has settled, George Quick and Emily Soell are excited to get to work on the theater’s upcoming summer season.

Soell and Roberta Olsen have switched roles on the board of directors. Soell is now president, and Olsen is vice president.

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Thought-Provoking, Timely

Theatre: ‘Inherit the Wind’

Toward the end of “Inherit the Wind,” the classic fictionalized account of the famous 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, lawyer Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow) and newspaperman E.K. Hornbeck (based on H.L. Mencken) have an argument about Matthew Harrison Brady (aka William Jennings Bryan), the bombastic prosecutor who has just died offstage.
“There was much greatness in this man,” Drummond says in praise of his erstwhile courtroom foe.

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An Education in Shakespeare

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Approximately 500 students from 10 area high schools in Massachusetts and New York will perform the Bard’s classic plays during Shakespeare & Company’s 28th annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare from Nov. 17 to 20.
The event is the culmination of a nine-week program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in schools to help students celebrate the works of Shakespeare and learn about all aspects of theater, including combat, dance and movement, costumes, lighting, stage management, sets, props — and, of course, performance.

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They Fall in love, and Drama Ensues

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A Perfect Show for Election Time

Theatre: Red Hot Patriot

Booted feet on the desk, along with a pack of Marlboros and a keyboard, columnist and author and lecturer Molly Ivins is trying to write about her father. It’s not easy. He was a bear. An oil man. And a Republican. Ivins is a bear too, or maybe, as she describes herself, a Saint Bernard among greyhounds, but she is profoundly enraged by racism, war and inequity, just for starters. And she is a Democrat. Who graduated from Smith. Born and raised in East Texas.

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Yes, Be Their Guest, It’s Quite Delightful

Theatre: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

It’s a tale as old as time — or at least a quarter of a century. This year marks the 25th anniversary of “Beauty and the Beast,” and the Warner Theatre in Torrington is celebrating by staging an elaborate production of the beloved Disney film to kick off its Main Stage musical season.

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columnist’s story is told in ‘Red hot patriot’

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