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Thumbnail for - TBA 2011: Whispering Pines
Sep 13, 2011
for the birds
Cynthia rolls out of bed in the morning into a comical Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-style virtual environment full of bric-a-brac and birdhouses, little knowing that her life’s about to permanently...
Thumbnail for - TBA 2011: Michel Groisman
Sep 12, 2011
review
What purpose does it serve for a crowd of strangers and not-strangers to gather in a former high school classroom on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in late summer to sit in the almost-darkness and...
Thumbnail for - Review: Mamma Mia
Aug 24, 2011
theater
Last night, Broadway’s Mamma Mia showed 2900 or so people a nice time. It even earned the now seemingly standard “Portland standing O.” And of course the story’s mother-daughter dynamics reminded...
Thumbnail for - Review: Trek in the Park
Jul 25, 2011
kitsch-you!
In Woodlawn Park last Saturday afternoon, Trekkies laid down blankets, read books and discussed the use of the Moog Theremin. A woman playing a Star Trek themed version of “Uno” slapped down a...
Thumbnail for - Review: Mary Poppins
Jul 3, 2011
broadway
BROADWAY BUFFS, TAKE CHEER! Broadway’s Mary Poppins has an awful lot to offer audiences. It’s a visual stunner and a song-and-dance sensation, and Stephanie Lee does a flawless incarnation of...
Thumbnail for - Review: Dralion
Jun 16, 2011
cirque du critique
By now, it’s common knowledge that Cirque du Soleil has a lot of tricks up its sleeve—from credulity-straining contortionism to death-defying trapeze leaps. But technique alone can’t be credited...
Thumbnail for - Review: Reasons To Be Pretty
May 30, 2011
theater
Dying City, Jack Goes Boating, The Scene —and now, Coho Theater’s Reasons To Be Pretty. I don’t know whether to chalk it up to my own selection bias or a burgeoning trend, but this theater season...
Thumbnail for - Review: Cherry Orchard
May 17, 2011
theater
For some, an adaptation of a play, especially one that is an established classic, is foolhardy; any re-write or re-direction simply diminishes a great work. For instance, if Romeo and Juliet...
Thumbnail for - Review: Opus
Apr 21, 2011
theater
Only when it was over, did we confess our preconceptions. “To be honest, I didn’t think this play would be this great,” I admitted. And with a flood of relief, my date agreed. Funny story: we...
Thumbnail for - Review: Ten Reasons To See Billy Elliot
Apr 9, 2011
broadway
The Civics LessonBilly Elliot was inspired by the actual UK miners’ strike of 1984, but just so happens to be touring in 2011, as Wisconsin state workers’ unions find themselves under threat and...
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