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THE OTHER SIDE: The Supremes

Born to segregated white America, it was no wonder that for so many weaned on 1950s "Father Knows Best" delusions, The Supremes, with the words of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland, offered a far more accurate assessment of what life was really like.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s ‘Oklahoma!’ takes a fresh look at a revered classic

If, like me, you've had enough of this show, go prepared to be stunned into applause by this stellar production.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s triumphant ‘Ragtime’ showcases masterful storytelling, musical staging

If anyone reading this has any interest in theater at all, as a profession or as an avocation, this is what they should see. This is what all people in this industry should aspire to achieve.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s splendid ‘Curtains’ features high production values, good performers in every role

If I had the time to do it, I'd see this all over again, from the very beginning to the inevitable end—I liked it that much.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s ‘Camelot’ shines mightily with excellent actors, glorious choreography

Just seeing 29 people in large costumes on the postage-stamp circular stage might take your breath away.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s ‘Annie’ regains its stature as a first-class musical theater experience

Directed brilliantly for theater-in-the-round by John Saunders, this company proves that a professional take on this classic can make it fine and new again and so very enjoyable.

THEATRE REVIEW: Dark, obsessive ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at the Mac-Haydn is emotionally sound, beautiful

There wasn't a single false note to be found in this company's interpretations, and so the story maintained its novelistic power through fidelity to Hugo's original intent.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Mamma Mia!’ — a delicious fondue at the Mac-Haydn

Cheesy is the show, but I like cheese and, this time around, the fondue is delicious.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Damn Yankees,’ a damn good two and a half hours

In spite of the fact that "Damn Yankees" is one of my favorite shows, this is a production of the musical that I would recommend heartily and without any caveat about this, that or the other thing.

Bits & Bytes: OLLI art show; RWSAG art show; comedy at the Barn; end-of-season cabaret

The exhibit includes works of more than 30 local artists who work in diverse media including oil and watercolor painting, pastels, colored pencil, photography, sculpture and pottery.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Spamalot’; Storytellers and Songwriters series; Stockbridge Sinfonia concerts; Knosh & Knowledge

The program for the Sinfonia concerts will include Mozart’s Overture to 'The Magic Flute,' Khachaturian’s 'Masquerade' Suite, Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
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