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Theater: ‘Brigadoon’

Brigadoon is the mystical Scottish town that appears for one day every 100 years. Tommy Albright and his hunting partner Jeff Douglas discover it on one of those days and meet the beguiling Fiona MacLaren who tells them about the miracle that visited the town two centuries earlier. Tommy and Fiona fall deeply in love, with complications to follow and lots of memorable songs.

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Evil Happens

Theater: ‘Death and the Maiden’
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It’s a play that’s never the same, Ariel Dorfman’s “Death and the Maiden.” Yes, the characters are the same: There’s Paulina, a citizen of some South American country, likely Chile, who was tortured 15 years earlier by police seeking information on dissidents; and Gerardo, now her husband, a human rights lawyer she protected back then by not revealing his name; and, finally, the mysterious and — in this production at the New Stage Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield — elfin, Dr. Roberto Miranda, an odd figure rescuing Gerardo, who is stranded on a coastal road with a flat tire.

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A Complex A Complex Tale About Power and FaithTale About Power and Faith

Theater: ‘Doubt’
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How prescient John Patrick Shanley was in “Doubt,” his 2004 Pulitzer- and Tony-award winning play. He tackled the Roman Catholic Church’s problems with child sex abuse, racism, subjugation of women — here the nuns who teach in Church schools — and indeed the individual versus the establishment. Regularly, now, church officials are arrested, and some are convicted of abuse, while the Vatican plans new controls on American nuns, who are not demonstrating proper obedience to the male hierarchy.

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‘Fiddler’ Is Back, and Wonderful

Theater: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

This show, “Fiddler on the Roof,” is a classic representation of American musical theater. That’s because it flawlessly combines the comedy and drama in Joseph Stein’s book with terrific musical numbers written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. And the director of the original production, Jerome Robbins, staged the show including its vibrant dance numbers.
This “Fiddler,” which includes Robbins’s original choreography, is receiving a superb production at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. You will laugh, cry and most likely have a deep emotional experience.

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A Theater Duo Takes a Role In Aglet’s Upcoming Gala

Theater Matters
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Leigh Beery Tunick and Jonathan Tunick are in love with music, the theater and each other. Married, each for the first time, only a decade ago after 18 years of friendship, they are comfortable with each other and their lives.

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Taken in by Puppets

Theater: ‘Avenue Q’
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An interesting thing about the triple Tony-Award-winning “Avenue Q,” (Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book), a show largely peopled by puppets and first produced in 2002, is life has not changed much for young urbanites since then.
College used to guarantee work and status. No more. Now, all degrees promise is debt. Princeton (Luke Garrison), for one, wonders “What do you do with a B.A. in English?”

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Israel First, Always

Theater: ‘Golda’s Balcony’
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Golda Meir was one tough woman.
No. Make that one tough person.
Playwright William Gibson in “Golda’s Balcony” has Israel’s fourth prime minister begging Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger for arms as Arab forces moved on the Jewish state in 1973.
Kissinger’s heritage gave Meir no advantage, though.

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Hearing The Voice That No One Heeded

Theater: ‘Cassandra Speaks’

Dorothy Thompson’s name has faded into history, but for three decades in the mid-20th century she had a voice that mesmerized people. Regrettably, like Cassandra of Greek mythology whose predictions were ignored, Thompson’s warnings about Hitler’s Germany and the growing power of Japan were ignored, too.
This remarkable woman is the subject of Norman Plotkin’s engrossing one-woman play “Cassandra Speaks” at Shakespeare & Company’s Bernstein Theatre in Lenox, MA. Tod Randolph plays Thompson with insight and passion as one of the country’s foremost female journalists.

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What’s in a Conversation? . . . Everything

Theater Scene: ‘Lungs’

What is more important, the planet or the child you bring to the planet? This matter is debated and rationalized throughout “Lungs,” Duncan Macmillan’s riveting play at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. Not only is the play engrossing, it’s wonderfully theatrical, too.
The play has two themes. First, we have the story of a young couple gnawing on a decision that will change their lives. Second, how their decision fits into broad, global issues.

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Divas, Divas, Divas (And Four Guys)

TriArts opens the season with music director Michael Berkeley’s “Divas Do the Decades.” Rockette and choreographer Amber Cameron (third from left) will perform with 39 more female dancer/singers and four guys. Shows run at TriArts’ Sharon Playhouse June 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., and June 10 at 5 p.m. For tickets, call 860-364-7469, ext. 100, or go to www.triarts.net.

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