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A Christmas Carol – New Ohio Theatre, New York

(Christmas Carol) (New Ohio Theatre) (c)Alan Roche

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor:  Matt Opatrny Director: Jessica Burr Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Giving to the poor makes them dependent on services and unwilling to work. Those who can care for themselves should and leave others to do the same. Hoarding riches is the only way to remain secure. These concepts seem as prevalent in modern day as they did when ...

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Silent NO MORE – Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), New York

Directed by: Michelle Christie Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A collage of stories fills the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. A community of deaf and hard of hearing storytellers from the No Limits for Deaf Children organization out of Culver City, California, create a dialogue and a kinship. Silent NO MORE highlights the lives of several members and alumni of No Limits, ...

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Anna Christie – The Wild Project, New York

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Peter Richards Reviewer: Jamie Rosler With a deceptively simple set, and a relatively straightforward story to tell, Anna Christie, directed by Peter Richards at The Wild Project, hardly seems like an almost 100-year-old script. While some of the text does feel dated in these actors' mouths, the themes that were so cutting edge in 1921 are still surprisingly, or ...

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Latrice Royale: Why It Gotta Be White Christmas? – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Latrice Royale

Writer: Latrice Royale Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Latrice Royale brings her larger-than-life persona to the Laurie Beechman theatre with Why It Gotta Be White Christmas?, a one-queen show with special guest stars Christopher Hamblin and Kennedy Davenport. Royale displays her vocal talents and her ever-effervescent charm throughout the evening. Accompanied by a live band (including her fiancé, Hamblin, on piano), Royale ...

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KEVIN!!!!! – The PIT (People’s Improv Theatre), New York

Writer: Recent Cutbacks Music:  Kelsey Didion Director: Kristin McCarthy Parker Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos Recent Cutbacks brings an hilarious, innovative parody of Home Alone which is anything but what the French would call les incompetents. It transforms The PIT’s Striker Main Stage into a middle-class Chicago home, and then, within that, a miniature version of the same, in which puppets act ...

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Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses – Dixon Place, New York

(Alice/Through the Looking Glass Houses) (Dixon Place) (c)Peter Yesley

Choreographer: Arrie Fae Bronson-Davidson Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers An exploration of power, identity, form, and gender take shape in a surrealist dance experience at Dixon Place in Arrie Fae Bronson-Davidson’s Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses. A linear dance piece based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, the fantastical and surreal world serves as an evocative ...

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Courtney Act: Dashing Through the Divas – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Dashing Through the Divas) (Laurie Beechman)

Writer: Courtney Act Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Streisand, Carey, Clooney, Midler... and Act. Drag superstar Courtney Act brings her own diva power to holiday classics by iconic performers to the Laurie Beechman stage. Covering holiday pop songs, classic Aussie Christmas tunes, and a few original pieces, Act fills the theatre with joy and high notes. Act’s diva-esque persona and classically beautiful ...

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