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REVIEW: Another Look at Dracula‘s Bite (COLLIDE)

The cast of COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company's Dracula.  COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company reprises its 2016 production of Dracula for the Halloween season at the Ritz Theatre. I decided to see it because I have been interested in Dracula-themed productions ever since I learned that my paternal grandfather was originally from Romania's Transylvania

REVIEW: The Privateer (Transatlantic Love Affair/Illusion)

John Stephens, Antonio Duke, Heather Bunch, Nora Montañez, China Brickley, Allison Witham, and Eric Marinus in Transatlantic Love Affair's The Privateer. Photo by Lauren B Photography. If you're a scholar of high seas piracy, you might not like everything that you see in Transatlantic Love Affair's The Privateer. The piece is engaging, dynamic, and very humorous

REVIEW: Sensitive Movings, Nuanced Beauty in The Band’s Visit (NYC/Broadway)

Dina (Katrina Lenk) and Tewfiq (Tony Shahoub) metaphorically cross international lines. Photo by Matt Murphy. The Band's Visit is a verismo tale about intercultural dialogue, hospitality, and the search for happiness. The musical (which opened last night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City) is intimate in focus, charming in

REVIEW: Orpheus in the Underworld Goes Suburban (GSVLOC)

Orpheus (Jim Ahrens) with his alternating Euridices (Jennifer LeDoux and Nelle June Anderson) in the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company's current production of Orpheus in the Underworld. The Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company is back this fall with Orpheus in the Underworld, an English-language translation of the Jacques Offenbach