Archive for December, 2012

La Natividad, a co-production of In The Heart Of The Beast Puppet And Mask Theatre and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

La Natividad, a co-production of In The Heart Of The Beast Puppet And Mask Theatre and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

If you want to glean a sense of the transformative power of masks watch as Maria dons the Virgin Mary mask in La Natividad (a co-production of In The Heart Of The Beast Puppet And Mask Theatre and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, through Dec 22).  Suddenly the performer, who had been merely human, becomes… ...
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Catch Me if You Can at the Orpheum Theater

Catch Me if You Can at the Orpheum Theater

The story of a youthful con artist, staying one step ahead of the law, living by his wits, naïve and fearless, is a great story. In the hands of accomplished writers, it transfers to the musical theater genre surprisingly well. “Catch Me If You Can,” running this week at the Orpheum Theater, is set...
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Elf at the Ordway

Elf at the Ordway

Need a little “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” this Christmas season? Looking for an overload like indulging in an entire plate of Christmas cookies? I’ve got just the thing: take someone who could use a little Christmas to the Broadway musical, “Elf,” showing through December at the Ordway Theater. You’ll come out smiling and laughing, stuffed with cozy...
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The Servant Of Two Masters at the Guthrie Theater

The Servant Of Two Masters at the Guthrie Theater

The Servant Of Two Masters (at the Guthrie, through January 20).  First some mechanicals come out in semi-darkness, speaking pidgin Italian.  They kill the lights and we have an exquisite firefly effect: twinkling lights, hundreds of them, seeming to float o’er the McGuire stage (three cheers for lighter Chuan-Chi Chan).  Then the lights shoot...
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