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    Music from a Sparkling Planet

    Presented by the Drama Department at the Greenwich House Theatre, 27 Barrow St., NYC, June 20-Aug. 12.

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    CRAZY FOR YOU

    These are perilous times. Is this bouncy, euphoric, escapist musical appropriate for such a time? In his customary opening-night pre-curtain spree, South Bay Cities Civic Light Opera impresario/CEO James Blackman announced a decision, taken shortly after the day that lives in infamy, that it is appropriate, and that, of ...

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    BLEAK HOUSE

    Gene Franklin Smith has taken on the rather ambitious task of adapting yet another Charles Dickens tome for the stage and, in large part, he succeeds. This particular bit of Victorian soap opera involves not only the usual kindly benefactor and pathetic individual but also an entire handful of orphans ...

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    BACK FROM BROADWAY... A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

    The title conjures up images of a certain Streisand CD, but this beguiling new cabaret revue is actually a smooth-as-silk excuse to showcase two rising stars in the musical theatre firmament. In the face of such prodigious talents, excuses are unnecessary. On the night reviewed, simplicity ruled from the moment ...

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    ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE

    When they premiered in the '60s, all three of Joe Orton's plays were considered shocking. They were blacker-than-black comedies that exposed Britain's repression and hypocrisy, and mercilessly toyed with its sexual mores. While the decades have mellowed Orton's impact and all but obliterated his shock value, his ...

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    Buying Time

    Reviewed by Michael Lazan

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    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

    Joseph Leo Bwarie directs a spirited, no-nonsense production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's classic, if well-worn, musical adaptation of the Roger Corman horror flick. The show features several strong performances, including those by Deanna Pino as Audrey and Tracie Franklin, Shelly Poland, and Tamasha Williamson as the chorus ...

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    Shock and Awe A-Go-Go!

    Presented by Toxic Pop at The Cutting Room, 19 W. 24 St., NYC, July 11-Aug. 29.

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    Doug Varone and Dancers: Neither

    Reviewed by Lisa Jo Sagolla

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    CLOUDCUCKOOLAND

    For those who can't score tickets to The Lion King in the near future, here's a production that treats the eyes and ears, and does so with all the joy and creativity—but none of the expense and gadgetry—of a Disney production. Conceived by Jane McEneaney, developed ...